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Setting up backup in scoadmin - SCO

Chris Fowler typed (on Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 05:42:52PM -0400): | Jean-Pierre Radley wrote: | > | > You don't really want to do this. Spend the $300 for a proper backup | > suite, either BackupEDGE or Lone-Tar. | > | | I'm not going to argue there. My customer does not | want to spend to dough for those products. I would prefer | something that can do it all. When I first held myself out to be a consultant for SCO Unix products, a friend of mine who was already in the game strongly advised me ...

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    Chris Fowler typed (on Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 05:42:52PM -0400):
    | Jean-Pierre Radley wrote:
    | >
    | > You don't really want to do this. Spend the $300 for a proper backup
    | > suite, either BackupEDGE or Lone-Tar.
    | >
    |
    | I'm not going to argue there. My customer does not
    | want to spend to dough for those products. I would prefer
    | something that can do it all.

    When I first held myself out to be a consultant for SCO Unix products, a
    friend of mine who was already in the game strongly advised me to never
    touch the keyboard of a prospective client which was not running either
    Lone-Tar or BackupEDGE. SCO Operating Systems are justly vaunted for
    their reliability. I'm not sure I'd say as much for the power grid,
    let alone for any parts inside the computer.

    I suggest you drop this customer, unless of course they are happy to
    contemplate paying you quite a bit more than $300 when something does go
    awry.

    I feel so strongly about this that I would not spend two minutes trying
    to help you manage backups without either of those suites.

    --
    JP
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    On Thu, Aug 21, 2003, Jean-Pierre Radley wrote:
    ....
    >When I first held myself out to be a consultant for SCO Unix products, a
    >friend of mine who was already in the game strongly advised me to never
    >touch the keyboard of a prospective client which was not running either
    >Lone-Tar or BackupEDGE. SCO Operating Systems are justly vaunted for
    >their reliability. I'm not sure I'd say as much for the power grid,
    >let alone for any parts inside the computer.
    Way back when I took an exam to become an SCO OpenDesktop reseller, I
    failed the part of the test dealing with backups. I wrote then that
    anybody who used their brain-dead backup procedures was nuts. I think that
    BackupEdge was called CTAR back then.

    The cost of the backup software will be recovered the first time somebody
    has to do an unscheduled recovery, or perhaps if one just has to
    repartition or do a scheduled replacement of a hard drive.

    Bill
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    Chris Fowler <cfowlerlinuxiceberg.com> wrote:
    >Jean-Pierre Radley wrote:
    >>
    >> You don't really want to do this. Spend the $300 for a proper backup
    >> suite, either BackupEDGE or Lone-Tar.
    >>
    >I'm not going to argue there. My customer does not
    >want to spend to dough for those products. I would prefer
    >something that can do it all.
    Tell your customer to go get a different consultant - you don't need
    people who won't follow reasonable advice.

    It's such a small amount of money. If it were $3,000 that would
    be different - I dump customers like that in a minute.

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    Chris Fowler <cfowlerlinuxiceberg.com> wrote in message news:<0TCdnbFHDPRAodiiU-KYvAspeedfactory.net>...
    > Jean-Pierre Radley wrote:
    > >
    > > You don't really want to do this. Spend the $300 for a proper backup
    > > suite, either BackupEDGE or Lone-Tar.
    > >
    >
    > I'm not going to argue there. My customer does not
    > want to spend to dough for those products. I would prefer
    > something that can do it all.

    Hmmm, do you really want to have a customer who can't spend such a
    small amount for a reliable backup, security and peace of mind, make
    me wonder if they will pay consulting fees.

    Abid
    Abid Khan Guest

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