For school district IT personnel from coast to coast, the recent destruction wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita has driven home the importance of backing up school data.

School systems in the paths of these hurricanes have to worry not only about rebuilding their school buildings and their IT infrastructures, but they also must recreate or recover billions of bits of data from computers that were damaged in the storms or the subsequent flooding. Though statewide databases containing information about students in Louisiana and Mississippi are helping educators in the affected areas piece together their computer records,


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