[NTLK] Newton Museum.dmg direct download

Tony Kan tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Wed Aug 15 20:50:17 EDT 2012

And from recent experience, out of country, and perhaps even out of
continent would be useful too.

I met a CIO for a retail distribution firm who had their data backed up to
another server across the office, back to a server in his own home as well
as backed up to a third party server hosted across town.  During the Feb
2011 Christchurch Earthquake, the walls of his office building collapsed and
both servers in the office were damaged irreparably.  

He went home after everyone was evacuated only to find that a brick had
fallen out of the wall and landed on the external HDD he had placed on a
shelf next to his server.

Then he received a call from their third party server host to say that their
building had been damaged and a fire had started resulting in a total loss
of all their servers.  It would be weeks/months before they could
re-establish the server farm and restore their own backups (which were
hosted in the US).


Tony Kan

New Zealand
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The absolute best way to insure that data is not lost is create as many
copies as possible. Burn everything to disc and store the disks offsite.

Downloading copies from a torrent site also accomplishes this.

Obvious? Yes. But someone has to make the point.

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