Backup Solutions and Data
To provide a comprehensive, brief, understanding of how our customers lose
data, and the ways to avoid it.
Types of Data Loss Requiring Data Recovery
Type Description Rate
File – Human Error Human error, deletion, overwrite, data entry error 83%
File – Corruption File corruption, contained virus, application error 10%
Failure or loss of primary storage, e.g. corrupt RAID
Storage Loss 5%
CPU failure, storage RAID failure, theft, <1%
Site Site disaster <2%
Disaster Recovery Plans
Who’s running the backups?
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista
• Released in early 2007 Windows Vista is the latest operating
system from Microsoft, replacing the current mainstream
operating system Windows XP
• Windows Vista contains many new features, some of the pros
– New Graphic Interface – Windows Areo
– Improved Search Capabilities
– Enhanced Security Technology
Windows Areo The new look of Windows
Windows Areo Desktop
Windows Areo Navigation
• Vista includes a new search feature called Instant Search.
• Search boxes have been added throughout the user interface.
• The Start menu search doubles as the Run command, type a
command and it will execute it.
• One of the new security changes is the User Account Control.
• It aims to improve the security of using Windows as a standard
user by making the user aware of the change before it is made.
• Windows Defender - designed to prevent, remove and
quarantine spyware in Microsoft Windows
• Improvements to Internet Explorer 7
– Phishing filter
– Better SSL notification
• Enhanced Windows Firewall now offers filtering for both
incoming and outgoing traffic
• BitLocker Drive Encryption – is a data protection feature that
provides encryption for entire volumes.
Vista Hardware Requirements
Microsoft Recommends Real World Recommendations
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) 3 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
1 GB of system memory 2 GB of system memory
40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of 80 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of
available space available space
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with: 256 MB of graphics memory
128 MB of graphics memory
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
• It is a resource hog. Most existing computer will at least need
an upgrade or may not be able to run it at all
• It is not compatible with the Sage Timberline software
• User Account Control, while the idea behind it is good you
quickly find it an annoyance and overkill.