Category Archive For: Backup

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In a nutshell: Data (File) Replication, Snapshots and Backup

The capacity of storage systems grows all the time, providing more space and longer retention time for all sorts of data, produced and processed by business. Accumulating data brings questions ...

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To deduplicate or not to deduplicate ?

Deduplication sounds very nice and many storage marketing enthusiasts believe they cannot live without it. Yes, it shines with three factors: reducing space, saving the upload bandwidth and improving backup ...

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Apple Time Machine and Open-E DSS V6. Short step-by-step and one tip

Do you love your data as much as your MacBook®? Well, this is the article (and software) for you. Apple Time Machine® is backup software developed by Apple® Inc. and ...

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When data had gone walkabout and the air was blue with oaths

Here are three invented stories, three good endings and three bad ones. It does not matter who you are and what you do – it can happen to you. Let’s ...

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Backup it, lose it, restore it and stay calm – 10 basic rules for the wary

Life is full of imperfections – we all know it. Sometimes bad things happen to people for no particular reason. As they say: “it happens”. All we can do is ...

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Just how important is write cache?

Recently saw the following problem from a customer: They are using Acronis Backup to store their backup on a server powered by DSS V6. From time to time the backup ...

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It is impossible to delete this file!

This short story is about how important backing up your data is and how sometimes incidents that people have with regards to data loss or having a second copy of ...

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A few words about hardware compression in a backup with tape drives.

Most present tape drives include a function called hardware compression. This makes available data compression to the magnetic tape by a drive. In many cases this feature may prove very ...

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