Preventing Shadow Protect from running over a dialup VPN link

If you're using ShadowProtect and connect via VPN whilst remote back to the office then ShadowProtect may attempt to do a backup over the VPN link. Backups occur using the CIFS protocol which is very unfriendly with WAN links, and will result in extraordinarily high transfers (both upload and download).

Similarly, if you are in your regular office, and you connect to a VPN you should disable ShadowProtect, because it might end up being routed back to your own network via the VPN tunnel. This will occur if the backup target is in a different subnet than the computer Shadow Protect is running on. Not advisable at all!

...
0
Continue reading
5366 Hits
0 Comments

Handling ShadowProtect and file systems with high-delta

ShadowProtect is an awesome tool, but one of it's weaknesses is that it does not allow you to specify exclusions during the backup process. So if you know that a particular directory is going to generate a lot of files that you don't need during the day, then right now you still have to back this up.

Common reaons for not wanting / needing to backup include:

...
0
Continue reading
7372 Hits
0 Comments
Mobile Version | Desktop Version