Tom Marsh from the Higher Education Funding Council (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/) has been addressing the continuing problems with data redundancy on several LEA servers. As we know the core infrastructure we implement provides several robust techniques for data duplication specifically to avoid data loss, but as we all also know, there are instances when for one reason or another, data is not backed up.
One such instance that has raised my hackles lately is that of an HP server in a local school. Several of you who know me personally will immediately know the school I am talking about but I’m not about to start naming names and pointing fingers of blame. The data loss happened, it wasn’t backed up and that was the situation we had to sort out.
In an effort to streamline our go-to contractors I’m moving our server support to the people below. I’ve used them three times now and unlike some other recovery companies I’ve had experience in dealing with, this lot are actually pretty good and seem to know what they are doing. Contact me for names etc if you need them, I now have some very good techie contacts.