Tag Archives: tape backup

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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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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SSD for IP Surveillance? Stay Tuned.

SSD (solid state disks) are all the rage in storage:  from netbooks to laptops to arrays to IP storage. On paper, these disks look like the best way to solve all of the storage problems:  power consumption, disk performance and … Continue reading

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