Will your backup restore your business after a disaster?

Most likely not. Many businesses fail every year because they cannot recover from a disaster, even though they were convinced that they had “good backups”. If you are not loosing sleep over whether or not your backup will work to accurately recover your business after a catastrophe, you probably should be.

Only one proven methodology, “Disaster Recovery Confirmation” can validate your backup so you don’t loose sleep! Once a month, restore a sample of your critical business files to a computer and open them in the application that you do business with. Every month, you will be secure in the knowledge that your files are recoverable.

Home users can try out the backup-restore process with a Free 2GB Online Backup account from Mozy. Please use referral code F2YX90 when you sign up. I get a bit more space on my account that way.

Business users need to look at backup a bit differently than home users. The number of times the tragedy of backup tapes remaining on top of a local server and are both consumed in a fire is unbelievable. Backup is a lot more than insuring the tape gets swapped out and removed from the building every night or that you cheat a bit and sign up for Mozy Home unlimited.

Your business needs the two biggest pieces of a backup strategy in place to survive data loss.

Register online for any of the IBackup subscription plans to achieve Off Site Out Of Region Backup. You can opt for yearly subscriptions that carry a 10% to 16% discount compared to monthly plans.

Sign up for an account now!

Want To Start A Big Rumor

I ran across this item today in the comments to a news item. You gotta email, share or retweet this… could be the beginning of the next viral Internet revolution of over 50s.

From ViewPoint News:

The Council On Economic Common Sense, a Main Street think tank, issued a brief press release earlier today highlighting recommendations it said it has submitted to the Obama Administration for review and implementation. The CECS said it is convinced the economy would make a full recovery within thirty days after complete implementation of its recommendations. Thus far, the Obama Administration has refused to say if it has reviewed or even received anything from the CECS.

The following is summary of the economic actions the CECS is recommending;

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.

Could it really be this easy? Would these recommendations, if implemented, provide the rapid and enduring economic recovery America is desperate for? Would the banksters and Wall Street permit the Congress to act decisively and in the best interest of Main Street?

Stay tuned to Viewpoint News for updates to this developing story.

In my fervent quest for knowledge, I search "Council On Economic Common Sense" to learn more!





Isn’t Internet comedy a hoot. On another note, I would like to introduce you to Google Scholar.

Google Scholar


Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.”

When Is Backup Really Backup

I find myself easily drawn to new and better technology, but when does a product not quite get you there?


The Seagate® Replica™ 500-GB System bills itself as a "complete PC backup system, Effortless, automatic backup for everything on your PC, including the operating system, programs, and settings." This sounds easy and the device looks pretty nifty. But, the devil is in the details.

Seagate tells me that the Replica will automatically backup my entire hard drive without my having to configure anything. I’m almost sold. So what pushes me over the edge?

This thing is so cool looking. It will look great sitting on my desk quietly backing up all of my data. So I make the purchase, plug and play, automatically backing up my stuff so that I am completely protected from any data loss, right?


Wrong… The Replica has it’s place, like it’s ability to save the file you accidently deleted on Friday but knew it was correct on Tuesday. So, just restore Tuesday’s copy of the file. You can also restore a complete snapshot of your computer’s drive in the event you are wiped out by a virus. But what about the really big catastrophes?

The big ones prove the need for a bullet proof backup and recovery system for not only your pc but your entire business. It’s not out of the question that when your computer is destroyed in a disaster, your cute little Seagate Replica will also be destroyed at the same time.

I would like to see this Seagate Replica device not only backup your computer automatically but also push a backup to the cloud, an off site out of region data center. Imagine loosing both your computer and Replica in a fire, but having the ability to restore your files from the cloud back to your new replacement computer.

Then you would have a true backup. Combine frequent file restores with testing of those restored files and you then have a bullet proof backup and recovery system.