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 →
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 →
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 →
Every day since the beginning of 2017 a whopping 4000 ransomware attacks occur every day. In this whitepaper, we’ll outline what your ransomware protection strategy should look like, highlighting the value of having a solid backup and recovery plan to ensure you can get the organization back into a state of operation as quickly as possible.
The Value of Backup
in your Ransomware Protections Strategy
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.
In a perfect world, you would have an automated data backup and recovery solution in place for all of your data so that you never need to worry about losing data.
In the real world, however, you may sometimes experience data loss without having a data backup in place. For example, you may have a disk drive that begins to fail and contains data that is not backed up, or you may accidentally delete files that have not yet been written to a backup location.
Fortunately, it is sometimes possible to recover data in situations like this. Several free data recovery software can help you to restore data even from disks that are damaged, or after you have erased data from your file system.
This article provides an overview of free data recovery tools and explains what each one can do to help you recover data after a data loss.Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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.
RTO and RPO (recovery time objective and recovery point objective) are two key metrics that organizations must consider in order to develop an appropriate disaster recovery plan that can maintain business continuity after an unexpected event.
Although only one letter separates RTO from RPO, it’s important not to confuse or conflate these two metrics. Both help to determine maximum tolerable hours for data recovery, how often data backups should occur and what your recovery process should be. Both need to be considered when creating a disaster recovery plan.
There are a number of storage classes for every need and budget in Amazon Web Services cloud storage. The cheapest method to store the backup for a long time is Amazon Glacier. However, there are two different ways to upload files to that storage: direct and using the lifecycle policy. In this article, we will demonstrate why the lifecycle policy method is more practical. Continue reading →