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Online Backup Performance – A Testing Methdology

 Suppose you have important business information that you want to protect with a secure backup to the Internet. One of the many questions you’re likely to ask a potential vendor is: How long will it take to actually perform the backup? In this blog post we’ll see what’s actually involved in answering this common question... Read More

Online Backup for Large SQL Databases

These days, many businesses use industry-specific software applications. At the core of these applications is an SQL database. This database is the information repository that defines the business. It often includes items such as customer profiles, financial and payment information, order history, images, technical specifications and more. This is THE mission critical information that absolutely... Read More

The Importance of Online Backup Security

  In today’s “everything digital” world, protecting your valuable business information can be challenging.  Firewalls, antivirus programs, filters, security appliances, intrusion detection monitors and more all play a role. Yet still, even with all these technological deterrents, none are 100% effective. The bad guys can still sometimes get into your network and do evil. You... Read More

Cloud Storage or Managed Online Backup Solution?

 One question we get asked almost daily is “Why Dr.Backup?” While most of our existing clients know the answer, it’s often best to explain to a new prospect using this analogy: Consider what happens if …the brakes on your car squeak and you come home from the auto parts store with a box of brake... Read More

Dr.Backup Annual Crab Feast v.2013

The weather was absolutely gorgeous for the third annual Dr.Backup Crab Feast held on August 4th in Laurel, Maryland. We all watched (and ate) in amazement for almost 3 hours as Sherry and Melanie battled the elements (bright sunshine) to determine who would win the crab-picking championship. In the end, the queen stood alone! This... Read More

Dr.Backup Completes 5,000,000th Online Backup

Woo-hoo! We are proud to announce that on June 24th, 2013, at 11:06pm, Laura Creel completed Dr.Backup’s 5,000,000th S.M.A.R.T. online backup! Laura is a counselor with Laureltree Family and Academic Counseling Services of Huntsville Alabama – and loyal client of Dr.Backup since 2007. As a token of our appreciation a gift card will be on... Read More

All Disk Drives Ultimately Fail – R.I.P. P1-D1

It happened this past weekend. The oldest drive in the Dr.Backup online backup storage network passed quietly into the darkness that is cyberspace. The oldest drive, or as we call it “P1-D1” (for Port 1, Drive 1) hard failed and had to be replaced. According to the writing on a slightly-faded label, P1-D1 began life... Read More

Backup of a Backup – Best Practices

Generally, if properly managed, an online backup can be the lifeline that helps a business prevent major data loss from an unplanned disaster.  After all, online backups are offsite and impervious to fire, flood, theft, etc. However, as in everything, there are some caveats. One such caveat I’d like to write about about involves the... Read More

Windows 8 Support for Early Adopters Here

I’m happy to report that our latest version of the Dr.Backup online backup client software (11.7.3) has been tested compatible with Microsoft Windows 8. You can now reliably use the backup client to protect business-critical files on Windows 8 Standard, Professional and Enterprise. The backup application continues to run off the traditional desktop or in... Read More

Sometimes Smart People Make Dumb Choices

In the past, I’ve written about the “S.M.A.R.T.” backup service Dr.Backup clients enjoy. SMART is an acronym for the major service components of a professionally managed backup service. These include Setup, Monitoring, Alerting, Restoring and Testing. These services, in addition to powerful software technology and secure online storage, are what helps ensure Dr.Backup personnel can... Read More