No backup plan, no data. Big problem.

Last month’s backup lesson came from Ma.gnolia, who lost all of their customer account data.

This month, JournalSpace.com learned a valuable lesson about backups.

JournalSpace’s IT guy had scripts to protect the PHP scripts on the front-end servers but relied on mirrored drives to protect the database server.

The result?

Data corruption –> No database –> No business!

Key lessons:

1. RAID and snapshots should not be used as substitutes for backups
2. Create a viable backup plan

Read the full story on InformationWeek’s blog

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