In the beginning was The Mainframe. It came from IBM, as did all the peripherals... at an outrageous price. Along came an upstart called EMC who could sell us disk to work with The Mainframe. Not only did the EMC disk cost less than IBM's, it could also be connected to our Unix systems. And … Continue reading A Brief History of Storage in ITSS/ITS
June is "Backup Awareness Month", according to Seagate / Maxtor. They've got a site with some tips for users. Options for Stanford users include those listed on backup.stanford.edu. There's one important principal to remember: you should not keep your data and your backups in the same place. If you use a laptop and an external … Continue reading BAM! There goes your data!