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Submission + - Database backup solution for a company that has a lot of customers?

Nillerz writes: I work for a company in a field that is still dominated by electricians, but is moving toward an IT future.

This means that they're starting to deal with problems that their industry hasn't had before, namely how are we going to securely store hundreds of customer database backups that are coming from off-site servers?

The ideal solution would be something that automatically backs up the database locally on their machines, encrypts it, gets a secure session over at our servers, uploads it, and exits. I don't know how likely it is that a solution already exists that does exactly this.

Comment Re:Sounds good to me (Score 1) 185

So two different ways that can go, either they are halved or more (in which case, hodl until one wins), or they are not halved (in which case sell sell sell sell sell, hodl the cash, wait for a winner, and buy buy buy, and simultaneously hope that the price doesn't go too high for the winning side in the meantime). Personally, I'm really shitty at timing, so I'm just going to hodl no matter what. I'm proud to do my part in ensuring the price of bitcoin remains relatively high.

Submission + - Patch management for offline customer systems?

Nillerz writes: Hello, /.!

What, in your experience, is generally the best way to distribute patches in a way so customers can download them, considering that the machines are offline? Are there any software packages (open source preferred) that pretty much allow engineers to upload a patch with a description to a web server, and allow customers with credentials that are registered in LDAP to browse and download them quickly?


Submission + - Apple, Microsoft, Google, and the battle for the mobile enterprise (

mattydread23 writes: The last three months have seen major moves from Apple, Microsoft, and Google as all three jockey for position in the mobile enterprise. Apple is the incumbent — a strange position for the company — but Microsoft is trying to leverage its strength in traditional IT markets, and Google is finally paying attention. Writer and long-time IT worker Ryan Faas looks at the current state of all three companies in mobile enterprise after their recent developer conferences.

Submission + - Ninety-nine percent of the ocean's plastic is missing 3

sciencehabit writes: Millions of tons. That’s how much plastic should be floating in the world’s oceans, given our ubiquitous use of the stuff. But a new study finds that 99% of this plastic is missing. One disturbing possibility: Fish are eating it. If that’s the case, “there is potential for this plastic to enter the global ocean food web,” says Carlos Duarte, an oceanographer at the University of Western Australia, Crawley. “And we are part of this food web.”

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