Is Azure Backup as good as offline backup?

02. November 2017 Opinion, Technical 0
I am posing this question, not just for Azure Backup, but any cloud-based backup. Here’s the question: Is Azure Backup (or any cloud-based backup for that matter) as good as having an offline backup? The Benefits of Azure / Cloud Backup Certainly one of the biggest benefits of a cloud-based backup is that it is ...

How to fix guest processing errors on Hyper-V virtual machine backups

11. July 2017 Technical 0
So you setup a third party backup system, sticking mostly to defaults on the job settings, with “application aware” or “guest OS processing” enabled, in order to capture Hyper-V virtual machines, and keep their application data consistent (process database transaction logs, etc.) Or, perhaps you have migrated existing virtual machines to a newer piece of ...

New ransomware variant also finds & deletes backups?!

11. April 2017 Technical 0
I recently came across this forum thread on Veeam’s website, which scared the crap out of me. Coincidentally, Veeam published this article the same day. If these reports are accurate, then it means most organizations have some work to do to better secure themselves against the latest emerging rasomware / crypto-variants. It makes sense. Probably ...

It’s all about your downtime tolerance

02. March 2017 Business, Technical 0
Before you go picking the cheapest possible IT solution that meets your business requirements, or on the other side of the equation, adding unnecessary complexity to your network, you first need to consider: What is your downtime tolerance? If you don’t answer this critical question, you might end up with a solution that cannot live ...

Without a backup, your pants are on fire

01. December 2016 Business, Opinion 1
I shouldn’t even need to write this article. It’s silly, but I have to do it anyway.  So here it goes… Not having a backup of mission critical applications and data is an emergency equivalent to having your pants on fire. Most business owners and stakeholders already assume that you have a backup–they assume that, even ...