Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How to turn off and turn on System Restore in Windows XP

This post provides tech support to turn off system restore utility in windows xp. When you turn off System Restore, Windows XP removes the restore points that track changes in Windows. After you turn off System Restore, you can no longer restore Windows XP to an earlier time.

Manual steps to turn off or turn on System Restore

Steps to turn off System Restore

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
3. Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
4. Click OK.
5. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore:
You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.

Do you want to turn off System Restore?
After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Understand Remote Backup service

A remote or online data backup is a kind of a backup service that offers a system for backing and storing data remotely. Today, most of the companies are providing this type of backup services to the end users.

Online backup systems work with the conjunction of a client software program that execute on a schedule, like once a day. This application collects, compresses, encrypts, and send the data to the remote backup service provider's servers. These providers generally target specific market segments

Key advantages of remote backup service
• Remote backup does not require any user intervention.
• Remote backup manages data off-site. Means data are stored in a different location from the original data.
• Unlimited data storage.
• Some remote backup services run continuously.
• Most remote backup services are secure and use a 128 - 448 bit encryption to transfer data over unsecured links.

Features of online backup service:

Network backup

A backup service supporting network backup can back up multiple systems , servers or Network Attached Storage appliances on a local area network from a single device.


These services can back up both data at the main site and data located at remote sites and branch offices.
Remotely access to files

You can easily access backed-up files via a normal web browser. Many services do not support this type of functionality.

Opened file backup

It can back up running files or that are left open, for instance Outlook files .pst. This feature enables IT administrators to perform backup at any time of the day.
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