[OpenAFS] Commercial AFS backups
Mon, 9 Oct 2006 15:09:48 -0400
On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 01:55:17PM -0500, John Hascall wrote:
> > not needing licenses for restore means nothing about having the software
> > be able to run on a current machine.
> > ie: can you restore on a box 5-10 years from now when you can't find the
> > software and can't get it to run on any modern os/hardware? no.
> What kind of dipstick would wait 5-10 years after their backup
> solution end-of-lifed to worry about this?
Probably about 2/3 of the systems out there.
> We've probably been through a half dozen different backup tape
> formats alone in 10 years. When you have a discontinuity like this,
> (hardware/software/whatever), if you have a half a brain, you'll
> move forward everything worth keeping asap.
> PS, FWIW, we use TiBS
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