Server Upgrade CompleteWith the completion of the last minor tasks necessary to get things back up and running in a more permanent sense, the server split and upgrade project has been completed. I had to add a few cron jobs for things like the monthly DNS update, remove and change some settings for the LogWatch system, and also finished setting up automated backups. Currently, the way it will work is backups will save to one of the common locations on the network. This will be automated, at appropriate intervals. As I don't have a tape device or such for the servers, the plan is to possibly find some sort of Windows automation scheme for (essentially) copying the backup files to CD-RW or something of that nature. This copying will occur between the common locations and the CD-RW drive.
I have an old HP tape drive (with tapes) available; however, there's only software for early versions of Windows 95. This isn't necessarily the problem, however. The real problem is that I need to find an appropriate mounting device to make it fit in my case. Ultimately it'd be good to have the tape drive available. Even though it doesn't hold a lot (the tapes I've got work for up to 1.6GB compressed), it's still more than a CD.
But until then...at least a backup (even if only moved to another electronic location) is still a backup. And at least the servers should now be operating in a stable environment.
This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/20/07