3-2-1 Backup Rule

A quick reminder on how the 3-2-1 backup rule still makes sense. Regular readers of this blog have heard me talk about the 3-2-1 rule for backup. This rule has been around for decades and it is still as relevant today as it was in the past. Let's review 3 copies of data. You should have 3 copies of your data in case of hardware or data corruption.   2 media types. Your data should…
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Six things to help you have a more productive day.

How many times have you woken up after a good night's sleep ready to take on the day. “This is going to be a productive day!” you say to yourself. However on the way to work you realize you’ve forgotten a important file on the kitchen counter. You get to work and realize you have a department meeting first thing this morning which you have not read the agenda on. In no time your positive…
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Reader’s Survey

One of my goals is to provide you with content that is useful to you. To help me with that I need your opinion on the website and things I write about. I have a short survey which will take less then five minutes to complete. The results are anonymous. I can’t tell who answered the questions. Please consider taking the time to fill it out so I can provide more content that is of interest to…
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Still Not Backing Up?

There was a news item last week about multiple lightning strikes that affected a Google data centre in Belgium. Because of the multiple hits to the power grids, there was a very small fraction of data that was lost from some virtual machines that were running at that data centers. Although the loss was minor and there was a better way to protect this data, this incident reminds us of the fact that data should…
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