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Data backup types explained: Full, incremental, differential and incremental-forever backup

What you will learn in this tip:Learn about full backups, incremental and differential backups, and newer types of backups like synthetic and incremental-forever backups. You will also learn how to choose the best data backup type for your organization’s data.

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For quite some time, there have been three basic types of backups: full, incremental and differential. More recently though, data backup software vendors have introduced some newer types of backups that you might not be familiar with. Before I do though, I am going to give you a quick crash course in full, incremental and differential backups.

A full backup is exactly what the name implies. It is a full copy of your entire data set. Although full backups arguably provide the best protection, most organizations only use them on a periodic basis because they are time consuming, and often require a large number of tapes or disk.

Because full backups are so time consuming, incremental backups were introduced as a way of decreasing the amount of time that it takes to do a backup. Incremental backups only backup the data that has changed since the previous backup.

For example, suppose that you created a full backup on Monday, and used incremental backups for the rest of the week. Tuesday’s backup would only contain the data that has changed since Monday. Wednesday’s backup would only contain the data that has changed since Tuesday.

The primary disadvantage to incremental backups is that they can be time-consuming to restore. Going back to my previous example, suppose that you wanted to restore the backup from Wednesday. To do so, you would have to first restore Monday’s full backup. After that, you would have to restore Tuesday’s tape, followed by Wednesday’s. If any of the tapes happen to be missing or damaged, then you will not be able to perform the full restoration.

A differential backup is similar to an incremental backup in that it starts with a full backup, and subsequent backups only contain data that has changed. The difference is that while an incremental backup only includes the data that has changed since the previous backup, a differential backup contains all of the data that has changed since the last full backup.

Suppose for example that you wanted to create a full backup on Monday and differential backups for the rest of the week. Tuesday’s backup would contain all of the data that has changed since Monday. It would therefore be identical to an incremental backup at this point. On Wednesday, however, the differential backup would backup any data that had changed since Monday.

The advantage that differential backups have over incremental is shorter restore times. Restoring a differential backup never requires more than two tape sets. Incremental backups on the other hand, may require a great number of tape sets. Of course the tradeoff is that as time progresses, a differential backup tape can grow to contain much more data than an incremental backup tape.

Synthetic full backup

A synthetic full backup is a variation of an incremental backup. Like any other incremental backup, the actual backup process involves taking a full backup, followed by a series of incremental backups. But synthetic backups take things one step further.

What makes a synthetic backup different from an incremental backup is that the backup server actually produces full backups. It does this by combining the existing full backup with the data from the incremental backups. The end result is a full backup that is indistinguishable from a full backup that has been created in the traditional way.

As you can imagine, the primary advantage to synthetic full backups is greatly reduced restore times. Restoring a synthetic full backup doesn’t require the backup operator to restore multiple tape sets as an incremental backup does. Synthetic full backups provide all of the advantages of a true full backup, but offer the decreased backup times and decrease bandwidth usage of an incremental backup.

Incremental-forever backups are often used by disk-to-disk-to-tape backup systems. The basic idea is that like an incremental backup, and incremental-forever backup begins by taking a full backup of the data set. After that point, only incremental backups are taken.

What makes an incremental-forever backup different from a normal incremental backup is the availability of data. As you will recall, restoring an incremental backup requires the tape containing the full backup, and every subsequent backup up to the backup that you want to restore. While this is also true for an incremental-forever backup, the backup server typically stores all of the backup sets on either a large disk array or in a tape library. It automates the restoration process so that you don’t have to figure out which tape sets need to be restored. In essence, the process of restoring the incremental data becomes completely transparent and mimics the process of restoring a full backup.

What backup type is best for you?

As with any backup, it is important to consider which backup type is best suited to your own organization’s needs. Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What does your service-level agreement dictate in regard to recovery time?
  2. What are the policies regarding storing backup tapes offsite? If backups are shipped offsite, incremental backups are a bad idea because you have to get all the tapes back before you can begin a restoration.
  3. What types of backups does your backup application support?

As you can see, synthetic full backups and incremental-forever backups go a long way toward modernizing the backup process, but it’s important to make sure you choose the best backup type for your organization’s data.

About the author: Brien M. Posey, MCSE, has previously received Microsoft’s MVP award for Exchange Server, Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. You can visit Brien’s personal website at

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Native Tape Support – Veeam Backup & Replication #tape #backup #solutions


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Veeam hasn t ignored the fact that tape backup systems remain a necessity for many organizations due to significant investments in both hardware and media. In many cases, it is also the only viable option for long-term archival and off-site storage for large data sets. This is why Veeam offers reliable tape backup solutions to help you meet your tape backup needs.

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Veeam provides native tape support for both automated tape libraries (including VTL) and standalone tape drives. Veeam includes advanced tape functionality for enterprises, including parallel processing, Native GFS Retention, a Global Media Pool and more, to provide added flexibility, easier management and advanced archiving options to meet your data retention needs:

  • Efficiently archive multiple backup files to tape at once using the same media pool
  • Reduce tape consumption but maintain long retention policies with a dedicated media pool for archiving full backups with grandfather-father-son retention policy
  • Automatically copy backup files produced by Veeam backup jobs, or regular files from servers and shares using Backup to Tape and File to Tape jobs with easy-to-use scheduling
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  • Track VMs and restore points across tapes and media vaults, making restores simple

Direct restore from tape NEW

Normally, if you need to restore files from tape, you first need to restore the VM backup from tape to the Veeam repository for staging. Now VM restores move directly from tape to the primary VM environment, saving time and reducing the need for intermediary storage.

Parallel processing

With new parallel processing functionality, you can improve data archiving performance and reduce complexity. Parallel processing allows you to archive multiple backup files to tape simultaneously by spreading them between multiple drives, even when Backup to Tape jobs are targeting the same media pool.

Global Media Pool

Global Media Pool is a quick and easy way to organize all tape libraries in one logical group, allowing for highly concurrent tape archiving and automatic failover from non-operation libraries. It also provides the flexibility to assign as many tape libraries as needed to a single media pool spanning multiple devices. Now, it s possible to:

  • Keep tapes loaded in separate libraries in one media pool
  • Automatically and transparently failover tape jobs to another library when some libraries run out of free media or available tape drives, or become non-operational

Native GFS retention Tape management made easy!

With Veeam, you can eliminate the manual work associated with long-term tape retention, making it easier to meet all of your data retention needs with a single dedicated Grandfather Father Son (GFS) media pool for full backups. This new pool type includes weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly media sets, thus dramatically reducing tape consumption on long-term retention policies. For example, now, a typical GFS retention scheme and five-year long retention only requires 20 tapes, storing four weekly, 12 monthly and four yearly full backups.

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Media vaults

Media vaults help you virtually organize, track, group and view information about your offline tape repositories. With media vaults you can:

  • Easily track the physical location of each offline tape
  • Group off-line tapes by certain criteria, such as retention periods
  • Manually or automatically move tapes to a predefined vault once they go offline

Veeam Backup & Replication meets all the requirements for our customers and our system engineers in the team. With native tape support, a big need was covered. Thanks to high stability and SureBackup, we can implement and verify the backup & disaster recovery process much easier. From a system engineer’s view: ‘An awesome product!’

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Virtual full backup tape out

Forever-incremental backup modes provided by Veeam Backup & Replication™ are not well-suited for tape out, because they do not have periodic full backups. Veeam helps you streamline the backup process and shrink the number of tapes required to perform tape out from such source backup file chains by scheduling a periodic virtual full backup that automatically compiles the individual parts of the incremental backup chain into a virtual full backup file for tape out. And because the virtual full backup file is compiled on the fly by a Backup to Tape job, you do not need extra disk space in your backup repository as a staging area! Schedule a virtual full backup, and Veeam Backup & Replication will synthesize the full backup file on the fly and write it to tape.

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Efficient and effective archiving

With Veeam, you can copy both backup files produced by specific jobs, as well as the entire backup repositories to tape. And to dramatically simplify D2D2T backup architecture, Backup to Tape job scheduling can be integrated with the source backup jobs, so that when a VM backup job completes – the produced backup files are automatically and immediately copied to tape.

The tape support in other backup solutions is typically licensed by the number of tape drives in your library, agents, and more. Veeam saves us a lot of money.

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Synology Cloud Backup – How to Backup Your NAS to the


How to Connect your Synology NAS to B2

Synology’s DiskStation is one of the leading Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions available for homes and small businesses. B2 is one of the most affordable ways to store your data in the cloud. Now Synology and B2 have teamed up to provide you with unbeatable cloud sync for your DiskStation. With Synology and B2, you’ll save every time you sync up to 75 percent compared to Amazon S3 .

How to set up your DiskStation with B2 cloud sync support

To set up your DiskStation with B2 sync support, you’ll need access to your B2 account. You’ll also need your B2 Account ID, application key and bucket name all of which are available when you log into Backblaze. Finally, you ll need the Cloud Sync application installed on your DiskStation.

  1. Open the DiskStation Management interface in your web browser.
  2. Install Cloud Sync v2.1.0 or later from the Package Center, if it’s not already installed.
  3. Click on the Main Menu .
  4. Click on Cloud Sync .
  5. Click the + button to create a new connection to B2.
  6. Select “Backblaze B2 Beta” from the list of cloud providers.
  7. Enter the account ID, application key, and bucket name you’ll be using for the sync. The bucket is the container that holds the DiskStation files you’d like to sync.
  8. Select the folder on the DiskStation you’d like to sync.
  9. Click Next. Confirm the task settings and the DiskStation will begin to sync to B2.10. Task settings lets you specify the folder you re uploading, and lets you prevent the DiskStation and B2 from syncing specific files or subdirectories. You can create exclusions for specific file types, too, as well as file names. You can also limit file size and even affect the direction of syncing, if you wish.

What to do with B2 support in DiskStation Cloud Sync

The Cloud Sync app provides you with total control over what gets backed up to B2 you can synchronize in the cloud as little or as much as you want. Here are some practical examples of what you can do with Cloud Sync and B2 working for you together.

Sync the entire contents of your DiskStation to the cloud .

The DiskStation has excellent fault-tolerance it can continue operating even when individual drive units fail but nothing In life is foolproof. It pays to be prepared in the event of a catastrophe. If you follow our 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. you know how important it is to make sure that you have a copy of your files in the cloud.

If this is the first you re hearing of 3-2-1, here s the bottom line: We recommend that you have three copies of your files at all times. First, there s the local source copy on which you re working your original. Next, there s a local backup (maybe that file on the DiskStation, for example). Finally, there s one in the cloud. That way, if anything ever happens to your data, you re only a few clicks away from being able to restore it and continue.

