January 2008 Blog Posts

  • VSS Better Than Backups?

    So, I've been dealing with an infrastructure team that didn't have backups of a web server recently...  We were told "You don't need backups - that's what you have VSS for, right?" Hmmm...  Maybe its just because I came up on the "operations" side of IT, and the backups were my highest priority, but it took me a while to realize they were serious.  As in "we're gonna argue about this for a while."  For better or worse, the infrastructure guys carry a lot of clout at the company I work for now, so I couldn't just scowl at them and...