Best Practices

Our tips and tricks to configuring your software
11 articles

Deployment Guidelines

State-of-the-art tools for backup, archive and replication to facilitate Disaster Recovery (DR) are integral in DATASTOR Enterprise level solutions. This document describes several deployment options for the DATASTOR Enterprise Protection Serve...

Disk Storage Considerations

DATASTOR software intelligently protects data on company servers using protection plans and efficiently stores the data in a central repository on a disk volume called a store. Plan and prepare storage up front to minimize the need to reorgani...

Prepare Medium Changer and Tape drive for vaulting in Archive Manager

The vault feature facilitates writing to tape or cloud storage one or more archives that exist on disk. Subsequent vault executions append the unique data generated since the last vault execution to the tape or cloud storage media. Vaulting main...

Purchasing barcode labels

There are a few options for purchasing barcode labels. The easiest is to purchase online. Barcode labels are pretty standardized with LTO media. The most typical barcodes are 6 digits in length. Most people start with barcode 000000 and work the...

Theory of operations for vaulting to tape

If you are new to our data protection solutions, you may be asking yourself how to run a simple backup to tape, as you would with legacy tape software. The DATASTOR software is a disk to disk to tape solution; it backs up to disk initially using...

Creating a service account with restricted permissions

Best practice for your DATASTOR software installation and configuration is to run tasks with a service account. In a domain environment, a group policy can be created to configure the service account as a member of the local Administrators grou...

Using a service account with DATASTOR

To seamlessley obtain access to required administrative shares and to access all files for backup, create a service account and configure the software to use it. In a domain environment, use Active Directory Users and Computers to create a dom...

Working with Systems in a Workgroup

When the Archive Manager server and/or one or more of the remote computers to be protected is a standalone server in a workgroup (not a domain), the following best practices and workarounds apply. 1. Create a backup service account on the Archiv...

Export Settings

Most handy in case of a disaster that requires the recovery of the Archive Manager server itself. Check out this step by step walkthrough (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=ydKt-M9m6bo) to configure your Archive Manager to export D...

Virtual Machine Backup Best Practices, Part 1

There are two basic approaches to protecting virtual machines running Windows--at the guest level and at the host level. The guest level backup approach treats a virtual machine the same as a physical machine, and runs backups within the virtual...

Virtual Machine Backup Best Practices, Part 2

Last post we looked at guest level backup integration with Microsoft VSS technology as required when the virtual machine attaches to a physical disk. In this post we'll explore in more detail certain host level backup limitations. The host level...