ein möglichst lang zurückreichendes Backup

English translation: for a sufficient retention span of backups

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German term or phrase:für ein möglichst lang zurückreichendes Backup
English translation:for a sufficient retention span of backups
Entered by: Roland Grefer

10:50 Aug 20, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: ein möglichst lang zurückreichendes Backup
From a telecom service contract:

"Für _ein möglichst lang zurückreichendes Backup_ empfiehlt sich folgende Backup-Strategie:

(6) DDS3 Tapes für jeden Wochentag
(4) DDS3 Tapes für jeden Samstag, usw."

Thanks!
Lee Penya
Local time: 22:15
for a sufficient retention span of backups
Explanation:
While this is not a literal translation of the phrase in the question, it is a typical way this issue is addressed in data centers.

"For a sufficient retention span of backups it is recommended to apply the following backup strategy:

(6) DDS3 Tapes for each day of the workday
(4) DDS3 tapes for each Saturday, etc."
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Roland Grefer
Local time: 23:15
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Summary of answers provided
na +5... to ensure the backup covers as long a period as possible ..
Mary Worby
naa backup that covers the longest possible period of time
managing
nafor a sufficient retention span of backups
Roland Grefer


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +5
... to ensure the backup covers as long a period as possible ..


Explanation:
The following backup stragegy is recommended ... in order to ensure the backup covers as long a period as possible.

I don't think a word-for-word translation would work in this instance.

HTH

Mary


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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
5 mins

agree  Kim Metzger
21 mins

agree  mckinnc
23 mins

agree  scot
36 mins

agree  Lucien Marcelet
38 mins
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2 hrs
for a sufficient retention span of backups


Explanation:
While this is not a literal translation of the phrase in the question, it is a typical way this issue is addressed in data centers.

"For a sufficient retention span of backups it is recommended to apply the following backup strategy:

(6) DDS3 Tapes for each day of the workday
(4) DDS3 tapes for each Saturday, etc."

Roland Grefer
Local time: 23:15
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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2 hrs
a backup that covers the longest possible period of time


Explanation:
For a backup that covers the longest possible period of time it is recommended to use the following backup-strategy:

(6) DDS3 tapes for each working day
(4) DDS3 tapes for every Saturday, etc.


    own experience
managing
Netherlands
Local time: 05:15
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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