TerraMaster Launches Comprehensive Data Backup & Sync Functions for Ransomware Protection


Data protection from ransomware and other cyberattacks is a considerable and primary concern for NAS clients and users, and TerraMaster recognizes the need for better protective measures. Recently, the QNAP NAS device was struck by ransomware dubbed “Checkmate.” The Checkmate ransomware invades through SMB services disclosed to the Internet and utilizes a dictionary attack to crack accounts with vulnerable passwords.

TerraMaster reveals a comprehensive data backup and sync function to increase protection

TerraMaster is releasing several brand-new single portal folder-level data backup and synchronization elements for TerraMaster products. With the newly released TOS 5’s suite of latest applications, such as centralized backup, TFSS, and TFM Backup, the company is doing what it can to deliver many data backup and recovery options.

Key Features

Business Focused ProActive Backups for Larger Enterprises

“Centralized Backup” is an enterprise-oriented backup solution that helps with not only the backup of data but also restoration for numerous device types with a single TNAS device.

TFSS (TerraMaster File System Snapshot)

TFSS (TerraMaster File System Snapshot), created by the company, presents a disaster recovery tool designed based on the BTRFS file system.

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BTRFS is a computer storage format that combines a file system based on the copy-on-write (COW) principle with a logical volume manager (not to be confused with Linux’s LVM), developed together. It was initially designed at Oracle Corporation in 2007 for use in Linux, and since November 2013, the file system’s on-disk format has been declared stable in the Linux kernel. According to Oracle, Btrfs “is not a true acronym.”

— BTRFS Wikipedia explanation

BTRFS will take a snapshot of the TNAS file system to assist in recovering data from faulty operations or ransomware incursions.

TFM Backup
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TerraMaster Folder Mirror (TFM) Backup is a reliable and dedicated backup tool for the TNAS system’s shared folders. Through TFM Backup, backup shared folders in TNAS that are readily available are sent to other local folders. Users can schedule the backups for automation and…

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