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Building the Backup Infrastructure in Small Organizations: Hybrid Systems

Part 3: SMB Backup Infrastructure: Hybrid Systems

Part 3: SMB Backup Infrastructure: Hybrid Systems

This is the third in a series of articles on setting up backups. The first was on backing up local infrastructure. The second was on setting up backups when a company’s applications and data are all in the cloud. This article addresses the third scenario: when a company has some data in the cloud and some local. This might be a scenario where the basic productivity apps like the office suite are hosted locally, and specialized apps like payroll or enterprise resource planning (ERP) apps are in the cloud. Continue reading

Part 2: SMB Backup Infrastructure with Cloud Apps

Part 2: SMB Backup Infrastructure with Cloud Apps

Part 2: SMB Backup Infrastructure with Cloud Apps

This article is the second in a series, (The first is here). It covers organizations that have no in-house IT infrastructure; they have PCs, or ChromeBoxes, or other terminals, but they’re only used to access apps via the browser. It might be MS Office 365, Google Apps, another cloud office suite, or other Cloud apps as well, such as sales force automation, customer relationship management, accounting software or enterprise resource planning. Continue reading

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Incremental vs Differential Backup: Difference Explained

Incremental vs Differential Backup: Difference Explained

We receive a number of questions about which backup type to choose: an incremental or a differential backup. The answer is - it depends. In this article, we will review the difference between an incremental and a differential backup and provide advice on the usage of both. Continue reading

My Retention Settings for File Backups

My Retention Settings for File Backups

I work at CloudBerry, but I'm also a CloudBerry user. Like many of you, I need to protect both my work and my personal files, but I have different needs for each when it comes to what I need to be able to restore.  What follows are my preferred retention settings for work and personal backups. Continue reading

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

If you want to make the most of the AWS cloud, then, Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 are both important services to understand. This article explains what each service does, how you can use them together and which additional AWS services (such as EFS and EBS) you might wish to use in conjunction with EC2 and S3.
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