16 11, 2017

vCenter 6.0 Appliance (VCSA) fix and restore

By | November 16th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

This week we had an outage with our vCenter Appliance 6.0 vPostgres DB. After some Storage issues vCenter stop working and was not possible to recover. In this article will not go through how to troubleshoot the issue, or what the root cause(was not possible to identify with 100% sure what was the root cause), but [...]

19 10, 2017

Veeam: How to fix Broken backup chain

By | October 19th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

This article will explain How to fix Broken backup chain in Veeam Backup & Replication. A Broken Backup Chain is when you have full Backup(.vbk), and several (can be 2 or more) incremental(.vib)that  were deleted or corrupted. Particularly if you are not using "Reverse Incremental." Increments always injected in the last backup to create a [...]

1 09, 2017

NAKIVO announced is Release v7.2

By | September 1st, 2017|Backups|0 Comments

As we posted HERE some weeks ago for their beta version(hope you had the change to test it), Nakivo now officially launched in 28th of August their new release for their Backup Tool Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.2. What is new in this new version? The main feature is: Asustor NAS Support. Log Truncation for [...]

24 08, 2017

Vembu BDR Suite New features in v3.8.0

By | August 24th, 2017|Backups, Partners, Virtualization|0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Vembu launched a new version of their primary backup product: Vembu BDR Suite v3.8 This new version has a lot of improvements and new features for this product. Here is, in my opinion, some of the main features that will bring real improvements to the product. Disk Image Backup from [...]

17 07, 2017

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta launched 18th July

By | July 17th, 2017|Backups|0 Comments

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta will be officially launched on 18th of July. New features: Asustor NAS Support. Log Truncation for Microsoft SQL. Instant Object Recovery to Source for Microsoft SQL. New Calendar Dashboard. Flexible Job Scheduling. You can find more information HERE You can try this NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta and [...]

30 06, 2017

How to backup and restore Exchange Server Objects

By | June 30th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

In the following of the article series Virtual Backups, the latest was How to backup and restore Active Directory objects, in this article we will show how to backup and restore Exchange Servers objects (we will delete and restore emails). Again for this Exchange Backup restore objects we will use the Backup tool Nakivo Backup [...]

28 06, 2017

How to backup and restore Active Directory objects

By | June 28th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

In the series of Virtual Backups and of my latest article How to backup Virtual Domain Controllers.  This time we will Backup and Restore Active Domain objects (computers, user accounts with a password, Group Policy Objects (GPOs), etc.). As we check in the previous article, we can create a Backup Job to backup our Domain Controllers [...]

23 06, 2017

How to backup Virtual Domain Controllers

By | June 23rd, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

How to backup Virtual Domain Controllers is a subject and a question that many users have when they Virtualize their Domain Controllers. Is not an easy answer and some rules and requirements need to be set before we backup or restore Domain Controllers (or even Active Directory objects). With the new Windows Server feature, VM-Generation [...]

21 06, 2017

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta

By | June 21st, 2017|Backups, Partners|0 Comments

Nakivo announced today their new Beta version for NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2. This new NAKIVO Backup & Replication will have new features and some improvements. New features: Asustor NAS Support: Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on an Asustor NAS to create a high-performance VM backup appliance that combines backup software, backup hardware, backup storage, [...]

9 06, 2017

Veeam Backup & Replication is now certified by VMware on vSAN

By | June 9th, 2017|Backups, Storage|0 Comments

Veeam Backup & Replication tool is now certified by VMware to work with vSAN and also vSphere ESXi. We can use Veeam to backup from vSAN and supported by Veeam since 2014, but now VMware recognizes and certified Veeam to use on their vSAN product. I think this is great news for Veeam and pretty [...]

30 05, 2017

Nakivo announced NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1

By | May 30th, 2017|Backups|0 Comments

Today Nakivo announced that they will launch a new version for their Backup Tool, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.1. This new version will now support Hyper-V Failover Clusters. So the new Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.1 will now fully support this type of implementation which can be selected for VM Backup. What is a Hyper-v [...]

29 05, 2017

How to Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication in a QNAP NAS

By | May 29th, 2017|Backups|0 Comments

Like we have published HERE, recently Nakivo has announced that they will now support QNAP NAS with their QNAP appliance. So this means that now we can install the Nakivo Backup tool directly inside of a QNAP NAS and no need for a Backup Server to backup our environment. More information about this Nakivo Backup [...]

4 05, 2017

NAKIVO VM Backup Appliance based on QNAP NAS is available

By | May 4th, 2017|Backups, Partners|1 Comment

Today(4th of May), Nakivo launched a new Backup appliance tool for QNAP. Nakivo VM Backup VM appliance is to use in x86-based QNAP NAS servers into high-performance VM backup appliances. This new appliance from Nakivo will increase Nakivo Portfolio regarding Virtual Backup and Appliances. Before Nakivo NAS appliance was only for Synology and WD NAS, [...]

28 04, 2017

Ransomware: How to decrypt your device and data

By | April 28th, 2017|Backups, Olher, Storage, Virtualization|1 Comment

In the following of my previous article regarding Ransomware, How to protect your VMs against Ransomware the non-profit project No More Ransom provides some tools that can help you decrypt your device and data. There is a list of several tools that can decrypt your files. These are tools created by some Security Companies (like [...]

27 04, 2017

Nakivo Backup & Replication update v7.0.1 release

By | April 27th, 2017|Backups|0 Comments

Nakivo as release a new update for their product Nakivo Backup & Replication v7. This Nakivo B&R v7 version was release in 28th of March 2017. This is an update with some improvements and some fix issues found in their last version 7.0 of Nakivo Backup & Replication product. Main Improvements are: Active Directory integration [...]