Sync your most important media files

Using your DiskStation to store movies, music and photos? You ve invested untold amounts of time, money and effort into collecting those media files, so make sure they re safely and securely synced to the cloud with DiskStation Cloud Sync and B2.

Back up Time Machine

Apple s Time Machine software provides Mac users with effortless local backup, and many of our customers rely on it to provide that crucial first step in making sure your data is secure. For years, customers have asked us for a way to back up Time Machine data, and now we can deliver.

Synology enables the DiskStation to act as a network-based Time Machine backup. Those Time Machine files can be synced to the cloud, so you can make sure to have Time Machine files to restore from in the event of a critical failure.

B2 is the best value in cloud storage. Our cost to store data in the cloud is up to 75 percent less than the competition. We re able to do all that because we ve spent years honing and perfecting our Storage Pods .

B2 just recently emerged from a very rigorous public beta test. During that time, tens of thousands of users signed up to try B2, and many more have come on board since the general launch at the end of June.

If you haven t given B2 a try yet, now is the time. You can get started with B2 and your Synology DiskStation right now, and make sure your NAS is synced to the cloud.

I think it s profiteering the service is no different and there should be no reason you can offer one set one product which is unlimited and then charge another set more for the same function.

Hey Sean! Yev from Backblaze here The difference is a financial decision. We ve been fairly open with folks in saying that we don t back up networked drives and servers for $5/month as part of our online backup service because that s not a feasible price-point for that type of service. Most folks have way more data on their NAS or server than they would on a regular PC or Laptop (though we do allow external non-networked drives to be backed up as an added benefit). B2 allows us to give users the capability of backing up their Servers and NAS drives like Synology to us but by paying for the space they use. It s currently priced at about 1/4 the cost of other online storage providers like S3 and Azure. We don t think that s unfair, but if you feel like paying for the amount of space you use is distasteful, we absolutely understand. We designed B2 in a way that would allow folks to back up as much data as they wanted, while staying in business hopefully some folks will take us up on the offer, and thus far the response has been pretty great!

What it boils down to is that B2 customers are subsidising Personal Backup customers. Your prices are the lowest, but I can t see how it s sustainable in the longer term to keep the Personal Backup product when 5000GB is $95 a year on Personal or $120 a year on B2, not to mention downloading from B2 costs money too. The pricing strategies are cannabalistic.

As a Synology owner I am very happy with this offer. Before I was using Amazon Glacier for my NAS backups. This new service is cheaper and has more features than Glacier.

Backblaze never allowed to backup from a NAS (for already explained reasons above), is great to finally be able to use BackBlaze.

///// I am afraid not support B2 in Hyper Backup now. If you insist to use it, please use Cloud Sync package.

However, I will pass this message to our developers and product management group. They will have more research on such feature. Hopefully we will be able to support this feature in our future Hyper Backup package releases. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.

If you have any great suggestions, feature or third party product support requests, please kindly send them to our Product Management group at:

All of you should hit the link and ask for the support, even the backblaze team, because in Q3/September HyperBackup will work with the amazon cloud drive

Just hit them up on your link about wanting B2 support in Hyper Backup 🙂

I think if you backup all or any part of the homes directory, you cannot also backup another shared folder on the same volume with the same account, does that sound right?

You should be able to pick and choose, but Synology might have a better answer 😀

This gives me so much happiness. I wish it would work for my Personal Backup account since my Synology is really just a backup of a few PCs but this is still great progress.

Thanks! We ve long wanted a way to offer our customers a way to safely upload the contents of their NAS systems to the cloud. Those needs are a bit different than what the personal Backblaze service was designed for, but that s one of the reasons we developed B2. We hope you ll check it out!

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Microsoft Azure Backup extends reach to VMs and PCs #vmware #cloud


Microsoft Azure Backup extends reach to VMs and PCs

Azure Backup. Microsoft’s cloud-based VM and data backup service that protects the contents of both Windows and Linux VMs, has been promoted to full-blown GA status as of last week.

Azure Backup’s feature set goes head to head against the likes of VMware vSphere 6 as a way to protect running VMs. It also falls in line with Microsoft’s strategy to make Azure an all-encompassing fabric for both local and cloud computing, with backup as one of many covered functions.

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Many of the features found in the release version of Azure Backup were announced when it was originally previewed back in March. Key among them:

  • Application-consistent backups for Windows machines (and file-consistent backups for Linux VMs)
  • Backup and retention driven by settable policies, with long-term retention of backups; the GA version of Azure Backup promises to store backups for 99 years
  • Backup protection of both VMs and client systems running Windows 7, 8, and 10 client systems

Up to 16 data disks can be backed up along with any given VM, and only changed data is backed up to reduce the amount of network traffic. Most crucial, systems don’t need to be powered down to enact backups, and a roster of PowerShell cmdlets are intended to make backup and restore operations scriptable.

However, data storage costs extra, and there are limits to how much info can be backed up for an individual data source. But there’s no charge for data egress when performing a restore operation.

Earlier this year, VMware vSphere 6 bundled the previously separate VMware Data Protection product, which also sports application-aware VM backup and restore functions. Where Microsoft ought to have an edge over vSphere 6 for backup — especially for smaller enterprises — is via Azure’s granular usage model, which has a more pay-as-you-go structure than vSphere’s licensing.

Last year Microsoft announced hardware-based Azure backup solutions. the StorSimple 8100 and 8600 arrays, designed to allow businesses to transparently migrate existing workloads into Azure. Unfortunately, the steep price tag and management issues made it less than appealing as a solution.

Azure Backup, though, is not dependent on any particular hardware solution. It’s limited to backing up client versions of Windows from Windows 7 up, and Windows Server 2008 SP2 up, but those limits pose far less of a barrier to adoption than the cost of a hardware appliance.


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What is Veritas Backup Exec (Symantec Backup Exec)? Definition from #symantec


Veritas Backup Exec (Symantec Backup Exec)

Veritas Backup Exec is a data protection software product that supports virtual. physical and cloud platforms. Sold by Veritas Technologies LLC, Backup Exec is compatible with most storage devices, including disk. tape and cloud.

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The product was previously known as Symantec Backup Exec when Veritas was part of security giant Symantec Corp. Veritas was sold by Symantec in January 2016 to The Carlyle Group private equity firm for $7.4 billion.

Veritas Backup Exec features

Veritas claims more than 2 million Backup Exec customers, mainly in the SMB and midmarket arena.

Key Veritas Backup Exec features include:

Backup Exec 15 features support for VMware ESXi 6 and vCenter 6, VMware Virtual SAN 6 and Virtual Volumes. Backup Exec 15 also offered enhanced VM capabilities with support for SAN restores and VMs with volumes of more than 2 terabytes.

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Veritas Backup Exec 16, which became generally available in November 2016, expanded its support to include the Microsoft Azure cloud, Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016. Previous product versions already supported Amazon Web Services (AWS ) and the Google Cloud Platform. as well as third-party clouds that support the Amazon Simple Storage Service protocol.

Other new features of Backup Exec 16 include:

  • Veritas branding;
  • a simplified licensing and purchasing model built for midsize companies that do not have complicated infrastructures or dedicated backup administrators;
  • expanded cloud support that streamlines migration to the cloud by offering a single platform to protect critical data across cloud, virtual and physical infrastructures; and
  • a new default database instance that installs SQL Server 2014 Express Service Pack 2.

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Backup and disaster recovery with Backup Exec

Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) is automatically installed with Veritas Backup Exec. It provides disaster recovery on Windows computers where the Agent for Windows is installed. By default, Backup Exec is configured to back up all of the critical system components needed to perform disaster recovery.

Veritas Backup Exec uses the system-level information from the SDR backup job to rebuild the server and restore it to a functional state. Recovery includes a bare-metal or dissimilar hardware restore job.

Through integration with Microsoft VSS, SDR backup jobs include all selected elements, even if they are components of the active operating system or are in an open state. VSS integration ensures backups are in a consistent state and have been properly placed into a quiescent state when the backup job occurs.

Veritas licensing options

Veritas licensing programs are divided into academic, corporate and government market segments. Customers make purchases from the segmented price list that applies to them. Veritas has three licensing programs: Veritas Academic Licensing Program, Veritas Corporate Licensing Program and Veritas Government Licensing Program.

The licensing programs provide eligible organizations with a purchasing process to access the entire portfolio of Veritas software, appliances, maintenance, support and services. Eligible academic organizations include government-approved public or private schools, vocational and correspondence schools, junior colleges and universities, and scientific and technical institutions with a full-time curriculum. Eligible government organizations include government agencies; government-funded research and development centers; state and local municipalities; and state, county or municipal hospitals.

Veritas Backup Exec vs. NetBackup

Veritas has two major backup software applications: Backup Exec and NetBackup for enterprises. While Veritas claims Backup Exec has millions of customers, the NetBackup product line generates far more revenue.

NetBackup is a backup and recovery software suite designed for enterprise users, and it can be purchased and integrated with disk backup appliances. It offers deduplication. replication and snapshot services and can provide recovery from tape, disk or the cloud in a physical or virtual environment. Support is provided for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as Microsoft Azure cloud, open source OpenStack clouds and AWS.

NetBackup has been integrated with several offerings: Veritas Resiliency Platform, which orchestrates the recovery of multiple VMs in multivendor hybrid clouds ; Veritas Information Map, which aggregates and presents data visually; and Veritas Velocity copy data management .

Backup Exec 2012 issues under Symantec

While still part of Symantec, Backup Exec 2012 ran into difficulties because its interface and backup processes were changed and the product did not support popular applications. Customers also criticized Symantec for changing Backup Exec’s view from a job-centric to a server-centric interface.

Many customers stayed with the product despite the Backup Exec 2012 issues. Others moved to one of the other SMB backup vendors, including Acronis. Arcserve, Datto, Dell AppAssure, EVault, Infrascale, Unitrends, Veeam Software and Zetta.

With Backup Exec 2014, Symantec returned its popular Job Monitor feature, which showed customers all their backup jobs and job history for all servers in one pane. The vendor also added support for the latest Microsoft applications.

This was last updated in February 2017

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D-Link Products – DNS-320-110 – 1TB ShareCenter – 2-Bay Network Storage,


1TB ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage, SATA, RAID 0/1, JBOD, USB Print Server

This ShareCenter storage device comes with a 1TB hard drive so everyone on your network can back up and share their documents, music, photos, videos to a central location and access them remotely over the Internet right out of the box. Plus, it features a built-in Web File and FTP server so you can remotely access your files over the Internet.


