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A Day in the Life of Marc Hoffman, IT Manager

Day in the life

Our second guest in our 'Day in the Life' series is Marc Hoffman. Marc is the IT manager at Morris Printing Group in Nebraska.

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Happy holidays from Retrospect!

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Happy holidays from Retrospect! Thanks so much for choosing Retrospect to protect your data. Wishing you and your family happy holidays.

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A Day in the Life of Steve Maser, Senior Systems Administrator

Day in the life

Backup and Restore is hopefully only a small (if crucial) part of an IT administrator's day. Retrospect would like to celebrate the lives of some of these hard-working IT personnel and learn more about what goes on in a typical day for them. Our first guest is Steve Maser, Senior Systems Administrator for the University of Michigan Tech Transfer.

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When can a Copy also be a Backup?

Copy vs backup

I recently overheard our customer service folk pondering whether copies alone (also called _Duplicates_ in Retrospect) qualify as a form of backup. Like concerned parents they pointed out; "simple copies don't provide versioning, redundancy or encryption protection." Now I agree these traditional backup features are good things, but I also wondered whether we were short changing the importance of Retrospect's copy feature as part of our total protection solution.

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Get Retrospect notifications on your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, or Android with IFTTT

Ifttt retrospect

One of our engineers wanted to receive notifications on their Apple Watch whenever a backup completed. IFTTT made it easy. IFTTT (an abbreviation of "If This Then That") is a free service that allows people to create applets, sets of simple conditional statements which trigger actions on other web services, like Gmail, Facebook, or Twitter.

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