Tape still matters...

... and other tails. Back in the distant past I used to host a personal blog on journalspace, so I've watched the stories coming out about the loss of all of journalspace's [slashdot] user data[journalspace] with more than a passing interest. It has really brought home to me that no matter how cheap storage gets, and with the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems we are radically redefining storage economics (and allowing some Australians to vent their cricket frustrations at some jbods, just a theory mind...), you do sometimes need some form of offsite backup. For most businesses that is still tape.

Of course tape by itself is not a disaster recovery plan, and here at Sun we offer a whole range of Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services to meet your needs, with specific services within our Managed Services portfolio to address storage, including remote back up.

As an aside I wrote a small script to migrate journalspace content at the time I moved blogs, its available on my personal site if someone wants to grab it. A quick look at Andrews entry on how to recover journalspace entries with google cache suggests it would be a pretty straight forward set of changes to get the script to drag data from google instead. ~

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