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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...

XenServer 7.2 is Here!

What's New in XenServer 7.2? Citrix has made some minor changes in XenServer 7.2, which is now available to download. XS 7.2 is the first "Current Release" (CR), which makes new features available as early as possible. If you are more focused on long-term stability, you may want to stick with the XS 7.1 (LTSR).We would like to highlight a few...

Introducing A2 – The New Alike Appliance

Offering Next-Gen Data Protection for Virtual Environments In recent posts, we've been talking a lot about cyber security and disaster recovery. Because of the recent wave of ransomware attacks, we know that finding reliable defenses against cyber criminals has become a top priority for businesses. That’s why we’ve focused on offering our readers suggestions and advice on disaster recovery and ransomware...

Ransomware Protection – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Terabyte of Cure

Your browser does not support the video tag.Ransomware Protection Against Next-Gen Hackers In last week's blog post, we asked if your business could survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Sure, we know that companies aren't going to be taken down by one of pop culture's most beloved monsters in a classic end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario. But then just 3 days after we...

Will Your Business Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

Want a disaster recovery plan that's affordable, effective, easy to implement, and also guarantees that your business will survive the zombie apocalypse? Whether you are a business owner or a Systems Administrator looking to create a reliable BDR strategy, you've come to the right place. We're business owners and IT pros too. We get it. So let's get right to...

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 v4.x provides full support for Citrix XenServer 7.1, right out of the box.Alike Offers Full Support for Citrix...

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