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Archive for the Shadow Protect Category

10.11.2013

Hard disk failure rates and the importance of backups

About hard disks Anyone who’s been in the IT industry long enough knows hard drive fail. A typical hard disk drive consists of a motor, spindle, platters, read/write heads, actuator and electronics It has one or more platters – or disks – and each platter usually has a head on each of its sides. These […]

10.29.2012

Shadowprotect bare metal restore virtual to physical

The Best Practices Guide covers the methodology to adhere to when performing a Hardware Independent Restore (HIR) or a restore of any volume for that matter. HIR is the process of recovering a system from one set of hardware to another set of hardware, or to a virtual environment. You can perform a HIR to […]

05.23.2012

Resize shadow protect image to fit on a smaller destination drive

In the Recovery Environment: 1. Boot the latest Recovery CD into the Recovery Environment as of the 4.1.x either environment will work. 2. Mount the image you wish to restore as writable. (This is also called Exploring the Backupi) You will find the Explore Backup option in the left hand menu under Tasks. To mount […]

03.15.2012

Offsite full server backups using shadow protect

Up until recently we have been selling a traditional offsite backup program where you just send your files offsite each night. In the event of a disaster you need to rebuild the server and then download all of the data off the backup server. This is good for a small amount of data but not […]