[volt-nuts] do you like Labview in your labs?
stanley_reynolds at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 6 17:02:53 UTC 2010
Back before PCs I was writing doctors office software. The system had one fixed
and one removable drive plus a 8" floppy drive. I wrote some software to backup
the removable disk on the floppies as the fixed drive had too much data to do a
two step backup. Several years later after I was at a new job and my old
employer wanted me to write a restore program as the fixed disk crashed. Luck
was with me and the restore worked. I would not have risked it otherwise, so the
restore program was not "needed" till that point. Hardware was more expensive
then and good backup systems did not exist at a price the market would bear. Now
we have so many ways to backup, but hardware is also more reliable that few
bother to backup a contact list on their cell phone. Insurance is just like
anything else the price must be close to or exceed the value expected to
receive. Can the cost of a good backup system exceed the value sure.
----- Original Message ----
From: J. Forster <jfor at quik.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Discussion of precise voltage measurement <volt-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Mon, December 6, 2010 10:03:25 AM
Subject: Re: [volt-nuts] do you like Labview in your labs?
Disk platters were very expensive. I checked the tapes were readable, but
not the files on them. A new car could be bought for about the price of 5
> In message <508126.96.36.199.2.1291650579.squirrel at popaccts.quikus.com>, "J.
> ter" writes:
>>It turns out, the "backup" utility backed up ONLY DP0.... NOT THE OTHER
> Are you saying that you never tested that your backups could be restored ?
>>Sorry, but I am simply not interested in home brew SW, [...]
> Sorry, but this is why I only want the top 1 % of the users...
> Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
> phk at FreeBSD.ORG | TCP/IP since RFC 956
> FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe
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