Posts Tagged backup

Image Backup – Backup Strategies – Part 2

Image Backup – Backup Strategies – Part 2

Backing up Files vs Image Backup A regular backup copies your server files and is meant for restoring items on a small scale. An image backup, by contrast, copies the entire server or virtual machine. An image backup creates a snapshot of the operating system and all the data associated […]

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Backup Strategy for the Modern Office – Part 1

Backup Strategy for the Modern Office – Part 1

No business likes to think about loss of data or technology resources but it needs to be a major focus in your ongoing IT Plan. Data is valuable and you must have a firm plan in place that lets you know where and how often information is backed up, as well as the time needed to restore. Northern Computer works with clients, developing backup strategy and recovery plans that work. From incremental imaging to full off-site backups, we plan, implement, test and monitor to ensure backups are reliable.

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Backing up to the ‘cloud’

Backing up to the ‘cloud’

Online Backup systems have become increasingly popular in recent years and appear to be the answer to many common problems with traditional backup systems. Until recently, companies would utilize some sort of hardware solution, generally a tape drive for larger companies, and smaller companies often use portable […]

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7 Reasons Businesses Don’t Back Up Their Data

7 Reasons Businesses Don’t Back Up Their Data

Our computers are a bigger part of life than ever before. We shop, work and play using our computers. They’ve replaced stereos, encyclopedias, even the mailman. They’ve become journals, photo albums and canvases for our art. But computers aren’t perfect. Files become corrupt, viruses infect our systems […]

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What is Dropbox?

What is Dropbox?

So what exactly is Dropbox? Dropbox is a file synchronization/backup service.  How would one use Dropbox? A basic example would be to install it onto two computers and have the contents of folders synchronize between each computer. This is nice and easy. You can just throw in […]

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Outlook Express and Windows Mail Backup

Outlook Express and Windows Mail Backup

Outlook Express has been replaced by Windows Live Mail, an improved e‑mail program with enhancements such as junk e‑mail filtering and protection against phishing messages and it also has the ability to automatically configure itself to work with many popular e‑mail services. Moving or Backing up Email […]

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Data Recovery

Data Recovery

There is nothing worse than the feeling you get in your gut when your computer screen goes black and shuts down. When you start your computer back up the black screen comes up and with white writing flashes ERROR across the monitor. Suddenly you panic and you […]

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To BackUp or Not to BackUp… That is the question.

Lately, alot of clients are relying on redundancy as a means to preserve their data. Using multiple drives in a server or workstation and configuring these drive in what is known as a RAID configuration, is by no means is a backup. Servers commonly use a RAID […]

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Kelowna System Backup – Strategies for Data Loss

Kelowna System Backup – Strategies for Data Loss

Have you ever lost pictures, documents, downloaded music, or data? If so, you know all too well the frustration of data loss. To avoid this frustrating experience, one needs to consider a data backup strategy. In June of 2006, the New York Times reported on a Microsoft […]

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Hey Kelowna – Backup – Disaster Recovery – Are you prepared?

Hey Kelowna – Backup – Disaster Recovery – Are you prepared?

We all know that we should back up our important data, but maybe we don’t know what files we should back up on our systems or we don’t know how to back up. And of course we’re busy too. In Information Technology, a backup or the process […]

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