NAS Backup Software for QNAP, Buffalo, Drobo, and Synology

Backup to, from, and between NAS Devices with BackupChain Backup Software Backing up files to and from Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices is best done using a reliable backup software tool on a task schedule, so that it runs automatically at set intervals. Give this backup software a try and you’ll find it is perfect […]

Alternatives to Acronis, Veeam, Backup Exec, and Microsoft DPM

There’s an Acronis alternative called BackupChain backup software, which is both reliable, and more affordable than Acronis and Veeam. BackupChain is part of the IT professional’s repertoire worldwide and has a rapidly growing fan base of more than 35,000 users. As an alternative to Backup Exec, Veeam, Microsoft DPM, and Acronis, BackupChain grew over the years to become the backup solution of […]

Hyper-V Cloud Backup

Hyper-V cloud backup doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out our secure, high-speed terabyte cloud hosting plans for Hyper-V and other services. Alternatively, you can set up your own private and secure cloud to back up your Hyper-V virtual machines using encryption and efficient deduplication (only changes are sent over the wire).   Among […]

Live Hyper-V Backup using Hyper-V VSS Writer: How Backup Works

Live backup of Hyper-V virtual machines may be done with or without the use of the Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer, which is part of the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2008 and later. The key integration element powering live backups in Windows is VSS, also called Volume Shadow Copy Service, which allows services and applications […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a NAS like Drobo, Synology, Buffalo, Netgear, QNap

  If you are planning to use your NAS device for Hyper-V or for backups, please read this article first before diving into further details. At BackupChain we have put together this article to describe some of the shortcomings of specific Network Attached Storage devices, such as: Drobo, Buffalo, Synology, Netgear, QNap, IOmega, IOSafe, Diskstation, ReadyNAS, let’s collectively call […]

Hyper-V Snapshot vs. Hyper-V Backup

A Hyper-V Snapshot, now called a Hyper-V Checkpoint beginning with Windows Server 2012, is a fundamentally different thing than a Hyper-V backup. Hyper-V backup software works similar to file server backup software but is specialized in how it handles virtual machine data. Hyper-V backups are used for disaster recovery and are hence full and portable […]

Server 2012 Pulled into Saved State With Server 2008 R2 Host

When the Hyper-V host is a Windows Server 2008 R2 and the VM runs Windows Server 2012, the VM may be pulled into a saved state. This may be due to the following: The Hyper-V Integration Services version is not up-to-date in VM Backup (Volume Snapshot) Integration Service is disabled or not installed. The virtual […]