If I Could Turn Back Time



By Eyal Traitel for Beyond The Blocks - Friday, April 21, 2017

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Cher's Song and Storage have something in common. Read on to learn what. 

Old-time Reduxians will recall my inital demos of BackDating, formatting Windows disks then happily recovering them, playing the somewhat controversial If I Could Turn Back Time song by Cher.

It definitely surprised a senior executive from one of the largest tech companies

I’m sorry for the shmaltz(exaggerated sentimentalism), but the lyrics are so relevant till today, ransomware, corruptions and user-initiated disasters in mind:


If I could turn back time

If I could find a way

I'd take back those words that'll hurt you and you'd stay

I don't know why I did the things I did

I don't know why I said the things I said

...

My world was shattered I was torn apart

Like someone took a knife and drove it deep in my heart

...

But I lost everything darling then and there



OK - I might have taken it too far. But you get the point. Data matters. If only you could turn it back.

Well, Now you can. Just thinking out loud:


If I could turn back time

If I could go back to the exact second and recover my data


If I could find a way

If I had found BackDating


I'd take back those words that'll hurt you and you'd stay


I don't know why I did the things I did

I don't know why I used snapshots, I don't know why I left my computer unattended, I don't know why I downloaded that spammy email


I don't know why I said the things I said

I don't know why i said it was impossible


My world was shattered I was torn apart

My infrastructure rendered useless after the data loss


Like someone took a knife and drove it deep in my heart

Like someone drove a truck into my server room

...

But I lost everything darling then and there

I couldn't recover all the data

Eyal Traitel

Written by Eyal Traitel

Eyal has 20 years of global experience in diverse roles in IT, Support, Engineering, Sales, Consulting and Product Marketing, in diverse locations (Israel, Netherlands and United States). He is highly skilled in system administration, SAN and NAS concepts, design, implementation and architecture. Experienced in pre-sales activities such as RfPs, demos and presentations and marketing events, competitive analysis, product gap analysis and product positioning planning.



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