If you’re considering a backup strategy for your business, it won’t be long before you need to start thinking about storage media, and which of the various types is best suited to your needs.
In this post, I attempt to help by doing my best, to sum up the strengths and weaknesses of each as I see them, from my experience of working with customers using BackupAssist for Windows (which we’re distributors of).
I hope this will be of some use to you regardless of the software you’re using, however, this is written with BackupAssist users in mind.
First up….USB drives.
Following on from my last post where I mentioned this fantastically simple software for creating your own NAS (ideal for BackupAssist‘s Rsync feature), in this post I’m going to take things a step further and outline how to go about setting it up.
We’re often asked to recommend specific fax modems we know work with RelayFax so I’m hoping if you’re a current user of the product you might be able to lend us a hand.
We have in the past asked for input from customers and as a result do have a list of recommend hardware but as devices have become obsolete or hard to find, I’m aware it’s become a little dated.
As a rule, we generally recommend you avoid USB modems if possible, and we have seen a number of issues with serial port emulation on the US Robotics devices in particular.
Anyway, we’re keen to compile a more up-to date list of hardware known to work well, so if you’re using RelayFax and can spare a moment we’d certainly appreciate it if you could leave a comment to let us know about the modem you use, including the make and model please.
We still see a range of backup devices used with BackupAssist, but which are the most popular?