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Zen and the Art of IT Backup - Principle 2

August 15, 2014 Backup

Principle 2 – Repetition

On a fine spring day, the apprentice approached the Master and asked, “Master, after I had restored the training server last month, I backed up ALL of the data and haven’t backed it up since.  So, Master, I wonder how often should I perform the backup process?”

The Master replied, “The world is constantly changing, as does your data.  As the world changes, you must adapt. As your data changes, so must that data be backed up.”

The apprentice said, “I work all day long, every day.

“Therefore you must backup all day long, on every day,” the Master stated.

“I see the logic Master, but I don’t have time to make a backup, as I am much too busy,” the apprentice complained.

As if on cue, the power went off, the room went black, and the Master let out a faint sigh.

Lesson to Learn:  Continuously Backup

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