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How to Backup a Linux Server

how to backup linux server header with penguinsBacking up Linux servers is crucial if you want to be protected against unexpected failures or data loss.

However, the approach you take to Linux server backups will vary depending on which kind of Linux server you have and what it is used for.

This article identifies the types of files that you would typically back up in different Linux server use cases. Continue reading

How to Backup Files in Linux

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Backing up files in Linux may seem easy, but it is challenging to backup a Linux system in a reliable and efficient way.

That is because a typical Linux server contains many different types of files. Some are more important to back up than others, and some are easier to restore to a working state than others after the system goes down.

For this reason, if your Linux backup strategy simply involves copying all directories from the system to a backup server, it is unlikely that you will actually be able to recover all of your data after a failure. You also won’t be backing up data efficiently because a full-system backup will consume much more space than necessary. Continue reading

4 Ways for MSP to Recover Data in Windows

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Data loss can occur for a variety of reasons. A user may delete the data that he needs, part of the computer or the whole operating system may be crashed or the PC may be infected by a virus. But whatever is the reason, you as a managed service provider have to help your clients and offer them the swift recovery of their data. In this article, we would like to review 4 MSP best practices for data backup and recovery in Windows. Continue reading

4 ‘Must-Have’ Features of the Managed Backup Software

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Keeping clients’ servers and PC operational at any time and up-to-date is vital for any managed service provider. Your primary mission is meeting your clients' expectations.

When you only start MSP business and work with your first client, it’s easy to provide on-demand remote support. But as you grow and add more and more customers to your portfolio, it gets harder to manage all their systems manually. Especially this concerns remote backup service.

Whether you perform remote PC backup manually or whether you make it with a script, eventually you start looking for MSP software that will give you more advantages in performing managed backup service.

So what are the essential features of the managed backup software? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

3 Easy Steps for MSP to Sell Managed Backup

In the era of new technologies even small businesses understand that even little downtime leads to heavy losses, so they need an efficient backup to maintain data availability at the high level. The best way they can do it is to outsource this task to MSPs.

However, it still remains a difficult task for MSP to sell managed backup services to the clients. This article we would like to give you some advice which would help you to reach your goals in selling managed backup. Continue reading

Cloud Managed Backup vs Backup to Tape: Pros and Cons

To support business continuity at the appropriate level has become crucial nowadays, even a few hours of downtime may result in heavy business impact and financial loss. The cloud-managed backup procedure plays a vital role as it allows any business to quickly restore the lost files as if nothing had happened.

If a company relies on a managed service provider to carry out the task, then it becomes MSP’s headache to select the right backup solution. Why a headache? Because the backup technologies evolve over time, and it gets more and more difficult to select the best option. Continue reading

Tips for MSP: How to Improve your Customers Upload/Download Speed

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There is nothing more annoying to a client than their internet speeds suddenly slowing down when carrying out critical business functions online. That is the moment that they will turn to you (their MSP) with feelings of frustration and expect that you sort out the issue within the shortest time possible.

As an MSP, you need to have the technical knowledge and understanding on how to handle such a situation. The following guide is meant to help you get on the same page with your client, and be able to troubleshoot some of the common issues that bring down internet speeds when they should be high. Continue reading

Cloud Cost Management and Optimization with Monitoring Services

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Businesses across industries are increasingly moving toward the cloud. The simplicity and flexibility of configuring a virtual server room make it a no-brainer to incorporate services like Amazon S3 and EC2 into the companies’ IT infrastructure. But with major shifts, new challenges and vulnerabilities arise that need to be addressed. It is critical to ensure that security concerns are taken care of, and bills remain under control. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at a few solutions that you can use for cloud cost optimization. Continue reading

Overview of Open Source Object Storage Solutions

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Looking for an open source storage solution that combines the convenience of file systems with the scalability and performance of block storage? If so, open source object storage solutions are the answer.

This article discusses and compares the offerings of several object storage vendors in the open source space. Continue reading

Cloud Object Storage – Basics and Examples

Cloud Object Storage. Basics and Examples

Once you have used a cloud storage service, you are most likely going to be faced with its different types: block-, file- and object storage. These types determine how data is stored and used. We are going to explain in depth, one of the most commonly used storage types – object storage. Continue reading