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    Al's Toy Barn Backup (almost) Sends Woody to Infinity and Beyond!

    Are you performing backups of your IT systems?  Are you testing those backups to make sure they can be used to actually recover your information, if the originals were damaged or deleted?  Are you maintaining your backups at an off site location?  

    Read this story to learn more about how Pixar almost sent Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, and the entire Toy Story 2 cast to infinity and beyond!  While Galyn saved the day by having a backup copy of the movie at her house, that is not the approach to use for backups of institutional data.  Please see our Maintain Off Site Backups article for additional information on maintaining off site backups of institutional data.

    Tom Davis is IU's Chief Security Officer