CDR BACKUP

As more people get CD recorders, it makes sense to use them for backups. There’s a number of ways to do that, but many of you should consider investing in a backup program that works with CDRs. I’m going to get Veritas Backup Exec Desktop Pro. It backs up across a peer-to-peer network onto CDRs and includes disaster recovery features and a lot of flexibility. […] continued

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SOUND OF HEAD HITTING ON WALL

Pardon me if I’m a bit distracted today. I just lost the hard drive with the operating system on my main office system. When this happened a couple of weeks ago, it was my fault. This time, it’s just a hard drive failure, nothing more. No data’s been lost, I’ll be back up and running in a few hours – but jeez, I’m bored with reinstalling programs. […] continued

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TOP TEN WAYS TO PRESERVE YOUR DATA

Symantec circulated a very nice list of basic ways to protect your computer and preserve your data. This is highly recommended reading. Common sense, plain English descriptions about backups, creating Windows startup disks, updating virus definitions, preventing hackers, disabling the Windows Scripting Host, and more. Check it out!

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ONSTREAM IN BANKRUPTCY

OnStream made tape backup systems. I loved them. Unparalleled reliability. A unique tape format, but I never had a problem with one of their cartridges. When I think of the hours I’ve lost wrestling with conventional Travan tape drives . . . well, OnStream was like a breath of fresh air. […] continued

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