Backup Strategies

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In my line of buisness, I often have to install, setup, and maintain backup services for clients on a wide array of hardware and software. In today's post, I'll discuss the PROs/CONs of doing different types of backup strategies. Daily Full- Ok, Basically this backup strategy is nothing more than backing up all of your data on a daily basis. Depending on how long you want to keep your data around, you would need a very large number of tapes to pull this off effectively. However, for a 7 day data retention policy, you would need a total of 7 tapes that would rotate in during it's day of the week. PROs: Easy to setup, easy to troubleshoot, ensures that you always have the data that you need in one…
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Better DNS Service

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Today I would like to take a moment and tell you about a FREE service that does more than just DNS for you. This service can be utilized by a single user or an entire data center. OpenDNS.com is a website that allows you to utilize it's services by adding them as your primary/secondary DNS servers or as a forwarder for your larger networks. OpenDNS offers a Safer, Faster, Smarter and More Reliable DNS Service. Ok, now for what the service really does. Taken from OpenDNS' website: Safer Phishing Protection: OpenDNS can identify and stop sites trying to phish (steal) your personal information or money.The OpenDNS phishing protection works with all operating systems and browsers, complementing any other security measures already in use. Adult Site Blocking: OpenDNS lets you block…
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