Overview

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

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Cloud Disaster Recovery

A disaster could hardly be planned, but disaster recovery planning is a must. The core of successful disaster recovery is, of course, backup.

Nowadays, cloud storage providers are widely used for storing backups. However, the biggest cloud storage providers have created various services to perform recovery in the cloud. Today we will discuss the need for disaster recovery in the cloud and its peculiarities. Continue reading

Backup Types Explained: Incremental vs. Differential vs. Full vs. Synthetic

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What could possibly be easier - to perform a backup? Many things, actually. There are lots of forms of backup and additional features, that might help you to achieve exactly your needs. In this article, we are covering the differences between the most popular types of backup:

  • Full Backup
  • Incremental Backup
  • Differential Backup
  • Synthetic Full Backup

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Choosing an EC2 Instance Type

AWS offers nearly fifty different types of EC2 instances. It also provides a number of different categories of images, each tailored for different use cases.

Choice is a good thing, and having so many EC2 instance options and categories is a benefit to users. But with so many possibilities, deciding which EC2 instance is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge.

If you’re struggling to decide which EC2 instance to use, this article is for you. It outlines the major EC2 instance types and categories and makes recommendations about which instances are the best fit for certain types of situations. 

We won’t discuss every individual instance type. That would be unfeasible, because Amazon currently offers forty-nine distinct EC2 instances. But we’ll cover the most important ones, and discuss the differences between the major categories of EC2 instances.

However, if you are familiar with EC2 instance types, you might be interested in the EC2 backup. Check out our article about the types of EC2 backup. Continue reading

Is RAID a Backup?

Redundant array of independent disks or as it is better known — RAID — is a data storage virtualization technology that conflates multiple physical storage devices into a single logical unit. This setup enhances the integrity and reads & write speeds of the data by employing various data redundancy mechanisms, thereby giving you more certainty as to whether your data is intact at any given moment. Many people naturally wonder if RAID may altogether supersede the good old data backup; however, in this article, we will describe how RAID and backup actually complete each other rather than compete with each other.

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Microsoft Azure Storage Types Explained

Microsoft Azure Cloud offers several types of scalable, high-availability storage: for tables, queues, files, blobs and Azure virtual machine disks. But what does it all really mean?

Even for an IT-specialist, it is not that easy to determine the best solution for the corporate requirements and environment. In this article, we will provide a definition for each of the Microsoft Azure storage types and give examples. Continue reading

Incremental Backup Explained

Incremental backup is a feature, that analyzes your files, finds new and modified ones and uploads only them to your storage. To perform an incremental backup, you need, of course, to perform an initial full backup. Needless to say, that is one of the most efficient ways to perform your backup.
In this article, we will talk about incremental backup, its strengths and weaknesses, and about the implementation of incremental backup in CloudBerry Backup.

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Block Level Backup and Full Backup Explained

Block level backup - is a type of backup that allows you to backup only modified parts of the files instead of running a full backup every time the file is changed. Block-level backup takes less bandwidth for regular backups and reduces the backup time.

Today we will discuss the main difference between full and block level backup, and also everything that you should take into account when performing block level backup. Continue reading

Top Remote Monitoring and Management Tools for MSP

Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) is a category of services, designed to help IT specialists monitor and manage IT infrastructure - from desktops and servers to network availability and setup. These tools are essential for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), who monitor their clients in a timely fashion and provide services under given SLA’s. IT technicians can save time on patches and update management, software installation, and configuration, solving issues, etc.

In this article, we are going to overview core RMM features and TOP leading RMM solutions on the market. Continue reading