Category: Backup

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How to Protect Your Backups from Ransomware

Did you know that the cost of cybercrime alone in Australia was $29 Billion in 2020?  A survey undertaken by the Australian Cyber Security Centre found 62% of the 1,763 small businesses that responded have been a victim of Cybercrime. Your backup system is your insurance policy. In a worst-case scenario, if you do experience

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MailStore Archiver – Best search and bonus backup

Have you ever been frustrated with the lacklustre search abilities of Microsoft Outlook? Despite Microsoft’s continued promises of “the new improved search engine” it’s still less than stellar. And of course it can only search the time period you have configured to download offline. It won’t find an e-mail from years ago – to do

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How often should I be performing a test restore?

Before I answer this question, we first need to discuss the types of “real-life” restores that you may need to perform: 3 types of restores To perform a file or folder restore, the backupset (i.e. all the backup images) just needs to be intact. Likewise, to perform an ‘in-place’ bare-metal full system restore, again the

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Does your backup system support HIR?

This article is about how to perform restores of your server. Because this is a fairly “tech” area, unfortunately it is hard to avoid using some tech terminology. HIR / redeploy So, what does “HIR” stand for? HIR = Hardware Independent Restore Some vendors also refer to this feature as “redeploy”. In both cases, what

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Do I need backups if I have Microsoft Office 365?

The short answer is yes, and the long answer is more complicated. In particular we are talking about OneDrive and SharePoint. Both products have built-in versioning, which in my experience works well. So if your files are all encrypted but OneDrive keeps old versions of your documents, why would I need a third-party backup? There

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Are you sure that your backups are safe from a ransomware attack?

With high-profile cyber-security breaches continually in the news, it’s common for small and medium-sized companies to be left wondering how exposed their business is to a ransomware attack. The unfortunate reality for many is that they are significantly ill-equipped, and could easily fall prey to an attack that would make an ATO audit feel like

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Protecting Backups from Ransomware Is As Easy As 3-2-1

The world is rapidly moving towards digitalisation, allowing us to streamline the overall process. However, it has also opened up new opportunities for cybercriminals. Many organisations in various countries, including Australia, are now facing the increased threat of ransomware attacks. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has termed ransomware the biggest cybercrime threat. This type

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