Backup and Recovery

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The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

RecoveryPoint for VMs is all software and will work with any type of storage, EMC says


Dell targets the storage market with new software bundle

The package of acquired technologies is Dell's first play at becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor

Are users hoarding data? Here's where to put it

If you're maintaining data not accessed since the Clinton Administration, there's a place for it -- and it should ease data migration in the future

10 tech support requests you never want to hear from your family

From forgotten passwords to the vague 'problem,' these calls are sure to try the patience of any tech pro

HP's Federated Catalyst lets users combine backup systems

The software can pool resources across StoreOnce 6500 nodes and is headed for other systems

IBM and Fujifilm show super dense storage tape for big data work

With IBM and Fujifilm technology, tomorrow's LTO tape cartridges could store up to 154TB of data each

Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server

A little-known Hyper-V export feature and Jeff Hicks' free PowerShell script can make an admin's work a lot easier

Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before

With no paperwork to fall back on, the techie must unravel a system problem with only one basic tidbit: the vendor name

Video: How Google backs up the Internet

You think your company's backup needs are challenging? Google has an World Wide Web-sized backup plan

The 25 geekiest moments from 25 years ago

A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1989

The weirdest, wackiest, and coolest sci/tech stories of 2013

From bathroom malware and the mystery Google barge to Chinese Moon landings and humanoid robots, it has been one crazy year in high-tech

Symantec to shut down Backup Exec.cloud

In message to users, Symantec says lack of mobile, sync, and share features limited the backup and recovery service

Backup starts to scale out along with storage, data growth

Sepaton is introducing backup appliances that enterprises can combine to meet growing needs

Hadoop, Web 2.0 get path to tape for cheap, long-term storage

Spectra Logic's BlackPearl appliance is designed to easily move big data into tape libraries

Inside CIO paychecks: The big bucks start here

Bonuses, stock awards, and executive perks boost pay for CIOs and senior IT leaders

How many backups are enough? One more than you planned for

Minor details and misunderstandings expose the cracks in a techie's carefully calibrated backup plan

Backupify opens up its cloud-to-cloud backup to more SaaS vendors

With a new developer kit, SaaS providers will be able to tie their services to Backupify's cloud repository

Beware of backups that come back to bite you

The problem with packrat backups is that you never know when or where they're going to pop up

Top tech hoarders: 15 companies with huge cash piles

Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Cisco are flush with cash, and so are many other tech companies

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