Re: [NTLK] Geeksafe revisited.....why backups are always a good idea

From: Dan <>
Date: Wed Apr 04 2007 - 11:15:29 EDT

On 4/4/2007 9:41 AM, William Pociengel wrote:

> well we did'nt actually lose the entire machine. we did have about 10
> commands that worked hehehhehe
> spent almost 3 days trying to recover. that was also when we found out
> our backups didn't work either :-( my first real sysadmin test <sigh> it
> gets funny is a strange sort of way when a command that worked a few
> hours ago doesn't work anymore. that is how we found we had a problem in
> the first place.
> so I learned that testing means testing everything!! and geeksafe is one
> of those things that you want to test really well. but not on live data ;-)

Indeed. Always have good backups on hand. Ouch your backups didn't
work? Was the backup media bad? Verify mode (if available) with
backups may take longer but it is certainly worth it!


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