• October 22, 2008 22 Oct'08

    Server-free backup FAQ

    Not too long ago, server-free backup was the best option for backing up large data sets. However, there are some legitimate alternatives available today. W. Curtis Preston discusses how server-free backup works, pros and cons of server-free backup, ...  Continue Reading

  • October 22, 2008 22 Oct'08

    Tape Encryption FAQ

    How can you protect your tapes once they leave your hands? Pierre Dorion, Data Center Practice Director with Long View Systems Inc., answers today's most common tape encryption questions. His answers are also available as an MP3 download.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08

    Backup vs. archive

    Data backups and archives are different things. Backup and recovery expert Pierre Dorion discusses the role of backups vs. archives and why you shouldn't mistake one for the other.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08

    Top 10 things to ask a vendor when buying backup software

    Before you rush out to buy new data backup software, here are 10 questions you should ask potential backup vendors to help you decide what is best for your backup environment.  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2008 17 Oct'08

    Backup as a service FAQ

    Trying to decide if online backup, or backup as a service, will be beneficial to your small-midsized business? John Merryman, services director for recovery services at GlassHouse Technologies Inc., discusses the benefits and drawbacks of online ...  Continue Reading

  • October 16, 2008 16 Oct'08

    Backup reporting FAQ

    The old joke, "The backup is fine -- it's the restore that doesn't work," is all too often true. But tools designed specifically to monitor and report on backups can help eliminate those restore surprises. Lauren Whitehouse, analyst with the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 16, 2008 16 Oct'08

    Benefits and drawbacks of incremental and differential backup

    The differences between incremental and differential backups continue to generate many debates and cause confusion. Read this tip to learn how incremental and differential backups differ, and the benefits, drawbacks and uses of each.  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2008 13 Oct'08

    Zmanda takes Windows to the cloud

    Open-source backup company Zmanda is branching out with a closed-source Windows-only integration with Amazon's S3.  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2008 13 Oct'08

    Five things backup administrators should know about VMware Consolidated Backup

    VMware Consolidated Backup requires some preparation and understanding for backup administrators used to the traditional physical backup solution.  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2008 12 Oct'08

    Second-generation CDP

    Continuous data protection (CDP) received lots of attention but garnered few takers as a standalone product. Since then, the technology has been incorporated into data protection products and its role is now likely to expand. In addition, rapid data...  Continue Reading