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Posted by Richard Jacob (November 18, 2019)

Disaster recovery

There are a number of potential issues that can cause your Mascot Server or other computer infrastructure to stop working. In the worst case, you may need to do a full recovery from backups. This can be an involved procedure, but it is straightforward as long as you have backed up key configuration and data files. For disk or storage [...]

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Posted by David Creasy (June 17, 2013)

Backing up your Mascot Server

The demise of Tranche, last year, with reports that 80% of the raw data ‘safely held’ there has been permanently lost, should be a wake-up call for many laboratories to consider their back up strategy. It’s very hard to get reliable data for the annualised failure rate (AFR) of disk drives, but most estimates suggest around 1.5% of drives will [...]

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