We’re but a few weeks away from the annual industry pilgrimage to Earls Court for the biggest of the IT and security shows in this country, InfoSecurity Europe. Each year IT professionals (and the not-so) gather at InfoSec to take in keynote talks from industry experts, strengthen relationships with customers and suppliers, keep an eye on the competition and of course, pick up plenty of promotional tat for the kids.
This year will be slightly different however, as visitors will notice that the show’s noticeably better than previous ones thanks to the addition of the Zen Software stand in the new exhibitor area. It’s possible I’m overestimating the impact we’ll have but in any case, we’re genuinely pleased to be a part of the show and that we’ll be down there unashamedly flogging our wares in our compact but charming booth (K94). Continue reading
I often get asked by customers which type of job they should choose when backing up files across a local network from one server to another. There are a range of considerations to make in order to fully answer this question, but the two areas I want to focus on in this post are cost and performance.
Those of you familiar with using BackupAssist’s Rsync plug-in to send data to an off-site location, may well have toyed with the idea of building your own Windows server as the destination, as we do here.
Currently you need two components to achieve this, there’s “cwRsync” which enables the server to talk to BackupAssist and there’s the optional “CopSSH” which allows you to do so securely over SSH. The developer (Cortex Labs) currently package these for you so that one installation follows the next as part of the same installation wizard.