Re: Alternative to floppy

Subject: Re: Alternative to floppy
From: "Meryl R. Cohen" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:59:57 -0400

It seems that you want your user to create a secure copy of the config file
that is not on the machine they are using. State this important goal and let
the customer decide whether to make this copy on the backup fileserver, a
thumb drive, whatever.

For example:
You must make a backup copy of this configuration file. Keep this copy on
another computer or an external storage device such as a CD or USD drive. If
appropriate, write protect the device.

Just one approach...

Meryl

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Dan Goldstein <
DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:

> A current procedure tells the customer to save a configuration file to a
> floppy disk, write-protect the floppy, label the floppy, and store the
> floppy for future reference.
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> Happy 2008! Floppy has left the building.
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> The PC in question wouldn't necessarily have a CD-ROM burner, so that's
> not an option.
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> A thumb drive isn't as easily write-protected, and of course some
> customers would be tempted to overwrite it and use it for other
> purposes.
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> The PC in question wouldn't necessarily have e-mail access, but it would
> probably have Internet access. Still, it would be nice to come up with a
> cheap, simple, hard-media alternative to the floppy. Any thoughts?
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Alternative to floppy: From: Dan Goldstein

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