Backup

RAID level comparison

RAID level: the most important RAID concepts compared

When combining hard disks in a RAID, you can choose between different standard setups called RAID levels. The predefined combinations determine the arrangement of individual hard disks and methods to store data in a RAID network. But what are the approaches of the most important RAID levels? And which one should you use?

RAID

What is RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)?

When the RAID concept was first introduced in the late 1980s, it was primarily intended as an alternative to high cost hard drives on mainframes. While the issue of cost has shifted somewhat into the background, RAID storage systems are still in demand because of their high reliability in a server environment. What’s behind the technology and what are the various RAID levels?

Setting up server backups with rsync

Server Backups with rsync

Server backups are the best way to save vital data from your online projects and avoid losing data. A sophisticated backup strategy including all terminal devices is essential, especially in server environments. To do so, you need reliable backup programs. In addition to software solutions and online services, which are often very expensive, free applications like rsync offer an alternative.

Robocopy backups

Robocopy: A robust Windows tool for secure backups

Robocopy is the most robust copy program in Windows 10, as it’s not affected by errors or other problems. Its high versatility is one reason for its popularity. Pretty much any backup project can be executed with the numerous options available in Robocopy. In addition to local backups, the command line tool also supports network and cloud backups.

Creating backups with MySQLDumper

MySQLDumper: from installation to backup

“Data is the new oil!”. So when it comes to online businesses, loss of data means loss of capital. Important and sensitive data should be backed up at regular intervals. Thanks to free programs such as MySQLDumper you can create MySQL database backups in minutes! Once installed, you can use the software to automatize and administer backups.

Create WordPress backup

How to back up your WordPress site

WordPress backups allow you to safeguard websites created with the WordPress content management system in the event of unintended data loss. You have the ability to regularly back up WordPress sites with the help of your provider or cloud service provider. On the other hand, a manual backup requires a little extra work but gives you full control.

Data reduction through deduplication and compression

Deduplication vs. compression: two concepts in data reduction

With the mass of data constantly increasing, ever more efficient storage techniques are required to reduce storage requirements with as few losses as possible. For this purpose, there are two compression techniques that are currently in use. While data compression identifies and eliminates redundant information within a file, deduplication is a cross-file method that is particularly suited to...

Image tools in comparison

Image tools: A comparison of the best programs

Double is better, especially when it comes to data backups. Backups shouldn’t only contain important files like documents, tables, presentations, or videos. Generate a comprehensive storage image of your entire system with the help of image-based backup tools and completely restore it including configurations in the event of total failure. Find what makes a good image tool and which functions you...

Dropbox vs. Google Drive

Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services

Cloud storage can be used for a variety of functions including sharing photos, collaborating on documents and backing up important files. There are loads of cloud storage solution providers to choose from. In the following article, we will compare two of the longest standing ones out there and their key features. Dropbox vs. Google Drive – which provider should you choose?

Windows 10: creating a backup

Windows 10 backup: how the data backup works

In Windows 10, making a backup is the most secure way to protect your data in the event of a system crash or hardware issue. The Windows 10 backup allows you to save all your programs, private data, and system settings as an exact system image. If your computer or laptop gets damaged, the Windows 10 backup can easily be transferred to another device.


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