November 11, 2013
Having Network Attached Storage (NAS) can be a lot simpler than backing up a large number of individual user machines, however, the rules for NAS cloud backup may be different then you’re used to. Each NAS vendor has its own particular steps to follow. Here is how to back up NetApp devices with Zetta DataProtect. If you need to back up another type of NAS, contact us at 650-590-0967 or by email – mailto:email@example.com.
NetApp Backup Basics
Zetta’s NetApp backup works by reading a user generated configuration file which defines the data sources to back up and the appropriate login credentials to gain access to these data sources.
When the config file is read by Zetta, network mounts will be created to the defined data sources and the ZettaMirror agent triggers a snapshot on the NetApp appliance which is used to capture a consistent state of the NetApp file system and replicate the targeted data to the Zetta cloud. The ZettaMirror agent walks the directory tree, finds files that have changed and transmits the delta to Zetta. Once the transfer of data is complete, Zetta creates a snapshot of the file system on the Zetta storage end, deletes the NetApp snapshot and disconnects.
Read more on NAS Cloud Backup: How It’s Done…
November 07, 2013
In September, a new type of trojan ransomware, CryptoLocker, started making the rounds by way of email attachments and links on infected webpages. It won’t destroy anything on your computers, just encrypt the data so you the user can’t access it.
Once the files are encrypted, a screen pops up directing the user to pay a ransom of $100 to $300 (or two Bitcoins) within three days to regain access to the files. Beyond the 72-hour deadline, the ransom rises to 10 Bitcoins (About $3000).
CryptoLocker itself is not difficult to remove, the damage comes from the encryption. It targets commonly used files including those created with Microsoft Office (doc, docm, docx, ppt, pptm, pptx, pst, xls, slsm, slsx), Word Perfect (wpd), and Open Office (odb, odm, odp, ods, odt); as well as common types of graphics files such as jpg, psd and raw. The files are encrypted using a 2048-bit RSA key, making it impossible to crack in a short enough time using a brute force attack. As Kapersky Lab System Engineer Adam Burns said in a support forum posting:
November 05, 2013
This post is meant to give you a closer look at Zetta’s Service Management Platform (SMP), and show how an admin-level user would go about setting up our enterprise backup solution in their environment.
The Enterprise Backup Dashboard
After logging in, you’ll be presented with the SMP Dashboard with 4 navigation tabs at the top of the Dashboard which navigate to different sections of the SMP, Dashboard, Storage, Users, and Knowledge Base.
On the Dashboard tab you will see three sections, Events, Storage, and Support.
The Events section you see on the Dashboard has two tabs, System and Storage. On the system tab you will find events related to the Zetta system and when they will or have occurred. This is where you will see notifications about maintenance, and other Zetta information.
On the Storage tab you’ll find events related to the Zetta Storage and when they occurred. Clicking on “View All Events” will present you with a listing of all the events that have taken place and also provide a search tool for the events.
Read more on Getting Started With Zetta’s Enterprise Backup Solution…
November 04, 2013
Take a look at the incredible detail in this Lego office replica of Zetta’s HQ made by Charles Wallace from our engineering team.
Here’s some more details from Charles about this piece of Lego office architecture:
October 30, 2013
When it comes to cloud server backup, one of the primary considerations is how quickly the nightly backup job completes.
Large enterprises go to great expense to set up disk-to-disk storage systems and virtual tape libraries to make sure that overnight backups get done before users show up for work the next morning.
But what about smaller companies using cloud server backup? How fast do those backups need to be?