  • The cost-effective way to store and share your documents, music, videos, and photos with anyone on your network
  • Ideal backup solution for households with more than 1 computer – no need to physically connect a USB drive to each computer to perform scheduled backups.
  • Included backup software allows users to protect important files by scheduling automatic backups on set timeline.
  • Share a USB printer over the network between all the computers in your house
  • Built-in Web File server and FTP server to access digital files remotely over the Internet
  • 2-bay device with 1x1TB SATA disk drive pre-installed and pre-formatted for plug ‘n go installation – for additional capacity, insert a second 3.5 SATA disk drive without any tools or attaching any cables
  • Connect to the network with a Gigabit port for fast transfer speeds
  • Support for RAID 1 (mirroring) to protect against data loss in the event of a disk drive failure
  • Easy management with user-friendly web-based GUI.
  • Complementary solution with other D-Link digital home products:
    • store and stream media content from your ShareCenter to your TV using your Boxee Box
    • store IP video to your ShareCenter as part of your home monitoring solution

Raid 1 Technology

RAID 1 is like a backup for your backup. It causes the drives in your storage device to mirror each other, so if one drive fails the unaffected drive will continue to function until the failed one is replaced.

Web File Server and FTP Server

The DNS-320 includes a built-in Web File server and FTP server to make accessing files remotely, over the Internet, a breeze. The FTP server will come in handy when you need to share a file too big to e-mail to a friend.

This ShareCenter device has a built-in media server that can stream your photos, music and videos to all of the computers in your home and to compatible media players like Boxee Box, Xbox and PlayStation 3 so you can enjoy it all on your TV.

10/100/1000 Gigabit Port

The 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port gives you blazing fast speeds so you can back up and access your data without the wait.

There s no overheating in this device s future. It comes with a quiet, built-in cooling fan that only comes on when needed, saving you power and money.

D-Link Easy Search Utility

The D-Link Easy Search Utility allows you to locate your ShareCenter from anywhere on the network and map your network drive so it will conveniently appear in My Computer on your PC.

The included feature-rich backup software allows you to create schedules and rules including full or incremental backups.

Not quite the handyman? That s ok. You can insert an additional hard drive without using any tools or attaching any cables.

This product allows hard drives to enter sleep mode when not in use to conserve electricity and prolong the life of the hard disk. Plus, it uses recyclable packaging and complies with the European Union s RoHS directive.

USB Print Server Port

This storage device can also serve as a USB print server, allowing you to share a single USB printer over your network. The USB port can also support a Universal Power Supply (UPS) monitor that supports smart signaling over a USB connection. If a power outage were to occur, the compatible UPS monitor would allow the UPS unit to safely shut down the ShareCenter.

AjaXplorer is a file explorer that allows you to remotely manage your files using a web browser. Stay protected – anywhere, anytime.

Not to worry, Mac users! ShareCenter can back up your data regardless of your computer’s operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux)

  • CPU
  • 800 MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • Standards
  • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support Hard Drive Type
  • 3.5 Internal SATA Hard Drive
  • Ports
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 USB Port
  • Power
  • Drive Management
  • Four Different Hard Drive Configurations (RAID 0, 1, JBOD, Standard)
  • Drive Status with E-mail Alerts
  • Drive Quotas
  • Power Management
  • Device Management
  • Internet Explorer v6 or other Java-enabled Browsers
  • LEDs
  • Power
  • LAN
  • HDD 1
  • HDD 2
  • Certifications
  • FCC Class B
  • CE
  • Power Supply
  • External Power Supply
  • DC 12V / 4A Switching
  • Power Consumption
  • Normal Mode: 15.7 W
  • Sleep Mode: 8.2 W
  • Power Management
  • Power Saving
  • Schedule Power Off
  • Auto Power Recovery Support
  • Operating Temperature
  • 30 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
  • Operating Humidity
  • 10% to 95% Non-Condensing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • Item: 4.5 x 6.9 x 5.8 (115mm x 175mm x 149mm)
  • Packaging: 8.14 x 11.18 x 7.48 (206.76mm x 283.97mm x 189.99mm)
  • Weight
  • 3.37lbs
  • Warranty
  • 3 Year Limited*
  • Minimum System Requirements
  • Computer with:
  • 1GHz Processor
    512MB RAM
    200MB of Available Hard Disk Space
    Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP SP2**
    CD-ROM Drive to View Product Documentation and Install Software
  • Package Contents
  • ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage with USB Printer Port
  • 1 x 1TB SATA hard drive
  • Power Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD ROM with:
  • Installation Wizard
    Product Documentation

Hard drive(s) not included with DNS-320 model. DNS-320-110 includes 1 x 1TB SATA drive. An internal 3.5 SATA drive is required to store or share files and must be formatted before use. RAID 0 and RAID 1 require the use of two (2) SATA drives. To avoid drive incompatibility in RAID 0 or RAID 1 operation, use SATA drives from the same manufacturer. Formatted drive capacity for RAID 1 operation is dependent on the drive capacity of the lower-sized drive. May not work with older generation SATA drives. For a list of SATA drives that have been tested to work with the DNS-320 visit the FAQs section.

Use of an FTP Server over the Internet does not provide secure or encrypted transmissions, unless the end user enables SSL authentication in their FTP client.

D-Link cannot guarantee full compatibility or proper playback with all codecs. Playback capability depends on the codec support of the UPnP AV media player.

24/7 Basic Installation Support is available only in the USA for the first 30 days from date of original purchase.

D-Link makes no warranty as to the availability, reliability, functionality, and operation of the iTunes Server feature.

*3-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA and Canada.

**Computer must adhere to Microsoft’s recommended System Requirements.

All references to speed and range are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size, and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted on the package. See inside package for warranty details.


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5 Ways to Backup your Email #emails #backup


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Worried about keeping your email archives online? Need a simple and free tool to backup your emails? If so, then read further. Here you go, five free and different utilities to handle email backups:

Windows only email backup utility that lets you backup all your emails from multiple email accounts and programs into one secure and searchable archive. Import and manage messages from Gmail, Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, POP/IMAP accounts and many other mail programs: search through emails, remove duplicate attachments, one-click backup, etc.

  • Backup from: Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Microsoft Exchange Server Mailboxes, AVM KEN! Mailboxes, Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey, Webmailer, any POP3 and IMAP accounts, from Imported Archive files.
  • Search all your e-mail within fractions of a second (incl. the contents of attached documents).
  • and more

For Thunderbird Switching To Mozilla Thunderbird. Switching To Mozilla Thunderbird. Read More users only. MozBackup is a dead-simple utility to backup and restore your Thunderbird profiles, emails, installed extensions and settings. Quick and easy. It can do the same for Firefox as well.

Unlike the above two GmailUploader is a not a backup tool. It s basically an online service to upload locally stored mailbox files to your Gmail account. If you have switched to Gmail only recently (from Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) and need an easy way to import years old downloaded messages to your Gmail account than GmailUploader is the tool you need. It s the only free tool you ll find.

Backup and restore your profile settings, emails, address book, message filters, signatures, blocked senders, etc. It works with 9 popular email clients including MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express, Eudora, Pegasus, The Bat, PocoMail, Netscape Messenger, Opera Mail, and Incredimail. Please note that the backup can be restored only to the same type of email program from which it was created.

Backup Outlook Express messages, message rules, preferences, blocked senders, signatures, stationery, Windows Address Book, Internet Explorer settings, and your Windows Favorites.

  • Create backups for multiple identities.
  • Automattic Backup scheduler.
  • Back up your data as a self-executable, standalone EXE file that can be executed on any machine, even if Outlook Express Backup is not installed.
  • Access individual emails inside the backup file without the need to restore it first.

Know a better way to backup your emails. Share it in comments.

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Encrypt or Decrypt sensitive data using AES #encode, #encrypt, #encryption, #online


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Best encryption for network security.
Encrypt or Decrypt sensitive data using AES/DES/RCA encryptors (security tools).

Free Online Tools for Encrypting Text using 128-bit AES/DES/RCA Encryption. Encrypt or decrypt text online with a password of your choice using this hand tool. This is service for securing your messages in an easy way. CRYPO system will encrypt your message using strong encryption algorithm, and it will be secure for sending. Web based online service for easy text and messages encryption and protection. CRYPO – Best encryption for network security.


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Cloud Backup Software #cloud #backup #enterprise


Enterprise Cloud Backup and Recovery

Asigra Cloud Backup™ is an enterprise-class data protection software solution that provides a single, comprehensive, integrated approach to data protection including VM replication. Its complete range of capabilities allow you to securely protect all sources and types of corporate data.

However, Asigra’s single solution approach doesn’t mean one-size-fits-all. Instead, Asigra Cloud backup makes it easy to align the level of data protection to the value of the data being protected on a granular basis. The result is better protection, lower cost, and far less complexity than can be achieved with multiple non-integrated point solutions that only protect a subset of data sources.

Designed for efficient performance and compatibility with public, private and hybrid cloud architectures, the Asigra Cloud Backup data protection platform is equipped with:

  • Agentless software architecture for greater security and easier deployment and management
  • Global de-duplication and data compression technology to minimize storage costs
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 certified security. including AES 256 data encryption in transit and at rest, to meet HIPPA HITEC and other strict government regulations
  • Autonomic healing and validation restore capabilities to ensure data can be recovered
  • Geo-location and remote data wipe of mobile endpoints
  • Virtual Machine replication and disaster recovery to minimize outages

As an integrated, comprehensive data protection solution, Asigra Cloud Backup performs fast, efficient and secure backups of all types and locations of data, including:

  • Physical and virtual environments
  • Dockerized container environments
  • Enterprise servers, databases and applications
  • Endpoint devices including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones
  • Data in SaaS-based applications like Microsoft Office 365. Salesforce, and Google Apps
  • Data in cloud-based platforms like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services

Recovery is Everything with Asigra

Peace of mind for your data protection.

Here are just some of what Asigra Cloud Backup offers IT Professionals and Managed Service Providers:

1. A single integrated solution for all your needs

With Asigra Cloud Backup, a single integrated platform covers you against all data-loss scenarios in your environment. Whether you need to protect data on endpoint devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, or protect critical servers and enterprise applications in physical and virtual environments, Asigra Cloud Backup provides a complete range of capabilities. No longer do you need to employ a complicated mix of point solutions to address specific circumstances.

2. Flexibility to protect data how you choose

Asigra Cloud Backup lets you easily choose how you want to protect your data—file-based or image-based, physical or virtual environments, from servers to smartphones and across all hardware and software platforms—so you won’t be forced into making compromises (image-based available for VMs only). With Asigra Cloud Backup, matching the level of protection to the value of the data being protected on a data source by data source basis has never been simpler.

