So, how frequently do you really test DR?

It’s after 4AM, I can’t sleep since I’m in pain after a car accident and I’ve had altogether too much caffeine. I’ve already watched 3 movies. BTW, “I am Legend” – WTF! Never have I seen a decent book butchered so much! The ideas in the book were so much stronger. Seriously, go get the book and forget the movie. Sorry, Will.

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A word of caution when setting up a deduplicating VTL

Based on some recent experiences I wanted to make people aware of some caveats with setting up a VTL with deduplication. This is specifically regarding the EMC DL3D (AKA Quantum DXi) but applies to all of them. This will be a mercifully short and to the point post. Here’s the rub:

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What is the value of your data? Do you have the money to implement proper DR that works? How are you deciding what kind of storage and DR strategy you’ll follow? And how does Continuous Data Protection like EMC’s RecoverPoint help?

Maybe the longest title for a post ever. And one of my longest, most rambling posts ever, it seems.

Recently we did a demo for a customer that I thought opened an interesting can of worms. Let’s set the stage – and, BTW, let it be known that I lost my train of thought multiple times writing this over multiple days so it may seem a bit incoherent (unusually, it wasn’t written in one shot).

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This has been one of the worst trips ever – because of one of the silliest DR exercises ever

Well, aside from visiting Flames and helping fix a severe customer problem. Those were rewarding. I still haven’t pooped that steak, BTW.

I was supposed to only stay for 1 day in Manhattan, fix the issue, ba da bing. I ended up staying an extra day – had no extra clothes and no time to get anything. Washed my undies on my own and used the hair dryer over a period of hours to dry them. I learned my lesson now and will always have extra stuff with me.

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