RKive.IT gets around Crypto Virus
Crypto Virus
RKive.IT fixes a new strain of the crypto virus that formats a USB drive as soon as it is inserted to restore data.  The following is some advice to beat the crypto virus every time. Mapped Drive Passwords The crypto virus will use desktop short-cuts and the users drive mappings …
Moving files to USB drives
Data Backup
I had an interesting conversation today with a PC user who thought that moving files from their computers (in which to save space) to a USB drive is a backup. Multiple USB Drives I explained that what they had is not a backup due to the fact that there is still …
Testing Our Backup Infrastructure
Backup Infrastructure
In any backup system, it is necessary to test backups, and infrastructure.  We do this at least once a month. Backup Infrastructure Testing for Resilience Today, we are performing wider tests, we are simulating an extended power failure to our rack, and as I write this we are running on …
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server Backup
Oh I love Windows Server Backup not!  Yesterday, I had a pain of a job getting Windows Server Backup for Windows Server 2012 to connect to one of our RKive units. Windows Server Backup Problems Even though this backup software has been around for a few years now, if you try …
Popular RKive.IT units
Data Archiving
It appears the most popular RKive.IT units are the 500GB and the 1TB ones as most customers are using these not for a full server backup, but for essential data for long term data archiving. NAS device availability We have had a little rush recently on these units, and will …
Data Backup – Marks March Madness
Data Backup
Cheap NAS devices Again, this year, as in previous years, we are offering 20% discount to new customers for the whole of their first year on any of our tariffs when they sign up with us for a NAS data backup service during the month of March. Data Backup Take a …
Easy Data Backup and Recovery
Data Backup
We have updated our status and configuration control panel on our local NAS data store that sits on a clients LAN.  Above is a screenshot shows how easy it is for an administrator to check the status of files both locally, remotely, how full the device is, as well as being …
Safe Habour Data Backup Update
Data Privacy
So, the deadline of the 31st January 2016 has now passed, and there appears to be no progress on a replacement for safe harbour for EU citizens in the US. Impact of Safe Harbour to Technology Companies This has left US companies, (and EU companies using US data centres, Microsoft, …
USB HDD Data Backup
Data Backup
Happy New Year! Are you fed up of taking USB hard discs on and off site at your premises?  Do you sometimes forget?  Well we have the answer!  RKive.IT Introducing RKive.IT off-site data backup RKive.IT is a software independant (use any backup software you like) storage facility offering you a …
Remember to Backup over Christmas
Data Backup
We would like to wish all of our RKive.IT clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Having RKive.IT in your business, I am pleased to say that you need to do nothing extra with regards to data backup over Christmas and New Year, just take the time …
Safe Harbour Update
Data Privacy
It is strange isn’t is that within weeks of the EU ruling, a replacement draft proposal has been put together, called Safe Harbour 2, but, the US congress is unable to look at it until February or March.  I wonder why the EU can come up with something so fast, …
Safe Harbour / Safe Harbor
Data Privacy
Following the EU ruling that EU citizens have no effective right of redress regarding privacy to their data held in the US, we are advising clients to store their US and EU data in a data facility within the EU.  RKive.IT, is a cloud data storage facility run by Mark …