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?
Stories by W. Curtis Preston
Using selective exclusion may result in storing some useless data, but it avoids having no back-up for the important stuff
Two types of back-up – item level and image level – have different strengths, and it’s possible to tap the best of both.
There’s lots of ways to sort out what to back up and what not to, but the goal should always be to back up everything that needs to survive a crash.
The invention of synthetic full back-ups is one of the most important advancements in back-up technology in the last few decades.
Enterprises running hypervisors on HCI systems typically have back-up options available to them that are not available on generic hardware.
Enterprises need to gather key data to determine whether back-up and recovery plans match up with reality.
On the chance that the COVID-19 virus forces masses of employees to work from home, this could be the time to review disaster recovery plans.
The 3-2-1 rule remains a tried-and-true method for insuring the integrity of copied data that is essential to disaster recovery, but it has to be done properly.
You don’t have to back up everything about every container, but it’s important to back up configurations.
It’s not always the case, but there are circumstances when it’s important to back up Docker and other containers to avoid costly loss.
Block storage in the cloud that is not properly backed up can result in lost data, and while object storage in the cloud is more resilient.
A recent Amazon outage resulted in a small number of customers losing production data stored in their accounts.
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