Posts Tagged ‘backup history’

Performing Network Backups? Use a Data Container!

Friday, August 25th, 2017

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If you’re performing full image backups to NAS or RDX, you’ll want to seriously consider using a data container.

Normally, when you back up to an external device, Windows records your backup history on that device. Because of this, you can choose any day in the past you performed a backup, and then restore your data as it was on that particular day.

However, when you back up to a NAS or RDX drive, Windows can’t keep this backup history. You will only be able to restore your data from the last backup unless you create a data container.

Read more about the benefits of data containers and how to create one in this article.

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Lost backup history with iSCSI. How to ensure multiple restore points

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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A small number of our customers have recently reported that some historical iSCSI backups are being corrupted and lost.  Although this is undoubtedly troubling, even in such cases these customers’ most recent backups and data have remained unaffected.  This means they are still able to retain a safe restore point at all times.

This issue is affecting a very limited number of customers and we are currently working with Microsoft on a fix, which will be available in the very near future.

Although we stress again that this issue is very limited in its scope, in order to avoid becoming affected we strongly recommend you implement the advice offered in our Best Practice Backups article.  The article discusses in detail the best-practice approaches to backups and includes the application of different backup types, destinations and schedules to best protect your data and systems.

Incorporating these best-practice techniques into your overall strategy will  ensure you have multiple backup options to restore older backups should disaster strike.