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February 21, 2015, 11:35:27 AM
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February 21, 2015, 07:08:11 PM
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It only cost the police department $500 to realize the stupidity of not backing up valuable data.

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February 21, 2015, 07:18:31 PM
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It only cost the police department $500 to realize the stupidity of not backing up valuable data.

Some one has to pay for that. And it's not the police department.

I'm sure they will fine some one $500 for speeding or something  Cheesy

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February 23, 2015, 05:33:11 AM
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I recommend using Clonezilla to start a drive clone each night right before bed and allow it to finish while you are sleeping.
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February 23, 2015, 11:55:27 AM
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I recommend using Clonezilla to start a drive clone each night right before bed and allow it to finish while you are sleeping.
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February 24, 2015, 02:52:47 AM
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I recommend using Clonezilla to start a drive clone each night right before bed and allow it to finish while you are sleeping.
Aaand who will buy the extra HDD?

The people who want an added layer of protection from data loss.
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February 24, 2015, 10:21:06 AM
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Hopefully now they will purchase a new quality anti-virus system. Should have done earlier. A $5 / year Kasper might have saved their $500.  Grin

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February 24, 2015, 01:31:38 PM
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Typical stuff. These kinds of services (law enforcement/justice) rely daily on computers and IT. But when it comes to building a secure system for user databases or to hire technicians, everyone goes the cheap way because "even a small laptop works" and because "we don't need IT technicians, we'll just hire someone who can install stuff here and there". When problems happen... Well, one can see what's the result.
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