we use Nagios. See my blog entry here for more detail. Jeffrey Strauss's Blog
We run a nightly backup and store it digitally in one of our alternate data centers. Does anybody actually still use tape? I have a disconnected VCR at home...
Thanks for sharing your thoughts !
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Narender R Kanuganti (NAREN)
Big Data Architect & Evangelist
Analytics & Data Management.(A&DM) Portfolio.
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Narender Kanuganti wrote:
QWhat is the standard approach for backup? Tape backup or digital backup?
I about coughed up my coffee when I saw "Tape" That's still in use?
Yep. Tape is still used as an economical long-term storage medium. It's stable, holds a lot of data, and cheaper than disks. Very slow, obviously, so it's only used for longggg term stuff...you're effectively putting it "in the vault".
When I worked at a major insurance company they used tape for long-term backup and I actually handled tape at my first job (as a COBOL programmer no less ) for a telemarketing company. But those jobs were over 18 years ago.
I just spoke with one of our mainframe guys and while we use a "virtual tape" there are somethings that are backed up on a tape cassette.
We use Zabbix and visualize its data in Tableau. We're also starting to use Splunk, which is really great for troubleshooting, and we also use some internal scripted tools to automatically render views and store the run duration and outcome in a database (similar to TabJolt).
we used tape for many years at the insurance giant, but then there was a project to do away with tapes. It must have been a cost savings initiative to go to something cheaper.
And going way back to the good ol' days, I saw a cylindrical robotic tape mounter in use. I didn't have a cell phone to take a pic back then so this is the best I can do. http://www.people.vcu.edu/~gasaunde/TapeStorageRobot.jpg