Episode 4 – “Is that cumulonimbus cloud storage?” Data Backups

  • Technicians at the KGRK weather radar encountered a rattlesnake during an upgrade this week. The official NWS statement says “DUE TO COMPLICATIONS INVOLVING A RATTLESNAKE DURING TODAYS UPGRADE…THE KGRK RADAR WILL REAMIN DOWN THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND POSSIBLY INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.”

Why should you backup?

  • Not lose your data
  • Not waste money, effort
  • Legal obligation (taxes, grant data policy, etc)

What makes a good backup?

  • Local and offsite
  • Multiple backups
  • Harward and software independence
  • Copies of raw and processed data (if possible)
  • Archivable formats
  • Incremental snapshots and clones

It’s not okay to “backup” versions of files like this!

Backup Solutions

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