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Doctors All, Car Crashes, and Insurance

Nov 18, 2009, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers


"Since I spend my time working with computers, the great disaster for me, is loss of data. Catastrophic data loss, as happens with a disk crash, can mean more than a little inconvenience. Some businesses that have suffered such a loss, never recover, for lack of a backup. That's why companies will spend countless thousands of dollars protecting their investment in data with enterprise backup solutions. Backups are insurance, but without and of the evil self-serving stuff thrown in.

"Those of you running Ubuntu at home, or any of the many *buntus, can and should protect yourselves as well. It's not complicated. You could back your files to the disk on which you are running your system, and while that will protect you from an accidentally deleted file,it won't help if your hardware packs it in. For that, you need to back up to some kind of external device. Starting today, and over the next few posts, I'll cover backup solutions that you can use."

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