Data Protection Resources

Here you can find whitepapers, case studies, and other useful resources.

For manuals and guides, click here.


Mitigating Risks of Ransomware

Mitigating the Risks of a Ransomware Attack

The best way to guarantee you can get your data back after an attack is a 3-2-1 backup plan utilizing advanced backup software.

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Backup Migrating Tips

Tips for Backup Solution Migration

NovaBACKUP offers valuable tips for when it comes time to migrate backup solutions.

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HIPAA 5 Overlooked Aspects

5 Overlooked Aspects of HIPAA

This whitepaper examines five areas in which Healthcare professionals have direct control over the security level

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Our free online webinars offer valuable knowledge, insight and technical guidance from NovaStor technical experts and industry leaders.


How to Stay on Top of Your Backups

Learn how to prevent potential backup problems and achieve a greater level of data protection confidence with our Central Monitoring tool, complimentary with all NovaBACKUP licenses. 



Expert Guide: Simplify Data Protection

Our backup experts share their top secrets for simplifying data protection with backup automation and recommendations for replication and scheduled backups.



Proactive Data Protection Strategies

Useful tips on how to build a fast, reliable backup, the importance of disaster recovery, physical to virtual restores and techniques for protect against ransomware.



Perform an Image Backup as VHDX

A quick guide to perform a System Image backup of an entire system drive (in this case, a Virtual Machine) to the VHDX Virtual Hard Disk format.


Case Studies

Data Protection-1

Megabus Marlin Software

Megabus relied on NovaBACKUP to offer a complete backup and restore solution to protect their client's valued business data.

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Compass Network Group

NovaBACKUP and Compass teamed up to help over 400 dental practices to protect patient data with a HIPAA-compliant solution.

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Data Protection CruiseShip

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

With annual sales growth averaging 20% each year for the past 25 years, Expedia CruiseShipCenters found in NovaBACKUP an affordable and complete data protection solution.

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MSP Survivalist Podcast

Real talk with Managed Service Provider experts helping you to survive cybersecurity threats, grow new business and overcome modern MSP challenges.

Ransomware: Recent attacks, defending against it, and responding to infection.

TRIAGE: Data Breach Preparation and Response

Dental MSPs: Challenges, customer vetting, and more - with special guest! (Part 1 of 2)

Additional Resources

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Getting Started with NovaBACKUP

Learn how to get the most out of your new software. Step by step.

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Backup Calculator

Backup Calculator

Planning your backups just got easier. An online backup calculator does all the heavy lifting. Find out how much time, storage and budget your backups will require.

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Backup Strategy Guide

An efficient and secure backup does not start with a piece of software, but with the planning of the unique and detailed backup strategy.

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Ransomware Checklist

NovaBACKUP's ransomware prevention team put together a list of steps to prevent your data from being held for ransom. 

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An industry icon, synonymous with Retail, Wholesale and Franchise/Dealer Groups.

Founded in 1979 with a vision and pioneering spirit to automate Point of Sale systems, Megabus also offers a wide array of technology services to streamline and protect their client’s valued business data.


Real value from a ‘whole of network’ approach

When customers required backup and restore as an integral component of their data availability, Megabus looked to NovaStor as their preferred backup technology vendor to serve their clients in the Retail and Wholesale industries. NovaBACKUP Business Essentials has become the recommended Tape Backup solution, while the NovaBACKUP NAS product family offers remote administration from NovaStor’s Central Management Console (CMC).

Virtualization-capable for clients

While recently servicing a customer in the field of wholesale distribution – Megabus was faced with the requirement of backing up multiple virtual and physical machines at the file level – from a central location at a cost that wouldn’t be prohibitive to the client. NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP NAS product resulted in a perfect fit to achieve this task. Backup jobs are now easily administered and initiated conveniently through NovaStor’s CMC, which is accessible via any web browser connected to the Internet. NovaStor’s all-inclusive pricing model means that the customer can conveniently back up both their SQL and email databases without any additional costs for plugins or features.

