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Alternative Backup Methods for Disaster Recovery

Written by  Derek Gamradt

New York City won’t soon forget when a 20-story elevator tower peeled away from the 48-story Conde Nast building and crashed onto the street, paralyzing Times Square for over a week. The epicenter, 43rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, remained closed for weeks. According to the Daily News, “Scores of businesses, from theaters and large hotels to small shopkeepers, have lost millions of dollars.” For these people, “It won’t happen to me,” did not ring true. In November 2000, Microsoft became the target of hackers for the third time in less than two weeks. The hacker put up his own web pages on the company’s server. These pages were not visible to regular Microsoft web traffic, but only to people with access to those specific web addresses. The hacker then made access available to select reporters and other hackers. The “love bug” virus found its way through an estimated 600,000 computer