Bad Backup: How Pixar Almost Lost an Entire Film

May 30th, 2012 - Category - Backup & Disaster Recovery

Pixar, known for CG Animated films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Up, produced a short video about how they almost lost Toy Story 2 due to a simple linux command and faulty backup.

https://youtu.be/EL_g0tyaIeE

As said in the video, it would have taken 20-30 people a full year to recreate the work lost in 20 seconds, but the biggest lesson learned is that your company backup solution isn’t flawless. Your backup solution needs to be tested regularly to ensure that it is there and ready when you need it. Data integrity is everything to us at Netstar – our backup solutions are easy to test and we ensure testing is done regularly.

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About Mit Patel

Mit - Managing Director. In 2002, Mit founded Netstar. He has helped grow Netstar to become an indispensable partner to some of London’s finest businesses, including well known names in the Financial Services industry. Mit works across all aspects of the business including strategic planning and key account management. Mit is focused on ensuring the delivery of a high quality service, and providing strategic value to help our customers overcome their business challenges.

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