Preaching to Practice: How NovaStor Survived the Woolsey Fire

California Fires

NovaStor’s corporate headquarters survived the recent Woolsey Fire, having faced the potential of significant loss. Thanks to the countless efforts of first responders, our location and the surrounding buildings were spared. However, hundreds of homes and businesses in the area were effected by this tragic event. NovaStor would like to …

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Backup Migration Considerations

change-ahead

You’ve got a right to be worried. Your company’s data is at stake, and there’s few assets that are more important to a business. Usually organizations don’t opt to change backup solutions because they want to, rather it’s more likely that they’ve been forced into the situation due to a …

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Cloud Storage and Backup Data

Backup and Cloud

Flood, fire, natural disaster, malware, spyware, ransomware, hardware failure, theft, disgruntled employee and so on, there are a multitude of ways to lose critical data. But for the record, you can rest assured that the undisputed, heavyweight champion of data loss is, none other than “human error”, that’s right; you, …

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Build a Relevant Data Retention Policy

Tape Library

Do you have a well-thought-out policy for the retention of backup data and archiving? Does your current data-retention policy truly address your organization’s needs or was it more of an afterthought? Possibly your data retention was even a process inherited from whenever original backup jobs were created, a time when …

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Reaching Your Maximum Backup Speed

Full Speed Ahead

If I had a dime every time someone asked me why their backup jobs were slow; I’d be writing this essay with my toes in the sand on the beach of some remote island in the south pacific. I’d be a rich man. The movement of data, from a source …

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Data Protection in Educational (VS. Corporate) Environments

Securing data across a large network means dealing with challenges such as combatting ransomware infection, phishing and spam schemes, also threats that come from within. On the surface these threats are not much different from one environment to the next in the dangers that they present. Even the type of …

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How to prevent Backup and Restore Disasters

How to prevent Backup & Restore Disasters

Being aware of potential threats within a backup environment is always the first step in getting your infrastructure prepared for a disaster. Today I’d like to outline a few of the possible threats and what options you have in order to keep your companies business critical data as safe as …

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