5 Latest Backup and Recovery Trends


The IT landscape is growing faster than ever. The tech revolution has made data security all the more important.

From cloud adoption to expansion of various data repositories, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are employing latest procedures for backup and recovery.

As an MSP, you should be aware of the latest happenings in the technology landscape. Any form of data loss can prove to be quite detrimental for you and your client. We, at Ahsay, have outlined some latest data security and backup trends. Read on:

1. The Transition toward the Cloud Is Happening and It’s Real

As the world’s data is increasing at rapid rates, more and more cloud technology seems to be implemented.

The amazing advantage of the cloud technology is that it keeps data safe without companies having to buy extra space for large machines. What’s more, cloud technology has made data safety more affordable and scalable for companies.

2. Cyber Threats Are Continuously on a Rise

We live in a digital era. Like many things, technology has also changed the way crimes were carried out in the past.

Today, companies are more vulnerable to cyber criminals. This is the reason frequent, automatic data backup by a reliable source has become so important.

3. The Internet of Things (IoT) Technology will prove to be a Game Changer

The Internet of Things (IoT) technology, previously considered a topic of science fiction, is now becoming a reality.

The technology will be generating immense amounts of data. This will mean that MSPs will need to adapt and enhance their mechanisms.


4. As-A-Service Models Will Continue to Evolve

This one is related to cloud computing. The advent of cloud has converted IT services from something a company managed to something it consumes.

The latest DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) applies to data backup landscape. This model allows MSPs to manage company’s data remotely and provide efficient recovery in case of any data loss.

5. Machine Learning will be implemented for Big Data

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is not new. However, its application to data management and backup is quite recent.

Intelligent systems are being designed to make data storage more efficient. By imitating functions of the human brain, the backup systems of future will be safer than ever. What’s more, these solutions will prove to be quite cost-effective for MSPs.

If you are looking for a whitelabel backup solution for managed backup services for your clients, Ahsay can be the solution. From server-side replication to live monitoring, our solution provides a secure managed data backup service.

Top 8 Reasons for Missed Backups when using Ahsay Backup Software

Top 8 Reasons for Missed Backups when using Ahsay Backup Software

Have you ever wondered the reasons for those missed backups by your backup users? The following are top 8 reasons for missed scheduled backups, and their resolutions.

Reason #1: The client machine was shutdown or in hibernation mode at the start time of the scheduled backup.
Resolution: Make sure the machine is powered on or not hibernated at the scheduled backup start time.

Reason #2: The client machine is not connected to the network, thus no access to the backup server.
Resolution: Get the machine connected to the network.

Reason #3: For machine that connects to the internet via a proxy server, there are any bandwidth or access restriction on the proxy server which stops the client agent’s connection to the backup server.
Resolution: Edit the bandwidth or access restriction on the proxy server to allow AhsayOBM / AhsayACB client agent to connect to the AhsayCBS server during the backup window.

Reason #4: Firewall setting has been changed on the client machine or network.
Resolution: Edit the firewall setting to allow AhsayOBM / AhsayACB client agent to connect to the AhsayCBS server via HTTP and HTTPS.

Reason #5: The scheduler service for the backup agent is not running.
Resolution: Inform the user to try restarting the AhsayOBM / AhsayACB services and see if the next scheduled backup can be resumed.

Reason #6: The login password for the backup agent has been updated recently either through AhsayCBS user web console, or through the client agent on another machine using the same user account.
Resolution: Inform the user to login to the backup agent on the affected client machine to refresh the settings.

Reason #7: The Windows login password has been recently updated.
Resolution: The user needs to update password for this backup set in “User Authentication for Windows” through the client agent.

Reason #8: AhsayOBM / AhsayACB client agent was accidently uninstalled from the client machine.
Resolution: Reinstall the client agent and then login to the client agent with the original user account.

If none of the above resolutions solves your missed backup problem, contact our Customer Service for troubleshooting.

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For partners using the Ahsay self-signed SSL certificate, please be reminded to get it renewed before its expiry date.

Current expiration: Sep 24, 2017 (v7) or May 13, 2018 (v6) (Hong Kong time)
New expiration date after renewal: Mar 21, 2020 (Hong Kong time)

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