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 Nexted 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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Save Credentials to File in PowerShell

Have you ever wanted to schedule a script to run overnight but need to pass secure credentials? You may do it once in open-text, but after that you say to yourself… There has to be a more secure way! Well, you were right! See how I saved my credentials to a file to use later. Remember, you need to remember…

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Change default VMware Remote Console Application

Have you ever tried to open the VMware Remote Console and have it launch VMware Workstation and NOT the VMware Remote Console application? This is set via two keys in the Windows Registry. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\VMRC\DEFAULTICON and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\VMRC\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND. You can get these values via POWERSHELL. As you can see, my Remote Console is currently set to VMware Workstation. I prefer to use…

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New Vembu BDR Suite v5.3

Just over a week ago, Vembu released version 5.3 of their BDR Suite. Check out some of the new features below. Can you guess which one I’m most excited about? 😀 File Server Backup from BDRSuite Backup Server UI You can now add Windows and Linux file servers to the Data Source and configure file & folder level backup from…

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Burn an ISO to disc via Command Prompt

Did you know that you don’t need to use a third party program to burn your ISO files to CD/DVD? All you need to do is open a Command Prompt or PowerShell window (whichever you feel more comfortable opening). It’s the same command for both, so it doesn’t matter which one you open. The command is called: isoburn.exe. If you…

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