Physical theft is a relatively recoverable event. Data theft? Not so much
Why do you backup your data? In case your computer crashes, or there’s a fire, right?
Here’s a new twist on the benefits of backup – theft protection. Seagate received this letter from a customer recently:
I deployed a Linksys NAS200 solution with 2 raided Seagate 500g SATA drives a few months ago for my client. As fortune would have it when my clients’ office was burglarized the thieves took his server. Fortunately they did not take the NAS unit and I was able to restore the entire contents to a new server the same day it was discovered. Needless to say, dependable hardware and good planning saved the day and made for a satisfied client.
N Lauderdale, FL
Losing hardware vs. losing business data? No contest. This holds true just as clearly for personal digital content. Gary was a hero for his customer, but dodged a bullet thanks to less than thorough thieves. Will your customers be so lucky?
Anybody out there lost your hardware, but not your data? I’d love to hear some happy recovery stories, but nightmares are instructive as well.