Friday, September 25, 2009

File Backup

File backup is inevitable option for all backup software. Handy Backup gives ability to backup files, restore files and synchronize files between two locations including remote destinations. Program developed to backup files including documents, photos, videos and any other files available with optional ability to perform also compression and encryption for backup.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tower of Hanoi backup rotation

Tower of Hanoi backup rotation schedule is based on mathematical puzzle with the same name. Tower of Hanoi rotation schedule can be used both on weekly and monthly basis and allows dividing media sets by generations like Grandfather-Father-Son scheme.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Grandfather Father Son backup rotation

Grandfather Father Son backup rotation scheme also know as GFS is based on using three sets or generations of tapes. Monthly full backup is grandfather, weekly full backup is father and a son set for partial everyday backups. Grandfather tapes are stored off-site while “younger” generations stay in backup rotation.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Round Robin

Round Robin is the most simple of backup rotations schemes and allows one week tapes rotation on Friday it is full backup, all other day of a week backups are incremental or differential. This allows to have a base of weekly full backups and to recover information from any day during the week.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Backup rotation

Backup rotation schedule is an essential basis of the whole backup strategy especially concerning corporate data backup and recovery used by enterprises. Top backup rotation schedules used for tape backup are mostly Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS), Round Robin and Tower of Hanoi.