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The SCARY Misunderstanding Most Business Owners Have About Their Backup System

Posted by elaine on October 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Unless you’ve been living in a tomb, you know you should be backing up your computers and server. But here’s something you probably DON’T know that will come back and “bite” you: simply having a backup of your data is NOT ENOUGH to guarantee you could be back up and running fast in the event of a disaster.


Having a data backup merely means that you have a copy of your company’s data stored somewhere; it does NOT mean you have a way to instantly restore your network back to normal – a shocking dose of truth most business owners discover after they’ve experienced a major network crash or data-erasing disaster.


For example, if your network dies because of a hardware failure, your entire company is down, period. No e-mail, no printing, no accessing your database, customer records, and more. Until whatever caused the problem can be fixed (which might involve ordering replacement parts), your business is deader than a doornail.


So You Reach For Your Backup Only To Discover...


Your information is there, but without a server, you have nowhere to load that information, and no way to access it. On top of that, a backup only holds your data, not your operating system, settings, or software applications. So even if you can load the data, you can’t actually use it without re-loading all the software applications—no small feat. Even IF you have all the software disks and key codes (most people don’t), it could still take days — possibly weeks— to rebuild, and the costs can run into the thousands.


That’s Not The Half Of It


The three most common causes of server downtime are hardware failure, software corruption and human error. But nearly 20% of businesses suffer damaging downtime from fire, flood, theft, or other natural disasters, and 44% of them never recover—and that’s mostly because they didn’t have a disaster recovery plan in place.


A disaster recovery plan covers more than just backup. It maps out how to get your business restored and running again in every possible scenario.


For example, if another company in your office building has a fire, the police may quarantine your building preventing you from even entering your office. Or if a major storm knocks out power, Internet or the phone lines, you need a plan “B” for servicing customers, taking orders and keeping things rolling.


3 Crucial Components To A Disaster Recovery Plan


1. Have One! As the old adage goes, “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” When it comes to disaster recovery, nothing could be more accurate.


If something happens to your office, will your employees be able to work from home? Do you have an alternate plan for your phones? Where would you temporarily set up shop? How quickly could you get technology equipment you need to function like computers, scanners, or printers? How will you access the Internet? Make a point to document the answers to these questions.


2. Onsite Server “Virtualization.” In a downtime situation, virtualization is basically a business owner’s lifeline to his business. Once only available to big businesses with deep pockets, this now affordable technology can literally get you back up and running just as you were before the disaster... in as little as 24 hours. If the disaster doesn’t take out your whole office, virtualization can have you back in business the same day. Here’s how it works. A second server makes exact copies of everything on your server—operating system, software applications and data—every 15-60 minutes.


This server replica, also known as an “image,” can take over if your main server fails or gets corrupted. No need to re-load software, reconfigure your network, or re-load your data. In as little as 30 minutes, everyone in your company can get back to work, just as they were before the downtime. Compare this to the days or WEEKS it could take without virtualization; the productivity and money savings is staggering. Side Note: If you are still using old tape backups, you NEED to throw them away and virtualize your server with an offsite backup!


3. Offsite Image of Your Server. Fire, flood, theft, natural disasters, or even faulty office sprinkler systems can physically damage your office equipment, including your server and your backup system.


Head this off by having an exact copy (an image) of your server’s operating system, settings, programs, and data sent daily to an offsite location. Also make sure this image can be quickly loaded on to a server and shipped to you. With this in your plan, a tornado could rip open your office and destroy everything, yet you could be back up and running within a few days.


Want To Make SURE Your Business Can “Stay Open”


After A Disaster? FREE Disaster Recovery Plan Shows You How


Because it’s Halloween, we’re giving away a FREE disaster recovery plan to any of our clients who upgrade to our new SecureIT service. This service will make sure:


• Your files are automatically backed up every night right over the Internet. No more rotating and storing tapes or running the risk of tape failures!


• Your data is safe from fire, floods, storms, viruses, hackers, hardware malfunctions, and human error!


• You can back up ALL of your data and not be limited to the size of your tape drive.


• Should a disaster occur, you can be back up and running the very next day…we GUARANTEE it.


Plus, we’ll map out a disaster recovery plan for your company’s network so everyone in your office will know what to do if the server dies or your employees can’t get into your physical location.


We normally charge $199 for mapping out a Disaster Recovery Plan but it’s yours FREE if you upgrade your backup by Halloween, October 31st! To get started, drop your info here or call us at 949-600-6500.


Happy Halloween!

