What is Backup and Disaster Recovery or BDR?

What is Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR)? Disaster recovery (DR) of backups involves policies, procedures, and deployment to recover data or the continuation technology infrastructure, systems and data following a data loss caused by a disaster. Disaster recovery focuses on the technology systems supporting critical business functions. Disaster recovery is, therefore, a subset of business … Read more

Hacktoberfest 2016

Hacktoberfest 2016 Eric’s Computer Services participated in Digital Oceans 3rd annual Hacktoberfest.  It’s that time of year again! Hacktoberfest 2016 is almost over corner. Digital Ocean is back with new, featured projects and the chance to win the another limited-edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt you all love. Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in the GitHub community! To … Read more

How big is a Zettabyte?

How Big is a Zettabyte? On Monday Gartner, Inc. released a report predicting consumers would be hoarding a global total of 4.1 zettabytes worth content by 2016. But most of us don’t really have a handle on how big a zettabyte really is. A singe zettabyte, yes only 1  zettabyte is 909494701.773 terabytes (TB). Remember … Read more

World Backup Day!

World Backup Day! World Backup Day is March 31st! Having a backup is the most important thing you can do on your computer, phone or tablet. As opposed to having all your data only on one device, you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe. Losing data is way more common than you’d think. One … Read more

Recovery From Lost Floppies

Recovery From Lost Floppies Data recovery from lost floppies is hard work. When the data is on a non-standard operating system format it is even more challenging. One of Eric’s Computer Services data recovery partners, DriveSavers was able to help the family of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. His 5.25-inch floppies,  yes 5.25-inch floppies not … Read more

Hacktoberfest & Open Source

Hacktoberfest & Open Source Eric’s Computer Services participated in Digital Oceans 2nd annual Hacktoberfest. Hacktoberfest is a celebration of OSS (open source software) put on by Digital Ocean and completed on GitHub. For creating four pull requests on any GitHub-hosted open source projects by Halloween (October 31st) you get this awesome t-shirt (featured left). Hacktoberfest is … Read more