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When a backup is not really a backup

"Hong Kong's MTRC suffered a major interuption on Thursday (11-1-2018) eventually the east rail line resumed later in the day."

RTHK news reported:

The entire morning went off the rails for thousands of commuters on Thursday as the MTR in an unusual move was forced to suspend services on the East Rail Line for more than two hours over a signal glitch. link

We are constantly reminded we should back-up our data right? but is that enough? A backup that does not function is not a backup system.

A backup system that does not function is not a backup system.

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About the Author

John Herbert is a veteran chief engineer with more than 30 years international engineering experience, educated in the United Kingdom, he worked in the UK and then across Asia for more than two decades engaged by international and local companies. He is a Hong Kong Registered Energy Assessor (REA) and BEAM Professional, and is stationed in Hong Kong.

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