If you are familiar with vcs software such as Subversion, you might think of boar as "version control for large binary files". But keep reading, because there is more to it.

Boar stores snapshots of directory trees in a local or remote repository and provides tools to ensure that your data is consistent and complete. You can keep just some or all of your data checked out for viewing and editing.

The repository has a simple layout to ensure that the data can easily be extracted even if the original software should be unavailable. This simplicity makes boar ideal for data that needs safe long-term storage.

Prey is a lightweight application that will help you track and find your laptop if it ever gets stolen. It works in all operating systems and not only is it Open Source but also completely free.

A Redundant Array of Independent Drives (RAID) is a method of grouping multiple drives together to improve performance or fault tolerance. Because m1.large and m1.xlarge instances have multiple ephemeral stores, you can now use RAID with these instance types.

Remus provides transparent, comprehensive high availability to ordinary virtual machines running on the Xen virtual machine monitor. It does this by maintaining a completely up-to-date copy of a running VM on a backup server, which automatically activates if the primary server fails. Key features:

* The backup VM is an exact copy of the primary VM. When failure happens, it continues running on the backup host as if failure had never occurred. * The backup is completely up-to-date. Even active TCP sessions are maintained without interruption. * Protection is transparent. Existing guests can be protected without modifying them in any way.

Companies continue to store and sometimes release vast databases of "anonymized" information about users. But, as Netflix, AOL, and the State of Massachusetts have learned, "anonymized" data can often be cracked in surprising ways, revealing the hidden secrets each of us are assembling in online "databases of ruin."

What follows is a simple description of a way I use to additionally "shield" my important files (a daily "tar" I take every night through a cron job), so that even if some sectors hosting them are lost, I still end up salvaging everything.

Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive.

Even when Windows routinely gives you the Blue Screen of Death, all may not be lost. We'll show you how to restore both your data and your sanity.

If the HDDis totally blank without any partitions, the SL-C3100 won't boot up.And this is how a SL-C3100 HDD partition table should look like:

So you have installed another ROM on your Zaurus such as Cacko, pdaXrom or OpenZaurus, and wish to return to the original Sharp ROM or restore a Fig Labs Full English backup? Don't worry, just follow these steps carefully and you'll be back up and running

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