Ironing out recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) is crucial to balancing what stakeholders want and what it will cost to meet those expectations.
Stories by W. Curtis Preston
When choosing the appropriate archive option, enterprise storage professionals need to consider data preservation, accessibility, and resource optimisation.
Full-file incremental forever, block-level incremental forever or source deduplication? The best way to choose is to perform backup and recovery tests and evaluate the performance of each method.
Replication excels at providing immediate data availability, but it shouldn’t be the sole safeguard against human errors, data corruption, or cyberattacks.
Snapshots are virtual copies that can rapidly recover data but depending on the approach can have very different performance characteristics.
Avoid paying off ransomware attackers by following these steps to ensure back-ups can restore infected systems.
Compromised back-up servers can thwart efforts to restore damage done by ransomware and give attackers the chance to extort payments in exchange for keeping sensitive stolen data secret.
The LTO-9 open standard boosts the transfer speed of magnetic tape but that might not make tape a more attractive option for back-up.
For businesses attacked by ransomware, a fully automated, high-speed disaster recovery is the way to successfully avoid paying the ransom.
Organisations that failed to make sure their cloud data was backed up learned the consequences when an OVHcloud data centre burned last month.
Back-ups can be defended against ransomware attacks by moving them offsite from primary systems and removing file-system access.
How CIOs can tighten up security for back-up systems and avoid malicious activities carried out by lone wolves.
Proper database back-up is essential because of the importance of the data they contain, so understanding how the work is also a must.
A recently released standard for linear tape-open—LTO-9—sets the scene for faster drives with more capacity, but are they a must-have?
Using selective exclusion may result in storing some useless data, but it avoids having no back-up for the important stuff