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Bacula

Bacula (it comes at night and sucks your data) is a good backup system for Linux servers and mixed clients, but it is complex (backing up a network and clients is complex) and can be hard to get your head around.

There are five chunks to Bacula - and they can be on the same machine or all on different machines. 

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Disaster recovery worst practices: Don't test your backups - TechRepublic

If you never actually try to restore a file, an application, or a server, you don't really know if you can. Also, it's tempting to water down tests so that they're virtually guaranteed, but these kind of tests don't tell you what can happen in reality.

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GFI Press Releases

According to a recent survey by GFI Software™, small to medium-sized (SMB) businesses are losing critical business information as a result of failed backups, and have suffered significant impacts as a result.  Many IT administrators surveyed revealed that a failed backup has led to a loss of revenue and important company documents, including financial records, employee emails and confidential information such as social security numbers. As a result, respondents indicated that failed backups have affected customer relations, business operations and brand reputation.

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Ma.gnolia Suffers Major Data Loss, Site Taken Offline | Wired Business | Wired.com

The failure appears to be catastrophic. The company can’t say to what extent it will be able to restore any of its users’ data. It also says the data failure was so extensive, repairing the loss will take "days, not hours."In light of today’s outage, many are questioning the reliability of web apps and web-based storage in general. Twitter in particular is full of users venting their suspicions."Cloud computing becomes fog when it goes down," says Todd Spragins in a Twitter post.

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