3. Efficient use of storage and network resources

Asigra’s global deduplication and data compression technologies minimize the amount of data that is sent over the network and ensure that it is efficiently stored, making it easier and more cost-effective for you to protect all the data in your environment.

4. Encryption that secures data in- flight and at at-rest

Asigra’s data encryption modules are FIPS 140-2 certified by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Data is encrypted at the source before it leaves the company LAN, so you can be sure that all your data is secure as it travels over public networks and while it is stored in backup repositories. Moreover, because Asigra Cloud Backup is agentless, you don’t have to install software agents on your computers that can expose your machines to security threats and attacks from malicious software.

5. Confidence that data can be restored and recovered

The goal of data protection is to have the data and applications available to you at the time of failure. Asigra Cloud Backup includes powerful autonomic healing and validation restore capabilities ensure that your data is always recoverable when you need it.

6. Infrastructure flexibility

Asigra Cloud Backup can be deployed on a range of platform choices, and includes production hardened, open source options like CentOS Linux and FreeBSD UNIX and ZFS on your choice of commodity hardware. Asigra Cloud Backup can also be deployed in virtualized environments, in Docker containers. and in cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services. This infrastructure flexibility helps you keep data protection costs and complexity to a minimum without limiting your future deployment options.

Want to find out more about the business benefits of Asigra Cloud Backup? Check out our product brochure .


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Deciding between System State Backup and Allcritical Backup in Windows Server


Deciding between System State Backup and Allcritical Backup in Windows Server 2008

Deciding between System State Backup and Allcritical Backup in Windows Server 2008: Which one is the right solution for my needs?
(To learn more about System State Backups and how to run these in Windows Server 2008 please check )

Q) First of what exactly is an Allcritical Backup?

A) An Allcritical backup is a backup of all the critical volumes present in the system.

Q) What do you mean by critical volumes?

A) Critical Volumes refer to the volumes present on the system which house the Operating System and other files which are essential for the OS to function properly. In the event of a disaster these volumes are required to bring your server back up and running.

Q) If I take an Allcritical Backup, can I perform a System State Recovery and create a IFM dump of my AD server with it?

A) Yes you can! There is no difference between a SSR or a IFM dump done from Allcritical or System State Backup. Allcritical Backup is basically a superset of a System State Backup.

Q) Why Allcritical? If I have set up System State Backup of my server and my hard disk crashes, all I need to do now is reboot into my setup DVD and recover from the SSB, right?

A) Wrong. System State Backup will NOT give you disaster recovery from setup media. Windows Server Backup offers full disaster recovery from setup media, wherein if the entire machine goes down. user can simply boot into setup media and restore the entire machine to an older time. For using this feature you need to have an Allcritical backup.

Q) Fine, I don t need disaster recovery and SSB s are smaller than Allcritical Backups, so I guess I should go for SSB for my daily backup needs?

A) Actually no, Allcritical Backups backup the entire Volume while a SSB only backs up the relevant system state files so a SINGLE SSB will certainly be smaller than the Allcritical backup. But if you are considering to set up a daily backup. then one more thing to consider is that SSB s are always full. All critical backups to volume and disks are stored in an incremental fashion. What this means is that if you take one backup that occupies x amount of space on the backup target then second backup will only take up space required for the changed blocks c . Total space utilized on target for storing both the backups will be x + c . in case of an SSB if first backup takes up y amount of space then total space taken up for 2 backups will be (y)+ (y+c).

Q) How does this incremental storage work?

A) After creating the first backup. WSB creates a VSS snapshot on the backup target, so when the second backup is written on top of the first backup, only the changed blocks takes extra space as diff area. Thus making it space usage efficient. For more details on VSS, refer

Q) I am seeing that Allcritical backups are pretty faster than SSB s why is that?

A) This is because Allcritical backups back up volumes at Block level. so the backing up happens below the file system layer and hence are faster than SSB s which need to first identify all files to be backed up and then back them up individually one by one. This again is not true always. if for example you have a 150 GB hard disk with 10 GB system data another 130 GB of other data like photos. videos etc then the Allcritical backup will certainly take longer time for completion than SSB since the amount of data is much more.

Q) Is there any other advantage that I can get by using Allcritical backups?

A) Yes, as a matter of fact there is. If you select faster backup performance in the performance settings menu, then the speed of the backup can be increased. so that only the changed information is transferred from the source to the backup target. But do remember that the IO performance on the volumes being backed up can be impacted. This is because Window Server Backup leaves a copy-on-write shadow copy behind on these volumes once the first backup is taken so that it can track changes made to the file system.


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Backup Or Save Email Messages In Windows 10 Using Mail App


Backup Or Save Email Messages In Windows 10 Using Mail App

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You may have some important email messages in your inbox and you might want to backup or save only those messages that include vital information.

When it comes to saving or backing up email messages, you have multiple options. You can create a PDF copy of the email message or use an email backup program to backup all messages in your inbox. But what if you want to easily backup individual email messages?

Luckily, backing up or saving individual email messages is easy in Windows 10, especially if you have already added your email account to the built-in Windows 10 Mail.

Use Mail app to save email messages in Windows 10

The built-in Mail app in Windows 10 enables you save individual email messages so that you can open them either using the Mail or third-party programs when required.

All email messages saved using the Mail app will have .eml extension. As you likely know, all major email clients including Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird support the .eml extension. This means that, the backed up or saved email can be opened with other desktop email clients as well.

How to back up or save individual email messages in Windows 10 using Mail app

Step 1: Launch the built-in Mail app. Add your email account, if not already done.

Step 2: Open your email message that you want to save or back up.

Step 3: Once the email message is open, click the Actions icon (…) located upper-right of the Mail window, and then click Save as option.

Step 4: Finally, enter a name for the email message before clicking the Save button. The Windows 10 Mail automatically uses the subject of the email message as the file name while saving it but if you want to name it something else please do so before clicking the Save button.

As said before, the email message will be saved with .eml file. To open the saved email message, simple double-click on it to open the same in the Mail app. You can also open saved email message in Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and other desktop email client programs.


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Effortless Youth Sports Registration Management #rbs #backup


  • Fast Setup – Accept your first payment in under 5 minutes
  • Clear Pricing – No contracts, monthly fees, or hidden fees. Starting at just $2.00 + 2.9% for all credit cards
  • Safe and Secure – First-in-class security with daily monitoring to protect your information
  • Live Support – available by phone, email or live chat
  • Accepts Major Credit Cards / Debit Cards – Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®
  • Quick Access to Collected Funds Including option to automatically deposit into a linked bank account

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Online Backup UK #backup #as #a #service, #online #backup, #online #backup


Backup as a Service

Managed Online Backup

Your business is your data. It s the single most valuable asset you have, and it needs to stay secure, protected and available at all times. That s why in 2003 we launched one of the first fully managed online backup solutions in the UK. Unbeatable support and award-winning technology mean you can backup and restore your files instantly. Over the last decade, our online backup solution has backed up, managed and restored over ten petabytes of data for more than two thousand customers.

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Online backup from Databarracks starts with strategy, not technology. It starts with the engineer we send to help set up the backup and retention policies, scheduling, exclusions and data management – and continues with unlimited access to our proactive 24/7/365 technical support.

No call centres. No queues. Afterwards, that’s it. We manage, administer, monitor and proactively support your backup solution every day, leaving you to focus on your core business.

Agentless backup

Our backup software is agentless, which is less resource intensive, more efficient and more resilient than traditional agent-based backup systems. Practically, this means a cheaper backup solution, fewer licenses and automated processes that manage themselves.

Perhaps most significantly, however, traditional agent-based backup solutions require an open firewall port for every agent, effectively creating multiple backdoors in the server architecture.

Agentless online backup is inherently more secure.

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Backup Lifecycle Management

We know your data isn’t a single entity – there are tiers of mission critical and archive data that demand different levels of protection, balancing factors like cost and compliance.

Using our tiered storage model, you’re in complete control of what you backup, to where and for how long. This means cheaper, highly visible backup that’s easy to manage and more closely aligned to the long term needs of your business.


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File Sharing Solutions for Mobile, Mac & PC #disk #imaging, #backup


Acronis Access Advanced

  • An on-premise enterprise file sharing solution for mobile, Mac and Windows that helps enterprises break down barriers between people, information, privacy and security. Acronis Access Advanced balances employees’ need to use all their devices to be productive with the organization’s need for data security, visibility and compliance.

    Acronis Access Advanced

    An on-premise enterprise file sharing solution for mobile, Mac and Windows that helps enterprises break down barriers between people, information, privacy and security. Acronis Access Advanced balances employees’ need to use all their devices to be productive with the organization’s need for data security, visibility and compliance.

    Acronis Access Advanced

    An on-premise enterprise file sharing solution for mobile, Mac and Windows that helps enterprises break down barriers between people, information, privacy and security. Acronis Access Advanced balances employees’ need to use all their devices to be productive with the organization’s need for data security, visibility and compliance.


    Acronis Access Advanced is an easy, complete, and secure enterprise file sharing solution that makes users more productive and gives IT complete control over business content to ensure security, maintain compliance, and enable BYOD. Employees can use any device to securely access, sync and share files with other employees, customers, partners, and vendors.

    Increases employee productivity

    • Puts all the user’s business files and content at their fingertips
    • Allows users to work where and when they need, with the device they have at hand
    • Enables easy collaboration and sharing with colleagues and external constituents
    • Is not dependent on slow and cumbersome VPN
    • Makes secure file sharing easy across all leading devices and browsers

    Turns mobile devices into roaming offices

    • Built-in Microsoft Office document creation, editing and PDF annotation
    • Speeds access to the files users need
    • Reduces time spent searching for documents or versions
    • Allows employees to safely share files with colleagues, customers and partners
    • Keeps everyone on the latest version of documents
    • Allows employees to preview files in a web browser without downloading them first

    Replace FTP servers

    • A modern and effective replacement for insecure and cumbersome legacy systems like FTP
    • Set policies to control who can access or share specific files and folders
    • Self-service – no need for IT administrators to create and maintain user accounts
    • End-to-end file sharing security, management and privacy. No more rogue FTP clients

    Comprehensive security and controls to manage users, applications and data

    • Integration with leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, including MobileIron and Good Technology
    • Integration with Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM)
    • Sophisticated and granular policy controls for users, apps and data with full visibility and auditing capabilities
    • Proven mobile file sharing solution in regulated markets
    • Scalable enterprise file sharing

    Integration with Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) giving users secure access and sharing for private cloud files and SharePoint, and offering IT the comprehensive security, granular policy controls and visibility to manage users, devices, apps, and data.
    Acronis Access Advanced integrates with the leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors (MobileIron, Good Technology, etc.).


