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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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Free Data Recovery Software

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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

Tips from Steve: Real Life Disaster Recovery Scenarios

What would you do if a disaster strikes? Flood, fire, tornado, a devastating ransomware attack. These all are real-life issues, that any business can face. We have asked Steve Putnam to tell us about the real-life disaster recovery examples, they have in mind, for the possible disaster striking one of their clients. Continue reading

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 this article, you will learn more about the term RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and its influence on backup and disaster recovery strategies. Continue reading

Upload to Glacier with Amazon S3 Lifecycle Rules

  

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.  
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CloudBerry Backup Review by Lawrence Systems

Once you watch Lawrence Systems/PC Pickup YouTube channel you will be absolutely in love with these guys. These guys are true enthusiasts of their trade and do an extremely well job at what they do. Lawrence Technology Services with its CEO Thomas Lawrence, is helping people find the best IT business solution for their individual needs. Continue reading

Bare metal Restore with CloudBerry Backup

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Bare metal restore is a technique in the field of data restoration that enables you to recover backed up data on a bare metal machine, i.e., computer with no installed operating system. The use-cases for bare metal restore include ransomware strikes, hardware failures, operating system malfunction, and so forth. Needless to say, all of the cases typically require complete erasing or replacement of the storage media.
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Differences Between System Image and System State Backup Explained

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CloudBerry Backup supports a broad range of data protection scenarios, including system state and image-based backup and recovery plans. By using these tools, you can solve several system-wide issues. In this article, we are going to evaluate their possibilities and strengths in depth, and look at how to create image-based and system state backups. Continue reading

Top Remote Management Tools for Mac

The wonders of our modern world are things that never cease to amaze us. We steadily evolved from a time when keeping in touch with people across cities was a tough task to now, when a mere call using the Skype app can help us see the faces of our loved ones. In today’s day and age with the advent of laptops, we have wondrous applications at our disposal to make things even easier for us.

One such application which we’re going to discuss today is a remote management tool for our laptops. To be able to handle your laptop or troubleshoot some minor issues of laptops that belong to your relatives or friends from afar would be a boon, wouldn’t it? Well, here’s a piece of information for you! With a good desktop remote application, this too is a possibility! Yes, you read correctly.

You may now access your laptop from afar with the help of remote management tools. In today’s article, we will go on to discuss the various aspects that come with the top remote management tools for Mac. If you get any one of these tools, you will be able to accomplish something that wasn’t even thought of a couple of years back! Continue reading

MSP: Do You Need RMM, PSA or Both?

PSA (Professional Services Automation) and RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) tools are both created to boost a service provider’s business, but they are aimed at different spheres.

Using PSA can help build business processes, whilst RMM is all about the ‘fine tuning’ of an internal technical support. In this article, we are going to help you choose the right tool first. Continue reading