The Acronis Backup Quiz: What’s your backup score?

Acronis Backup Quiz: What's your backup score?

How strong is your backup game? We’ve looked around, and when it comes to robust backup and disaster recovery solutions, it doesn’t get much better than Acronis. If you haven’t downloaded Acronis backup for Plesk yet, go ahead. If you have, you need to make sure you’re getting the most out of it and its features. Here’s an idea – Take The Plesk Acronis Backup Quiz below and test how much you know about backups. Then compare with your friends and see how you stack up. 😉

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Key Findings from the March Acronis Backup Survey

Current computer technology makes people think of a good security system as the only tool to protect all files and data. But there’s nothing infallible. We all need backups.  According to the World Backup Day Survey by Acronis, 31.4% of users never backed up their data in 2018.

Although more than 90% of consumers and enterprises create a data backup once a year, it’s not enough. We all need to get used to doing this more frequently. Acronis is one of the biggest providers of backup software and data protection solutions. They’ve even been learning about their users’ habits, worries and data loss experiences to improve their solution. So – what’s the best way to create a backup?

Acronis advise 3-2-1 rule for data protection

Over 60% of enterprises are concerned with crypto-jacking, social-engineering attacks or ransomware. This is a huge number of companies currently in danger of data compromise. So to make sure they all have their data under control, Acronis suggests IT managers use the 3-2-1 rule.

First off, businesses should create three copies of their most important data. Therefore, if disaster strikes, it will not delete the same content copy three times. Then, this data should be stored in two different formats, with one copy kept off-site. In fact, as many as 70% of users say they would pay $50 – $500 so as to recover data loss – which should tell us something about where our efforts should be 😉 .

On the other hand, almost 50% of Acronis survey participants have no idea about crypto-jacking, ransomware or social engineering attacks. Ultimately, suspicious email attachments and malicious links are the most popular techniques to attackers. Hence, our main advice would be to not open potentially infected content and not ignore the warning signs.

Keep updating your Operating System and apps

Old versions of your system and apps won’t have the same level of security as the latest updates. Attackers can access data in past systems way easier. Almost 45% of consumers have at least four devices at home – and 65% of them suffered data loss, either by themselves or family members. Can you imagine how much data could be stolen?

Top seven features of the latest Acronis Backup

  1. Send encrypted backups of all your data to an Acronis data center.
  2. Manage 8,000 devices from a single management server via a simple web interface.
  3. Detect crypto-mining malware, protecting network folders mapped as local drives.
  4. Create VM files from backup files, running on VMware Station and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  5. Add comments to protected machines and group or filter them using keywords.
  6. Easy setup for backup window and improved performance. Latest Acronis Backup reduces impact on running systems.
  7. Support for more operating systems, hypervisors and languages added to interface.

So, what was your Acronis Backup score?

Drop your Acronis Backup Quiz score in the comments below, or on Twitter or Facebook, and see how you stack up with your peers!

But if you want to do better, check out our free Plesk University course, dedicated to learning more about Acronis Backup. Start by clicking “Learn More” button below to get the course, then complete it for your own Acronis Backup certificate. New to Plesk University? Then take a minute to sign up before you click “Get this Course” and get started.

The 8 helpful Git Commands you may not know about

The 8 helpful Git Commands you may not know about - Plesk

As you may well know, Git is the most popular source code management system with over 70% of developers using Git for their projects. But, how much do you know about Git’s functionality and what it can do to ease your workload? Let’s run through the top eight git commands many software engineers don’t know about.

1.Git branch -m old-name new-name

The first command helps you Rename Branches Locally. And if you want to rename the currently checked out branch, you can shorten this command on the following form:  git branch -m new-name

2.Git diff –name-only –diff-filter=U | uniq | xargs $EDITOR

Rebasing has some risks, like the appearance of some conflicts in several files. Use this command to open all the files which have problems that need solving.

3.Git whatchanged –since=’2 week ago’

This command is quite useful to show the changes introduced by each commit from the last two weeks.

4.Git stash -p

Want to stash any part of any file? Just use this command. You can also use the –patch option to stash select parts of each tracked file.

5. Git cherrypick

Although this git command needs your working tree to be clean, it is still quite useful. You can apply the change of each current commit, recording a new commit for each.

6.Git gc –prune=now –aggressive

This is your ideal command if you’re looking to optimize the repository locally.

7.Git commit –amend

Modify the most recent commit by combining staged changes with the previous commit instead of creating a new one. It’s also useful for editing the previous commit message without changing its snapshot.

8.Git branch –contains <commit>

Do you want to know what happens once you know the commit? What versions are being affected by a bug? Just try this git command. It will show you all the branches that contain a particular commit.

Discover more Git commands here.

Experience Git on Plesk

Think of what could happen if you add Git as a layer onto Plesk – the simple site management platform. You can deploy your website content even easier by pushing it to a local Git repository or pulling from a remote one. Then, choose whether you want to deploy manually and get full control, or just enable automatic deployment and save time.

Experience Git on Plesk

Get the option of creating different branches in one repository so that you can separate the staging code form the production code. You know – since Plesk lets you have a free staging environment with WordPress Toolkit. Also, you are free to choose your software engineering service – GitHub, BitBucket or Travis – all are fine while using Plesk’s Git extension.