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|User Info||The Jester Has A **Problem**; entered at 2012-06-25 21:24:04|
LizQ, naff backups are something I could easily believe. Seen such things happen many times in over 3 decades in the industry.|
What's uglier is something I've seen more than once: "oh, we don't have enough time to both write the backup tapes and verify that they are readable, so we'll skip the latter." Typically, things go along quite nicely, until a set of tapes is called for, and discovered to be trash. Sometimes this doesn't occur until the guilty parties have moved on, and so are not subject to their just deserts. What's the likelihood that the last good backups are over a year old, requiring a crap-load of newer transactions to be run to get up to date?
Mann, I finally got around to reading LEVERAGE last week. I'll repeat what I told my wife: "You need to read this -- but make sure you've taken your blood pressure medication first!" If you don't get mad as hell several times during the course of reading the book, you are either