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When should I run backup, robot overlord? Autonomous Hadoop and NoSQL backup is now a thing

Machine learning data management company Imanis Data has introduced an autonomous backup product powered by machine learning. The firm said users can specify a desired RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and its SmartPolicies tech then set up the backup schedules. The tech is delivered as an upgrade to the Imanis Data Management …
Chris Mellor, 19 Sep 2018
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Back up a minute: Veeam database config snafu exposed millions of customer records

A misconfigured server at data recovery and backup firm Veeam exposed millions of email addresses. Close up of tangled tape Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum READ MORE Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the 200GB cache of email addresses, names and …
John Leyden, 12 Sep 2018
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You spin me right round, storage, right round – like a ferrous-based...

The spinning rust of storage whirls the players around again and again – even the flashy and cloudy sorts who supply kit with no moving parts. When it comes to some of this industry's variables – supply, demand, partnerships and advances in tech – events dear boy, events happen. Cloud Daddy This player has bet on a cloud- …
Chris Mellor, 2 Jul 2018
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The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment

"The right to erasure is not absolute," the UK Information Commissioner's Office told us as the question of the backup tech industry's exposure to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation was raised in the week after it came into force. The concerns Just last week, Curtis Preston, chief technical architect at Druva, raised …
Chris Mellor, 31 May 2018
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Sysadmin hailed as hero for deleting data from the wrong disk drive

Who, me? If the thought of another week at work has you down, worry not: The Register has another instalment of “Who, me?” for you to read, so you can enjoy another tale of errors made by someone other than yourself! This week meet “Wayne” who wrote to confess that “Once I accidentally formatted the wrong hard drive.” “I arrived on …
Simon Sharwood, 21 May 2018
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Enterprise backup bods treat kit for ransomware code lurk

Backup software crew Asigra has put out a new version of its product which disinfects scanned backup files for ransomware to prevent restoration reloading code that screws with your data. V14 of Asigra's backup product, called Cloud Backup Evolved (CBE), has added ransomware scanning to its backup and restore stream processes …
Chris Mellor, 15 May 2018
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My PC is on fire! Can you back it up really, really fast?

On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, The Register’s weekly reader-contributed column in which we tease out tales from the trenches of tech support. This week, meet “Rick” who used to work for an outsourced tech support company that worked for several big technology brands. Rick answered calls for Microsoft, Iomega, 3Com, Dell, Corel “ …
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Commbank data loss: Non-disclosure was pretty reasonable

ANALYSIS “Australia's Largest Bank Lost The Personal Financial Histories Of 12 Million Customers” screams the headline at Buzzfeed. It’s a great story: the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) can’t say with 100 per cent certainty that two tapes containing data used to prepare bank statements were securely destroyed. And those tapes were not …

Legal tech startup tries to haul 123-Reg to court over 24-hour backup claims

Customers of 123-Reg hit by the hosting business's recent web deletion woes are being asked to step forward and make a claim against the outfit by a legal tech ambulance chaser startup. In March a hardware failure on one of 123-Reg's servers led to some customers' websites being hit by an outage. The firm hosts a total 1.7 …
Kat Hall, 1 May 2018
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CIOs in tears? Gartner DELAYS Backup and Recovery Magic Quadrant report

CIOs may - or may not - be reeling from Gartner's admission that the Data Center Backup and Recovery Magic Quadrant will be put on ice after a number of its big hitting analysts upped sticks to work for vendors. Flush with private equity dosh, startup Rubrik has tried to hire two senior researchers only to have one poached by …
Chris Mellor, 1 May 2018

Newsworthy Brit bank TSB is looking for a head of infrastructure

An exciting job advert has mysteriously appeared that is seeking a techie to head up infrastructure at TSB, just days after the bank's monumental and ongoing IT cockup began. The Register has asked TSB what the recruitment means for current infrastructure head Damon Yates, who is still listed as holding the role on LinkedIn – …
Kat Hall, 27 Apr 2018
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GitLab crawling back online after breaking its brain in two

In a classic example of the genre, GitLab yesterday dented its performance by accidentally triggering a database failover. The resulting “split-brain problem” left the code-collection trying to serve its users out of a single database server, postgres-02, while it tries to sort out the remaining three. The problem first arose …
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Noise from blast of gas destroys Digiplex data depot disk drives

It's a bit rich when a fire prevention system designed to protect a data centre kills its servers, but that's what happened when inert gas was injected into a Nasdaq Digiplex bit barn in Sweden. The gas release – on 18 April – caused a loud, high-pitched whistle, which resulted in vibrations destroying server disk drives, the …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2018
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Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes

In the midst of its six-day online banking meltdown, which is showing no sign of letting up, TSB has hauled in the systems integration big gun or as it is otherwise known, IBM. The British bank confirmed the signing of Big Blue this morning as part of its rather uncomfortably timed first quarter financial results for 2018, in …
Rebecca Hill, 26 Apr 2018
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TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that

In the latest update from TSB about its continued web wobbles, the British bank has told us that while it knows everything is working, punters might not realise that fact because... internet banking still isn't entirely working. Paul Pester, chief exec, said in a statement: The challenge we are facing at the moment is that …
Kat Hall, 25 Apr 2018

TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!

Embattled bank TSB has claimed its IT systems are now "up and running" – despite many users still reporting they can’t get into their accounts. The bank’s online services have been down for almost a week, after TSB's planned migration off former parent Lloyds’ tech infrastructure – some five years after its split from the …
Rebecca Hill, 25 Apr 2018
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UK 'meltdown' bank TSB's owner: Our IT migration was a 'success'

TSB's Spanish owner Sabadell has proudly boasted about the success of its IT integration - amid widespread chaos for customers in Britain still grappling with the fallout out of a botched systems upgrade. Last weekend TSB was supposed to complete the move of its customers' data from Lloyds' IT systems. The bank split from …
Kat Hall, 24 Apr 2018
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UK.gov demands urgent answers as TSB IT meltdown continues

The government is demanding urgent answers over a botched systems upgrade at TSB that has locked out up to 1.9 million customers. The IT meltdown happened after a planned upgrade between 4pm on Friday 20 April and 6pm on Sunday 22 April as TSB migrated from former parent Lloyds Banking Group's systems to shiny new ones. TSB …
Kat Hall, 24 Apr 2018

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