How-To Guides

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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

How to Backup a Mac: TOP 5 Tips

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Mac users typically have a basic backup structure using a good, native tool called “Time Machine”. But there are a few thoughts we want you to consider in order to make your backups more efficient and available anytime, anywhere. You will find the TOP-5 tips that can help you build a proper Mac backup infrastructure for personal or business needs. Continue reading

Allocating CloudBerry Backup VM socket licenses


CloudBerry Backup VM edition by default comes with two processor socket licenses included, meaning that you can only backup your virtual machines from tte hypervisor that has no more than two physical processors. If your hypervisor incorporates three or more physical processors, you'll have to purchase an extra processor socket license for each processor. In this article we will explain how to purchase said socket licenses and attach them to your main CloudBerry Backup VM edition license.

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5 Reasons Why MSPs Should Offer Online Managed Backup Services

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If you’ve already decided to start an MSP business, then you’ve made the right choice. The current market for IT managed service providers is constantly growing with more and more opportunities arising every single day.

That said, using an online backup service as an MSP is hands down one of the best ways to provide quality service to your clientele. That’s because online backup services allow you to ardently secure your clients' data by keeping reserve copies of your clients’ critical files, folders, and hard drives on a remote server or in a cloud storage platform like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure. Perhaps more importantly, when a service provider offers backup-as-a-service to his clients, he/she can always help to restore that data whenever the client needs it.

Securely storing your customer's data to a preferred cloud provider has numerous advantages than simply backing up the data to a local storage location. Let's take a closer look at these benefits below. Continue reading

4 Ways to Protect Against Ransomware with Backups

4 ways to protect against ransomware with backups

In our last article, we described the recent situation with many organizations were hit by the WannaCry strain of ransomware – and the possible ways of retaliation. In some cases, organizations simply chose to pay the ransom of $300 – a mere pittance compared to the value of lost data. But WannaCry was not ransomware targeting businesses; instead, it was focused on impacting individuals. Thus, the extremely low ransom.  In many ways, organizations hit by WannaCry were lucky.

But the next ransomware variant may not be so nice.

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Recovery Time Objective (RTO) Explained

Recovery time objective (RTO) explained

The main aspect of every backup and recovery strategy is a balance of RTO and RPO objectives. They regard how quickly and precisely you will be able to get the data back if something goes wrong. In case of disaster, recovery time objective becomes one of the most valuable characteristics in the business planning.
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Backup vs. Disaster Recovery

Backup vs Disaster Recovery

If you tell someone that your computer crashed, the first question you usually hear in response is “Did you back up your files?”

That’s the right question to ask if you’re talking only about personal data or a single computer. When your PC crashes, having a data backup available is usually all you need to restore your normal routine.

But if it comes to a company, backing up data is not enough. When a company’s infrastructure is damaged or data is lost, a full disaster recovery operation needs to take place to restore operations without causing critical disruptions to the company. Disaster recovery requires much more than simply backing up files.

To understand why, you need to appreciate the difference between backup and disaster recovery, which this article explains.

It might seem that we are talking obvious things here, however, in the article you will find a couple of numbers about backup and disaster recovery.

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