Once, Strata sourced a RAID system for a client without explicitly checking how backups would be done. She was shocked and dismayed to find that the vendor claimed that backups were unnecessary! The vendor did plan eventuallyto support a tape device for the system, but that would not be for at least a year. Adding a high-speed interface card to the boxto keep backups off the main computing networkwas an acceptable workaround for the client. When purchasing a storage system, ask about backup and restore options.
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