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Top 5 Features to Look for in On-Premises Veeam Storage

In this article, we’ll examine some of the main challenges of today’s backup and disaster recovery procedures. Then, we’ll dive into the top five most important features to look for in an on-premises Veeam storage solution for your backups. Data protection is one of the most critical tasks for IT administrators, and there is no...

Last Update: May 10, 2024

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Designing a Basic Scale-Out File Server (SOFS)

Last Update: Apr 29, 2024

We’ve shown you how to create a basic scale-out file server (SOFS) – now it’s time to learn what goes into designing an SOFS!

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Protecting the Different Types of Microsoft 365 Data

Last Update: Apr 17, 2024

Microsoft 365 is an indispensable collection of tools for businesses. While Microsoft is responsible for the availability and ongoing functionality of all the Microsoft 365 apps, the responsibility for protecting Microsoft 365 data is the customer’s obligation. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of Microsoft 365 data and the kind of protection…

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How Immutable Backups Protect Against Ransomware

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

Ransomware protection is one the most important topics for IT Pros and C-Level technology executives. Learn how immutable backups and immutable storage help to protect your organization against data corruption and loss, malware, viruses, and ransomware – and how to implement them.  This post is sponsored by Object First Veeam 2023 Ransomware trends report – most ransomware targets backups In May…

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Windows Server Backup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Last Update: Mar 22, 2024

How familiar are you with Windows Server Backup? You may be surprised by its value in your organization. I’ll explain what its main purpose is and how to use Windows Server Backup to back up Windows Server file servers and an Active Directory (AD) domain controller. What is Windows Server Backup? Windows Server has had…

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Network Security

Active Directory Backup vs Replication (And Why You Need to Be Clear on the Difference Now)

Backup and replication are common data protection concepts, but they serve different purposes. Learn more about their differences and how they can benefit your data management strategy, especially how the backup vs replication argument relates to Active Directory (AD) and protecting it. What are backup and replication? Although backup and replication are both methods of…

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Registering the Microsoft Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Service with Windows Server Backup

Last Update: Jan 05, 2024

Sometimes you need to backup a virtual machine that needs to remain in a running state. Volume Shadow Copy Service allows volumes to be backed up while applications continue to write to those volumes. In order to perform this task properly, you must first register the Hyper-V VSS writer with Windows Server Backup. The following article explains how this is accomplished.

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Understanding SQL Server’s Disaster Recovery Options

Last Update: Sep 25, 2023

Learn about the differences in SQL Server’s disaster recovery options so that you know what options you have to prevent your next outage.

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Cloud Computing

Protect Your Organization’s Assets: Disaster Recovery with Azure Backup

Last Update: Sep 12, 2023

Azure Backup can be used to back up not only an organization’s critical cloud workloads but also all types of on-premises resources, even if they are running on Azure Stack HCI or Azure Stack Hub. Before explaining how Azure Backup can be set up and used for disaster recovery (DR), I want to get a…

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Disaster Recovery with Azure Backup for SQL Server VMs

Last Update: Sep 11, 2023

Running VMs in the cloud has become a big part of the modernization of IT infrastructure for most businesses. However, even though those VMs that are in the cloud, the backup mechanisms that they use to provide disaster recovery (DR) capabilities are essentially the same as they would use for on-premise VMs. They often use legacy technologies that require a lot of resources and are difficult to scale.

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