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Bvckup 2 Release 81.7
by Razvan Serea
Bvckup 2 is a mirroring data backup software notable for its use of delta copying, speed of operation, small resource footprint and a "beautifully functional" user interface. The software replicates files from one location to another in their original format and purposefully does not include options for compressing or encrypting them. It does however include a comprehensive list of supporting features including periodic and real-time backup scheduling, removable device tracking and shadow copying support. Ideal for making local backups, backups going to external and removable drives as well as to NAS devices.
Bvckup 2 features:
Real-time, scheduled and manual backups Very fast, delta file copying Excellent user interface Backup of locked files with shadow copying Removable device tracking Move/rename detection Windows XP and newer Full 64-bit support Run-as-a-service mode Symlink and junction support Ownership, group and DACL copying Fully asynchronous I/O Multi-core processing where required Optimized throughout for no run-time bloat Software update notifications Bvckup 2 Release 81.7 changelog:
Added an option for discarding delta state based on its age or usage. It is now possible to have files re-copied in full after they were delta-copied either a certain number of times or for a certain amount of time. See https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/1358 for configuration details and https://bvckup2.com/wip/06092020 for screenshots. Fixed an issue with bi-monthly backup scheduling. Fixed a couple of typos in backup log messages. Download: Bvckup 2 Release 81.7 | 2.5 MB (Free trial)
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By Hamza Jawad
Azure Blob storage gets NFS 3.0 support in preview
by Hamza Jawad
At its virtual Build conference in May, Microsoft announced that its Azure NetApp Files service had reached 99.99% availability. With regards to more recent news on its cloud storage space, the firm unveiled general availability for the shared disks capability earlier this month.
Today, Microsoft has made a public preview of Network File System (NFS) 3.0 support available for Azure Blob storage. For those unaware of NFS, the protocol enables client computers to access files over a network in a similar manner to which local storage would be accessed.
As far as Blob storage is concerned, Microsoft introduced support for the capability to enable firms to migrate data to the cloud storage solution while limiting the complications introduced through data silos. Some customers are also noted to have requested the feature to allow for the reusing of code from on-premise solutions to access files.
More specifically, the tech giant has described the following use cases in which NFS 3.0 support should prove to be useful:
For now, the preview is available only to BlockBlobStorage type accounts with premium tier performance in the U.S. East, U.S. Central, and Canada Central regions. GPV2 accounts with standard performance will also be getting support for the new protocol soon, though no particular timeline for the rollout has been specified.
With regards to pricing, test data in NFS 3.0-enabled accounts will be charged the same capacity rates that apply for Blob storage per GB/month. Pricing for transactions will be detailed further when the feature reaches GA. You can learn more about NFS 3.0 in Azure Blob storage here, and provide suggestions for future improvements by emailing Microsoft at email@example.com.
Google Photos will no longer backup your chat media from WhatsApp, Facebook, and others
by Rajesh Pandey
Google has announced that it will no longer backup media from chat apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter to Google Photos. The company was testing this change earlier this month and has now rolled it out to all Google Photos users.
The company is only changing the default settings in Google Photos to ensure that it does not backup media content from messaging apps. The move is a temporary one by Google and it notes in its announcement that since people are sharing more photos and videos, it is changing the default Google Photos settings "to save internet resources." A notification for this change will also show up in the Google Photos app. The full list of apps was not announced by Google but the confirmed apps include WhatsApp, Messages, Kik, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LINE.
Your existing chat media that's backed up to Google Photos will not be affected by this change in any way. You can also manually enable the feature from within the Google Photos app to ensure that all your chat media continues to get backed up.
Google had previously throttled streaming on YouTube to help preserve internet resources. Netflix and other streaming providers had also made similar changes a couple of months ago.
My brother has a new iPhone XR (used to have an iPhone 6).
At this moment it's not possible for him to create a WhatsApp backup to iCloud.
He's running iOS12. iCloud Drive is turned on in settings, as well as WhatsApp.
iPhone is 16GB of storage (with almost 11 GB for system files, and there's almost no extra way to clean up additional substantial free space)
He's latest WhatsApp-backup is made October 2019.
WhatsApp has been downloaded with his 'old' (personal) Apple ID.
Now he's logged in with his work Apple ID (with enough storage for backup on iCloud) and probably created a new WhatsApp account with his work phonenumber (that I'm not sure)
On WhatsApp FAQ I see
"There must be enough free space on both your iCloud and iPhone. You need to have at least 2.05 times the space available in your iCloud account and on your phone than the actual size of your backup."
Does this mean that also space on the iPhone 6 has to be freed and created (although there is none), before creating (and uploading) the backup?
Or is the only remedy to use third party tools, like dr.fone or alike, to have a backup made locally on his computer and be transferred to his new iPhone?