“The NovaBACKUP NAS products are the perfect solution for centralized control of network backups.”  Systems Administrator at Megabus.


Over 400 dental practices and offices nationwide depend on NovaBACKUP with Central Monitoring to protect their patients’ critical data.

Medical software provider Compass Network Group uses NovaBACKUP MSP to monitor data backup through a simple, browser-based user interface. The Central Monitoring Console (CMon) makes it easy to monitor backup jobs, create alerts and reports on the fly. Together, NovaStor and Compass offer busy practices a stress-free way to backup critical business data.

Dental Technology Integrator helps practices stay productive using the NovaBACKUP MSP Program

Complex patient privacy laws from HIPAA and HITECH create a need for smaller dental practices to protect their data with secure solutions that adhere to these industry regulations – and still fall within their budget. Compass Network Group helps implement software solutions that lighten administrative responsibilities for hardworking dentists.

Meeting privacy regulations and keeping patient information confidential

Dental offices have become much more aware of what losing data could cost them. Practices that do not back up properly the risk of serious consequences, both in terms of patient privacy and violation enforcement. Backing up, restoring and safeguarding patient health care information, and data like radiography images, has become an expected IT service. As practices increasingly seek outside backup assistance, dentistry-specific IT companies like Compass require efficient solutions backed by reliable technical support engineers.


Remote backups and personalized management keep customers smiling

At a budget-friendly price point, with highly personalized account management, Compass and NovaStor let dentists stay focused on their practices without having to worry about patient data loss. NovaBACKUP and Compass’ disaster recovery and data backup solutions restore, encrypt and manage data. Client backup jobs are monitored remotely for additional security in case of natural disasters. Compass offers multiple data security packages reflecting the growing concerns of an industry that’s held accountable to rigid privacy regulations.

The solution

The NovaBACKUP MSP Program allows Compass Network Group to use their NovaBACKUP master key to install whenever and wherever they wish. Numerous customer installations are conveniently monitored through a browser-based user interface, optimized for mobile devices. The most important stats for immediate backup status are accessible via the CMon Central monitoring tool which lets them define customer groups and assign the rights to manage them. By assuming the responsibility of securing data and monitoring backups for clients, Compass Network takes this burden off busy dental offices, so they can focus on what they do best – dentistry, while providing the peace of mind that critical patient healthcare data is securely protected, and HIPAA compliance is maintained.


A franchise network of 170+ independently-owned retail locations and over 4,000 vacation consultants

With a costly maintenance renewal due for an existing backup solution and additional machines requiring protection, a decision was made about finding a solution that would support the latest operating systems and technologies. When weighing the cost of inaction, such as data loss in the event of a hardware failure, Expedia CruiseShipCenters selected NovaBACKUP to protect its user data for more than 100 employees.

Reducing cost while preparing for growth

With annual sales growth averaging 20% each year for the past 25 years, Expedia CruiseShipCenters has become a global leader in the marketing and sales of cruise vacations. Coupled with their expansive growth and the need for increased data protection, Expedia CruiseShipCenters needed to address the latest release of the Microsoft Operating System. So, they turned to NovaStor to back up their machines and purchased the necessary licenses for NovaBACKUP at nearly half the cost of the competing backup solution. Now, occasional requirements to restore data has created confidence with the NovaBACKUP product line and all physical machines are backing up to Tape, Disk, or a Network Attached Storage device.

A local, U.S.- based backup expert at the ready

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is now able to use NovaBACKUP products seamlessly, with 1 year of premium NovaCare telephone support and upgrade protection included. And, speaking with backup engineers for expert advice or with specific data-restoration questions is never a challenge, and has become an expected level of quality service.

“Our business justification for a change of solutions was simply the potential impact of delaying such a change. Our experience with NovaBACKUP and their support has been a positive one.”
– William Wang, Senior Systems Administrator, Expedia CruiseShipCenters.