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.
Long-term data storage can be done in the cloud, on disk drives, and optical disks, but each has some drawbacks.
Backing up data can be fairly quick, but because the steps needed to access the backup and restore it to the live network, restores can be surprisingly slow.
For businesses attacked by ransomware, a fully automated, high-speed disaster recovery is the way to successfully avoid paying the ransom.
Avoid paying off ransomware attackers by following these steps to ensure back-ups can restore infected systems.
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