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Retry Failed VM Backup

Recently, we added a new feature that allows Alike to retry failed backups of individual VMs during a backup job. You can easily define how many times Alike will retry failed VM backups in the job properties.This nuanced feature is beneficial because it will only retry the VM that failed to backup instead of running the entire job again. For...

Setting Up Alike Email Notifications with Microsoft Exchange

Alike users often ask us about setting up Alike email notifications with Microsoft Exchange. This blog post will show you two ways to configure the Alike email settings to ensure that you receive notifications (job alerts, updates, etc.) with Exchange email servers (backing up Microsoft Exchange with Alike will be covered in another blog post).Two Ways to Configure Alike Email...

Benefits of Replication with Alike

[embed]https://youtu.be/tK8e4Pdc5Oc[/embed]Benefits of Replication with Alike There are many benefits of replication with Alike. Ultimately, replication provides a Standby Copy of your systems in case your Production server has any issues. Another benefit is the efficiency with which Alike can replicate VMs. With Alike's Dedupe Engine, Alike’s replication efficiently transfers only changed data, allowing for site-level protection, even in low bandwidth situations.In...

World Backup Day Giveaway

Buy Alike and Get a Free T-Shirt for World Backup Day!If you love the British sitcom "The IT Crowd" as much as we do, then you probably recognize that quote from the hilarious "fire" scene. But from a business's standpoint, a real fire isn't a laughing matter, especially if you don't regularly back up your data.That's why we are celebrating...

Citrix XenServer 7.1 Support with Alike

Citrix recently announced the upcoming release of the latest version of XenServer - Citrix XenServer 7.1. And according to Citrix, XenServer 7.1 is "a significant step in the product’s evolution." In this week's blog post, we are pleased to announce that Alike provides full support for Citrix XenServer 7.1, right out of the box.Alike Offers Full Support for Citrix XenServer...

How to Get the Fastest Hyper-V Backups with Alike’s CBT

Get the Fastest Hyper-V Backups with CBT Want the fastest Hyper-V backups? With the release of Alike 4.6, users can now get the fastest Hyper-V backups with Alike's Changed Block Tracking (CBT) technology for Enhanced backups. Using CBT for Hyper-V backup and replication jobs dramatically reduces the time it takes to complete the job. In fact, in the Hyper-V CBT video...

Top 5 Reasons Alike is the Best Backup Solution for XenServer

Alike's integration with Citrix XenServer has always been a major part of its design. While this blog post covers only the top 5 reasons Alike is the best backup solution for XenServer, you'll see just why IT pros around the world choose Alike to protect their XenServer environments.Top 5 Reasons Alike is the Best Backup Solution for XenServer5. Disk and...

Hyper-V 2016 Changed Block Tracking

Alike 4.6 and Hyper-V 2016Quadric Software has always been a strong proponent of Citrix technologies, and since Citrix and Microsoft enjoy a long history of collaboration and complementary technologies, we have always considered Hyper-V an integral member of our technology family. With the release of 4.6 we put the spotlight on Hyper-V 2016, which now joins our family of supported...

XenServer vs VMware: Choosing the Best Hypervisor for your Organization

When choosing the best hypervisor for your organization, comparing Citrix XenServer vs VMware is a great place to start. While the main difference between these popular hypervisors is cost, there are many other nuanced distinctions. This blog post compares XenServer vs VMware in an easy-to-follow chart.Already interested in using XenServer? Need a backup solution designed to work seamlessly with XenServer?...

Quadric Celebrates 10 Years of XenServer

Citrix Celebrates 10 Years of XenServer This month, Citrix announced the 10th anniversary of the first release of XenServer, or as it was known then, XenEnterprise. Quadric also celebrates 10 years of XenServer as a company of innovators who have been huge fans of this platform since its inception.Now the most popular Citrix platform, XenServer has evolved quite a bit over...

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