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  • Release Notes for Cloud Station Backup #synology #cloud #backup


    Release Notes for Cloud Station Backup


    Cloud Station Backup is a backup service that allows you to back up your files from multiple client computers to a centralized Synology NAS.

    System Requirements:

    1. Cloud Station package is required to be installed on your DiskStation.
    2. Supported operation systems:
      • Windows XP and onward
      • Mac OS X 10.7 and onward
      • Ubuntu or Fedora (officially supported versions)

    Version: 4.2.4-4393

    • Fixed an issue where changing a folder name may cause file upload failure when the following option is not selected: “Don’t remove files in the remote backup folder when they are removed from the source.”
    • Fixed an issue where relinking to the server may trigger repeated uploads of the same files.

    Version: 4.2.3-4385

    1. Added an option for backing up temporary files in support of backing up temporary files created by Microsoft Print to PDF on Windows.
    1. Fixed an issue where re-establishing backup tasks may cause partial operation errors.
    2. Minor bug fixes.

    Version: 4.2.2-4379

    1. Fixed an issue where special characters in file names might cause synchronization failure and potential security vulnerabilities.
    2. Fixed an issue where unstable network connections might cause synchronization failure.
    3. Enhanced backup performance.
    4. Minor bug fixes.

    Version: 4.2.1-4374

    1. Added support for point-in-time data recovery through Version Explorer.
    2. Added accessibility support through NVDA screen reader for visually impaired users.
    1. Upgraded to be compatible with Cloud Station Server 4.2.0.
    2. Fixed an issue where the extended attributes of Mac folders are not restored.
    3. Updated the default SSL encryption algorithm to AES128.

    Version: 4.2.0-4339

    1. Added support for point-in-time data recovery through Version Explorer.
    2. Added accessibility support through NVDA screen reader for visually impaired users .
    3. Upgraded to be compatible with Cloud Station Server 4.2.0.

    Version: 4.1-4224

    1. Fixed an issue where locked files might cause client apps to crash.

    Version: 4.1-4222

    1. Added support for Windows group policy deployment with MSI installation files.
    2. Added support for Synology Online Help.
    3. Added an option to hide the context menu.
    4. Added support for auto-upgrade when wrong versions are detected.
    1. Optimized interface for configuring backup connections.
    1. Fixed an issue where creating connections may cause computer name error.
    2. Fixed an issue where testing the connection may cause software crash.
    3. Fixed an issue where sync may wrongly resume after software restart.
    4. Fixed an issue where client software may fail to be enabled.
    5. Fixed an issue where changing connection type may cause display inconsistencies on system tray.
    6. Fixed an issue where renaming a large number of files in the same folder may fail.
    7. Fixed an issue where server may fail to connect.
    8. Fixed an issue where file lock detection may fail.
    9. Fixed an issue where file download may cause file name error.
    10. Fixed an issue where file upload may fail to resume.
    11. Fixed an issue where connection via search results may fail.

    Version: 4.0-4207

    1. Fixed an issue where Cloud Station clients may retain unnecessary files.
    2. Fixed an issue where file rename may fail due to network disconnection.

    Version: 4.0-4204

    1. Fixed an issue on the user interface that might cause connection failure.
    2. Fixed an issue where installation and upgrade might fail when a junction point is present in the user directory on Windows.
    3. Fixed an issue where strings might be missing on Windows when OS language is not supported.

    Version: 4.0-4203

    1. Back up the data on your personal computers running Windows, OS X, Ubuntu and Fedora operating systems.
    2. Retains up to 32 versions of every backed up file and supports file filtering. (Please refer to the software specifications for supported OS versions.)


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    Offsite Backup #offsite #backup,offsite #backups


    Offsite Backup

    Any backup where the backup storage medium is kept at a different geographic location from the source is known as an offsite backup. The backup may be done locally at first on the usual storage devices but once the storage medium is brought to another location, it becomes an offsite backup.

    Examples Of Offsite Backups

    • When the backup drives of the office computers are taken home by the Administrator or Manager for safekeeping.
    • When the backup drive is kept at another branch office at another site or building.
    • When the backup drive is kept at a bank safe deposit box.
    • When the backup is sent across the Internet or network connection to a storage facility or data centre in another city. (Also known as online backup or remote backup )

    Offsite backups offer all of the same protection as local backups with added protection against theft, fire, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Putting the backup media in the next room as the source would not be considered an offsite backup as the backup does not offer this added protection.


    • Offers additional protection when compared to local backup such as protection from theft, fire, flood, earthquakes, hurricanes and more.


    • Except for online backups. it requires more due diligence to bring the storage media to the offsite location.
    • May cost more as people usually need to rotate between several storage devices. For example when keeping in a bank deposit box, people usually use 2 or 3 hard drives and rotate between them. So at least one drive will be in storage at any time while the other is removed to perform the backup.
    • Because of increased handling of the storage devices, the risk of damaging delicate hard disk is higher. (does not apply to online storage)

    NOTE. With faster Internet connections and more and more online backup providers coming up with competitive packages, the practice of bringing home a hard disk or bringing it to the bank is becoming less attractive.


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    Windows Server Backup Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 #windows #server


    Windows Server Backup Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008

    The Windows Server Backup feature provides a basic backup and recovery solution for computers running the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. Windows Server Backup introduces new backup and recovery technology and replaces the previous Windows Backup (Ntbackup.exe) feature that was available with earlier versions of the Windows operating system.

    The Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2008 consists of a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and command-line tools that provide a complete solution for your day-to-day backup and recovery needs. You can use four wizards to guide you through running backups and recoveries. You can use Windows Server Backup to back up a full server (all volumes), selected volumes, or the system state. You can recover volumes, folders, files, certain applications, and the system state. And, in case of disasters like hard disk failures, you can perform a system recovery, which will restore your complete system onto the new hard disk, by using a full server backup and the Windows Recovery Environment.

    You can use Windows Server Backup to create and manage backups for the local computer or a remote computer. You can also schedule backups to run automatically and you can perform one-time backups to augment the scheduled backups.

    Windows Server Backup is available in all editions of Windows Server 2008 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions). However, the Windows Server Backup snap-in is not available for the Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008. To run backups for computers with a Server Core installation, you need to either use the command line or manage backups remotely from another computer. In addition, Windows PowerShell is not available for the Server Core installation option, so the cmdlets for Windows Server Backup are also not available on this type of installation.

    Windows Server Backup includes the following improvements:

    • Faster backup technology. Windows Server Backup uses Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and block-level backup technology to back up and recover your operating system, files and folders, and volumes. After the first full backup is created, you can configure Windows Server Backup to automatically run incremental backups by saving only the data that has changed since the last backup. Even if you choose to always perform full backups, your backup will take less time than it did in earlier versions of Windows.
  • Simplified restoration. You can restore items by choosing a backup and then selecting specific items from that backup to restore. You can recover specific files from a folder or all the contents of a folder. In addition, previously, you needed to manually restore from multiple backups if the item was stored on an incremental backup. But this is no longer true—you can now choose the date of the backup version for the item you want to restore.
  • Simplified recovery of your operating system. Windows Server Backup works with new Windows recovery tools to make it easier for you to recover your operating system. You can recover to the same server—or if the hardware fails, you can recover to a separate server that has similar hardware and no operating system.
  • Ability to recover applications. Windows Server Backup uses VSS functionality that is built into applications like Microsoft® SQL Server® to protect application data.
  • Improved scheduling. Windows Server Backup includes a wizard that guides you through the process of creating daily backups. System volumes are automatically included in all scheduled backups so that you are protected against disasters.
  • Offsite removal of backups for disaster protection. You can save backups to multiple disks in a rotation, which enables you to move disks from an offsite location. You can add each disk as a scheduled backup location and, if the first disk is moved offsite, Windows Server Backup will automatically save backups to the next disk in the rotation.
  • Remote administration. Windows Server Backup uses an MMC snap-in to give you a familiar and consistent experience for managing your backups. After you install the snap-in, you can access this tool through Server Manager or by adding the snap-in to a new or existing MMC console. Then, you can manage backups on other servers by clicking the Action menu in the snap-in, and then clicking Connect to Another Computer .
  • Automatic disk usage management. After you configure a disk for a scheduled backup, Windows Server Backup automatically manages the disk usage—you do not need to be concerned about running out of disk space after repeated backups. Windows Server Backup will automatically reuse the space of older backups when creating new backups. The management tool displays the backups that are available and the disk usage information. This can help you plan for provisioning additional storage to meet your recovery objectives.
  • Extensive command-line support. Windows Server Backup includes the wbadmin command and documentation, which enable you to perform all of the same tasks at the command line that you can perform by using the snap-in. For more information, see the Command Reference ( ). You can also automate backup activities through scripting.

    In addition, Windows Server 2008 contains a collection of Windows PowerShell™ commands (cmdlets) for Windows Server Backup that you can use to write scripts to perform backups. For more information, see .

  • Support for optical media drives and removable media. You can manually back up volumes directly to optical media drives, such as DVD drives, and also to removable media. This offers a solution if you want to create backups that can easily be moved offsite on a one-time basis. This version of Windows Server Backup retains support for manual backups to shared folders and hard disks.


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  • Backup & Recovery Software: Virtual Server, Data Protection Analytics #backup #and


    Data Protector and Backup Navigator

    Data Protector Trial

    Data Protector

    HPE Data Protector, our core data protection engine, provides high performing backup and recovery across various data repositories, applications and remote sites in physical and virtual environments. It standardizes and consolidates backup and recovery processes so that businesses can improve reliability, gain business resiliency, and reduce cost and complexity of backup operations. Data Protector is the foundation of the HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery (ABR) suite which includes Storage Optimizer for analyzing, classifying and managing data based on its value, and Backup Navigator for optimizing the backup environment by using operational analytics and insight. Together, this suite enables our customers to gain a 360 degree view of their backup environments to constantly tune and adapt to deliver optimal results. Read more .

    Data Protector Key Capabilities

    Comprehensive Enterprise Data Protection

    Simplify and standardize data protection across heterogeneous environments, applications and media. Extensive support matrix simplifies integrations with 3rd party systems and solutions and eliminates the need for multiple point products.

    Built-in Disaster Recovery

    Automate disaster recovery with centralized bare metal recovery from physical to physical, physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, and virtual to physical from any backup set at no additional cost.

    Application Recovery

    Ensure granular recovery with native integrations with core enterprise applications and databases to extend backup, automate point-in-time recovery, and enable application owners to manage, drive and service their own backup and recovery requirements.

