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I might have read to fast but can someone define "DarkData" for me please as the article did not.
^^^Gartner defines dark data as the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes (for example, analytics, business relationships and direct monetizing). Similar to dark matter in physics, dark data often comprises most organizations’ universe of information assets. Thus, organizations often retain dark data for compliance purposes only. Storing and securing data typically incurs more expense (and sometimes greater risk) than value.
Dark data is data that is stored somewhere but not used. That backup that someone 10 years ago and still sits on the file server taking up valuable space.
And probably temp files. Tons and tons of temp files.
Just imagine, right now the BS I'm posting is being saved on a server at MyBB's datacentre. Those bytes will also be backed up.
Holy Fk. No wonder the banks systems are constantly crashing. Doesn't seem very enterprisey even for daily backups.Had trhe problem when I worked at a bank. We had to keep 50 years of records. Our data base in 2005 was some 150GB. We did a RAR on the database every day and had to store it on 5 DVD's.
We had a backup tape system as well. Used for a full backup every week and a backup on the last business day of the financial year. That was sent to MetroFile on tapes (yes there are still people using tapes)
We had the option to request the return of a backup in case of emergency. Took about a week to get our data back. Funny thing. We sent a set of backups and when we tried to recover the data of one set, a NOOB working for us decided that he was just going to dump the tapes in the box and send it to MetroFile.