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<ul><li><p>! </p><p>ISSUE </p><p>12 | DECEMBER 2011 </p><p>1 Wadleigh Place South Boston, MA 02127 </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees! December Contest </p><p>Where in South Boston are these trees? The </p><p>first reader to guess their location will receive a free gift. </p><p>Last month, Southie Trees arranged a tree planting in </p><p>South Boston, to implement a grant from Grow Boston </p><p>Greener to plant four flowering cherry trees. Many South </p><p>Boston residents and businesses supported the event. </p><p>Tech Networks of Boston supports the preservation of </p><p>mature urban trees, which make neighborhoods more </p><p>pleasant, filter our air and water, and moderate </p><p>temperatures. Lets save the trees entrusted to us by </p><p>past generations, and plant new ones for the future. </p><p>We hope youll use this contest as a fun way to get to </p><p>know your citys trees! </p><p>Whats Your Backup Plan? TNBs Data Safety Guide. </p><p>Will your data always be there for you? Lets </p><p>find out. When Tech Networks of Boston </p><p>creates your Data Safety Guide, our technicians </p><p>will work with you in a structured planning </p><p>session to ensure your data is always available </p><p>when you need it. Your data safety system will: </p><p>! Protect against data corruption or loss </p><p>from hardware failure, malware, natural </p><p>disaster, human error, theft or sabotage. </p><p>! Meet current and future capacity, </p><p>retention and recovery needs. </p><p>! Back up data reliably and efficiently. </p><p>! Cause minimal inconvenience to regular </p><p>business operations. </p><p>! Restore lost data and bring failed </p><p>systems back to normal operation </p><p>within the clients time frame. </p><p>! Meet your budget and use funds wisely. </p><p>In most cases, TNB recommends a hybrid </p><p>backup structure that gives you the advantages </p><p>of three different technologies: tape or disk-to-</p><p>disk backup, on-site network storage, and </p><p>secure cloud storage. </p><p>Offsite solutions like cloud storagein which </p><p>your data is stored in a secure server on the </p><p>Internetprotect you against disaster or foul </p><p>play at your physical location, with the </p><p>disadvantage of potentially slow transfer speeds </p><p>should you need the data recovered quickly. </p><p>Onsite solutions including disk-to-disk backup </p><p>are much faster to store and recover data, but </p><p>create a single point of failure. This is why the </p><p>best backup solutions use multiple technologies </p><p>and approaches, selected to complement each </p><p>other in serving your needs. </p><p>Inside, read more about some of the factors we </p><p>consider in creating your Data Safety Guide. </p><p>In this issue </p><p>Whats Your Backup Plan? </p><p>Inside Your Data Safety Guide </p><p>Jennifer Brundage, Sustainability &amp; Marketing Coordinator </p><p>Give Your root$hare </p><p>Get Listed on Boston Charity Events </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees </p><p>Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper </p></li><li><p>!!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>! !</p><p>Table 1: Backup Data Inventory Form (to be completed in your Guide) </p><p> Data Type </p><p>Data Description </p><p>Data Location </p><p>Data Size </p><p>Backup Methods </p><p>Backup Frequency </p><p>Time to Recover </p><p> Retention </p><p>File </p><p> SQL Database Mail Database </p><p> Application Software </p><p>System Configuration </p><p> Number of Servers Total Data Size </p><p>Table 2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Backup Types </p><p>Type of Backup Advantages Disadvantages </p><p>Full / Image Backup: All data Is backed up, either by copying all files to a backup location, or by making a copy (image) of the hard disk. </p><p>Full copy of data in one place makes it easier to accesss a particular needed file. </p><p>Slow because it includes the largest amount of data. By storing multiple copies of the same files, multiple full backups can be inefficient. </p><p>Differential Backup: All files created or changed since the last full or image backup. </p><p>Faster to restore than incremental backups: only two backup sets are needed (the latest full and differential). </p><p>Longer and larger backups than incrementals. The size and backup time increases with each backup. </p><p>Incremental Backup: All files created or changed since a full or incremental backup. </p><p>Fastest, most efficient use of media by backing up the smallest amount of data. </p><p>Complex restores require multiple incremental data sets. Also, one set could fail. </p><p>Table 3: Internet Connection Speed and Data Recovery Time Amount of Data Business DSL, 3 Mbps Comcast, 10 Mbps Cogent, 100 Mbps </p><p>1 TB 82 days 13 days 1 day </p><p>300 GB 24 days 4 days 9 hours </p><p>50 GB 4 days 1 day 2 hours </p><p>25 GB 2 days 7 hours 1 hour </p><p>!</p><p>Meet a Boston Techie </p><p>!