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Still, despite using VCB, there's a trade-off for users. Thomas, who like Rees uses CommVault Galaxy backup software with VCB, says CommVault supports file-level or image-level backups. Image-level backups are faster, but users can't restore individual files. Thomas uses file-level backup and is considering image-level backup for machines that aren't used as often.
Lock it down
| comes down to securing
the ways people legally access data, says Lustiger. He advises his fellow administrators to protect
their front doors (Web servers), side doors (server operating systems), front-door windows (storage
and network devices) and cellar doors (storage devices operating systems) from hackers.
"The Web server is literally the front door that hackers use," he says. "In general, spend your time on the front door, but pay attention to this other stuff."
This was first published in December 2007