If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. If you’re running Windows Server 2003, be prepared to take action, if you haven’t already. Microsoft is no longer issuing security patches for any version of Windows Server 2003, which could open up your business to potential security risks. You have a number of options:
• Deprecate the applications you are currently running on Windows Server 2003
• Migrate to a newer version of Windows Server (Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2)
• Purchase extended custom support from Microsoft for Windows Server 2003
• Migrate to Linux
Whichever option you choose, be sure you’re backing up with Mozy! In addition to backing up Windows, Mozy backs up common Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, and Ubuntu.
Migrations even under the best of conditions can cause glitches, including those caused by user error. Again, whether you choose to migrate to a newer version of Windows Server or to Linux, be sure that your data is backed up to the Mozy cloud.