BackBlaze B2 cloud storage has launched a data import program - the BackBlaze Fireball. It helps to upload large volumes of data using a physical appliance, shipped to the customer. This is a step-by-step guide on how to set up BackBlaze B2 Fireball and synchronize data with it. Continue reading
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For small and medium-sized businesses Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a convenient and cost-effective storage solution. NAS devices make it easy to expand the amount of storage available to your workstations and servers while keeping the data on your own infrastructure and local network. NAS devices also usually make it easy to configure redundant storage using RAID arrays or a similar technique.
If you run Microsoft SQL Server, you may wish to back up your databases to a cloud like Amazon Web Services (AWS). Doing so not only provides you with a virtually infinite amount of backup storage space in the cloud, but it can also make recovery easy in cases where you decide to restore your database using a cloud-based server.
In this article, we explain the main options available to you for backing up SQL Server databases to AWS. In particular, we’ll discuss backing up your data manually from a SQL Server database into S3, backing up data to AWS RDS and, finally, how to perform an image-based backup with the help of CloudBerry Backup.
This is the third in a three-part series covering the Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier. In our previous articles, we reviewed the free tier for the AWS compute and database offerings. In this article, you will learn about the messaging options provided by AWS. We will cover Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), and Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). Continue reading
“We should have been setting a rigid backup schedule”, – that’s the thought that eventually comes into IT-department minds after a disaster strikes. Below we shared thoughts and advice for a small business backup schedule, that would not let such drama occur. Continue reading
In this article, we are going to show how to resize HDD/SSD drive partitions keeping user and system data. Partition resizing is a common task if your hard drive needs to be replaced in any case (except failure) or you would like to reorganize stored data in a new way. Continue reading
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
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
This article is the first in a series. In this part, we will cover building the backup infrastructure for a small team of 15 people or less, that is running their computer systems primarily on in-house hardware – a server or NAS, and PCs for each user. Continue reading
Bootable USB is a backup media that allows to recover image-based backups on machines with no operating system. (That technique is called bare-metal recovery.) This article provides instructions on how to create a bootable USB drive with CloudBerry Backup for Windows Server and applies to Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2, 2012 / 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019.