 

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Reply RaymondCog
8:51 AM on August 18, 2022 
20 Aphorism Examples
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The meaning.
Examples of Aphorism in Politics
Yup, you guessed it.
Sometimes, though.
(I say these words to make me glad),
Then use it as a guideline to stay focused on your general theme.
Too many times to count, right.
Now compare that proverb to this famous aphorism.
Examples of Aphorisms for Success
But Yoda isn’t having it.
This also reminds me of a precept by Sir Edwin Sandys, a politician who helped establish Jamestown, Virginia.
Yup, he was reminding Philadelphians that preventing fires is better than fighting them.
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It’s time.
They’re inspirational quotes.
Reply RaymondCog
5:27 AM on August 18, 2022 
Both sayings highlight the benefits of waking up early.
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Because let’s face it, perseverance is the key to success in life.
See for yourself.
Have you ever felt frustrated when other people didn’t meet your expectations.
Shifting gears a little, let’s talk about one of the world’s greatest aphorists – Benjamin Franklin.
Now you might be asking.
Pick an aphorism that relates to your message and use it to stay focused on your overarching theme.
Truthfully, there aren’t huge differences between the three.
Now that we’ve covered the aphorism definition, are you ready for more examples.
What does it mean.
Thomas Jefferson also mirrored this general idea when he said, I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Picture of Benjamin Franklin and a caption that says "Aphorist Extraordinaire"
Interestingly enough, this saying was initially intended as a compliment.
(I say these words to make me glad),
It’s time.
Too many times to count, right.
Reply RaymondCog
4:54 AM on August 18, 2022 
We see this in literature all the time.
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Another aphorism that’s adapted is, Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
See for yourself.
We’ve all probably had to learn that the hard way.
One of his most notable is, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Today, calling someone a Jack of all trades is usually a jab because it implies that their knowledge is superficial.
From there, you can build your story around it.
How many times have you heard one of the following aphorism examples.
Now that we’ve covered the aphorism definition, are you ready for more examples.
Examples of Aphorisms for Success
What am I referring to.
Sandys said, Honestie the best policie, which in modern English is…
He’s earned that title because he’s authored dozens of aphorisms.
Aphorisms state universal truths about life that encourage reflection.
As they say, Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Now here’s the big question.
Reply RaymondCog
3:55 AM on August 18, 2022 
Proverbs, on the other hand, can be much longer than aphorisms and adages.
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Another aphorism that’s adapted is, Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
The part in Star Wars where Yoda says, There is do, or do not.
Honesty is the best policy.
That’s not what you expected, was it.
It meant that the person was versatile and adept at many things.
Aphoristic statements also appear in everyday life, such as daily speeches made by politicians and leaders.
What is an Aphorism.
Brevity is the key.
Speaking of being safe, that’s another aphorism example that you’ve probably heard before.
If you can do something, then you need to do it for the good of others.
Washington’s message was that it’s wiser to be upfront and deal with the consequences.
The origins of this saying are open for debate, but it’s primarily attributed to Abraham Lincoln.
Skilled writers use aphorisms to evoke big ideas in a relatable way.
And then.
Now here’s the big question.
Reply AlexisPrene
11:58 PM on August 17, 2022 
And since they’re universal truths about life, they help persuade your reader to accept your message.
It originally read, Count not they chickens that unhatched be…
Remember that.
Have you ever felt frustrated when other people didn’t meet your expectations.
The complete quote was, A Jack of all trades and master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.
Not good.
So my advice.
But not today.
Your wish is my command.
Another success aphorism comes from Chris Grosser.
If you can do something, then you need to do it for the good of others.
Honesty is the best policy.
He’s earned that title because he’s authored dozens of aphorisms.
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For example.
The term aphorism originates from late Latin aphorismus and Greek aphorismos.
Reply AlexisPrene
8:28 PM on August 17, 2022 
Take this proverb, for example.
This famous motto highlights the truism that life is full of ups and downs.
He played the villain in the movie that famously stated.
Have you ever felt frustrated when other people didn’t meet your expectations.
The complete quote was, A Jack of all trades and master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.
It meant that the person was versatile and adept at many things.
It’s time.
Are you in.
Now compare that proverb to this famous aphorism.
Because let’s face it, perseverance is the key to success in life.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Aphorism Examples in Everyday Speech
Shifting gears a little, let’s talk about one of the world’s greatest aphorists – Benjamin Franklin.
It originated from Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie’s poem Tout vient a qui sait attendre.
But there’s no certain magic to sprinkling aphorisms into your writing.
Too many times to count, right.
Reply AlexisPrene
7:55 PM on August 17, 2022 
Examples of Aphorism in Literature
Speaking of being safe, that’s another aphorism example that you’ve probably heard before.
The idea is simple.
Sandys said, Honestie the best policie, which in modern English is…
Shifting gears a little, let’s talk about one of the world’s greatest aphorists – Benjamin Franklin.
Not so much.
Then use it as a guideline to stay focused on your general theme.
That’s why aphorisms, adages, and proverbs are synonyms for each other.
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The meaning.
Remember that.
Yup, you guessed it.
Other Common Examples of Aphorisms
Not so much.
