Tag Archives: backup and restore

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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No faces on Facebook?

You’ve read about the Ma.gnolia failure and this month’s Journalspace incident. Here is yet another tale of storage failure and the subsequent downtime for users. This time it was Facebook that faced simultaneous drive failures, affecting 10 to 15 percent of uploaded photos. … Continue reading

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3 data recovery tales

Found this interesting article from Network World about three unusual data recovery cases. Lessons: 1) Backup, Backup, Backup! 2) Encryption is necessary. 3) Some data is better than no data. Any unusual backup/recovery stories you’ve dealt with? Drop a line.

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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 … Continue reading

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Using virtual servers for your disaster recovery strategy

Techtarget identified some key considerations for disaster recovery in a virtualized environment. Because of its ease of deployment and integration, server virtualization can be a highly effective tool for disaster recovery. Server virtualization addresses three concerns related to disaster recovery: Cost: … Continue reading

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