Disaster Recovery Strategies and Recovery Objectives

Disaster Recovery Explained The term disaster recovery describes the process required after a data loss event. This includes data recovery and might also involve replacing hardware that is no longer usable in the new IT infrastructure. The concept of Business Continuity involves more than just IT infrastructure and focuses on keeping business processes active without […]

New: Backup Software Comparison and List

Comparison and Discussion of Backup Types Certain backup strategies may work better depending on the how often and intense the data to be backed up is being modified. Single backup operations can be divided into full backup, differential and incremental backups. Differential and incremental backup require at least one full backup to take place initially. […]

What is Deduplication?

In information technology, Deduplication, or data deduplication, is a process that identifies redundant data (duplicate detection) and eliminates it before it is written to non-volatile disk. The process compresses data like other methods and hence reduces the amount of data that is sent from a transmitter to a receiver. It is almost impossible to predict […]

What is Hyper-V and What Operating Systems are Supported?

Hyper-V is a hypervisor for computers with x64 processor-based virtualization technology from Microsoft . Hyper-V is an integral part of the Windows Server operating system (such as Windows Server 2008 and 2012 Datacenter and Standard) as well as in the form of a standalone version (such as Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012). In addition, the 64-bit Pro […]

Backup Software Rewards for Users and MSPs

Here’s a short summary of the Rewards Program: Buy BackupChain or use trial version download with intention to buy Post a video, blog post, online presentation, or page on your company website. Use the word BackupChain in title and post text, about 250 words if choose to write. Articles, blog posts, and the like should […]

How to Delete VSS Shadows or Snapshots

Is your server running slow due to having dozens of orphaned VSS shadows or snapshots? VSS can impact server performance and slow down Windows considerably. On a Windows Server you can use VSSUIRUN.EXE from the command prompt (run as admin) to inspect VSS settings. You’ll want to delete all scheduled shadows and delete all existing […]

How to Fix: Folder name too long to delete

Are you getting folder name too long to delete messages? The issue can easily be fixed using DeleteLongPath, a new freeware tool typical error messages include: “Cannot delete <file name>: The file name you specified is not valid or too long. specify a different file name”   “The specified path, file name, or both are […]

Destination Path Too Long Fixed: Freeware Tool Deletes Long Path

Are you getting these annoying messages when trying to delete a really long folder structure: Destination Path Too Long:  The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder.  You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path   Well there’s hope. DeleteLongPath does exactly […]

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