BDRSuite VMware VM Recovery

If you’re backing up your environment and not doing recovery tests, you may end up with big problems when it comes time to perform a recovery and run into problems! It’s always best to perform test restores to make sure your backups are running properly. Lets run through the restore process in BDRSuite! First, we need to login! In order…

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Upgrade Drives in your Synology NAS to Increase Space

The current setup in my Synology DS1517+, 5-bay NAS is three 4TB SATA drives and two 512gb SSD drives. The first storage pool is setup in a RAID-5 configuration, netting me 7.8TB of usable space. The SSD drives are setup in a RAID-1 config, netting me a total of 442.7gb of usable space. Storage Pool 1 is split up into…

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BDRSuite vSphere VM Replication

In the next post in my series testing out the different features of BDRSuite BDR Suite, I wanted to test BDRSuite vSphere VM Replication. In order to do this, I had to stand up a “Disaster Recovery” site. Thankfully, I had a Maxtang Mini PC that I could use for this purpose. I installed ESXi on it and deployed a…

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Manage your Windows Failover Cluster with PowerShell

If you’ve ever tried to manage your Windows Failover Cluster using Failover Cluster Manager, you know how much of a pain it can be when you need to do maintenance and have to move roles to the standby node. Moving most of the roles are easy, but when it comes time to move the quorum drive/role, it’s not so easy.…

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Vembu BDR Suite 5.5 Released!

Earlier this month, Vembu released version 5.5 of the BDR Suite. Below you can read about some of the new features! Support for VMware vSphere v8.x BDRSuite now supports Backup and Replication for virtual machines running on the latest version VMware vSphere v8.x. Google Cloud as Backup Repository Google Cloud Storage (Object Storage) is now supported in BDRSuite to store…

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Vembu: Backing Up Your Hyper-V Environment

I’ve blogged about Vembu and backing up your VMware Environment, but I haven’t talked about Hyper-V yet. So I spun up a Nested Hyper-V Server in my lab to see how Vembu works with backing up Hyper-V! First, as you can see in the screenshot below, I deployed a single Windows 2019 Server and installed Hyper-V. I configured the network…

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Vembu: How to Setup Immutable Backups to AWS S3

As most of you know, in the data protection realm, you want to follow the 3-2-1 rule! 3 copies of your data, on 2 types of media, 1 being off-site. I have an external HD that I backup my home-lab to with Vembu. See THIS post to see how I did that. I next setup a replication job to copy/replicate…

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List Scheduled Tasks for Remote Servers

Recently, I was asked to find out of a certain service account was being used in scheduled tasks on any server. Being a PowerShell guy, I turned to the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet. I tried querying a list of scheduled tasks by Author. I created a variable $VMs and used it to filter any Powered on Windows VM. I then checked each…

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Vembu BDR Suite 5.3 – Microsoft 365 Backup

In my post on August 2nd, 2022, I mentioned the new features in Vembu version 5.3. In this post, I’d like to go more in-depth on the Vembu Backup for Microsoft 365 Backup feature that was added in v5.3. In many organizations, Microsoft 365 replaced local exchange servers in their environments due to it’s advancements. Though Microsoft 365 is hosted…

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Vembu BDR Suite 5.3 – Endpoint Backups

In my post on August 2nd, 2022 I mentioned the new features in Vembu version 5.3. In this post, I’d like to go more in-depth on the Vembu Backup for Endpoints feature that was added in v5.3. You can ensure data protection measures for free up to 10 endpoints of Windows/MAC against disaster and system failures. File and Folder level…

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