</p><p>Hailing from Northeastern University as an </p><p>environmental science major, Jennifer Brundage has </p><p>been involved in TNB events ranging from sales </p><p>conferences to alternative energy rallies. </p><p>In addition to her work editing Boston Charity Events </p><p>and Boston Techie newsletters, TNB devotes half of </p><p>Jenns time to Southie Trees. As head coordinator, </p><p>she has been in charge of organizing tree plantings, </p><p>grant proposals and campaigning to save heritage trees </p><p>in the Old Colony housing development. </p><p>When shes not working, Jenn volunteers for three </p><p>different bicycle advocacy groups: the Boston Cyclists </p><p>Union, Commonwheels Bicycle Coop, and Bikes Not </p><p>Bombs. She also works as a sound tech at </p><p>afterHOURS, Northeastern Universitys music venue. </p><p>These tables show some factors your TechAdvisor will consider in your Data Safety Guide. </p><p>We will fill Table 1 with an inventory of your data. Table 2 explains the different backup </p><p>types, and Table 3 illustrates the expected data recovery times for different technologies. </p><p>TNB will consider all these and more to ensure your information is safe and recoverable. </p><p>!</p><p>Jennifer Brundage Sustainability &amp; Marketing Coordinator </p><p>Inside Your TNB Data Safety Guide </p><p>Give your root$hare The New England Grassroots Environment </p><p>Fund (NEGEF) is raising $25,000 to help </p><p>fund grassroots environmental efforts in </p><p>our communities. </p><p>TNB thanks NEGEF for their generous </p><p>support of Southie Trees. </p><p>Please join TNB in supporting this worthy </p><p>effort. Its a central place to give and know </p><p>your funds will support volunteer-driven </p><p>efforts across New England. </p><p>Visit grassrootsfund.org/rootshare </p><p>to read more and make a contribution </p><p>today! </p><p>Each month TNB sends our Boston Charity </p><p>Events e-mail to over 8,000 subscribers. If </p><p>youre a nonprofit, get your event listed! </p><p>Please visit bostoncharityevents.org </p><p>and use the Add an Event link. Youll get </p><p>a special TNB Client badge in the e-mail. </p><p>The submission deadline for the e-mail </p><p>newsletter is the Monday before the last </p><p>Tuesday of each month. You can always </p><p>submit an event to the website. Here are </p><p>the deadlines for the next several months: </p><p> ! December 26 ! March 26 </p><p> ! January 30 ! April 23 </p><p> ! February 27 ! May 28 </p><p>Get Listed on Boston Charity Events </p></li><li><p>!!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>!</p><p>! !</p><p>Table 1: Backup Data Inventory Form (to be completed in your Guide) </p><p> Data Type </p><p>Data Description </p><p>Data Location </p><p>Data Size </p><p>Backup Methods </p><p>Backup Frequency </p><p>Time to Recover </p><p> Retention </p><p>File </p><p> SQL Database Mail Database </p><p> Application Software </p><p>System Configuration </p><p> Number of Servers Total Data Size </p><p>Table 2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Backup Types </p><p>Type of Backup Advantages Disadvantages </p><p>Full / Image Backup: All data Is backed up, either by copying all files to a backup location, or by making a copy (image) of the hard disk. </p><p>Full copy of data in one place makes it easier to accesss a particular needed file. </p><p>Slow because it includes the largest amount of data. By storing multiple copies of the same files, multiple full backups can be inefficient. </p><p>Differential Backup: All files created or changed since the last full or image backup. </p><p>Faster to restore than incremental backups: only two backup sets are needed (the latest full and differential). </p><p>Longer and larger backups than incrementals. The size and backup time increases with each backup. </p><p>Incremental Backup: All files created or changed since a full or incremental backup. </p><p>Fastest, most efficient use of media by backing up the smallest amount of data. </p><p>Complex restores require multiple incremental data sets. Also, one set could fail. </p><p>Table 3: Internet Connection Speed and Data Recovery Time </p><p>Amount of Data Business DSL, 3 Mbps Comcast, 10 Mbps Cogent, 100 Mbps </p><p>1 TB 82 days 13 days 1 day </p><p>300 GB 24 days 4 days 9 hours </p><p>50 GB 4 days 1 day 2 hours </p><p>25 GB 2 days 7 hours 1 hour </p><p>!</p><p>Meet a Boston Techie </p><p>!