World Backup Day Infographic

World Backup Day Infographic

While World Backup Day is officially March 31, 2015, Cloudwards.net offers an insightful infographic on why every day is world backup day. Why? Because one backup per year is just not enough. Especially when you consider these facts about data loss: 44% of all data loss results from hardware or …

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Windows Server 2003 End of Life: SMB Preperation

Windows Server 2003 End of Life

Potentially millions of servers are still utilizing the wildly successful Windows Server 2003 operating system, now in its 12th year of use. As we rapidly approach the deadline from Microsoft on July 14th, 2015 – for end of life on extended support for all versions of Windows Server 2003/R2, small …

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Are You Prepared for World Backup Day?

Have you backed up your data lately? Every single day files are lost, hard drives crash, computers are stolen, and viruses wreak havoc. World Backup Day was created to remind users like you to backup your data, so that when disaster strikes, you are prepared. There is nothing worse than …

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How to Restore a Single File from VMware VM Backups

Single File Restore

When it comes to restoring files from a virtual machine, 80% of the typical recovery cases that we see only require a single file to be restored from a backup. Given that reality, why waste your time and effort restoring an entire virtual machine, when you can do a file-level …

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Backup Solutions for Healthcare: What to Look for

In the healthcare industry special attention needs to be paid to the security and protection of patients’ private and highly sensitive electronic medical records. Healthcare providers are held to a higher standard when it comes to the backup, encryption, and retention of electronic medical records. These regulations were put into …

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Small Business Backup infographic

Small Business Backup Infographic

FACT: Only 35% of small businesses have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. With so many options available for data protection, why are so many small businesses falling short when it comes to fully protecting their data? The reality is, many backup solutions are overly complicated, offer limited support …

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Windows Server 2003 Migration is a MUST

Windows Server 2003 Migration is a MUST for any company with regulatory or compliance requirements for data protection. Gartner recommends that all companies migrate before the Windows Server 2003 support end date to avoid potentially serious data vulnerabilities. As the July 14, 2015 Windows Server 2003 end of life date …

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The Definitive Guide to Backup

The definitive guide to backup, I am sorry to say, does not exist.  There is no one size fits all set of instructions that anyone can give you.  There are however some very key items that can help you to prepare your backup plan, and make sure that when a …

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How to Replicate Virtual Machines (VMware)

In an earlier post we discussed, What is Virtual Machine Replication? and what it can do for your business. Now we want to take a deeper dive into how to replicate virtual machines using NovaBACKUP software. In this post we are going to discuss VMware replication specifically, although the software …

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