    Snapshot Protection

    Rapidly and efficiently recover your data thanks to array-based snapshot integrations while removing the burden that traditional backup technologies have on the production environment.

    Advanced Virtual Server Protection

    Protect your data in virtualized environments with major hypervisor integrations, tiered recovery options, process automation, and analytics and visualization for virtual environments.

    Storage Optimization

    Reduce storage resources needed and cut costs with federated deduplication and a single deduplication engine across the portfolio on the application source, backup server or target system with StoreOnce Catalyst.

    Create complex scheduling and prioritization of backup jobs. Set SLA baselines by defining typical job runtimes.

    Improve end user productivity with Granular Recovery Extensions (GRE) for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, by allowing application administrators to recover single items directly from the administrative console.

    Get active alerting and event management for backup and recovery operations with Data Protector management extensions such as Microsoft SCOM.

    Create complex scheduling and prioritization of backup jobs. Set SLA baselines by defining typical job runtimes.

    Transforming Data Protection with HPE

    More organizations are moving away from fragmented point-based solutions to HPE’s unified data protection solution. Data Protector, through integrations with storage systems such as StoreOnce and 3PAR arrays, can provide you with advanced capabilities that accelerate the backup process in a cost-efficient, scalable way to provide the best reliability, lowest management complexity and highest level of innovation.

    Adaptive approach to backup and recovery

    Centrally managed and standardized backup and disaster recovery that extends from the core data center to the edge of your business

    Actionable insight and awareness for rapid root-cause analysis, bridging data protection gaps, and planning future data protection needs


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    Why Windows Server Backup Keep Only One Copy? #windows #server #backup


    Why Windows Server Backup Keep Only One Copy?

    Does Windows Server Backup keep only one copy?

    Many users have created backups using Windows Server Backup. Some users assigned a drive letter to the backup drive, and then check the image backup files. To their surprise, there was only one virtual hard disk (VHD) file in the backup location even after running scheduled backups several times. To figure out why this happened, you must understand how Windows Server Backup works. Actually, there no such thing about Windows Server Backup number of copies to keep. If you run a backup, Windows Server Backup will create a VHD file. Then Windows will create a shadow copy of target backup drive where stores the image backup. If you keep running scheduled backups, a lot of shadow copies will be taken. Though there may be one VHD file or VHDX file (in Winodws Server 2012 or latter), you can still restore to previous versions using these shadow copies.

    How to track the missing VHD?

    To better understand where the VHD file goes, you can actually track the windows server backup multiple copies. To list all the shadow copies, you can run a command “ssadmin list shadows” in an elevated command prompt.

    Based on the “Shadow Copy ID” shown in the output, you can find out the backup that is associated with the shadow copy by getting the snapshot ID. To reveal the snapshot of the backups, you can run the command “wbadmin get versions”.

    If you are still not sure about this, you can assign a drive letter to the shadow copies. and then you can view the contents in File Explorer by using the following command.

    Diskshadow shadowcopyID driveLetter

    For example, to assign drive letter H: to shadow copy . However, if you need more easier ways to handle multiple backup versions, you can switch to third party server backup software that does not have a limit number of copies.

    How to keep multiple backup copies?

    The server backup and recovery program, AOMEI Backupper Server allows you to save many versions of backup files that can be easily handled in File Explorer. It supports daily/weekly/monthly schedule backup, and you can choose to perform it with full, incremental/differential backup. What’s more, it provides the Disk Space Management feature to automatically clean up the previous obsolete backups.

    To backup Windows Server with AOMEI Backupper:

    Step1. Download free trial and run this backup tool for Windows Server. Within the intuitive interface, click “System Backup” under the Backup tab.

    Step2. Doing System Backup, the program will select all the needed items for system restore automatically by default. Therefore, just click “Step 2” to select the destination location.

    Step3. After specifying the destination path, click the “Schedule” button down there, and determine when you want the backup to run in the pop out window.

    Step 4. After all settings are done, click “Start Backup” to get the backup running.

    Since many people have wondered Why Windows Server Backup keep only one copy, AOMEI Backupper comes in to play and made the versions of backups more easier to understand, which also gives conveninence regarding of Windows Server restore.


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    What is a Data Backup? WinZip #winzip, #data, #backup, #restore, #differential,


    What is a Data Backup?

    A WinZip Pro license is required to use WinZip Backups

    This article may be useful to anyone considering any type of data backup. The included information, however, is specific to WinZip Backups.

    A data backup is the result of copying or archiving files and folders for the purpose of being able to restore them in case of data loss.

    Data loss can be caused by many things ranging from computer viruses to hardware failures to file corruption to fire, flood, or theft (etc). If you are responsible for business data, a loss may involve critical financial, customer, and company data. If the data is on a personal computer, you could lose financial data and other key files, pictures, music, etc that would be hard to replace.

    As part of a data backup plan, you should consider the following:

    • What data (files and folders) to backup
    • What compression method to use
    • How often to run your backups
    • What type of backups to run*
    • What kind of media on which to store the backups
    • Where to store the backup data for safekeeping

    *For information about types of backups to consider, along with examples of possible data backup strategies, see Backup types and strategy examples. You may also want to see the scenarios listed in Restoring Data from Backups .

    What data should I back up?

    In general, you should back up any work or data that can’t be replaced easily. Some examples are word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases (for financial data), customer data, and personal files such as pictures, music files, emails, etc.

    As a rule of thumb, do not backup programs or system folders. Programs will need to be reinstalled before you can run them and system folders can be restored from your operating system install disc. Be sure to save program installation discs, operating system discs, and registration information in a safe place. If you have downloaded any of your applications, you should save the install files whenever possible.

    What compression method should I use?

    You can use Best method compression with any or your backups. This will insure that your Zip files will be as small as possible. If you have a preferred compression method or if you would like the Zip files to be created more quickly, you have the option to choose a different method.

    Please keep in mind that some files won’t compress very much. For backups that include highly compressed files, such as music files, video files, and many install files, you may want to choose a compression method of Super fast or even No compression. These will be much quicker at creating your Zip file backups.

    How often should I run my backups?

    The frequency to run your backups depends on how often the data changes.

    • Business data that changes frequently may need daily or hourly backups
    • Data that changes every few days might use a weekly or even monthly backup
    • For some data, you might run your backup whenever you make a change

    WinZip Backups allow you to schedule your backups to run automatically at specified times, so that you don’t have to remember to run them manually. However, you may want to get in the habit of running certain backups, like a backup of your pictures, manually right after you add new files.

    What kind of media should I use and where should I store my backups?

    We won’t fully address these two questions since they are beyond the scope of WinZip. However, you can store your backup Zip files on any file storage media you have available. The most common examples for a home user would be an additional local hard drive, an external hard drive, optical discs (CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs), or flash drives. Keep in mind that you should not store backups on the same hard drive as the files that you’re backing up. If you do and anything happens to that hard drive, you will have lost both the originals and the backups. The wizard used for WinZip Backups makes it easy to create archives on another hard drive, a network folder, a cloud service, or on optical discs.

    A best practice for storing backups is to keep a copy of the backup files on-site (in your home or office) for easy access and a copy off-site in case of fire, flood, or other damage to your location which could damage or destroy the on-site backup copy.

    If you have any questions, please email Technical Support .


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    Online backup services #top #rated #online #backup #services


    Tagged with online backup services

    Organizations take data backup as an essential part of their daily work as they know there is no alternate way to secure the data which is important to them. Backup is the very process of creating the copy of the important files and documents in a safe place which can be consulted back in case you lose the data from the original place. Thedata is really important for both the individuals and the organizations because data is important for everyone and no one can take the risk to lose their precious data. When you store the data in a separate place you have the peace of mind because then you don’t need to worry about the data protection. There are number of methods of which can be used to create the backup but the one which is getting immense popularity these days is the online backup system. The online backup is the protected and secure way to create the backup which is important to you or the organization. The top rated online backup service providers like just cloud and MyPCBackup are helping millions of people around the world to secure and protect their data.

    It is believed that the online backup is the most easy to use backup method as it gives the user the independence and convenience. Theuser can access the storage whenever they want and they just don’t have to worry about the security of the storage. Unlike the storage devices which are inconsistent and unreliable which cannot be trusted for your important data the top rated online backup service providers are reliable and consistent in their services. They offer the user with number of wonderful and exciting choices. The users have the total freedom to store any type of files. The organizations have the facility to store their huge databases and records which their very requirement is. Then the individual users might have to save the photos, videos and files like these to store as they are important to them; so anyone and everyone can literally store any kind of computer file on the cloud storage.

    Then the users have this amazing facility to share the access of the storage with their trusted friends and colleagues.

    So don’t fall into the category which thinks that data loss will never happen to them. Be ready for any kind of situation and proactively secure your precious and important data today.

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    Novosoft Office Backup – Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for


    Novosoft Office Backup – Data Backup Software

    Office Backup is a backup software designed for automatic backing up data of PCs running Windows operating systems. It allows you to protect important data from loss or damage by regularly creating backups and storing them to secured storage media or servers. And then, if something happens to your PC, you will be able to restore all information in a matter of minutes.

    With Office Backup you can perform both files-based and image-based backup of your HDD. The program has a simple Wizard-driven interface and can be easily utilized by users of all levels of computer expertise. It provides an easy way to enable backup compression, encryption, and to schedule tasks to take place automatically. Supported OS include Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 .

    NEW! Grand premiere! Novosoft Office Backup 4 is officially released! The latest version of the popular office backup utility features the handy expansion of cloud backup features (explore backup to Amazon S3 and manual-registration-free Cloud Storage by Novosoft) and the hottest advanced backup options (MSSQL backup, Outlook hot backup, support of Volume Shadow Copy for MS Exchange backup, and more).

    For details, feel warmly welcome to check the News .

    In addition to FTPS and DiscHub, Office Backup supports backing up to the following media and servers:

    Since some features of the utility are aimed at experienced IT users, we have decided to divide its functions into two separate editions: one tailored for needs of Home Users and another for IT Professionals .

    Office Backup Home –
    Solution for Home users

    Office Backup Professional –
    Solution for IT Professionals


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    Report: Cowboys Have Interest In Josh McCown For Backup QB –


    Report: Cowboys Have Interest In Josh McCown For Backup QB

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    A familiar name is surfacing as a possible backup quarterback for the Cowboys. the same guy who was discussed last season. The Cowboys reached out to the Cleveland Browns about Josh McCown in 2016 when they we playing quarterback shuffle, first after an injury to Kellen Moore. then later when Tony Romo went down. The Browns were asking too much, reportedly either a second-round pick or Ron Leary, so the Cowboys balked and ended up playing some kid named Dak Prescott. That turned out okay.

