Avoid paying off ransomware attackers by following these steps to ensure back-ups can restore infected systems.
Stories by W. Curtis Preston
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.
Prepping for disaster recovery needs a plan, testing, and thinking about non-technical necessities like food and shelter for the recovery team.
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
Two types of back-up – item level and image level – have different strengths, and it’s possible to tap the best of both.
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.
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.
A recent Amazon outage resulted in a small number of customers losing production data stored in their accounts.
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