Saving the City of Graham from Data Corruption – Case Study

Saving the City of Graham from Data Corruption – Case Study

Wouldn’t it be incredible to know that a superhero is watching out for your IT infrastructure? That regardless of flood, fire, or data corruption, you have the security of knowing that your servers will always be up and running? For the City of Graham in North Carolina, Steve Brooks, President of Brooks Network Services, played the superhero when he made sure the city is using the StorageCraft solution to protect all of its critical servers.


Data Corruption: It Can’t Happen to Me – Can It?…

Arguably, data corruption doesn’t happen as often as – say, human error or cyberattacks. However you can still find it among the causes of data loss. One might argue ‘it can’t happen to me’, and just ignore the conversation. However, for those in IT admin roles, data corruption is one risk of day-to-day activity.

One of the most interesting things about data corruption is, it’s one of those things that you can’t really prevent.

There’s a chance that data corruption may happen during a variety of processes: writing, reading, storage, transmission, or processing data. On all of these occasions, the result may be unintended changes to the original data. You could end up with anything from minor data loss to a full system crash.

Computer, transmission, and storage systems use a number of measures to provide end-to-end data integrity, or lack of errors. But the single, most effective way to combat data corruption is making sure you have a backup to restore from.

Saving the City of Graham from Data Corruption

In the City of Graham, IT systems manager Jeff Wilson did just that. He made sure that all his virtual and physical environments had backups taken every 30 minutes with ShadowProtect SPX. The SPX backup images proved crucial when a hardware quirk turned the entire city’s SQL database to nothing more than a memory… Read more to see how he recovered!