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The things you will not notice

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andreas

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Posted: 2008-03-19 09:59:00   

Hello everybody,



some of you might be wondering why development on GLOBO comes in "waves". That has one simple reason. It is more easy to concentrate on one task and stick to it than joggling a couple of thematically complete different tasks in the same time.



There are a lot of things you will not notice on GLOBO if things go well. For example the backup of your data, the stability of the servers etc. This is only noticeable if things go wrong. Luckily this did not happen now for a looong time.



I would like to share some statistics with you:



Server up time is now 267 days. That means the server has not had a problem since than. This is almost one year which I personally find incredible. Think about your computer at home. Those machines love to crash pretty often!



The backup procedures run extremely well. Each morning there is a partial backup on the file system which exists out of mirrored physically different hard drives, even more those backups are copied to a external Server each day which resists in a different geo location. Full backups are performed once a week. Every two months a copy is pulled to the GLOBO office which then is stored on the intranet. Finally once a year a full backup finds it's way burned to DVD's that are locked up at my home :-)

Just to give you an idea how far an escalation could be taken in case of disaster recovery.



Finally there are things to be done that do not have to do anything with computers, but with selling ad space, talking to contractors, marketing etc. Work that keeps GLOBO funded and operational.



Just a small insight :-)



Best regards,



andy


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marianne

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Posted: 2008-03-19 16:06:00   

Wow! Lot of work. I am happy to hear that all reports, tips etc are saved, which means that if our own computer crashes, we have a back up of our work on GLOBO. Very reassuring thought. Thanks a lot for all your hard work.

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