Category Archives: backup

What is the latest on Disaster Recovery and what really works?

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Sidekick Failure: Another case for SAN Backups

Here is yet another example of what can happen if you neglect to backup your data. For all you T-Mobile users out there, you probably know that the Sidekick stores all of your critical data in a network datastore and … Continue reading

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RAIDML: Multi-Level Data Protection

What does “No Single Point of Failure” (NSPOF) really mean? If you read it at face value, you may conclude that it is the highest level of data protection.  There are several ways to achieve NSPOF on your volumes: mirroring … Continue reading

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Reliability of SSDs

The common misconception of solid state drives (SSDs) is that they are unreliable and unable to withstand wear and tear. According to Storage Swiss: Enterprise Flash SSD is reliable now. Check out the full article to get the scoop. Are … Continue reading

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Disaster recovery using virtual servers

Did you know, that in a virtual server environment, the physical servers can be used as disaster recovery servers for noncritical apps? Instead of sitting idle and collecting dust, they can be used for apps not required during a disaster. … Continue reading

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Houston, we have no tape backups

Did man walk on the moon? Well if your are looking for original images of the first steps as proof, look again. It was recently discovered that NASA has lost the original footage of the Apollo 11 mission. Rumor has … Continue reading

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Advice on how to cut storage costs

Here’s some great advice from the Enterprise Storage Forum on cutting storage costs. Try flash or solid state disk.  Amazingly enough, with the speedy performance on SSD, it is probably cheaper than adding more memory to your heavy duty database … Continue reading

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Virginia Medical Database Gets Hacked

Did you hear about this one? Apparently, somebody hacked into Virginia Department of Health Professions’ website last week, and is holding state medical records for ransom.  The claims have not been verified as of yet, but the hacker’s note states that he/she broke into the state-run website … Continue reading

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Do drives come with that RAID?

This post is brought to you by the worst pickup line ever. Prospective customers always ask… Can I purchase your system without drives? They are available on the open market at a much lower cost. And I agree.  It is … Continue reading

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Storage Strategies: Things to keep in mind

What do you look for when you’re shopping for storage? We probably all look at price, performance, and reliability, right? But how much time do we spend looking at other factors like total cost of ownership (TCO), security, automation, and compatibility? Probably not … Continue reading

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