Archive for 2014

How Fix Invalid File Date Time Automatically

On some Linux-based network attached storage devices (NAS), such as Drobo, Synology, QNAP, etc, some users reported invalid file time stamps. It appears there is a Linux bug in the file system causing this issue. Sometimes this phenomenon appears to be related to file dates that are far in the future. It is possible that some […]

Hyper-V Block Size for NTFS: What’s Recommended

Usually when we get this question the IT admin is concerned with Hyper-V performance. Hyper-V and NTFS Block Sizes Explained Understanding the best NTFS cluster block size for Hyper-V requires an understanding of how hard drives, file systems, and Hyper-V work. However, the max. difference in performance we discovered was a mere ~10%. IT admins are […]

How to Set up a Free NAS with NTFS for Backups and Hyper-V

Setting up a free network attached storage device (NAS) is actually very simple…and free! Forget about FreeNAS, you can get the great stuff from Microsoft for free, too. If all you need is an NTFS based, 100% Windows compatible file server, there is no need to buy Drobo or Synology boxes.   How to Set […]

Differential Backup

Differential backup software is similar to incremental backup software, but usually uses a different reference than incremental backup software. Usually the term differential backup is used in conjunction with deduplication. Deduplication is an efficient way to reduce backup storage usage when taking frequent backups. It's important to note that because backups run frequently, compression alone […]

Incremental Backup

Incremental backups are different from differential backups and full backups. Depending on the incremental backup software you may be using, it may mean two things: "Incremental" may refer to backing up only files that have changed. The backup software compares the previous copy of a file to the current, often by checking dates and sizes, and […]

How to Seed to a USB Drive for Cloud Backup

This article describes how to seed your first backup to an external hard drive. This particular example assumes you will be using the FTP protocol for your cloud backups. In order to create a seed drive (or folder) in BackupChain, you need to create a backup that is targeting an FTP site first and store […]

BackupChain v2.4.531 Released!

On April 4/4/2014 we released BackupChain v2.4.531 which contains bug fixes and major improvements for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Hyper-V backups. The download is available at: // If you have installed v2.4.527 you can install in-place by simply running BackupChainSetup.exe. If you have an older version based on Windows Installer (MSI) you'll […]