Buzz Lightyear Saved from Data Death

In a world where a residential fire occurs every 79 seconds, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds and a hard drive crashes every 15 seconds, citizens are crying out for help. Do not fear, the Backup Battalion is here! Watch how these super-powered information protectors defend the planet from data-munching monsters and cloud-thrashing titans. Interested in joining the team? Then gather your favorite pair of spandex and read on!

Backup Battalion Saves World from Intergalactic Data Disasters

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Data Loss is a ticking time bomb…
A residential fire occurs every 79 seconds.
A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds.
A hard drive crashes every 15 seconds.

Monstrous Backup Fails
NASA: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Erased
Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) recordings were made as a backup in case of any failure of the live television broadcasts.
NASA faced a shortage of data tapes in the early 1980s. To save money, NASA degaussed (magnetically erased) 200,000 tapes to re-use them. The SSTV recordings were accidentally erased.
With modern technology, the original SSTV recordings would have provided a way to retrieve higher-quality images.
Pixar: Toy Story 2 Deleted
Someone accidentally ran the “rm” delete command on workstation server.
Toy Story 2 was saved to the drive and was being erased.
Would take 20-30 people working for 1 year to recreate what was lost.
Backups that were made within the last month failed.
Technical Director Galyn Susman had a work computer at home with a copy of the film from her maternity leave.
T-Mobile and Microsoft: Nationwide Personal Data Loss
Danger, a Microsoft-owned subsidiary, creators of the Sidekick phone.
Contacts, Calendars, Photos, etc were all stored on Danger’s cloud storage.
Early in October 2009, users experienced Sidekick service outages.
T-Mobile released statement that all data that was not currently stores on phones had been lost.

Data loss costs U.S. companies an estimated $400 million annually.
40% of small and medium-sized businesses don’t back up their data.
25% of businesses have lost data due to flawed IT security.
93% of companies that lost their data center for 10+ days due to disaster filed bankruptcy within one year.
50% of businesses without data management for 10+ days due to disaster filed bankruptcy immediately.
Heroes Fight Common Reasons for Data Loss
Hardware Failure: 40%
Human Error: 29%
Software Corruption: 13%
Theft: 9%
Computer Viruses: 6%
Destruction (floods, fires): 3%

There are approximately 1.1 billion personal computers worldwide, 310.6 million in the United States.
43% of PC users will lose important data due to a computer crash each year.
That’s 473 million unhappy people every year!
More than the population of the United States (313.9 million)

Join the Backup Battalion and Fight These Common Data Backup Mistakes
1. Backups Are Not Checked
Automated processes sometimes fail over time

2. Backup Drive Space Full
Less intelligent forms of automated backup may not alert you.

3. Software Running While Scheduled Backup Runs
Software and/or processes running can prevent files from being copied.

4. Missing Folders/Files
Double check the correct files are being copied during backup.

5. Single Storage Locations
Theft, fire, flood, lightning, etc. can destroy all data and backups if stores in one location.

6. No Backup Schedule
Accidents rarely happen on timely schedules. Plan for the worst and always be prepared.


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