7-21 editors Note: Small mistake on verbage. It said backing up is detrimental instead of Fundamental. Thanks to Tom for pointing it out…
A few weeks ago, I noticed a small problem with my system. A hard disk issue was afoot. I made some quick changes and got back to stable, while I waited for replacements. However, I did back up with Mozy and I also backed up on the HP x310 Data Vault.
Then, it happened. Disk 1 went down. The new disks were here and being prepped, so when it happened, I had to make a quick change. Especially since I had a phone meeting in an hour.
The best part was the speed. An hour to get things back to normal. Not saying that Mozy couldn’t have restored my files, but I didn’t have the on-site backup finished just yet. I would have been downloading the files for a few hours, if not a few days.
I still have some small bugs to work out and the OS drive needs to be swapped out with a larger drive. However, I am stable once again for now.
The importance of backing up is fundamental. That is why I back up in many ways. I didn’t loose anything and got back up and running in about 2 hours.