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Tech Tips with Steve

These Tech Tip videos will help you get started with StorageCraft® software and services. Please watch these videos
for helpful advice and information.

StorageCraft ShadowProtect tech tips

Learn how to:

  • Activate your StorageCraft ShadowProtect® software
  • Set up a backup job
  • Recover files, folders, and systems
  • Use StorageCraft ImageReady technology to mount and test an image
  • Use StorageCraft Hardware Independent Restore technology to migrate to a different machine
  • Use StorageCraft VirtualBoot technology to virtualize an image
  • Create a standby system volume for migration or failing over

 

Episode 1: Activating ShadowProtect

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:11

Published: April 29, 2013

Once you’ve installed your ShadowProtect backup software, you need to activate it before taking a full backup image of a disk drive.

This video shows you how to activate your ShadowProtect software.

 

 

Episode 2: Setting Up a Backup Job Using ShadowProtect

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 02:08

Published: April 19, 2013

Once your ShadowProtect software is installed and activated, you’ll want to put it to work making backups for you.

In this episode, Steve helps you get started by showing you how to use the ShadowProtect Backup Wizard to create a new backup job.

 

Episode 3: Recovering a File or Folder with ShadowProtect

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:25

Published: April 29, 2013

Sometimes all you need to recover is a file or folder, not an entire disk drive. With ShadowProtect backup software, you can mount a backup image file as a drive and navigate to the folder you need.

Steve shows you how to use ShadowProtect to recover files or folders.

 

Episode 4: Mount and Dismount Backup Images with ImageReady

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:43

Published: April 19, 2013

StorageCraft ImageReady technology is a software utility available with ShadowProtect backup software that schedules and runs scripts on mounted backup image files. ImageReady tests the integrity of those files to ensure recoverability.

StorageCraft technical marketing manager, Steve Snyder, shows you how simple it is to use ImageReady to mount an image in your backup chain, run a custom script, and then dismount the image.

 

Episode 5: Recover a System with ShadowProtect

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:46

Published: April 29, 2013

With ShadowProtect backup and recovery software, you can recover not just data, but also your operating system, applications, and services.

In this episode, Steve presents how to use the ShadowProtect Restore Wizard to recover your entire disk drive.

  

Episode 6: Hardware Independent Restore

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:42

Published: April 29, 2013

With StorageCraft Hardware Independent Restore technology, a feature of ShadowProtect, you can migrate from one physical or virtual machine to another, even if the destination machine is different.

In this video, you’ll learn how to do a migration to a different environment with the help of Hardware Independent Restore.

 

Episode 7: Virtualizing an Image Using VirtualBoot

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:42

Published: April 19, 2013

StorageCraft VirtualBoot technology is a feature of ShadowProtect software that enables you to boot a backup image as a virtual machine so that you can test your disaster recovery plan or temporarily fail over your server in an emergency. 

Steve reveals how quickly and easily you can virtualize your backup images using VirtualBoot.

 

Episode 8: Pre-Staging a Recovery Using HeadStart Restore

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 02:52

Published: April 29, 2013

The StorageCraft Recovery Environment features a pre-stage-recovery function. Called HeadStart Restore (HSR), IT pros can use it to create a standby volume, useful for a failover or server migration.

In this video, you’ll learn how to use StorageCraft Recovery Environment HeadStart Restore to pre-stage your backup image.

StorageCraft ImageManager tech tips

Learn how to use StorageCraft ImageManager to:

  • Consolidate backup image chains
  • Replicate backup images offsite with StorageCraft intelligentFTP® technology, StorageCraft ShadowStream®
    technology, and StorageCraft Cloud Services
  • Use StorageCraft HeadStart Restore® technology to pre-stage a recovery

Episode 9: StorageCraft ImageManager

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 02:26

Published: April 24, 2013

StorageCraft ImageManager, a free add-on to your ShadowProtect software, provides options for replicating backup image files. It also automatically manages accumulated backup image files in order to reduce the length of the backup image chain needed for a recovery.

Steve reveals just how easy it is for IT pros to use new StorageCraft ImageManager features like enhanced collapse and consolidation, rolling consolidation, and bandwidth throttling. (StorageCraft ImageManager 6 required.)

 

Episode 10: Offsite Replication with ImageManager

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 02:12

Published: April 29, 2013

StorageCraft ImageManager, a free add-on to your ShadowProtect software, provides options for replicating backup image files offsite, including intelligentFTP and ShadowStream technologies, and StorageCraft Cloud Services. (File-transfer options require a license, and the cloud option requires a service-level account.)

In this episode, Steve shows you the steps to take in order to replicate offsite with StorageCraft ImageManager.

