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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.

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The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely to be worth the investment.
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Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It
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Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
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Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures? This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
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One of our members had this brilliant recommendation I thought should be seen here as well.


I'm headed to Alaska tomorrow to embark on a bucket list adventure - to see the Northern Lights.  Like most people who use their smartphone as their primary camera, I'm paranoid that something might happen and I'll lose my phone or the phone dies - with no backup evidence of this epic adventure.  And since I'll be in the middle of nowhere and my iPhone can't back up to the iCloud, I found this super cool device to offload my photos - making the Camera Roll less of an endless task.

https://www.sandisk.com/home/mobile-device-storage/ixpand
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HDR photos are the same size as a normal photo, they're just enhanced so they shouldn't affect storage unless you keep the original as well.

Even selecting optimized photo roll will use space on your phone.  It's just that the phone will modify the size of the cache according to how much space there is available on your device.  e.g. on my Android, Google Photos has a 500mb cache.
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The question appears often enough, how do I transfer my data from my old server to the new server while preserving file shares, share permissions, and NTFS permisions. Here are my tips for handling such a transfer.
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In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
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Each year, investment in cloud platforms grows more than 20% as an increasing number of companies begin to transition to virtual storage and operations. Moving to remote cloud servers comes with many benefits, including three important factors needed as a company grows: scalability, shareability, and a larger communication scope. Cloud operations remove the worry of updating servers if storage needs change or the company expands and moves. Files and documents are also accessible from any location and any device with the right log-in information. 

The rise in popularity of SaaS and PaaS services has a lot to do with new, innovative companies offering customizable solutions to everyday corporate and technology needs, such as lead generation maintenance, process funnels, and payment chains. This sudden popularity, however, not only receives attention from investors and developers, but hackers.

As with any cybercriminal focus, cloud platforms are seen as a land of opportunity because the additional service expands the area available for a hacker’s reach. Before, the only hacking portal may have simply been a server within the company walls. Now, in addition to that server, there are payment processes and client lists lingering in the cloud. When you consider that in 2017 we may see 73%
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When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why?
It has to do with the way people and computers use numbers and do math.
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Concerto Cloud Services, a provider of fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, announced today it was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud 100 by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of the following five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software.

To learn more, visit Concerto Cloud Services. You can also find additional resources on their dedicated Vendor Topic Page.
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This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
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outlook 2007
Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remain intact.
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Hello dear,

Its not like that, the methods (Try Account Setting and Use Import and Export Option) you have shared are different from mine. And besides these two methods, there are two more methods in my article which are as follows:

1. Modifying ‘View’ settings in Outlook to remove duplicates
2. Use Outlook's Clean Up Tool

which are really helpful to remove Outlook duplicate emails.

Regards,
Clark Kent
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Hello
 Manual techniques mentioned above are the best wy to remove Outlook's Duplicates.I tried all the manual techniques to remove Outlook's duplicates, But unfortunately, i could remove only a few duplicates outlook's files as there are lots of PST files and damn big attachment in my Outlook  and
So, left with no choice I used SysInfo Outlook duplicate Remover. With this tool, I managed to remove all Duplicates in a single run.
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Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go
Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

We have come a long way with backup and data protection — from backing up to floppies, external drives, CDs, Blu-ray, flash drives, SSD drives, and now to the cloud.
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The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
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I have come across one windows data recovery software online. It is free to download software. It has very easy to use user-interface which can be operated by a non-technical person. I found it very effective in recovering my data.
I am attaching link here to know more about it.
https://www.sysinfotools.com/recovery/windows-data-recovery.php
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by:Marry Swift
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Hello, thanks for your nice sharing. And have you tested Puran file recovery and PC Inspector recovery?
Honestly, last time, when my hard drive got cleaned due to a mistaken quick format, I did have searched and tried many free data recovery tools searched online, like your mentioned Recuva (free and fast), iCare Data Recovery Free (completely free and effective), PC Inspector Recovery (free, but, fails often) and Puran recovery (free). And TestDisk and PhotoRec were also free, but, difficult to understand and operate.
I just found them all here: https://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/best-data-recovery-freeware.html
Hope my experiences could help you enrich your article.
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This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage

This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
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Great job!
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Thanks for publishing such a great article here Carlos !
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Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
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Hi Anna,

What about QNAP NAS ?
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by:Anna Zvizda
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Hello, ITSystemEngineer.

The most of this integration is already done. We're just waiting for QNAP team to fully migrate their QTS to 64-bit architecture. According to QNAP, the migration should happen with the next QTS release.

Best regards.
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How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
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Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it.

VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x supports hardware acceleration with NAS storage devices.
Allows certain I/O operations to be offloaded from the ESXi to the physical array. With VAAI we release the workload on the virtual server hardware. Enables certain storage tasks, such as thin provisioning, to be offloaded from the VMware server virtualization hardware to the storage array.

You can read more about VAAI in VMware HERE

Our first tasks will be in the NetApp so that we can prepare the system to use VAAI in VMware.

Install NetApp VAAI plugin VIB in NetApp

Login to you your NetApp console:

First check if nfs.vstorage in enabled. If not, enable

Commands:
# options nfs.vstorage.enable
# vfiler run vfiler_name options nfs.vstorage.enable
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In our case(7-Mode CLI) was disable/off, so we will enable.

In 7-Mode CLI 
# options nfs.vstorage.enable on
In Clustered Data ONTAP CLI 
# vserver nfs modify –vserver vserver_name -vstorage enabled
         Note: vserver_name is the name of your SVM

Active also for vfiler 7-Mode CLI in the vFiler
# vfiler run vfile_name options nfs.vstorage.enable on
         Note: vfile_name is the name of your vfiler. In our case is vfiler0

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NetApp recommendations:
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I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
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If the exe contains a bootable image, you can try unzipping it to see what is inside. Sometimes it will work if you use MPI_FAT32 to convert it to a .imgPTN file but it really depends on what is inside it (oftem there is an ISO or IMG file???). EXE files are not normally bootable, they need to be connverted into bootable media somehow...?
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I will continue to run them in a windows environment then (UBCD4Win or something similar).  My understanding of Linux is not great, as you may already have ascertained.  I was hired by a NIX person 20+ years ago who sat me down in front of a sparcstation 20/60, gave me the root login credentials and told me to figure it out.  Needless to say, it was  a steep learning curve, and I hold those who are conversant in 'NIX flavors in high regard.
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Glacier Costs
AWS Glacier is Amazons cheapest storage option and is their answer to a ‘Cold’ storage service.  Customers primarily use this service for archival purposes and storage of infrastructure backups.  Its unlimited storage potential and low storage cost makes it a popular storage choice.
 
What can be sometimes overlooked are the retrieval costs of your data, depending on how much you retrieve and over what time period can make a huge difference.  This article will cover these costs and help you understand the considerations of data retrieval.  Its important to note that AWS prices are exclusive of any GST or VAT chargeable (more information on these fees can be found here.)
 
Retrieval Costs
 
When you find yourself in a situation where you need to retrieve data from Glacier you need to understand some of the costs to ensure you can complete it in the most cost effective way. 
 
You will probably be aware that AWS boasts a retrieval rate of $0.01 per GB; however this is not as simple to calculate as it seems.
 
It’s important to note that you can retrieve up to 5% of your total AWS Glacier for free each month which is monitored on a pro rata basis daily.  Therefore if for example you have 15TB of data stored on Glacier you could retrieve 25GB a day for free (15TB * 5% (0.05) / 30(days) = 25GB).  25GB would be your daily free allowance.
 
Any data retrieved over this amount per day will be chargeable based upon other …
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Well written and illustrated.  Voting Yes.
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Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and fix some common problems.
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by:McKnife
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Sure. But I suppose that for each platform there will be a way and to copy and re-use a disk file using explorer is not the supported way in the first place.
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I can see an argument could be made to provide advice on proper ways of copying VHDs... but my point to the article was handling collisions and correcting them when they occur... With virtual disks being the easiest way to demonstrate the issue (and often to have it).  Feel free to post in links of "proper" ways to copy virtual disks (I've never seen one from MS, but I haven't looked either).
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Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth
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Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Having issues meeting security compliance criteria because of those pesky USB drives? Then I can help you! This article will explain how to disable USB Mass Storage devices in Windows Server 2008 R2.
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It is sometimes useful to have USB storage devices for different reasons yet maintain access security.  In addition to third-party encryption tools (often supplied by the USB device manufacturer) it is possible to require USB keys to be Bitlocker encrypted but that requires more GPO work.
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hmm

it might be worth to note that plenty of malware are hardware based nowadays, more often even when it comes to usb. plugging a camera in order to charge it may very possibly lead to an infection even if the port is disabled

additionally, blocking the usb key in windows is very easy to circumvent for a mildly knowlegeable user.
afaik, in many versions of windows, so-called blocked usb ports appear to work fine when you plug an usb key and reboot. i've even seen cases where the key could be unplugged and replugged afterwards. i'm unsure if the port becomes unblocked or the key/disk is remembered in the device cache

no harm meant, but i believe this should be noted.

i'm unsure about disabling the ports in the bios. this likely will protect bios based computers, but i'm not sure. in my opinion, the only effective way to prevent such problems is using a drill or hammer
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We are all using NAS devices and you probably have one (or more) at home. This article discusses the need to backup your NAS and how to do that
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Great article! We actually have a lot of people come to Carbonite to back up their NAS device either locally using our Server product or backing up the cloud using our Server and workstation tools.

Glad to see you spreading the word about the importance of NAS backup!
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Virtualization has become very popular over the last decade. In many cases, if a company does not have their entire data center virtualized, it is probably at least 90% or greater at this point. However, bottlenecks can still exist within virtualized infrastructures, especially with storage.
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Well written.  Voted Yes.
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Well written. Thanks for sharing.
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In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
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Good Article Yashwant, simple and to the point. Luckily we're seeing ssd prices dropping as they take more market share.
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Thank You Jorge :) for upvoting my article.
Yes very true, now these days SSD are becoming popular and prices are also dropping.
Now we can hope for more SSD availability in market at low prices.

Have a gorgeous day ahead.. :)
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Finally comes the third version of VMware Virtual SAN, whose name is 6.1, and comes loaded with new features many of which really are excellent and even surprising.
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Review of Cloudberry Explorer Pro - Linked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3


Being a Cloud technology fan and in particular services that are provided by AWS, I was interested to find a growing number of vendors writing software and applications that claim to blend and mesh with AWS services providing enhanced functionality and a better user experience. 

One of these vendors within this industry are Cloudberry Lab, who are an Advanced Technology Partner with AWS.  Looking into their products further I could see they heavily centred their solutions on Backup and Storage integration with a number of cloud providers.  I was specifically interested in their products that aligned with the AWS S3 Service.
Following an overview of their range of products I decided to download Cloudberry Explorer Pro for S3.  It claimed that Explorer for Amazon S3 provides a user interface to Amazon S3 accounts allowing to access, move and manage files across your local storage and S3 buckets”.  It also boasted a number of additional features, many of which are listed below:

Picture1.pngSome of these I would find more useful than others, but I ultimately wanted to see how this software would change my experience of using S3 from my local PC perspective when moving and transferring data into and out of S3.  I was keen to use the features such as the Compare and Sync …
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Nicely done.  Voted Yes.
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Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.