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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Backup fears: Success or failure? Doing the right thing--like recovering backed up data--can get you into hot water if your company isn't on the up and up. What are you most afraid of? Not being able to successfully recover your data or finding out that you can get it all back--but that you also recovered a smoking gun or two? Depending on your position within the company, you might be afraid of both scenarios. And therein lies the dilemma. How do we succeed if success on one front means failure on another? You can't. Our motivations for backup and recovery are no longer synchronized throughout the organization. In fact, sometimes they're at direct odds with each other. You, my storage friend, are trying to do the right thing. You're trying to create process from chaos, master tools that can't be mastered and respond to every request of "Get my data back." You're a hero, despite the absurd amount of capacity creation, the crippled tools and the lack of support. And while your odds of success are about the same as me beating Lance Armstrong in a bike race, ... Access >>>

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