And then.
They’re in social media captions all over the web.
Reply AlexisPrene
7:00 PM on August 17, 2022 
See the difference.
Speaking of being safe, that’s another aphorism example that you’ve probably heard before.
He played the villain in the movie that famously stated.
Yup, you guessed it.
Sometimes, though.
Skilled writers use aphorisms to evoke big ideas in a relatable way.
From there, you can build your story around it.
Today, I’ll define aphorism and show you how these handy little sayings make your writing more memorable.
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Another aphorism that’s adapted is, Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
There is no try.
This aphorism is short and sweet, but it teaches us a valuable truth.
Finally, Actions speak louder than words is another classic example.
It meant that the person was versatile and adept at many things.
But there’s no certain magic to sprinkling aphorisms into your writing.
They’re written in countless books and passed down as folk wisdom.
Reply AnistonGax
3:41 PM on August 17, 2022 
Don’t count on things that haven’t happened yet because something unexpected could occur.
George Washington is known for his wise sayings.
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Washington’s message was that it’s wiser to be upfront and deal with the consequences.
Want a few more.
It originated from Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie’s poem Tout vient a qui sait attendre.
Not only that, but you can use aphorisms in your writing to summarize your central theme.
Now here’s the big question.
Take this proverb, for example.
Examples of Aphorisms for Success
Remember that.
Washington’s message was that it’s wiser to be upfront and deal with the consequences.
The complete quote was, A Jack of all trades and master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.
The original saying was, Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.
Ready to Use These Aphorism Examples In Your Writing.
How do aphorisms differ from adages and proverbs.
We see this in literature all the time.
Reply AnistonGax
8:51 AM on August 17, 2022 
It reminds us to take precautionary measures, so we don’t end up with bad results.
If you can do something, then you need to do it for the good of others.
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Sandys said, Honestie the best policie, which in modern English is…
He once stated, If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
’Ah, all things come to those who wait,’
And get this.
Today, I’ll define aphorism and show you how these handy little sayings make your writing more memorable.
Take this proverb, for example.
This quote originated from Thomas Howell in New Sonnets and Pretty Pamphlets.
George Washington is known for his wise sayings.
Have you ever felt frustrated when other people didn’t meet your expectations.
He’s earned that title because he’s authored dozens of aphorisms.
Not good.
Build a storyline around that saying.
They’re in social media captions all over the web.
The early bird gets the worm.
Reply AnistonGax
8:14 AM on August 17, 2022 
Better safe than sorry is a piece of wisdom from Samuel Lover’s book, Rory O’More.
Examples of Aphorism in Politics
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This aphorism is short and sweet, but it teaches us a valuable truth.
Interestingly enough, this saying was initially intended as a compliment.
It originated from Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie’s poem Tout vient a qui sait attendre.
Build a storyline around that saying.
They’re inspirational quotes.
It’s a great saying, but it’s not something you’d necessarily repeat over the dinner table.
The original dictum said, A penny spar’d is twice got, but it’s adapted over the years for modern English.
Michael Corleone from The Godfather II disagreed with that.
Have you ever felt frustrated when other people didn’t meet your expectations.
He once stated, If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Another memorable aphorism is, An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Give it a try!
Let’s get started.
Now compare that proverb to this famous aphorism.
Reply AnistonGax
7:07 AM on August 17, 2022 
You get up and keep trying.
What am I referring to.
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Like George Washington, Sandys believed that telling the truth is always the way to go.
Other Common Examples of Aphorisms
(I say these words to make me glad),
Your stories can benefit from this method too.
How many times have you heard one of the following aphorism examples.
We see this in literature all the time.
Nanakorobi yaoki.
There is no try.
This also reminds me of a precept by Sir Edwin Sandys, a politician who helped establish Jamestown, Virginia.
He’s earned that title because he’s authored dozens of aphorisms.
It originated from Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie’s poem Tout vient a qui sait attendre.
There must be a method to your madness.
How many times have you heard one of the following aphorism examples.
Now compare that proverb to this famous aphorism.
Reply CarterRex
8:30 AM on July 5, 2022 
A good beginning makes a good ending Link to proverb.
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Ain't over till the fat lady sings - It.
The squeaky wheel that gets the grease - It's.
Great minds think alike Link to proverb.
A woman's place is in the home Link to proverb.
A change is as good as a rest Link to proverb.
Jack of all trades, master of none Link to proverb.
Reply Marioponry
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Now here’s the big question.
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The early bird gets the worm.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
There is no try.
Honesty is the best policy.
That’s not what you expected, was it.
Today, calling someone a Jack of all trades is usually a jab because it implies that their knowledge is superficial.
As they say, Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
But not today.
Your wish is my command.
It’s better safe than sorry, right.
What am I referring to.
Have you ever felt frustrated when other people didn’t meet your expectations.
Sometimes, though.
Aphorisms state universal truths about life that encourage reflection.
Then use it as a guideline to stay focused on your general theme.

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