Backup

The Biggest Myths Surrounding Disaster Recovery

There are a variety of reasons businesses either do not have a disaster recovery plan or their current plan is substandard. The beliefs of the people in charge of developing these processes (business owners and IT department) play a significant role in how effective the overall strategy will be. This is problematic when the decision-makers have bought into one or more of the common myths surrounding disaster recovery. Myth – Disaster Recovery is Expensive and Resource Intensive One of the biggest reasons businesses put off developing a disaster recovery strategy is because they believe it will become too expensive and resource intensive.

Backup, Replication and Disaster Recovery

One of the most common concerns people have is how to ensure that their application is safe, secure and available in the event of an emergency. Often I have found that people are mistakenly believe that they are protected when in fact they often have ignored potential scenarios. The principles explained apply equally well in RDBMSs, MongoDB and other databases. Potential scenarios to protect against Drive failure Machine failure Switch failure Power circuit failure Data center failure Intrusion Fat fingers Programmer error Raid To prevent drive failure use multiple drives in a single machine for high availability.

Backup Your Files

One of the worst experiences you can have as a computer operator is to realize you (or something else) just did something and wiped out your files. The purpose of this article is to show you how to automatically backup your files often and automatically. I use this setup to backup my documents every hour (I save more often then that). This gives me hourly versions of all my files I am working on.

Backing up MySQL

I don’t know very many people that haven’t been devastated by the loss of data… Yet I am baffled that millions of professional IT workers still ignore backing up their data. Since computers are great at doing repetitive things like backups.. why not spend 20 minutes setting up your machine to backup your files for you. This guide will be specific to mysql to create a local copy of the backup.