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NAS storage termed as a perfect backup storage solution for SMBs

Data Backup is essential for any organization, irrespective of the size and the business vertical it belongs to. It is similar to an insurance policy, where one doesn’t need it until something goes wrong, and then you realize just how … Continue reading

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Virtualization strengthens Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backups are essential and that is now a fact, as it helps in keeping business continuity live in any enterprise. This is due to the fact that in case, an enterprise looses access to the primary version of data, a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Discerning the six myths about movable storage

Is the data on your laptop or movable media secure? If you answered “Yes!”, you may be buying into one or more of these myths:   1) Tapes are obsolete. 2) Protecting tapes and laptops is a job for technical people. 3) Losing … Continue reading

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