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Scottish brewery recovers from ransomware attack

Paul Crawford Silver badge

Re: offsite backup

There are many ways to destroy data integrity, not just the obvious ransom-ware or HDD failure, but also examples of electrical surge, fire, flood or some oik nicking the thing.

Having an off-site copy is a VERY GOOD IDEA and if you want to DIY then you could sync two NAS locally, move one off-site and then have an rsync job (ideally taking a copy of the most recent snapshot so it is all consistent in time).

Of course you also need to check it is working, not just initially but also months down the line, and to try your recovery process as well. You REALLY don't want to find out its not quite right after a major event!

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