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February 28, 2014  7:00 PM

On the Quest for the Mysterious Source of the ‘Data Loss Causes Company Failure’ Statistic

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backups, disaster recovery

Oh, no! The file/data/disk is gone! How many times have you find yourself saying that? It’s a comfort to feel you’re not alone, which is why so many people like to seize on statistics like these from the Boston...

April 29, 2013  7:07 PM

Everything Wrong With Jingming Zhang’s Rutgers Laptop Theft in 1,059 Words

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, backup, backups, cloud storage, dropbox, flash drives, google drive, law enforcement, memory stick, online backup, replication, skydrive, thumb drives, world backup day, youtube

Jingming Zhang is one unlucky SOB. After five years of research, as he was working on the thesis required for his PhD in chemistry from Rutgers University, the laptop containing all of his data was reportedly stolen from an unlocked lab in the college. Zhang wrote a note and put up flyers about...

October 18, 2012  10:00 AM

New Looks at Backing Up Oracle

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backup, backups, big data, cloud storage

All of a sudden, backing up Oracle databases is big news, with Wikibon and Amazon Web Services each releasing new insights about how to do it. What makes this a big deal? As Wikibon mentions, nearly 30% of...

August 25, 2012  11:04 PM

Amazon Also Announces ‘Cold Storage,’ Called Glacier

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backup, backups, cloud storage, data preservation, digital dark ages, digital preservation, facebook

Delayed-retrieval low-cost storage is suddenly cool. Last week it was Facebook's Sub-Zero. This week it's

May 6, 2011  8:10 PM

Why al-Qaida Hopes Osama bin Laden Did a Backup, and Other Cautionary Tales

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backups, encryption, government, malware

Granted, it's not every IT administrator who has to deal with a C-level executive in a remote office losing confidential company data because an elite armed military force broke into the place he was staying and took it. That said, there's a number of lessons that IT administrators can take away...


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