Archive for the ‘SEMINARS’ Category

Disaster Seminar 16 — Backup Programs

October 17, 2017

I am using a great backup program.

1. It places my data on a portable hard drive.

2. It automatically backs up my machine.

3. It is easy to access my data.

This is not a great choice.

1. Your machine breaks, you may have to buy
a new backup program.

2. You need at least two copies of
your backup files at different locations.

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Disaster Seminar 15 — A Great Backup Service

October 10, 2017

I am already using a great backup service

1. My machine is automatically backed up over the internet

2. My data is cryptographically secure.

3. I have plenty of space available.

4. It is easy to get my data.

Wrong Choice!

1. Loss of internet means loss of service.

2. A disaster at the backup company site means loss of service.

3. NSA can break the crypto algorithm.

4. Company tech can probable access your data.

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Disaster Seminar 14 — I Already Backup My Data

October 3, 2017

Do I really need to have a flash drive copy
of my data directories?

It is very important to backup your data.

It can solve a great many problems.

Unfortunately, it is not a good means
of using your friend’s machine to perform
your critical tasks.

Let us develop some disaster related backup
methods.

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Disaster Seminar 13 — Current Data Solution

September 26, 2017

A Flash Drive will make your data available to another machine

1. All of the your data folders must be on the flash drive

2. Every time you work on your data, update the flash drive.

3. Keep the flash drive in your pocket.

Sounds like a lot of work!

It isn’t as much as you think.

Also, please keep in mind that not having your data
will create a lot more work.

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Disaster Seminar 12 — But I Like Quick Books

September 18, 2017

I also liked Quick Books.

1. I used it for many years.

2. It was quite easy to use.

3. It worked only on my Windows machine.

4. There was no Linux Version.

Then my machine broke.

1. My version did not work on my new machine.

2. I scrambled to find a solution

3. Open Office proved to be the solution

a. There was a version for both Windows and Linux

b. The downloads were free of charge.

c. The files are identical on both machines.

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Disaster Seminar 11 — Economical Software Solution

September 12, 2017

Open Source Software Products:

1. Downloadable free of charge.

2. Common applications are available.

a. Open Office

1. Word Processor

2. Spreadsheet

3. Presentation

4. Drawing.

5. Rough equivalent to Microsoft Office.

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Disaster Seminar 10 — Cloud Computing Is Not A Solution

September 5, 2017

I have a cloud version of Quick Books.

1. All I need is an internet connection.

2. I can operate on any machine.

3. I do not have to buy multiple copies.

You will lose your Cloud version of Quick Books if:

1. You loose the internet.

2. There is a disaster at the Quick Books facility.

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Disaster Seminar 9 — Application Disaster Crisis

August 29, 2017

A broken machine means new application software.

1. New machine has new, different operating system

2. Your original software will probably not work.

3. New Windows based software is expensive.

4. Even an upgrade is expensive.

Two machines will need two copies of the same software

1. Copyright rules limited use on several machines.

How do we economically replace software on

1. A Replacement machine?

2. The two machines needed to rapid disaster recovery?

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Disaster Seminar 8 — Disaster Preparation Requirements

August 22, 2017

Please keep in mind that:

1. Both machines will probably not be broken at the same time

2. A notebook can operate without 110 volt power.

3. A notebook can be recharged in your car.

As a consequence, to Minimize the impact of a computer failure,

1. The same applications must be on both machines.

2. Current Data must be on both machines.

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Disaster Seminar 7 — Disaster Preparation Goals

August 15, 2017

Our preparation goals must be to minimize the:

1. Preparation cost

2. Preparation time.

3. Time during a disaster without a machine.

4. Recovery Cost.

5. Recovery Time.

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