June 2011

Local USB Backup Gone Bad – A True Story

Needless to say, Dr.Backup‘s back office computers perform nightly online backups of our business-critical data files. However, in addition to the off-site backups, we also depend on a local backup to periodically snap an image of our critical systems. One of our back office computers runs Microsoft Windows Server 2008. It’s a fairly new server... Read More

Online backup of critical databases can be tricky

These days, more and more businesses run mission-critical applications which depend on complex database technology. Some examples include point-of-sale processing, patient electronic medical records (EMR), inventory control systems and financial accounting packages. If any of these applications fail, things get nasty quickly! To prevent permanent data lose and to minimize downtime, it is very important... Read More