    Dallas eventually singed Mark Sanchez to be Prescott’s backup while they waited for Romo to heal. After the disastrous performance by Sanchez in the final game of the season against Philadelphia, it’s unlikely he will be back. Kellen Moore is also a free agent, leaving the Cowboys with a big gaping hole behind Prescott. They might be looking at McCown to fill it.

    There’s mutual interest between #Cowboys and backup QB Josh McCown. But Tony Romo decision must come first. Could be factor in TR timing

    Even though Jerry Jones claims not to have made a decision on Tony Romo’s future. he’s not fooling anyone. The Cowboys will almost certainly trade or release Romo this offseason, it’s 99.9% certain that Romo will not serve as Prescott’s backup this year. Kellen Moore is a Scott Linehan favorite, but Dallas may be looking for a little more in case they need a backup quarterback at any point in the 2017 season. McCown certainly has plenty of experience starting games in the NFL. He will be 38 years old when the season starts, but, as Todd Archer explains. the Cowboys have done this before.

    If McCown is the Cowboys’ top target to be Prescott’s backup, it would fall in line with what the Cowboys did early in Romo’s tenure as their starter.

    In 2007, his first full season as the starter, the Cowboys signed Brad Johnson. who was 39 at the time, but had plenty of starting experience and won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay. In 2010, the Cowboys traded for Jon Kitna. who was 38 at the time, but had plenty of starting experience.

    So BTB, is Josh McCown a good choice to be the Cowboys backup QB in 2017?

    Free Agent Signee Nolan Carroll Arrested For DWI The Cowboys new cornerback is already having problems. Will this hurt his chances to stay on the team?

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    How to Set up iCloud – Use iCloud Backup #icloud #backup


    How to Set up ICloud Use ICloud Backup

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    It used to be that keeping data in sync across multiple computers and devices could be a challenge that required syncing, add-on software, or a lot of coordination. Even then, data would almost inevitably get lost or older files would accidentally replace newer ones.

    Thanks to iCloud. Apple s web-based data storage and syncing service, sharing data like contacts, calendars, emails, and photos across multiple computers and devices is easy. With iCloud enabled on your devices, each time you re connected to the internet and make changes to iCloud-enabled apps, those changes will automatically be uploaded to your iCloud account and then shared to all your compatible devices.

    With iCloud, keeping data in sync is as simple as setting up each of your devices to use your iCloud account.

    Here s What You Need to Use ICloud

    • An Apple ID/iTunes account. (Don t have one? Learn how to get one .) Your iCloud account will use the same username and password.
    • A Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or higher, OR
    • A PC running Windows Vista or 7 or higher and iCloud Control Panel, OR
    • An iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5 or higher, AND
    • iTunes 10.5 or higher

    To use the web-based iCloud apps, you ll need Safari 5, Firefox 21, Internet Explorer 9, or Chrome 27, or higher.

    Assuming you ve got the required software, let s move on to setting up iCloud, beginning with desktop and laptop computers.

    Continue to 2 of 5 below.

    You can use iCloud without connecting your desktop or laptop computer to it. It does have great features for iPhone and iPad users but you ll probably find it most useful if you re syncing data to your computer, too.

    How to Set up ICloud on Mac OS X

    To set up iCloud on a Mac, there s very little you need to do. As long as you have OS X 10.7.2 or higher, the iCloud software is built right into the operating system. As a result, you don t need to install anything.

    Here s what you need to know:

    • To access your iCloud settings, click on the Apple menu in the top left corner and choose System Preferences .
    • You may already be signed in to your iCloud account. If not, sign in here with your Apple ID/iTunes account.
    • Check the box next to each iCloud feature you want to enable.

    How to Set up ICloud on Windows

    Unlike the Mac, Windows doesn t come with iCloud built in, so you need to download the iCloud Control Panel software.

    Here s what you need to do:

    • Go to and download the iCloud Control Panel software from Apple.
    • Install the software.
    • Once that s done, launch the iCloud Control Panel.
    • Sign in with your Apple ID/iTunes account.
    • Check the box next to each iCloud feature you want to enable.

    Tip: To learn more about the features of iCloud while deciding if you want them enabled, check out step 5 of this article.

    Continue to 3 of 5 below.


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    Amazon S3 Tools: Command Line S3 Client and S3 Backup for


    Amazon S3 Tools: Command Line S3 Client Software and S3 Backup

    S3cmd. Command Line S3 Client and Backup for Linux and Mac

    Amazon S3 is a reasonably priced data storage service. Ideal for off-site file backups, file archiving, web hosting and other data storage needs. It is generally more reliable than your regular web hosting for storing your files and images. Check out about Amazon S3 to find out more.

    S3cmd is a free command line tool and client for uploading, retrieving and managing data in Amazon S3 and other cloud storage service providers that use the S3 protocol, such as Google Cloud Storage or DreamHost DreamObjects. It is best suited for power users who are familiar with command line programs. It is also ideal for batch scripts and automated backup to S3. triggered from cron, etc.

    S3cmd is written in Python. It’s an open source project available under GNU Public License v2 (GPLv2) and is free for both commercial and private use. You will only have to pay Amazon for using their storage.

    Lots of features and options have been added to S3cmd, since its very first release in 2008. we recently counted more than 60 command line options. including multipart uploads, encryption, incremental backup, s3 sync. ACL and Metadata management, S3 bucket size, bucket policies, and more!

    S3cmd System Requirements. S3cmd requires Python 2.6 or newer (it is NOT compatible with Python 3.x). It runs on Linux (Fedora, RedHat, SuSe, Ubuntu, Debian, etc.) and on Apple MAC.

    S3Express. Command Line S3 Client and S3 Backup for Windows

    S3Express is a commercial S3 command line tool for Windows. Differently from S3cmd, S3Express is designed to run specifically on Windows, it is self-contained in one executable (s3express.exe) and does not require any additional libraries or software to be installed to run. It’s very compact and has very small footprint: the entire program is less than 5MB. It’s very easy to install on Windows servers, clients, desktops and laptop computers alike .

    S3Express is developed and maintained by TGRMN Software, the company behind ViceVersa PRO. professional software for file backup, file synchronization and file copy on Windows .

    With S3Express you can list and query S3 objects using conditional filters, manage S3 objects’ metadata and ACLs, upload files to S3 using multipart uploads and multiple concurrent threads, upload only new or changed files to S3 for automated backup (= incremental backup ), delete multiple S3 objects, copy S3 objects, etc. using the Windows command line.

    All operations in S3Express are multithreaded (fast), automatically retryable (network-failure resistant), and interruptible (= all commands can be stopped and restarted at any time). Connections to Amazon S3 are made using secure http (https), which is an encrypted version of the HTTP protocol, to protect your files while they’re in transit to and from Amazon S3 storage servers.

    S3Express System Requirements. Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008. 2003, incl. R2. Self-contained. S3Express does not require any additional libraries or software to run. The entire S3Express installation is less than 8MB in size. No changes whatsoever applied to the operative system, S3Express can run without admin rights.

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    Business Online Backup in the UK #business #online #backup, #cloud #backup,




    We provide enterprise level online backups exclusively to IT Support companies and Resellers in the UK, Europe and the USA. We have the largest feature set and list of agents of any online backup service included within our software.

    You will be able to provide your customers with the ability to save their critical business data and information securely online and in the UK.

    There is no requirement to purchase any additional software or hardware or increase staffing costs.

    You will enjoy unlimited and automated online backups and restoration with convenient around-the-clock accessibility to your backed-up data and configurable retention periods of up-to 10 years.

    None of our customers are on contract and can terminate at any time.

    Our proactive Support team will respond very quickly to tickets raised online.

    Simple Pricing (monthly)

    Pay for the agents and storage you use. No quotas, termination periods or hidden extras




    • We provide a FREE 20GB quota for EVERY user account. For most desktops and laptops, this means we don’t charge for their storage
    • After the 20GB quota has been used, we charge 5p per GB. This is the compressed size of data stored on our network. We can provide further price breaks on backups over 500GB
    • We will price match against any similar service
    • No contracts, set up charges or tie-ins. Just some simple terms and conditions
    • No fixed storage quotas. Pay only for the amount of data you store with us


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    How to install an SSH Server in Windows Server 2008 #install


    How to install an SSH Server in Windows Server 2008


    There are a number of command line options available to configure Window Server 2008 over the network. For example, Windows Powershell, ServerManager.exe. or a telnet server. However, the tried and true method that has worked so well with just about every type of infrastructure device in use today (including Windows Server 2008, Cisco Routers, Linux servers, and more) is SSH. In this article, learn how to install a SSH Server in Windows Server 2008.

    What is SSH?

    SSH is the secure shell, a standard defined in RFC 4251. It is a network protocol that opens up a secure channel between two devices using TCP port 22. This channel can also be used for SFTP and SCP (secure FTP and secure copy, respectively). To make this work, you need a secure server on the system you are connecting to and a secure client on the client you are connecting from.

    Keep in mind that SSH is completely interoperable between different platforms. For example, you could connect to a SSH server on a Cisco router from a Windows client, you could connect to a Linux server from a Cisco router, and you could connect to a Windows 2008 Server from a Linux client.

    The only possible compatibility issue is that there are two versions of SSH, SSH version 1 and SSH version 2. You should make sure that the server and client support the same versions so that you know which version you are using when you connect. Usually, this version can be negotiated.

    While none of the Windows operating systems come with a SSH Server or Client, they are very easy to install.

    By having a SSH Server on your Windows 2008 Server, you can:

    • Remotely access the command line of your Windows 2008 Server
    • Control the Server over the network, even if you cannot access the GUI interface
    • Remotely manage your Windows 2008 Server from any device that has a SSH Client
    • Do all this over an encrypted connection that could even securely traverse the Internet

    What SSH Server options are available for Windows 2008 Server?

    There are a number of SSH Server options available for Windows Server 2008. Here are just some of the few that I ran across:

    Once you have your SSH Server running, you will most likely need a SSH Client for Windows. Here are a couple of the most popular SSH Clients for Windows that I have found:

    How do I install FreeSSHd SSH Server in Windows Server 2008?

    Because the installation for Free SSHd is so simple as compared to others (especially as compared to OpenSSH in Windows), I have chosen to demonstrate how to install and use Free SSHd. Remember that FreeSSHd is totally free (as the name says) both for personal / non-commercial use but also for commercial use.

    To start this process, I downloaded FreeSSHd.exe on my Windows Server 2008 system and ran the downloaded program. The graphical installation began.

    I took all the defaults for the installation options and clicked Install to being the install.

