Backup

Robocopy backups
Robocopy: A robust Windows tool for secure backups
  • Tools

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.

Robocopy: A robust Windows tool for secure backups
RAID 10
RAID 10: Mirroring and striping combined
  • Security

RAIDs are a good solution for improving the performance of hard drives. The individual standardized levels provide different approaches to boost reliability or the throughput rate of system networks. RAID 10 relies on complete data redundancy. Data is stored in a distributed manner and can be read quickly. Find out what’s behind the RAID level!

RAID 10: Mirroring and striping combined
RAID 6
RAID 6: Storage technology to minimize data loss
  • Security

Combining hard drives to form a RAID is an attractive solution to optimize the performance and security of individual drives. One such approach that’s been hailed for its high safety factor is the RAID 6 technology. As an extension to the popular RAID 5 level, this network protects from data loss when two hard drives fail – all without having to duplicate your data manually.

RAID 6: Storage technology to minimize data loss
RAID 5
RAID 5: What you need to know about the RAID level
  • Security

A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) can be used to improve data security or the performance of storage solutions. The specific advantages of a network depend on the selected RAID level. Find out how RAID 5 – a system of three or more hard drives – can improve security and throughput rate.

RAID 5: What you need to know about the RAID level
RAID 1
RAID 1: understanding the hard disk compound
  • Security

Hardly a storage concept embodies the RAID principle (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) as well as RAID 1 in which two or more hard disks are linked to save copies of data for access in case of system failure. Find out more about RAID 1 and why mirroring makes this network so special.

RAID 1: understanding the hard disk compound
RAID 0
RAID 0: what’s behind the RAID level?
  • Security

A Redundant Array of Independent Disks, or RAID for short, is a combination of several hard disks to form a single logical drive. Systems like these typically follows a redundant storage concept for higher security. The standard RAID 0 is an exception because it only seeks to optimize the data throughput by coupling several hard drives.

RAID 0: what’s behind the RAID level?
RAID
What is RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)?
  • Security

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?

What is RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)?
Best Android cloud apps
The 9 best Android cloud apps – securing your smartphone data
  • Tools

As Android smartphone users will know, a complete backup of the operating system can only be created with the internal backup function that leaves a lot to be desired. The solution? Using a cloud storage solution like Google Drive. However, if you don’t feel comfortable handing all your data over to Google, you will have to search for another online Android storage option to back-up your personal...

The 9 best Android cloud apps – securing your smartphone data
Creating backups with MySQLDumper
MySQLDumper: from installation to backup
  • Technical matters

“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.

MySQLDumper: from installation to backup
Data reduction through deduplication and compression
Deduplication vs. compression: two concepts in data reduction
  • Know-how

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...

Deduplication vs. compression: two concepts in data reduction