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Dev T | 15 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

To understand the Types/Methods of Backup we must dive into the attributes of a file.

There are 4 basic attributes of a file which are known as DOS attributes:


Whenever we think of Backups we must only think of the ARCHIVE attribute. 

Thumb Rule: Whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is ON (1) the file is ready for backup and whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is OFF (0) the file has been backed up.

There are 5 types of backups:

1.    Normal/Full Backup: This backup method will backup the entire selection list irrespective of the ARCHIVE BIT, but after the backup is over it will RESET the ARCHIVE bit to 0 (Change it to 0 : Meaning the file(s) has been backed up)

2.    Incremental Backup: This backup method will only backup those files on which the ARCHIVE...

Mjahtetn | 13 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It is a common scenario that a customer will call because they did not receieved the license key (esp. for BUE) after renewing the maintenance and register it on the license portal.

After the registration, it says that Data not Available for the license key.

Maintenance are being renewed each year for free technical support assistance and free of charge upgrades.

Once the maintenance expired, a customer is still license to use the software however, he was unable to avail the other benefits.

How to get the license key:

Renewal Serial number is also for the maintenance and will not generate the license key of the product. One must process the upgrade in the license portal in order to do that.

One can also call customer service, to get the license key as well as the notification ID for the upgrade.

In addition to that, one can also process the license key directly on the license portal.


Marky09 | 10 Dec 2010 | 1 comment

If you do not have any Licensing portal account, follow the quick steps below:

    1. Navigate to
    2. Click Create Account
    3. Enter the required details
    4. Click Create Account
    5. Accept the Symantec User agreement
    6. You will receive a confirmation page for the creation of your License Portal account
    7. Click on the Licensing Portal Home Page” button at the bottom of the screen
    1. Click on New Purchase
    2. Enter the following serial number: xxxxx
    3. Click Submit
    4. If you have more serial numbers for the same product, please enter them in the "Add another license for this product" field and click "add"
    5. Click Next
    6. In the following page, please verify and enter information related to your license registration
    7. Click "...
James McKey | 24 Nov 2010 | 2 comments

It’s YABO time! No, that’s not a Fred Flintstone reference; it’s Yet Another Beta Opportunity (YABO). OK, so that’s not really a sanctioned Symantec Acronym but I’m using it from now on anyways.

Speaking of Acronyms, what I run is really more of a UAT (User Acceptance Testing) program cycle. It starts with Beta, moves into a Release Candidate (RC) cycle, and finishes with the First Availability (FA) phase. But enough about boring naming logistics, let's get to the core of what we are talking about for this BESR UAT program.

Some of the highlights of what’s new/updated:

  • New OS/Database platform support including SharePoint 2010
  • Significant improvements to the SRD (Symantec Recovery Disk) custom wizard
  • Updated Linux platform support
  • Multiple improvements to the Management Solution (MS) including Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) support
  • Status marker on the tray icon will be moved to...
kkulmi | 25 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

The best thing about LINUX is that it is being frequently improved over the previous versions and hence, LINUX based computers are quite robust in terms of functionality and features. However, rich functionality our computer may have, it is the data we store in it is the most important thing. We opt for a storage device with advance technology only for the safe storage and better accessibility of our valuable data. People, who have a notion that LINUX operating system based computers are comparatively problem free, usually go wild when they face any problem with their computer. Moreover, if the problem go to an extent, when there is a chance of data loss, the panic needs no explanation. One thing is true that, we can't prevent data loss, but, can recover the data with the help of any LINUX data recovery software.

Possible data loss situations in LINUX:

Accidental or intentional data deletion is the primary reason behind data loss. Sometimes, we...

Kate Lewis | 15 Sep 2010 | 10 comments

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To participate, simply send an email  to schedule a short call at a time convenient for you. This call will not be a sales call by any means, but rather an opportunity for you to share why you bought or decided not to buy our products. Sign up today, tell your story and enter to win a new 16GB Wi-Fi enabled Apple iPad!

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Elspeth Magoria | 07 Sep 2010 | 1 comment
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Elspeth Magoria | 31 Aug 2010 | 1 comment
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madisonwalker | 28 Jun 2010 | 3 comments

Is your Time Machine backup locked after you repair your Mac OS X computer? Are you unable to access data from Time Machine volume? Does you Mac OS X computer starts creating fresh backup automatically when you connect your external Time Machine drive to system? This behavior usually occurs due to permission issues in Macintosh machine. The permissions are either damaged or missing. At this point, you need to format your hard drive to fix the problem. However, it removes all the data from hard drive and cause serious data loss situations. In order to recover your valuable data, you must opt for Mac recovery solutions.

When you backup volume gets locked, the Time Machine icon is replaced with simple volume icon with a small lock on it. In such cases, the volume can not be mounted and you can not access data stored on it. In case the volume is mountable and you attach it to a newly installed Mac computer, the same problem occurs with this computer as well. Your system drives...