    When done, I opted not to run SSHd as a service but that may be what you want to do on your production server.

    By running FreeSSHd as service, it would be available no matter if you were logged into the console or not. I also chose to create private keys for the SSH server.

    Next, I ran the FreeSSHd shortcut on the desktop in order to configure and start the SSH server.

    I could see that the SSHd server was already running.

    The FreeSSHd application can offer the following:

    • Both SSH Server and Telnet Server capabilities
    • Options to run SSHd on only certain interfaces
    • Multiple methods of authentication, including integrated NTLM authentication to Windows AD
    • Multiple methods of encryption including AES 128, AES 256, 3DES, Blowfish, and more
    • Options to bring up a secure tunnel upon connection
    • Optional Secure FTP (sFTP) for secure FTP, see the FreeFTPd website
    • The ability to administer users and restrict access to secure shell, secure tunnel, or secure FTP
    • Ability to allow access to only certain hosts or subnets
    • Ability to log all connections and commands performed through FreeSSHd
    • View currently connected users
    • Update FreeSSHd automatically

    For me to be able to login, I had to do two things:

    1. Add a new user account and allow SSH command line access
    2. Open an exception in my Windows Server 2008 Firewall

    To add a new user, I went to the Users tab and clicked Add.

    I opted to set up a login for my local Windows administrator account. I set the authorization to NTLM. That way, there was no local password in the FreeSSHd database and if the administrator password changes in the local Windows account database, you don’t have to change the password in the FreeSSHd account database.

    I authorized this new administrator SSH user to log in with SSH only.

    Here are the results:

    The second thing I had to do to allow me to login was to open an exception in the Windows Firewall. While I could disable the Windows Firewall completely instead of opening the ports, of course the most secure option is to leave the firewall up and allow for an exception for SSH – TCP port 22.

    To do that, I went to Start – Administrative Tools – Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

    Next, I clicked on Inbound Rules, then on New Rule.

    Next, I chose to add a Port rule.


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    Learn How To Backup Emails: Outlook Web Access (OWA) #web #backup


    Backing Up OWA Emails

    Who doesn’t hate losing important emails emails? It is very annoying when we lose any of our emails, contacts, especially when we urgently need it. Microsoft Outlook users can easily backup data like emails, address book, etc to a .pst file but unfortunately the Microsoft Outlook Web App (originally called Web Access) users can not perform backup of their data themselves. This is a job of a network or Microsoft Exchange Server administrator who has overall responsibility for implementation, configuration and maintenance of the company’s network systems.

    So what you can do to backup emails in Outlook Web Access (OWA)? Well, first you can rely on the company’s network/Exchange Server administrator, who usually performs email backup jobs on a daily or weekly basis. But if you really want to do this job yourself, for whatever reason it might be, you will need to set up your OWA email account in Microsoft Outlook first. Creating an email account in Microsoft Outlook is simple. For help on creating a new email account in Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can read the article Creating Email Accounts in Outlook 2007 or New E-mail Account Configuration in Microsoft Outlook. Outlook 2010 users read the article Setting Up and Configuring Outlook 2010 on how to create an email account in Outlook 2010 version.

    • You will need to choose Microsoft Exchange Server as the type of em ail service you wish to setup, from the Email Accounts dialog box.
    • The default setting when creating an Exchange Server email account on Outlook is to copy and synchronize messages that are on the server, so you do not need to worry about losing your emails on OWA after setting up the account in Outlook.

    After finishing creating and configuring your email account in Outlook, close and open the program, or click the Send/Receive button on the toolbar to fetch your email from OWA. When all emails are showing in Outlook you are ready to take their backup.

    How To Back Emails In Outlook?

    Microsoft Outlook stores all emails in files with a .pst extension. To backup the emails, all you need to do is make a copy of the .pst files and store them in whatever location you feel is safe e.g. a USB drive, an external hard drive, a CD/DVD, etc. But where will you find the pst files? To find out where Outlook has stored the .pst files, do the following:

    1. Right-click on the Personal Folders icon in the left pane, and choose Properties. A dialog box opens.

    2. Click the Advanced button, another dialog box opens.

    3. The .pst files’ location is shown in the Filename field.

    4. Select and copy the location and paste it in Windows Explorer’s address bar. The .pst files will be shown in the Windows Explorer window.

    Usually .pst files are stored in C:\Documents and Settings\yourwindowsusername \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook in Windows XP, C:\Users\yourwindowsusername \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook in Windows 7.

    Note: Windows 7 users unable to see the AppData folder enable viewing of hidden files by going to Control Panel Folder Options View.

    When you see the .pst files, copy them in a new folder and take that folder to another storage drive. There you go, you have just backed up your OWA emails!


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    Database backup #database #backup


    Chapter 7 Backup and Recovery

    It is important to back up your databases so that you can recover your data and be up and running again in case problems occur, such as system crashes, hardware failures, or users deleting data by mistake. Backups are also essential as a safeguard before upgrading a MySQL installation, and they can be used to transfer a MySQL installation to another system or to set up replication slave servers.

    MySQL offers a variety of backup strategies from which you can choose the methods that best suit the requirements for your installation. This chapter discusses several backup and recovery topics with which you should be familiar:

    Types of backups: Logical versus physical, full versus incremental, and so forth.

    Methods for creating backups.

    Recovery methods, including point-in-time recovery.

    Backup scheduling, compression, and encryption.

    Table maintenance, to enable recovery of corrupt tables.

    Additional Resources

    Resources related to backup or to maintaining data availability include the following:

    Customers of MySQL Enterprise Edition can use the MySQL Enterprise Backup product for backups. For an overview of the MySQL Enterprise Backup product, see Section 29.2, “MySQL Enterprise Backup Overview”.

    A forum dedicated to backup issues is available at

    Details for mysqldump can be found in Chapter 4, MySQL Programs .

    The syntax of the SQL statements described here is given in Chapter 13, SQL Statement Syntax .

    For additional information about InnoDB backup procedures, see Section 14.18.1, “InnoDB Backup”.

    Replication enables you to maintain identical data on multiple servers. This has several benefits, such as enabling client query load to be distributed over servers, availability of data even if a given server is taken offline or fails, and the ability to make backups with no impact on the master by using a slave server. See Chapter 16, Replication .

    MySQL InnoDB cluster is a collection of products that work together to provide a high availability solution. A group of MySQL servers can be configured to create a cluster using MySQL Shell. The cluster of servers has a single master, called the primary, which acts as the read-write master. Multiple secondary servers are replicas of the master. A minimum of three servers are required to create a high availability cluster. A client application is connected to the primary via MySQL Router. If the primary fails, a secondary is automatically promoted to the role of primary, and MySQL Router routes requests to the new primary.

    NDB Cluster provides a high-availability, high-redundancy version of MySQL adapted for the distributed computing environment. See Chapter 21, MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5 and NDB Cluster 7.6 . which provides information about MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5 (based on MySQL 5.7 but containing the latest improvements and fixes for the NDB storage engine).


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    Windows 8 #online #system #backup, #windows #8

    Windows 8.1 Tip: Use System Image Backup

    When the Windows 8 .1 Preview appeared in June, some upgraders noticed that this new OS version omitted what had previously been a crucial recovery tool: The system image backup that had debuted in Windows 7. But system image backup is indeed available in Windows 8.1. It s just really well hidden.

    I wrote about using system image backup with Windows 8 last year in Windows 8 Tip: Use Windows 7 System Image Backup. And if you re interested in how Windows 8.1 changes the recovery story, be sure to check out Hands-On with Windows 8.1: System Recovery. That article has a discussion about the devices-based alternatives to system image backup that are available in this new OS release.

    Here, I ll focus on how you access system image backup in Windows 8.1. It s changed since Windows 8, where you could find it by searching for recovery . That tip no longer works in Windows 8.1.

    When you think about system image backup, you have to see both sides of the equation. On the one hand, you have the ability to make system image backups. And on the other, you have the ability to do a complete OS restore.

    To make a system image backup in Windows 8.1, you must navigate to the File History control panel (and not the main File History interface, which is in the Metro-style PC Settings.) Using Smart Search, be sure to choose the right entry.

    In the File History control panel that appears, look in the lower left corner. The option you re looking for is System Image Backup. Click that, and the familiar Create a System Image wizard appears and you re good to go.

    To restore an existing system image backup that is, to restore the entire OS install to a previous point in time simply plug-in the external drive that contains the backup. Then, navigate to PC Settings, Update and Recovery, Recovery and click the Restart Now button under Advanced Startup. The PC will restart.

    At the Choose an Option screen, choose Troubleshoot.

    At Troubleshoot, choose Advanced Options.

    At the Advanced Options screen, choose System Image Recovery. The PC will restart.

    At the System Image Recovery screen, select your user name and then type your password when prompted.

    The Re-Image Your Computer wizard will start. In the first page of this wizard, select the correct system image you wish to restore to. Then click Next and step through the wizard to restore your PC to the selected system image backup.

    Is this the ideal tool for backing up and restoring Windows 8.1? No. But for those that wish to continue using this tool, it does still work. And of course it s valuable to have around if you have backups from previous versions of Windows.

    I don’t know about the pure and refined ideal, but I’ve got the next best thing.

    First, if it’s not automated, it’s not a useful backup. You’ll just stop doing it eventually.

    The only automated backup that cover programs and files, can restore to a different PC and doesn’t slow the computer (that I could find) is Zinstall Backup.
    And you don’t need to be a guru to use it.

    You can read more here:

    Hope this helps!

    Paul – Do you know of a powershell script to create a system image backup in 8.1? Since MS took away the scheduling feature a script would allow us to still use the Task Scheduler.

    Had a new SFP3 after a warranty exchange due to screen damage. I have followed and stored the system image backup and file history on an ext HD (2T) with no other files on.
    Unfortunately when i follow all the steps above, at the Re-image your computer screen, i get the following

    “To restore this computer, Windows need to format the drive that Windows Recvoery Environment is currently running on. To continue with the shut down this computer and boot if from a Windows installation disc or a system disc and then try the restore again.”
    Can i boot from the ext HD? what are the steps involved?

    two comments:
    1) using the cloud et al sounds great. as long as one has access. This Dell 2:1 has only WIFI, no Ethernet, which has failed. Could be hardware or software. In any event, cloud access does not work. So I followed the script above and made a System Image Backup on 3/9 and another one today.
    2) using these System Image Backup Files, can I restore to the 3/9 version and see if the WIFI starts working again (if it relies on software?); then restore the version from today to get all the apps, installs and whatnot restored. If it is hardware, this represents an exercise in frustration of course. Then I read the last comment above and wondered if all this could be lost.


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