Clay Levering

Posts by Clay Levering

Understanding data security in backup software


“Backup Software” is so much more than just your vacation photos Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with friends or family members where I’ve had to explain not just what I do as a “Senior Product Manager” but also what the “Backup Software” industry is itself. Many people he …

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What is Volume Shadow Copy (VSS)?


As one of my jobs as the technical product manager for NovaBACKUP, I often take time to sit with our customer support team to understand the biggest issues facing their team and you, our customer. One of the most common issues they face (and the subject of this blog post) involves bac …

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What is Single Mailbox Restore and How Do I Get It?


Single mailbox restore is the ability to restore individual mailboxes from Microsoft Exchange backups. This is one of the most common requests that we receive from our customers. They’ve told us that restoring an entire Microsoft Exchange instance and then drilling down to get a singl …

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USB, NAS, or Tape for Offsite Backup?


In today’s small-to-medium business infrastructure the most commonly talked about backup destinations I hear from my customers are USB drives or a local NAS with tape backups coming in a relatively distant third. While there are pros and cons for all three, the immediate follow-up con …

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NovaBACKUP and Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 (It Works!)


Today at 4am Pacific Standard Time, our friends in Redmond released the latest versions of their Server and Workstation operating systems: Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2. If you haven't already, feel free to grab the latest update from the Windows Store (Click Here if you're having tr …

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Top Five Reasons to Backup to NAS


As the Technical Product Manager for NovaBACKUP, it is my job to make sure that our team is meeting the unique demands of the ever-changing world of data integrity from a technology standpoint. Recently we’ve been doing some research and found that our customers are using Network Atta …

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