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Critical Data Recovery Problems in the Linux and Unix Environment

Linux and Unix are some of the most popular operating systems for enterprise and favored by those who are hardcore about tech. This is because of the speed, flexibility, and customizability that the systems offer for anyone who takes the time to learn their intricacies. Also, they are stripped down and souped-up for machine-to-machine communication; the kind favored within an IT environment. Of course, with great power comes great responsibility, and neither system has a convenient “recycle bin” for you to click on. Data recovery problems are a huge risk and a recovery solution must be in place. Let’s take a look at a hypothetical example.

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How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan Template Today

As a small business owner, the importance of a disaster recovery plan template is immense. If natural or man-made disaster strikes, you need to be prepared to insure the continuity of your business. The better prepared you and your business are, the smoother the transition will be after disaster and the quicker your business will get back to operating as it was before. Being a small business, this planning and preparation may seem daunting. It may seem like more than you can handle when you consider finances, time, and resources. But using things like templates and consultants can make this a very manageable task.

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Get Datto SIRIS Universal Database Support Today

When you decided to make the big move from being an employee to being an employer, you probably did it because you were confident in your field of expertise. You had a lot of contacts in the business, and were sure that you would be able to find clients and get the work done in a quality manner. If so, you are like most small business owners across the country. But, like every business owner knows, there is more to running your business than the things you know about your own industry. You need to get insurance, and wire the phones, and get the accounting done, and you need someone to take care of your IT needs. These are important parts of your business that need special attention.

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Database Backup and Recovery Can Save Your Bacon

Chances are 100 percent that you use at least one database on your company’s computer system. In fact, your PC cannot run unless it can access its own database that stores operating, application and data files that are all warehoused within a retrieval, loading and memory protocol. Some computer virus programs sabotage all that with a simple file erasure or corruption that can take everything down by giving the PC a type of frontal lobotomy.

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Database Backup and Recovery To Secure Your Business

Your data is critical in maintaining smooth operations of your business. What would you do if your computers were in a fire, or a flood, or just failed? How long would it take to get your business back into operation? What would be the costs in lost revenue and repairs? These questions are important to consider when maintaining easy and continuous business, and they are why you should understand the necessity of a database backup and recovery solution.

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Hazards In The Cloud Motivate Backup Best Practices

Fully benefiting from the efficiencies and scalability of the cloud does require certain proactive measures and backup best practices to structure and maintain a secure environment. Cloud security threats reported by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) at the RSA Conference in San Francisco CA in February 2013 include the following. A quick review of some of these challenges should help to motivate backup best practices.

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Your Success with Datto SIRIS and Invenio IT

You have gone through all your homework. You’ve read blog articles, posts, reviews, and participated in Q&A live demos. You’ve come to the conclusion that your business data is important to your success and decided to move ahead with a Datto SIRIS. Okay, so what’s next? How does this all happen? How will this all work with you and the team at Invenio IT?

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Online Backup for Small Businesses Could Help Biz Owners

If you don’t perform regular backups you will end up losing important data, it’s just a matter of when. The problem is most business owners are just too busy with other important business tasks to perform and monitor regular backups on their data. They have to train new employees, manage sales, design marketing plans, generate invoices and attend to other important tasks. If you are looking for a cost-effective, secure and highly-compatible backup solution for your business, you should use an online backup for small business service.

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Data Backup Solutions for Small Businesses are Important

Many companies and employees rely on computers to store data and interpret and analyze the underlying contents. Those who rely on data for their work, from statisticians to industrial data companies, however, rely more directly on safe-keeping their data than most other people. Some companies and individuals build their entire careers on accumulating and interpreting data. This isn’t just a tactic like marketing or economic analysis — this is the actual work, itself.

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Protect Your Important Data with Cloud Computer Backup

A bride recently called into a talk radio station to share her sad tale. Trying to save money on her wedding by using friends and family wherever possible; she recruited a friend to take her wedding photos. Unfortunately, it’s been weeks since the honeymoon, and the friend has not returned phone calls or emails, and the bride suspects that her photos have been irretrievably lost.

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How the Datto SIRIS Backs Up On-Site and Off-Site with Ease

The reality is that you will lose your data at some point. The only question is how and when. When that time does happen you need to be prepared. 43% of companies without a disaster recovery plan will never re-open, and those that do, 80% fail within 13 months. When you do lose your data, how are you going to efficiently and effectively recover it? Is it necessary, or a smart strategy to store your backups on-site and off-site?

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1 Important Requirement for Small Business IT Solutions

108 million people across the US tuned in to watch the Super Bowl, with many of those tuning in just after half-time when social media began to light up–with commentary about the lack of lights in the Superdome. While viewership may have been down from the prior year, the analysts point out that viewership actually rose during the game, as people tuned in to see the effects of the power outage in the Superdome.

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Learn How to Secure your Wireless Network Today

For the third morning in a row, an unknown silver car has been sitting outside your office. He stays for 30 minutes, and then goes on his way. Today, you brought your field glasses to work, and realized that he was using his laptop to check his email… probably using your wireless network! While he may not be hurting anything, you don’t want to expose valuable customer data through an unprotected WiFi network. Today, we cover four easy steps to help you know how to secure your wireless network.

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It’s impressive how the Datto SIRIS verifies each backup

Are you backing up your data? Do you know if your backups were successful and can be restored? Backing up is a great first start, but it is just that — a start. As we stress to every client, prospect and person we chat to, the key to a successful backup and recovery strategy is in the recovery. Without a recovery of your data, the whole process is a waste of time and effort.

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Datto SIRIS Makes Backup and Recovery For Small Business Easy

Far too often busy business owners have good intentions — to backup the data which is the lifeblood of their business. They understand how important backing up their business data is to their long term success, yet it’s astonishing many fail to do so. In my conversations with many small business owners, I’ve heard a few common threads. One is they don’t have the technical skills, not sure which backup solution to deploy, they believe data loss will never happen to them, but by far the most common is they tried backup systems that are too cumbersome and not easy to understand.

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Small Business Backup Solution is Important to Disaster Recovery

The arrival of hurricane, fire or flood is no time to find out if your small business backup solution is adequate. Unfortunately many small businesses use a USB flash drive or a portable hard disk drive to store backup information and these devices are easily damaged or lost. They are also not designed for long term storage. A small business backup solution should be designed to ensure the business is able to quickly recover from any disaster that might strike.

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