A while back we realised that our tape backup system was not going to last forever so we decided to look into alternatives.
A NAS box is one solution and can be put together fairly cheaply if required so I decided to see if I could build a simple unit and perform a backup using symantec backup exec. We also wanted to snapshot our Xen server for safety.
Here is the documentation of a hassle free experience with NAS and FreeNAS:
A short post today, partly in preparation for a longer review of the courses from the FITS Foundation, but mainly in response to Ray Fleming’s latest blog post.
One of the areas we covered on the FITS : Advanced course (also known as the FITS : Manager course) was about financial management … but, as with all of the areas covered, it was not dealt in isolation. For all of us on the course it was a good chance to look at all financial aspects which impact on IT / ICT in schools.