What to Transfer The majority of what is transferred will be one of the the following: Data (Documents, Desktop, Download, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, etc.)SettingsApplications (even though applications can never be directly transferred, the installers and keys and data, if available, can) For Macs, the type of data is the similar, but exact directories will be a bit different. The fastest method, which we almost always use, is the USB / SATA cable. Once the old hard … [Read more...] about Transferring Data to a New Computer
Greetings! Last month, we discussed computer security. This month's subject is backup. We've covered it before, but computer backing up is ALWAYS important. As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig How important is your data? There is always a possibility of losing important files. Hardware can fail, files can be accidentally deleted or otherwise lost. The only sure way to entirely prevent the permanent loss of files is to have some sort of backup. Typically, backups … [Read more...] about July Newsletter: Backups
No one wants their computer to fall victim to malware. And among the most annoying malware viruses is ransomware. What is Ransomware? Ransomware has a very literal name. First it gets onto a computer, usually downloading on accident from an email or website. Then it will deny access to all data on the computer until you pay a ransom. Unless there's a device scanning the computer for ransomware, it lays dormant for an indeterminate amount of time before locking down the … [Read more...] about Ransomware Protection
Last month, we discussed Computer Security This time: The latest in backup technology and services offered by companies like Datto. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Network-driven Local and Cloud Backup Technology with Virtualization Network driven backups have been a thing for a while now, but a new wave has hit in the recent years. We feel we should discuss the differences between devices of the past, and the new age that has been passed … [Read more...] about June Newsletter: Backup Technology
In our last blog, we looked at how data can be recovered in the event a drive is damaged or inaccessible. Rather than trying to retrieve data after it has been lost, a more effective and safe way to preserve your data is to back it up regularly. If you’re a small business, knowing how to safely back up your data can seem overwhelming and confusing. These 5 simple tips can help you protect your valuable business and customer information with effective small business data backup. Get … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Small Business Data Backup
Every business has data that is essential for their operations, whether it’s files, documents, records, plans or proposals. But what happens if you lose that data because it is corrupted, hacked or deleted? All too often, both businesses and individuals find themselves in the position of missing essential data without any backup. While the situation can seem hopeless, you do have options for getting your data back, and this is called data recovery. What is Data Recovery? Data recovery is … [Read more...] about What Is Data Recovery and Do I Need It?
Backup Options For Businesses There are 2 main options: onsite backup to an external hard drive (or drives) and online backup. For server backups, we usually employ a combination of these options. For Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016, Windows Server Backup is the best primary backup option. It will backup an entire server to an hard drive (or set of external drives). When it is time to restore, any of the following can be recovered: Files, folders, volumes, system state, … [Read more...] about Backup Options For Businesses
Damaged hard drive heads, bad sectors, PCB damage, raid failures, fire and flood damage, viruses, accidental file deletions, reformatting, encryption attacks… There are no shortage of ways to lose important files, and once you do the panic can be blinding. However, it’s important that you don’t make critical mistakes that can put your data out of reach. When disaster strikes, there are steps that can be taken, and depending on the type, the media involved, and the value of the data you are … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Data Recovery