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CBT for XenServer – Only with Alike!

The First & Only Backup Solution with CBT for XenServer Recently, we've noticed a lot buzz on XenServer forums about CBT for XenServer. Whether you're wondering if any backup solutions include CBT for Xen, or asking if and when Citrix will provide the API for XS CBT, we have a surprise for you. You can get CBT for XenServer with Alike...

Customer Advocacy at Quadric Software

By Emily Tate, Free Trial Liaison In this week’s blog post, Emily Tate shares her thoughts on what she loves about being a Free Trial Liaison, what customer advocacy means at Quadric, and Pit Bulls. No, that’s not a typo. Read Emily’s story about how she went from Pit Bull Advocate to Customer Advocate. Meet Emily Hi there, I’m Emily, and that silly...

Alike Backup Tips & Tricks: Best Practices for Initial Backups

Welcome back to our Alike Backup Tips & Tricks Blog Series. In this post, we will go over some Best Practices for setting up and running your initial backups after Alike is installed. Learn more about recommended settings, special features, and running an Auto Tune Job. Using the First Time Setup Wizard Once you've installed Alike, you're given the option to go...

XenServer 7 Upgrade: Do’s and Don’ts

Looking for advice on a XenServer 7 upgrade? You've come to the right place. Before you upgrade to Citrix XenServer v7.x, take a few minutes to read this post on ways to make this process easier for you and your IT staff. A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. — Joseph Campbell XenServer...

Net Neutrality: Quadric Software Takes A Stand

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Quadric If you’ve been paying attention to U.S. news outlets in the past week or two, you’ve probably noticed that the Net Neutrality debate has saturated the news and social media. We know this issue matters to a lot of our customers and partners, so we want to take the opportunity to show our support for Net...

Alike Backup Tips & Tricks: Tech Support and Best Practices

Welcome back to our Alike Backup Tips & Tricks Blog Series! In this post, we’ll show you how to resolve some common errors for certain error codes and messages, as well as efficient ways to get technical support. We’ll also provide some best practices for configuring the Alike Data Store (ADS). Technical Support Tips If you're getting an error code or message...

NSA Leaked Malware Proves Backups are the Only Defense

The most recent cyberattacks using NSA leaked malware have left a devastating toll worldwide, hitting Europe particularly hard. Because internal passwords can be obtained through the exploitation of new technologies, cyber security experts are advising businesses to prepare for the worst. Katherine Kearns, Principal Consultant at the NCC Group, has been quoted in numerous articles that for companies who haven't been...

Alike Backup Tips & Tricks: Settings and Updates

Welcome to our new Backup Tips & Tricks Blog Series! This series will feature periodic posts with backup tips on best practices, Alike technical support tips, performance tips, and much more! This week, we’ll give you some pro tips on Alike’s web preferences and some advice on updating Alike. Pro Tips: Web Preferences Our first backup tip concerns time stamps in Alike's...

How to Backup XenServer VMs

Understanding how to backup XenServer VMs is an essential part of a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan. Most backup solutions on the market are time-consuming, difficult to deploy, and overly complicated with unnecessary features and hidden costs. Backing up XenServer VMs with Alike is easy, affordable, and provides full protection of your XenServer environment. Backing Up XenServer VMs with Alike Create...

How to Configure ABDs in Alike

Easily Learn How to Configure ABDs in Alike Our tech support team often receives questions from customers on how to configure ABDs in Alike. In this blog post, we will explain how to configure ABDs in XenServer hosts, and we'll go over best practices for ABD-based jobs. First, let's explain what ABDs are. What is an ABD? "ABD" stands for Alike Backup...

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