Every month on MSPmentor we try to come up with classroom-like backup and disaster recovery (BDR) articles to help managed services providers (MSPs) with the basics.

We've classified these articles under "BDR 101" to keep things simple. Today we decided to go back into our archive to find the top five BDR 101 articles in the first half of 2014.

Just in case you haven't been following our series, here's a quick glimpse of what you might have missed.

BDR 101: How MSPs Can Bring BDR Back to Earth. There's often a miscommunication between those of us who are technical (MSPs) and those of us who are not (customers). The lines become even fuzzier when it comes to selling BDR to customers. To make things a little clearer, MSPs might want to bring the conversation back to earth.

BDR 101: To Bundle or Not to Bundle. When it comes to bundling BDR into an offering, one MSP explained to MSPmentor that it bundles BDR to protect the integrity of its brand.

BDR 101: 3 Common BDR Misconceptions. Selling BDR isn't as easy as it seems -- especially when customers already have preconceived notions about BDR, backup and business continuity. Here are some of the top BDR misconceptions.

BDR 101: Pitch a Solution, Not a Product. BDR and business continuity is about people, not technology. Here's something to think about: technology conferences are for IT administrators, not end users. Customers aren't interested in the latest technology being displayed on a fancy showcase in front of thousands of attendees. In fact, they probably don't even care about your vendors.

BDR 101: Setting Yourself Apart from the Rest. There are more than enough BDR products in today's market for MSPs to choose from, but after a product has been chosen, MSPs are stuck competing with each other. For MSPs to survive, they'll have to continue searching for ways to stand out from the pack. Here's how.

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