Creating a service account with restricted permissions

TIPS AND TRICKS, BEST PRACTICES

 
shutterstock_304896716A best practice for your DATASTOR software installation and configuration is to run tasks with a service account. In a domain environment, a group policy can be created to configure the service account as a member of the local Administrators group of each computer in the domain without making the account a member of the Domain Admins security group.
 
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Data Loss: A Major Cost to Business

TIPS AND TRICKS, BEST PRACTICES

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It’s a risk that many businesses, especially small ones, don’t think about regularly - and that can be a costly mistake.

Data loss forces many businesses to suffer monetary and time-related setbacks. The loss can be caused by any number of things, including natural disasters, viruses, malware, or a simple failure to perform regular backups. Creating and implementing a good data backup and recovery plan is important for all businesses to do before an incident occurs.

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Use the Daily Checkup Report to Spot Issues Quickly

TIPS AND TRICKS, RELEASE NEWS

We think some of the recent improvements to the Checkup Report are noteworthy and will make zeroing in on problems much easier than in previous versions of the software.  More details are provided on each specific enhancement in the Knowledge Base article, but briefly, here are the enhancements we will be reviewing:

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Ransomware: how to avoid and recover from this sinister threat

TIPS AND TRICKS

 
shutterstock_392300527Dubbed one of “the biggest PC threats in 2016” by IT security company Trend Micro, ransomware is a nasty form of malware that affects personal computers and businesses on a regular basis. 
 
Ransomware works by holding a computer’s files “for ransom” and demanding payment or some other action (like completing a survey) in order to release them, though there is no guarantee that once the ransom is paid the files will be released. 
 
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Getting Started with DATASTOR

BEST PRACTICES, GETTING STARTED

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 Getting started with DATASTOR is easy. Here, we will provide links to resources that will cover the basics to get you started.

As is usually the case, the more time spent understanding an application and its associated best practices the more successful the deployment and the assurance that your data is safe and secure.  Read Deployment Guidelines for a description of several deployment options at a high level.  All are designed to provide digital continuity for customers of all sizes.

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Duplicating the Deduplication

TIPS AND TRICKS

Our mission to deduplicate and archive your critical company data using a store (on

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 disk) as efficiently as possible led to several DATASTOR patents. It may seem ironic then, to recognize that having a redundant copy of that store is also important, duplicating the deduplication, as it were. Anybody who started his or her backup career by rotating tapes offsite has recognized the benefit in the event of a site-wide disaster. 

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Checkup and Export Settings

BEST PRACTICES, GETTING STARTED

 

With backup plans running on a scheduled basis, a couple useful features to configure are the Checkup Report and Export Settings. Implementing these features is considered a DATASTOR Best Practice. 

 

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Check the Integrity of Your Backups with Store Verify Tasks

TIPS AND TRICKS, BEST PRACTICES

shutterstock_105959135Heading up support I have a good feel for customer sticking points. It’s why everybody in support’s job is to act as a customer advocate as we liaison with our engineering and executive teams to improve customer experience. That’s why I was blown away when I started receiving briefings in Q4 2015 on process redesigns and improvements in the 9.0 release of the Enterprise software. It’s like Santa brought me everything on my list this year.
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How Many Stores Do I Need?

TIPS AND TRICKS

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Customers often ask, “How many stores do I need?” That’s a proper question to ask as you plan and modify your DATASTOR installation.  And as often is the case in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Verify, Copy and Purge Store Tasks

BEST PRACTICES, GETTING STARTED

You have protection plans running, the check-up report configured, and your backup configuration is being stored in a safe location in the event your backup server needs to be rebuilt. What’s the next step to insure to the efficiency of your backup process?

 

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