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Nathaniel CooperAug 9, 2019 10:07:00 AM1 min read

I didn't see a thing!





I'm driving to work today and there's a car pulling out of the gas station and it looks like a parking gate is coming down next to it.  I'm super confused then I realized this guy has hit a street sign! I then watched the guy back up and go out the other exit like no one was watching.

I circle back, take a look and chuckle to myself. Then I start thinking about where I see this happen with data. The amount of times I have seen customers lose an entire RAID set or have file system corruption or big things that were all scared of is pretty rare, maybe about a dozen times over about 19 years. 

What I have seen a lot of is when data is missing and no one knows why. I suspect its like this guy at the gas station, realizing no ones here and just going to go the other way.

So how do you protect yourself for when someone makes a mistake and is afraid to say something and back away?

There's really good ways to do it but you have to plan for it. Talk about it with your team and figure out how you're protecting yourself from when someone deletes something and doesn't tell anybody.

You'll be more protected taking care of this then preparing for the big stuff that rarely happens.


Nathaniel Cooper

As Chief Operating Officer of ProMAX Systems, Nathaniel Cooper, runs ProMAX Systems day to day operations. Cooper has been working with Storage, Backup and Media Management for video and creative professionals since 2001. Cooper has lead the design and deployment of some of the largest media systems in the world including a range of customers from NFL, MLB & NBA teams, US Military operations, and many of the worlds largest PR agencies and consumer brands. Cooper has spent the last 9 years as part of the ProMAX team and specializes in translating complex technical issues and options into easily understandable concepts.