How to Easily Protect Your Servers Against Ransomware

Below are some strategies to help protect against ransomware. The simplest solutions: Cloud backup Rotating external hard drives. Only one drive should be connected at a time. More elaborate strategies (revolve around the idea of making backup files inaccessible to ransomware, which usually runs in a regular user session or LocalSystem): Create a dedicated administrator […]

SMTP Troubleshooting Sending Email Alerts and Logs

Below is a list of strategies to troubleshoot SMTP settings. If sending email alerts or logs fails, the first step is to examine the error message. Most of the time, the error message helps narrow down the cause of the error; however, most of the time the following checklist should be used to systematically pinpoint […]

Why You Need To Defragment Your Backup Drives

Unfortunately there is still a widely held belief that file fragmentation is a thing of the past and not necessary. Some IT guys even mention they read somewhere that “NTFS does not need fragmentation” or somehow prevents fragmentation. Unfortunately the truth is, things haven’t changed at all and file fragmentation is the result of the […]

How to Fix Hyper-V Backup Errors

When you encounter an issue with just one VM failing, it’s almost certainly an issue inside the VM, not the host. That’s because any VSS-aware service inside a VM can break the Hyper-V backup cycle by vetoing. When all VMs fail to back up, it’s likely something on the host causing the failure. Please check […]

Backup Hyper-V Virtual Machine on Server 2008, 2012, 2016, Windows 10

Are you looking for a simple way to backup Hyper-V virtual machine guests on Windows Server 2008 / 2012, or Windows Server 2016? With BackupChain’s server backup software you can backup hyper-v virtual machines in just three minutes. Backup for the Windows host server disk as well as backup of all Hyper-V virtual machines with […]

Self-hosted Google Drive, OneDrive, Carbonite, Amazon S3, DropBox

If you are looking for a self-hosted Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive, Carbonite, or Amazon S3 alternative, BackupChain has all the components you need to set this up yourself and save thousands of dollars per year by hosting a secure system yourself. Whether you want to share files online securely with team members or use cloud […]

Hyper-V Backup: Simple, Powerful, and Open Standard

BackupChain is a backup software specifically made for the IT professional who wants lots of backup options, easy installation, a task-oriented user interface, and the freedom to use open-standard file formats for his/her backups. Below is our 3 minute video tutorial: “How to back up Hyper-V”. Create a backup task, select the VMs, specify the […]