June Webinar: What happens to my files when my backup starts?
For June's webinar, Niall walks you through exactly what happens to your files when your backup starts. It's really interesting if you've ever wondered exactly how your files are uploaded to Mozy and what is happening after you click Start Backup.
If you missed today's webinar, or you want to review it, watch it here:
June's webinar included information regarding:
The Mozy Architecture: A high level of what areas and parts make up the overall structure of the Mozy Architecture
Client (Front End): Where you're accessing your files to select files, start backup, etc. Interacts with Admin Console and also the back end
Restore (Web Access): The Web interface where you can log in and select files from the back end to restore
Servers (Back End): Where your files are stored in the cloud
The Mozy Backup Process: The 9 step backup process and what's actually happening as the backup progresses
Connection and authentication: Verifying that it's connecting to the proper account with the appropriate username/password
Configuration and updates: Checks for any online configuration or updates that need to be pulled down to the client
Parsing Changes: How the filter monitors and and keeps track of changes so they can be updated and uploaded during the backup
Encryption: Encrypting the files so they can transfer securely
Data Transfer: Transferring the encrypted files from the client to the servers over an encrypted SSL connection
Encoding: After the data is transferred the encoding process starts on the Servers to store it in 12 separate pieces across a multitude of databases to ensure the reliability of the file
Checksum Verification: A check to make sure that what was sent up is what we have to make sure it's storing properly and submitting the checked data to our servers to store
Logging: The manifest file (the master file that tracks everything between your machine and the account) is updated with the changes and new information from the backup, keeping record of what was uploaded and when, what changes were made where, and where the parts are stored on the servers
Connection Disconnect: Verification that the backup has completed and the information is returned to you that it was completed successfully and information on when your next backup will occur
Behind the Cloud: What's actually happening to the files on the back end and how they're stored
Hardware/Software: Server setup and interaction information
Authentication Server: Admin Console resides here and authentication can occurr
Each Individual Data Center: Multiple servers with multiple data nodes (hard drive
Stored Files: How your files are stored and patched on the back end when changes are made
There were some great questions and answers regarding where data is stored, ransomware, client configurations online, and much more. Make sure to listen to the Q&A section after the lesson in the Webinar to learn more about using Mozy and how it works.
Have any questions for Niall or our Support techs? Want to suggest something for a future webinar? Leave us a comment below!