Don’t Ignore Your Cloud Servers, Because No News Might Be Bad News

One of my consulting clients made a disturbing discovery last month. This happened in-house, it would have been even more likely in the cloud. One machine holds an Oracle database and some other crucial files. They set up a scheduled job to backup the database and those files at 3 AM every work day: Signal […]
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Back up and encrypt

A little over thirty years ago I managed a small mini-computer. We had half a dozen dumb terminals (ADM 3a’s to be specific), a printing terminal and a couple other CRT devices. The total disk storage varied at times from five to seven megabytes. We backed up on 9-track magnetic tape. The tape drive we […]
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Gumbo and Security

I love gumbo and my wife and friends love the gumbo I make. I have computers in my home office. I am an Eagle Scout. These three things, combined with an experience from college, make me have and test backups of my data and of my power. First, the power. My office is at home. […]
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