Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Smoke tested the backups today - needed a file back and was able to recover it from older tapes - tapes that had been purged from the database and needed to be merged back in. That was about the harshest test short of a full recovery. Worked nicely, although it took an hour to get 96k of files back. It took nearly half an hour alone to actually merge the cat files back into the database, after taking only 10 min building that cat file from the tapes. At least it worked fine, even if it wasn't speedy or simple.