 

Episode 11: HeadStart Restore Using ImageManager

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:35

Published: April 29, 2013

StorageCraft ImageManager features StorageCraft HeadStart Restore technology, a component that enables IT pros to pre-stage a recovery so that you have a head start after a hardware failure or other disaster. (HeadStart Restore requires a license.)

In this episode, Steve shows you how to set up and start a HeadStart Restore job through StorageCraft ImageManager.

StorageCraft Cloud Services tech tips

Learn how to:

  • Virtualize in the cloud with StorageCraft Cloud Services
  • Set up a virtual private network (VPN) to access your ShadowCloud virtual machine
  • Recover a file or folder from the StorageCraft cloud

Episode 12: Virtualizing in the Cloud with StorageCraft Cloud Services

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:53

Published: April 19, 2013

Your StorageCraft Cloud Services account lets you replicate ShadowProtect backup images to the cloud for added protection against disaster. If you have a StorageCraft Cloud Services Premium service-level account, you can create a virtual machine in the cloud. Fail over to our cloud for up to 30 days, and keep your business functioning.

In this video, Steve demonstrates just how quickly you can create your cloud-based virtual machine.

 

Episode 13: Setting Up a VPN in the Cloud

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:26

Published: April 24, 2013

With a StorageCraft Cloud Services Premium service-level account, you can replicate ShadowProtect backup images to the StorageCraft cloud and virtualize in our cloud after a disaster. But first you need to set up a virtual private network (VPN) to access your ShadowCloud virtual machine.

In this episode, Steve walks you through the simple steps necessary to set up a VPN in StorageCraft Cloud Services.

 

Episode 14: Recover a Folder from the Cloud

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 01:42

Published: April 1, 2013

With a StorageCraft Cloud Services account, you can have a remote duplicate of your local ShadowProtect backup so that your data is protected from a major local disaster. Should you need to, you can recover a file or folder from the cloud instantly.

In this episode, Steve shows you just how easy it is to recover a file or folder from the StorageCraft cloud.

StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange tech tips

Learn how to:

Licensing StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 03:10

Published: April 29, 2014

Once you've installed StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange, our Microsoft Exchange data recovery tool, onto your computer, you need to license the product.

In this video, Steve walks you through how easy it is to license your copy.

 

Drag and Drop Using StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 02:30

Published: April 28, 2014

StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange allows email administrators to migrate user mailboxes from one Exchange server to another by using your computer mouse to drag and drop.

In this episode, Steve shows you the easy way to migrate a single user or all users from one Exchange server to another.

 

Search and Rescue with StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange

Speaker: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager

Duration: 02:37

Published: April 28, 2014

StorageCraft Recovery for Exchange enables email administrators to search for and recover emails, folders, contacts, and other message items.

In this video, Steve reveals how easily you can search for and recover a lost or deleted email.

 

StorageCraft and Western Digital

Learn how to use StorageCraft technologies with your WD Sentinel NAS (network-attached storage) to:

  • Replicate backup images offsite
  • Instantly virtualize a backup image
  • Manage and verify backups as well as pre-stage a recovery

WD Sentinel NAS: Hybrid Cloud

Speakers: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager at StorageCraft; Paul Chen, senior product line manager at Western Digital

Duration: 03:45

Published: August 12, 2014

An onsite WD Sentinel storage server stores backup image files on a RAID volume for fast local recovery. You can run StorageCraft ImageManager on this NAS device to replicate to another WD Sentinel at an offsite location.

In this video, you'll learn how to use StorageCraft ImageManager on your WD Sentinel NAS to replicate backup images offsite.

 

WD Sentinel NAS and VirtualBoot

Speakers: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager at StorageCraft; Paul Chen, senior product line manager at Western Digital

Duration: 02:59

Published: August 12, 2014

If you have a WD Sentinel storage server with ShadowProtect Server software on it, you can use StorageCraft VirtualBoot technology to spin up a virtual machine from a backup image file and host that virtual machine directly on the NAS device.

This video shows you how to use VirtualBoot to instantly virtualize a backup image stored on the WD Sentinel NAS device.

 

WD Sentinel NAS: Backup Management, Verification, and Recovery

Speakers: Steve Snyder, technical marketing manager at StorageCraft; Paul Chen, senior product line manager at Western Digital

Duration: 04:02

Published: August 12, 2014

Running StorageCraft ImageManager on your WD Sentinel storage server lets you see its disk space usage, be notified when free space dips below a given threshold, verify ShadowProtect backup image integrity, and prepare for a disaster by pre-staging a recovery.

See how to use StorageCraft ImageManager on your WD Sentinel NAS to manage your backup storage space, verify the integrity of your backups, and even pre-stage a recovery with HeadStart Restore.

 

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