Pretty sure I'll still be working at the point of vapourisation given the never ending increases in retirement age and lifespan.
"It is common now especially with SANs to use Snapshots and CDP" - Is it!? Snapshots yes, CDP no way, how many use that other than banks, and banks willbe making damn sure they have good backup processes in place.
"but any block level changes would mean an increase in the replication traffic" - Block level changes are occuring all the time, snapshots won't make a difference and the snapshot size only increases if there is more changed data since the last snapshot.
"we still need to defragment as fragmented volumes take considerable time to backup" - this does not apply to all SAN technology, certainly not Netapp.
If the section on Snapshots/CDP is anything to go by then the not only is the article rubbish, but the original research behind it probably suspect.
The best solution to your problem probably would be using Microsoft's AD RMS.
Can this solution be used without an Active Directory environment?
There are plenty of organisations out there using other authentication, authorisation and trustee management mechanisms, just wondering what their options might be.
I'm going to have to train Adblock to parse Slashdot for this sort of rubbish now!
I give the same sentiments as previously but with a Happy Hanukkah thrown in for good measure. This considering that Hanukkah starts on the evening of Christmas day this year.
Installed Mandrake 9.2 and SUSE 9.0 on laptop and there is some documentation here -
And so this is Christmas - It is very likely that it isn't when you read this, inevitable in fact, maybe Christmas does not feature in your calendar, 25 December, we give gifts, we also receive gifts, time off work also for me, I give you season's greetings whatever your culture, this time of the year was formerly a Pagan festival but was nicked from the Pagans to provide a religious festival, I am not religious. The time here is 6.31PM on Christmas eve.