Posts Tagged ‘guide’

How to Set up CryptoSafeGuard

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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You may have heard about BackupAssist’s new ransomware-protection feature, CryptoSafeGuard. Here’s how to get it and set it up to protect your backups.

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What The GDPR Is, And Why You Should Care

Friday, September 15th, 2017

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If you’re a business with even a single customer in the European Union, or a not-for-profit with supporters there, it’s vital you know about the GDPR. It doesn’t matter whether your organization is actually located in France or Florida, so long as you’re interacting with someone located in the EU.

If you violate the GDPR, you could be fined up to 4% of your annual global revenue, or up to €20 million, whichever is higher. These laws fundamentally change how all organizations, from small operations to massive enterprises like Google, do business inside and with the EU.

If you’re an EU citizen, these new laws are designed to put you in the driver’s seat. So it’s important that you know what your new rights are, and what entitlements organizations now have to provide you with.

In this article, we cover exactly what the GDPR is, how it will affect your interactions with EU citizens, and how you can go about complying with these new regulations.

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The Best Ways to Destroy Backup Media

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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When you write backups to any sort of media, eventually that media is going to wear out and need to be replaced. So the question is, how do you dispose of it properly?

If you’re creating business backups—as you should be!—there are three really good reasons you should have a great media disposal plan:

  • Eliminating the risk of data theft.
  • The economic benefits.
  • The environmental benefits.

This article talks more about these benefits, and the best disposal methods you can use to achieve them.

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Improving Your Google-Fu: How To Find Anything You Want

Monday, June 19th, 2017

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You’re looking for something. Of course, you go to Google and look it up. But that pesky page you want to find is being elusive. You probably know someone who could find it in a heartbeat; but you want to be able to do it yourself!

You know the diagnosis: your Google-Fu is weak. The good news is, it doesn’t need to be terminal. With just a few simple tricks, you can stop wasting hours searching for answers, and find what you’re looking for on the first try.

It’s time to learn, young grasshopper.

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Best Practice Backups with BackupAssist

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Whether you’re a first-time user of BackupAssist or a long time veteran, we’ve written a handy guide for you on how to create a best practice backup strategy. You can use it to create a new strategy, or to see if your existing one has you covered.

This guide lists different data disasters you may face, and what backup jobs and media will suit these best. Make sure your strategy covers you in all scenarios, whether it’s disaster recovery (Fire/Flood), ransomware, sabotage, restoring old versions, or just meeting your compliance regulations.

Read the Best Practice Backups Guide Here.

The Top Seven Backup Mistakes Your Business Can Make

Friday, May 12th, 2017

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Let’s face it; we all make mistakes, right? It’s part of life. And when you’re running a business, sooner or later, human error is going to occur.

That’s what backup software is all about; it’s the safety net when you or another make that inevitable slip. Without it, things tend to go the way of Humpty Dumpty—the overwhelming odds say you’re not going to be putting those pieces back together again.

Of course, having the safety net is one thing, but you’ve got to properly set it up! Here are the biggest business mistakes we’ve seen people make when it comes to backing up their data; our stories straight from the IT trenches.

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Archive vs Backup: What’s the Difference? A Definition Guide

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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One of the more common questions in IT is “What’s the difference between data backup and data archiving?” It’s a common mistake to confuse the two, especially since many professionals use the term interchangeably.

Let’s set the record straight: to backup and to archive is not the same thing. In this article, we talk about the difference between the two, what they’re best used for, and how you can incorporate both into your data storage strategy.

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Best Practices Guide for Planned and Unplanned IT Outages

Friday, February 24th, 2017

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During an IT service outage, time is of the essence. Your customers are breathing down your neck. Your boss and coworkers are wondering when service will resume. All eyes are on you for answers.

When IT outages happen, you want things to go as smoothly as possible. That’s where a Best Practices guide can really save you time. With it, you can work through things in a logical order, and make sure you don’t miss a step.

We’ve written an IT Outage Best Practices guide to help you when you experience a planned or unplanned outage, and how to pre-prepare before it even happens. Even if you already have a plan in place, it’s worth a read.

Read our IT Outage Best Practice Guide.

Windows Server Backup vs BackupAssist: Which Is Better?

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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So, you’re looking around at backup and recovery software for your Windows server. But you also know it comes with its own free backup software called Windows Server Backup.

Naturally, the million dollar (or rather, no dollar) question is “why pay for third-party backup software?” Specifically, why do people buy BackupAssist when they’ve already got server backup software on their OS?

For those tossing up between Windows Backup and BackupAssist, we answer the question why the latter isn’t just the better option, it’s really the only option for your business needs.

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How to Restore from Backup, and Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

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So you’re looking to reliably backup and restore your data? There’s some tricks and tips that separate the backup pros from the beginners. No matter what program you end up using, the tips below will make sure you avoid the most common pitfalls.

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