Someone enlighten me: Have we just cracked quantum cryptography?
My Gateway / Webserver / Fileserver is a Dual Pentium Pro running FreeBSD. I recently bought another of these machines (Compaq Proliant 2500r) for spare parts, because the voltage converter (VRM Modul Spare Part 225529-001) gave up. Again.
I have no clue how old these systems are, but they sure look old. And big.
I'll probably replace it with something more powerful, this year. Like a EeePC 700 or so...
could someone with experiance in such matters shed a little insight into the logistics of backing up such a vast system
The secrets of backups in a datacenter that big is: You don't. Backup, that is.
A simple calulation shows, that a full backup would basically never end, and incremental backups only help you if you if you had something to increment from. And a restore would never end as well.
Instead you make damn sure, you have redundancy in everything. DRBD is your friend. RAID controllers are, too.
If you have the money, integrate with the big ones (EMC, HP, SUN). If you don't, use a clever solution (Caringo).
They could always ask Google. Thanks to Google, whatever is in the Internet, stays in the Internet.
Really?! Does that mean I have to remove all my mail from GMail?!
Poor bat. Can we come up with a better name for him (or her) than 119V-0080? We're talking about the highest- and fastest-flying bat of all time, probably. A real name is definitely in order.
I wish that mobile- and micropayments would gain bigger focus in the intustry. There are first pilots going on here in Europe.
OTOH: some countries (South Asia, mostly) already have problems with malware on their phone "stealing" money by sending text messages...