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A Complete Guide to Windows 10 Backup and Restore

If you use Microsoft Windows 10 at home or in an office, it is crucial to have a proper backup infrastructure in order to avoid data loss in case of hardware malfunction, virus activity or human fault. In this article, we are going to explain what backup options you have and how to protect Windows 10 using CloudBerry Backup.

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5 Questions MSP Should Answer to Find the Best Online Backup Service

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As the number of backup solutions on the market grows, it gets more and more difficult for a managed service provider to select the best online backup service. There are too many features to look at, too many technologies involved. Each backup vendor is telling you that their solution is exactly what you need. But what is the right decision that fits your needs? Continue reading

Windows Backup and Restore: Tips and Tricks

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Windows data backup strategies are usually based on two practices: backing up to external hard drives or cloud backups. Should you use both backup techniques for Windows backup and restore at the same time, or just one? If one, which is the better approach? This article explains. Continue reading

Backup Encryption Options Demystified

Backup Encryption overviewEncryption is everywhere:  On your storage, on your network, over the internet, and in the cloud. Encryption is about protecting your data from those who might otherwise use it to cause harm. It protects you from those who bypass security to access data within your organization, illegal access from outside, and provides protection for compliance. Your live data is the lifeblood of your organization and your backups protect your live data by letting you restore misplaced, damaged, stolen, or incorrectly edited data with versions that keep the business running. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Backup your Clients’ Data to Offsite Data Storage Before the Natural Disaster Season

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Natural disasters in 2017 including hurricanes and storms have had some tremendous affects, having destroyed whole towns and making people homeless. Hurricane Harvey alone that crashed upon the US in August brought total losses of $190 billion.

A significant portion of this amount belongs to small and medium-sized businesses, as the hurricanes destroy something that any company depends on most: its data. Physical infrastructure can be rebuilt, but data can not be recovered if not stored properly.

Managed Service Providers can demonstrate value to their customers by providing managed offsite backup. This is an essential service that can be very useful, especially in the regions where the risk of natural disasters is high. Continue reading

GDPR and Data Storage

Practical advice on GDPR compliant data storage

In a recent blog post, we reviewed the main terms and definitions in the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For those of you who do not yet know about these new  EU compliance regulations, please refer to our GDPR Overview.

GDPR brings several major data management requirements  for all businesses that deal with data of EU citizens, including businesses that do not operate in the European Union, but process or store data of any person from the EU.

In today’s article, we will focus on GDPR compliant data storage. Continue reading

6 Ways for MSP to Increase Revenue Using Remote Backup Service

6 Ways for MSP to Increase Revenue Using Remote Backup Service

The demand for cloud backup grows steadily but still, there are many companies relying on tape. Sure, this is better than nothing. But in fact, keeping backups on tape is no more secure than keeping it on a local server in your own office.

The managed service providers can enhance their positions and grow their business significantly with the help of remote backup service. Online storage has its pros and cons compared to the tape-based backup, but in the end, the benefits outnumber the flaws.

However, if you already offer remote backup services to your clients, think of the following aspects that may help you increase your services’ value and thus your revenue. Continue reading

GDPR Overview: Key Terms and Regulation Summary

GDPR Overview: Terms, Definitions and Regulations

Businesses based in the European Union or businesses outside the EU working with EU citizen data are currently marking their calendars for May 25, 2018. That’s when GDPR is coming.

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it’s a relatively new business data compliance regulation. It contains a whole range of new rules that companies may need to enact for proper compliance, as there are strict fines for non-compliance. Your business may be fined up to 4% of global annual turnover for your previous financial year or 20 million, depending on the larger amount.

You might think that US-based companies are not affected by these new regulations. But, you’d be wrong. If your company processes any EU citizen data, you need to be GDPR compliant.

In this article we will provide a general GDPR overview including main terms and regulations that you should be aware of.

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Ransomware on Mac. Does it Exist?

One of the most annoying types of virus types nowadays, is Ransomware – malicious software that locks files or a computer until its owner pays a ransom for decryption. Windows users do a lot of things to protect their files, but how about for Macs? Should Mac users be worried about such virus types? In this article we are going to reveal the answer. Continue reading

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