ShadowProtect Tag - Far Edge Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 01:28:13 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 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!

...]]> (Chris Herrmann) Technical / Self-help Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:26:43 +1100
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:

...]]> (Chris Herrmann) Technical / Self-help Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:18:48 +1000
Troubleshooting Shadow Protect and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager If you're using Shadow Protect and Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, then you've probably run into the issue that SEP generates several Gb per day in diffs, none of which are required for backups. Worse, it ends up costing you more in storage, and if you're trying to synchronise your backups offsite using Image Manager FTP or ShadowStream then good luck - trying to keep up with 10Gb per day of deltas just for the Antivirus component alone over imperfect ADSL just doesn't work.

So, how do you deal with this?

...]]> (Chris Herrmann) Technical / Self-help Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:15:38 +1000