Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

VCAP5-DCA update for vSphere 5.5

Released today, the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam (VDCA550) has been updated for vSphere 5.5 and per the new blueprint has a slew of changes since it was released covering vSphere 5.0 two years ago. Among … Continue reading

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vSphere 5 Rumors and books

Update:vSphere 5 is released VMware and Pearson have launched a new to publish “official” VMware books Most notably: Storage Design and Implementation in VMware vSphere 5.x by Mostafa Khalil • Technology Deep Dive • Fall 2011 Automating Day-to-Day Administration of … Continue reading

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Another Drobo tale of woe

oops I also had a Drobo failure that I mentioned before. Interesting take although “there’s a big risk in getting locked into a proprietary system like this” would apply to any RAID enclosure. Since blocks are written across all the … Continue reading

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Another reason to carefully choose your cloud provider

PC World has an article about a service provider losing data due to a disgruntled former employee. Does your provider actually back up your data? Or do they just tell you they back up your data?

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Mozy online backup review

Updated post Back up your data.  Preferably make a few backups and keep them separate from your working data.  Nothing worse (true story:) about keeping your backups in the same room as your server when you’re located on a flood … Continue reading

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Archiving Disasters

“But we have a short-term recovery plan in place surely we can get rid of tape backups now?” This is a statement I hear time and time again and the answer (as always) is “it depends.” The key issue is … Continue reading

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