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Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference (LISA '98)

Using Gigabit Ethernet to Backup Six Terabytes

W. Curtis Preston - Collective Technologies


Imagine having to prove everything you believe at one time. That is exactly what happened when I was asked to change the design of an Enterprise Backup System to accommodate the backup and restore needs of a new, very large system. To meet the challenge, I'd have to use three brand-new pieces of technology and push my chosen backup software to its limits. Would I be able to send that much data over the network to a central location? Would I be forced to change my design? This paper is the story of the Proof of Concept Test that answered these questions.

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