Backup Tool for Outlook 2013 / 2010 PST Files

To create a Microsoft Outlook (PST file) backup using BackupChain Backup Software, you simply select your Outlook data folder. The Microsoft Outlook data folder location depends on the Windows and Outlook versions you are using. The simplest way to backup Outlook and most other application data is to simply add C:\Users to your backup task. This […]

Notable Customers

Below is a selection of BackupChain backup software customers in random order (also check out our BackupChain User Testimonials): Last Update: June 18, 2021 Wyoming Community Bank ( Kyoto University, Japan ( German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Romanian Government Agency (Agentia de Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Vest) Washington University in St. Louis ( Boeing ( […]

How to Fix SQL Error: 18210, Severity: 16, Error 3041

When backing up a VM that runs SQL Server inside you may run into the following issue. The VM backup fails and the Event Viewer on the host reports a VSS writer inside the VM failed. Upon inspection of the VM’s Event Viewer and SQL Server’s logs you find: Error: 18210, Severity: 16 and Error […]

Copy Long Path Names and Deep Folders over 240 Characters

If you are stuck trying to back up or copy long path names over 240 characters long, you are not alone.   Did you know Windows NTFS supports nested, long paths and folders reaching well over 32,000 characters? And, Windows Explorer itself will produce errors when you are trying to work with deep folders over […]

Hyper-V Disadvantages: How Hyper-V Costs You

Microsoft uses an old but effective strategy of selling “interrelated components”. You want X to work? Then you need to buy A, B, C and spend a many work hours (and lots of dollars, too), only to find out: • Everything about A, B, and C before you understand how they work together • it doesn’t work: the […]

How to Delete All VSS Shadows and Orphaned Shadows

What Causes VSS Shadows to Stick? Deleting orphaned Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) shadows may be necessary from time to time for several reasons. A: You are using defect backup software or some scripts that don't clean up correctly. In that case follow instructions below and switch to BackupChain®. B: Your backup software crashes all […]

Virtual Machine Backup Software Guide & Tutorial Links

Virtual machine backup software is a new class of disaster recovery tools and deserves special attention. While some products are all-in-one backup software solutions, such as BackupChain, other tools may be for virtual backup only. We put together a list of virtual machine guides and how-to tutorials for your convenience that describe how to backup […]