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Managing Risk – Your Backup Strategy

November 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on Managing Risk – Your Backup Strategy 

We’ve all been there. You think to yourself that you should back up a file, directory, or database then after making some really critical changes… do a quick file copy and – BAM! – all your work is lost. Less frequently on desktop machines – but surprisingly often on heavily used servers – a disk failure can result in even more catastrophic losses. If you consider that many sites online comprise the intellectual property, storefront, and contents of a business, a disk drive failure could at a minimum mean downtime for the business. In a worst-case scenario with a complete failure where all contents were lost, a business could be shut down immediately due to a loss of data, configuration, and/or the complete site software and configuration. All of this may be stating the obvious to most but, believe me, total data loss does happen to many sites that weren’t equipped with a proper backup strategy. Read more

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