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Investigate System Backup and Restore Tools
Investigate System Backup and Restore Tools Title: How to Back up a System with Acronis True Image Tool Identification: Acronis True Image 2017 Description of the Tool : Protect everything to recover anything with an exact replica of your system disk or a selected partition. Publisher: Acronis Acronis True Image 2017 is software suite that is used to ensure that all the information on a system is secured (Acronis, n.d.-b). This is accomplished by creating backups to documents, photos, email, selected partitions, entire disk drive, operating system, applications, settings, and all data of a system. Backing up data is just one of the roles offered by this product. Being able to recover the data from the backup is the other. The recovery can be used in the case of a disaster, attack, or an accident involving loss of data. Features: Disk backup to a local storage and to Acronis Cloud File backup to a local storage and to Acronis Cloud Hard disk cloning Data archiving Family data protection Notarizing (Acronis, n.d.-b) Capabilities: Ransomware protection Create bootable media Backing up all data on a PC 1
Backing up files Cloning hard drives Recovering a computer Recovering files and folders (Acronis, n.d.-b) All the features and capabilities of this product deal with security, backup files, and recovering files. The ransomware protection is a feature available with this product that monitors processes running on your computer by using the real-time mode to detect for ransomware. This product has the capability of notarizing files for back up. This process involves sending the hash code of a file to the Acronis Notary service to store and save. This saved hash code is used as an indicator on whether this file is authentic or if it was changed when trying to recover it. Family Data Protection involves providing protection with all platforms (computers, smartphones, and tablets) that are on the same account. Typical Uses for Incident Response: The preparation phase of the incident and response recovery process involves establishing the readiness of security of a system in the case of an incident occurring. Acronis True Image 2017 capability to make backups aligns itself with this phase. The backups provided by this product prepare for natural disasters, emergencies, attacks, and accidents that deal with lost/damage files. The product can create a backup that contains a complete all good system configuration, and all required application software. Ransomware protection is available to ensure that the files are protected from ransomware. This product can produce a backup to an operating system before any software applications are installed. This will prepare the user in the case that the software applications that were installed caused harm to the system.

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