How to Easily Protect Your Servers Against Ransomware

Below are some strategies to help protect against ransomware. The simplest solutions include: Invest in a good cloud backup system Rotating external hard drives. Only one drive should be connected at a time. Configure external hard drives to use the same drive letter when plugged in and avoid plugging in more than one drive at […]

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 […]

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 toolset that is specifically made for IT professionals who need total control over their backups. BackupChain offers a plethora of backup options, yet is easy to use and install, and includes a centralized, task-oriented user interface. One of the major advantages of using BackupChain to backup Hyper-V is the freedom […]