[clug] Interesting article

Steve Walsh steve at nerdvana.org.au
Tue Jan 6 00:43:53 GMT 2009

Michael Still wrote:
> Steve Walsh wrote:
>> Having just gone through a whole bunch of documentation as part of a 
>> student email migration, neither gmail or hotmail (or hotmail as 
>> exchange labs) explicitly guarantee the availability or accessibility 
>> of your email. They generally (from what I could extract with pokers 
>> and teeth pliers) do "backup" by keeping your email in perpetual 
>> motion on a daily basis, so that if they lose the DC you happen to be 
>> in, TS, but it only impacts a small number of people. If you want the 
>> ability to recover email that's been deleted or lost in a system 
>> crash, then you run your email through a (different) company that 
>> archives your mail first.
> This is incorrect.
> Mikal

can you elaborate on this? Gmail does do archiving and backup of all 
email, or all email is kept in the one datacentre for all eternity?

Steve Walsh
Vice President / SysAdmin Team member- Linux Australia
Networks and Technology - Linux.conf.au 2008
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