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dandy721-Mar-24 4:04
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charlieg1-Mar-24 11:02
charlieg1-Mar-24 11:02 
well that makes things different.... and non-trival.

The company I contract with has transitioned to a pure VM environment - generic hardware and lots of VMs. I asked this question - "how do you know your backups are good?" I received a tutorial on all of the system software they use to make the world a perfect place. The backup king explained this that and the other, and it was clear he did not want me to ask the $10 question.

Are you sure?

It was layer upon layer and layer and some ice cream of software - at some point, you have to trust people to do their jobs. But, I am making copies of stuff and saving them off to my local machine. They simply have no validation system active to validate the backups... and I'm too tired to care. It's easier for me to agree and just make my own backup.
Charlie Gilley

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759

Has never been more appropriate.

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