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Re: [SLUG] Is Arkeia Worth $0?
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Is Arkeia Worth $0?
- From: Rick Welykochy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 16 18:25:03 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Praxis Services Pty Limited
I've gotta backup Jason on his observations. Our company
made the Arkeia mistake.
(*) constant Windows --> Linux backup problems (never resolved)
(*) they "lost" our licencing info and demanded more $$$ for
(*) we never found the system reliable
(*) lose your backup registry/directory and you are stuffed
> They should be pay you to use it.
> We ran arkeia for 6 months and found it continually failed backups
> (sometimes for weeks at a time) without notifying the operator of the
> failed status.
> The usual cause of this - if a Linux machine was offline for some reason,
> arkeia assumed it was a windows box and refused to run the backups as we
> didn't have any windows licences!
> My suggestion - avoid it. While the product has lots of potential the
> reliability has been compromised in order to maintain revenue through
> licencing. (oh - and knox will forget you are licenced if you have
> any problems and expect you to pay again.)
> I have a 15 linux system licence sitting here unused if anybody want's to
> buy it (probably not legally transferable though.)
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited