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What Type Of computer System Do You Have?

Two types of backup exist, archives or duplicates.

Archives are the best option, time-based snapshots of your computer data will cover many recovery scenarios caused by human error or machine failure.

Duplicates are the simplest form of a backup, however overwriting a previous backup set via duplication may cause more issues by overwriting previous copies of files with potentially damaged copies of files.

Finally, test, test and test again! - Be confident your backup process works for you.

What type computer operating system are you using?

Apple OSX Computer Backups

Apple OSX has a built in backup system called "Time Machine"

Time machine allows multiple destinations creating additional time based archives, e.g. home and work.

Connect USB storage or use a "Network Attached Storage" (NAS) and Time Machine will create backups of the entire system and hourly incremental backups of any file changes while the storage is connected.

Offsite Backups are done separately.


What type of backup configuration?

Windows Computer Backups

Windows has a built-in backup system called "Windows Backup"

Windows Home editions only allow USB storage to be used as the backup destination.

Windows Professional editions allow a single USB or single network backup destination.

Windows Server editions allow for multiple backup destinations, USB and network (or multiples of each)

Connect USB storage or use a "Network Attached Storage" (NAS) and Windows Backup will create backups of the entire system and incremental backups) based on a chosen schedule.

What type of backup configuration?

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OSX Time Machine Support

View the support link direct from Apple Inc for setting up Time Machine backups

https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201250

If you want this done for you, book a job today. Call 0800 000825

OSX Time Machine + Offsite Backups

View the support link direct from Apple Inc for setting up Time Machine backups - https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201250

Offsite backups can be as simple as using http://Dropbox.com or managed using daily replication.

SUPPORTU uses a secure remote sync scheduling system best suited for business use, with daily replication each file is a snapshot state on the date of backup, not overwritten.

You can browse offsite backup data without the additional learning curve or the complex software installation.

From large nationwide businesses, construction, digital design, lawyers, accountants, and retail, to small business with less the 5 staff, many different types and sizes of business choose SUPPORTU for their offsite backup solution.

Book a job today. Call 0800 000825, discuss your requirements

Windows Backup + Offsite Backups

View the support link direct from Microsoft for setting up Windows Backup - https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17127/windows-back-up-restore

Offsite backups can be as simple as using http://Dropbox.com or managed using daily replication.

SUPPORTU uses a secure remote sync scheduling system best suited for business use, with daily replication each file is a snapshot state on the date of backup, not overwritten.

You can browse offsite backup data without the additional learning curve or the complex software installation.

From large nationwide businesses including construction, digital design, lawyers, accountants, and retail, to small business with less the 5 staff. Many different types and sizes of business choose SUPPORTU for their offsite backup solution.

Book a job today. Call 0800 000825, discuss your requirements

Windows Backup Only

View the support link direct from Microsoft for setting up Windows Backup.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17127/windows-back-up-restore

If you want this done for you, book a job today. Call 0800 000825

Linux Computer

Linux based computer systems are mainly used by I.T system managers and specialised applications, some examples are telephone systems (PBX), mail servers, file servers, website servers + more application uses.

There are many great applications for Linux Desktop environments to create local backups to USB or Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Offsite Backups are done separately.


What type of backup configuration?

Linux Local Backups + Offsite Backups

Local backups may include use of Cron tasks using rsync, unison or other local desktop software.

Offsite backups can be as simple as using http://Dropbox.com or managed using daily replication. 

* SUPPORTU can also setup hot backups of Debian, Redhat/Centos based operating systems, both onsite and offsite with bootable recovery media.

SUPPORTU uses a secure remote sync scheduling system best suited for business use, with daily replication each file is a snapshot state on the date of backup, not overwritten.

You can browse offsite backup data without the additional learning curve or the complex software installation.

From large nationwide businesses, construction, digital design, lawyers, accountants, and retail, to small business with less the 5 staff, many different types and sizes of business choose SUPPORTU for their offsite backup solution.

Book a job today. Call 0800 000825, discuss your requirements

Linux Local Backups

Local backups may include use of Cron tasks using rsync, unison or other local desktop software.

* SUPPORTU can also setup hot backups of Debian, Redhat/Centos based operating systems, both onsite with bootable recovery media.


If you want this done for you, book a job today. Call 0800 000825
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