ERIC Number: EJ846045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-1
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Data Storage & Management: Backing up to the Future
Briggs, Linda L.
Campus Technology, v19 n9 p42-44, 46-47 May 2006
"I saved my presentation in my personal drive on the server last night, but now I can't find it. It just seems to be gone. Can you get it back?" "It looks like the mail server is corrupted. When was the last backup?" These sorts of questions, whether from faculty, students, or IT staff, can be an IT nightmare, or they can set in motion a relatively simple recovery. It all depends on how organized and up-to-date one's institution's storage and backup systems are. Advances in data management and backup such as iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs), and the move from tape to disk (an affordable, reliable storage medium), make this a good time to examine one's own backup and storage strategies. This article takes a look at the backup systems employed by institutions such as Washington and Lee University (VA), Gonzaga Law School (WA), and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Client Server Architecture, Information Technology, Higher Education, Information Storage, Computer Storage Devices
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Education Level: Higher Education
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