Recently I have revised my backup and storage plans for my pc. I’ve been using Dropbox for awhile to manage and backup my e book library, along with quick access to files that I frequently use across multiple pcs. I gave skydrive pro a shot since it came with my office 365 organization account. However I was quickly disappointed with its performance and 7gb max storage size limitations.
I revisited skydrive, but this time the version based off live mesh. Aka the free one. It’s integrated quite well on my windows 8 desktop, and works well on the Mac. I was so impressed with it that I decided to pay the $10 year and upgrade the storage to 27gb. Now skydrive is the central repository for all of my documents and 20+ Gb of pictures. Dropbox, with the extra 11gb of free space I have with it, is still dedicated to the e library, but now also manages the backups / sync of the the websites that I manage. Most of which are WordPress. There are multiple apps that can be used so that Dropbox can be selected as your backup / sync location, without needed the computer on. Dropbox camera upload is also a great tool that I have setup. From which, I can move over to my skydrive pictures folder once I have reviewed and organized the events from when the pictures and videos were taken.
For the file server data. (Over 200gb of application installers, software, scripts) I have it sync’d via ftp to my parents nas box across town. I call this, the poor man’s offsite backup solution.
I still a full system recovery solution for onsite. For this, I used Symantec system recovery 2013 installed on my windows 8 desktop. It runs a nightly backup to a locally plugged in USB drive. It gives me between 1 – 2 weeks for a time period of recovery. Shadow copies are not turned on the ssd drive. Skydrive, where the documents are stored, gives me a month or 30 versions that I can go back on if needed.
Situation: User is missing from the SBS Console Users & Groups. This happens, when a user is added manually via active directory. The below article is how to fix it.
Below are the instructions for sbs 2008, however I have not yet tried it with 2011.