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Advantage Computers recommends different backup solutions for different scenarios. The backup for a server is much different than the backup that is used or needed for a workstation.
Home users and small business users should use an offsite cloud backup solutions. The price for such a solution is affordable. There are many cloud solutions out there carbonite, mozy, bitcasa, backblaze, etc. But we find that backblaze is the best for pricing and features. Backblaze is a stable software, has unlimited backup, and does not exclude pictures or movies like other programs. The link to backblaze, and a free 15 day trial, is located on the right hand side banner on this page.
Peer-to-peer servers need to have an offsite backup solution, a raid 1 setup or redundant raid, and a local backup. For offsite backup we recommend backblaze and for local backup we recommend using Acronis True Image. Acronis True Image is found at the bottom of this page. We advise calling Advantage Computers for pricing to have the software installed and backup configured.
True server environments are the most expensive environment to create a backup for. In most cases we can make this affordable. We have cloud based backup solutions that are under $100 per year. It is also highly recommended to have a redundant raid. Finally we recommend a local backup that is done by windows. Windows has a backup solution that is not robust in features, but it gets the job done. Other backup solutions may be recommended for Terminal Server, Exchange Server, and other such environments.
Advantage Computers recommends the use of a third party browser to improve speed and reduce the chance of being infected by a virus. All windows computers come pre installed with Internet Explorer and therefore many viruses target Internet Explorer and its weaknesses.
Third party browsers can also be leaner, better performing, and more feature rich. For example, Google chrome is typically much faster than Internet Explorer and offers the ability to sync bookmarks between computers and devices. Google chrome also comes pre-installed with Adobe Flash. Internet explorer requires the user to install these additional services.
Advantage Computers prefers Google Chrome but recommends any of the following browsers: