Protecting the Database 
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 Protecting the Database
I just read a story online about a store that burned down, but they
didnt' lose their database because they had it on an off-site server:

http://www.***.com/

I always try to be sure to back up, but if I don't have another site
to store my backup, what's the point? Any of you had any experiences
like this--fire, water damage, computer theft? Going online may be a
good idea.



Sat, 14 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Protecting the Database

Quote:

>I just read a story online about a store that burned down, but they
>didnt' lose their database because they had it on an off-site server:

>http://www.tylerretail.com

I haven't checked this web page yet, but perhaps the data were sufficiently
time-critical to require an off-site server (see below).

Quote:

>I always try to be sure to back up, but if I don't have another site
>to store my backup, what's the point? Any of you had any experiences
>like this--fire, water damage, computer theft? Going online may be a
>good idea.

I know of one organisation that keeps backups on-site in fire-proof safes.
However, should something happen to the backups as well, then there is no
fall-back position since all data may be lost. Having an off-site server may
also be the only option in certain time-critical situations, where it is
important not to lose data (e.g. banking/finance, etc.). At least one of the
organisations that Wagdy Youssef studied in his benchmark research did just
this:

http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~akmal/html.dir/citybm.html

Regards,

akmal

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email: akmal(at)bigfoot(dot)com
http://www.bigfoot.com/~akmal/



Mon, 16 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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