Why Backups Are Essential

Backups ARE Necessary

RightScale, a cloud management company, introduced an infographic that shows the major Internet failures in 2012, proving once again the necessity of having multiple copies of your data in multiple locations. Even the large, expensive cloud solutions faced outages, comprising 26% of the total. The average outage was 7.5 hours.
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How We Handle Backups

We explain how we handle backups in this post. The infographic covers all cases of outages, and most won’t result in data loss or corruption. But the “What went wrong?” bar chart has four items at the bottom that could be accompanied by data loss or corruption. And they comprise 24% of the total.

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