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Re: [vox] For the Sysadmins out there

hmmm... I read the thread and mabye I'm reading what you wrote wrong. The way 
I see it setup from the way you described is that there is a remote file system
somewhere on the network. There is a public share for everyone and a private
share that only you can access, i.e. "your home directory". Policy wise that's 
the way I'd do it. Only have to backup one place.

Of course I was a network/system admin at one time and that's the way we did
things and that was our policy. If it's important to you and only you, put it
in your private "Home Dir" network share. (we back that up). 

Of course my favorite story is when our CFO's hard drive died and when we asked 
if he was using his private share he of course said no. I told him we spent the 
money on all the hardware. Not my fault he didn't use it ;)


On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 02:50:08PM -0700, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> This is a question regarding network policies in general, and it's a simple
> one -- more philosophical than technical.
> Let's say that you're administering a network of about 100 users.  In addition
> to a large shared directory which all users have access to, each user has
> their own directory in the network.  Many files which are used frequently by
> several users are all stored in the shared directory (e.g., correspondence
> templates, tracking spreadsheets, common databases, etc.).  Would it be your
> policy, as is apparently the policy of the sysadmin where I'm working right
> now, to encourage users to NOT save important shared documents in the shared
> drive, but in their own user directories -- which, of course, are not shared
> out to the other users?  If so, why?  I really want to know if there is sense
> to this policy before I laugh too loudly.
> Is it relevant that this is a Win2K network?
> -- 
> Slainte,
> Richard S. Crawford
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