</p><p>Hailing from Northeastern University as an </p><p>environmental science major, Jennifer Brundage has </p><p>been involved in TNB events ranging from sales </p><p>conferences to alternative energy rallies. </p><p>In addition to her work editing Boston Charity Events </p><p>and Boston Techie newsletters, TNB devotes half of </p><p>Jenns time to Southie Trees. As head coordinator, </p><p>she has been in charge of organizing tree plantings, </p><p>grant proposals and campaigning to save heritage trees </p><p>in the Old Colony housing development. </p><p>When shes not working, Jenn volunteers for three </p><p>different bicycle advocacy groups: the Boston Cyclists </p><p>Union, Commonwheels Bicycle Coop, and Bikes Not </p><p>Bombs. She also works as a sound tech at </p><p>afterHOURS, Northeastern Universitys music venue. </p><p>These tables show some factors your TechAdvisor will consider in your Data Safety Guide. </p><p>We will fill Table 1 with an inventory of your data. Table 2 explains the different backup </p><p>types, and Table 3 illustrates the expected data recovery times for different technologies. </p><p>TNB will consider all these and more to ensure your information is safe and recoverable. </p><p>!</p><p>Jennifer Brundage Sustainability &amp; Marketing Coordinator </p><p>Inside Your TNB Data Safety Guide Give your root$hare </p><p>The New England Grassroots Environment </p><p>Fund (NEGEF) is raising $25,000 to help </p><p>fund grassroots environmental efforts in </p><p>our communities. </p><p>TNB thanks NEGEF for their generous </p><p>support of Southie Trees. </p><p>Please join TNB in supporting this worthy </p><p>effort. Its a central place to give and know </p><p>your funds will support volunteer-driven </p><p>efforts across New England. </p><p>Visit grassrootsfund.org/rootshare </p><p>to read more and make a contribution </p><p>today! </p><p>Each month TNB sends our Boston Charity </p><p>Events e-mail to over 8,000 subscribers. If </p><p>youre a nonprofit, get your event listed! </p><p>Please visit bostoncharityevents.org </p><p>and use the Add an Event link. Youll get </p><p>a special TNB Client badge in the e-mail. </p><p>The submission deadline for the e-mail </p><p>newsletter is the Monday before the last </p><p>Tuesday of each month. You can always </p><p>submit an event to the website. Here are </p><p>the deadlines for the next several months: </p><p> ! December 26 ! March 26 </p><p> ! January 30 ! April 23 </p><p> ! February 27 ! May 28 </p><p>Get Listed on Boston Charity Events </p></li><li><p>! </p><p>ISSUE </p><p>12 | DECEMBER 2011 </p><p>1 Wadleigh Place South Boston, MA 02127 </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees! December Contest </p><p>Where in South Boston are these trees? The </p><p>first reader to guess their location will receive a free gift. </p><p>Last month, Southie Trees arranged a tree planting in </p><p>South Boston, to implement a grant from Grow Boston </p><p>Greener to plant four flowering cherry trees. Many South </p><p>Boston residents and businesses supported the event. </p><p>Tech Networks of Boston supports the preservation of </p><p>mature urban trees, which make neighborhoods more </p><p>pleasant, filter our air and water, and moderate </p><p>temperatures. Lets save the trees entrusted to us by </p><p>past generations, and plant new ones for the future. </p><p>We hope youll use this contest as a fun way to get to </p><p>know your citys trees! </p><p>Whats Your Backup Plan? TNBs Data Safety Guide. </p><p>Will your data always be there for you? Lets </p><p>find out. When Tech Networks of Boston </p><p>creates your Data Safety Guide, our technicians </p><p>will work with you in a structured planning </p><p>session to ensure your data is always available </p><p>when you need it. Your data safety system will: </p><p>! Meet current and future capacity, </p><p>retention and recovery needs. </p><p>! Protect against data corruption or loss </p><p>from hardware failure, malware, natural </p><p>disaster, human error, theft or sabotage. </p><p>! Back up data reliably and efficiently. </p><p>! Cause minimal inconvenience to regular </p><p>business operations. </p><p>! Restore lost data and bring failed </p><p>systems back to normal operation </p><p>within the clients time frame. </p><p>! Meet your budget and use funds wisely. </p><p>In most cases, TNB recommends a hybrid </p><p>backup structure that gives you the advantages </p><p>of three different technologies: tape or disk-to-</p><p>disk backup, on-site network storage, and </p><p>secure cloud storage. </p><p>Offsite solutions like cloud storagein which </p><p>your data is stored in a secure server on the </p><p>Internetprotect you against disaster or foul </p><p>play at your physical location, with the </p><p>disadvantage of potentially slow transfer speeds </p><p>should you need the data recovered quickly. </p><p>Onsite solutions including disk-to-disk backup </p><p>are much faster to store and recover data, but </p><p>create a single point of failure. This is why the </p><p>best backup solutions use multiple technologies </p><p>and approaches, selected to complement each </p><p>other in serving your needs. </p><p>Inside, read more about some of the factors we </p><p>consider in creating your Data Safety Guide. </p><p>In this issue </p><p>Whats Your Backup Plan? </p><p>Inside Your Data Safety Guide </p><p>Jennifer Brundage, Sustainability &amp; Marketing Coordinator </p><p>Give Your root$hare </p><p>Get Listed on Boston Charity Events </p><p>Know Your Citys Trees </p><p>Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper </p></li></ul>