Do you have a backup?

 

Its shocking how many people don't even do the basics of ensuring your data is protected.

I've just read this article http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/sql-server/mirroring-isnt-a-backup-solution/ about a company that ran JournalSpace.com that relied on RAID to protect itself. NO BACKUPS.

Shocking. I was asking thother day about spares for raid arrays, if you are bothered about spares I would hope you have all your backups sorted as well.

I remember I was told that when the World Trade Centers were bombed in 1993 many companies went out of business because they didn't have backups of their data.

Just imagine if your company didn't have any of its data, it would be crippled, as happened with JournalSpace.com

So remember take backups and put them offsite.


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Published 02 January 2009 21:29 by simonsabin

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