BDRSuite: Free Backup for Windows Workstation

If you have 10 or fewer workstations in your environment, you can back them up for FREE with BDRSuite! There are NO feature restrictions with BDRSuite’s Free Backup options! Full System or Volume Level Backup – You can choose to backup the full system, or individual volumes.MBR & GPT Partitioned Disks – Support for both MBR and GPT formatted partitions.Basic & Dynamic…

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Rebuilding Distributed Switch on New vCenter Instance Using a Backup

As you may have seen, I recently had a vCenter fail and after working with VMware Support it was determined that the vCenter should be rebuilt from scratch. Rebuilding the vCenter and adding the hosts that were in it was fairly easy. However, restoring their networking was another story. The hosts retained their previous network configuration, but I was unable…

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Ensure Data Integrity with Windows Server Backup from BDRSuite

With today’s fast-paced life, you want to ensure the integrity and security of your data! BDRSuite utilizes Windows Image Backup, by creating a complete system or disk image backup for Windows Servers & Workstations, fortifying against data loss, system crashes, or other catastrophic events. BDRSuite is a comprehensive and cost-effective tool to safeguard your Windows Environments. Comprehensive Disk Image Backup…

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Configuring VMware Backup with BDRSuite: A Step by Step Guide

If you’re looking to backup your VMware environment without having to install agents, then take a look at BDRSuite by Vembu! BDRSuite for VMware offers agentless VM Backup/Recovery for ESXi and vCenter as well as VM Replication Failover/Failback! Replication jobs have the ability to set up network and IP Mapping between source and destination environments for automatic Re-IPing in the…

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Rebuilding a Failed vCenter Results in More Problems

At work, I had a vCenter fail and, after working with VMware support for hours, I was told to rebuild the vCenter from scratch. I downloaded the vCenter ISO for the same version as the other vCenters that are linked (7.0.3.01700) and launched the installer. I went through the wizard and selected to join it to the existing SSO Domain.…

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Free Endpoint Backup from BDRSuite!

Do you have sensitive information that is accessed through Endpoint Devices? Ensure that this data is backed up securely in the event of a failure, deletion, or other data loss. Protect your critical endpoint data with BDRSuite’s Free Endpoint Backup Solution! Backup up to 10 endpoints for FREE using BDRSuite. Free Endpoint Backup from BDRSuite has several benefits!! Some of…

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BDRSuite’s VMware Backup Solution – My Review

I’ve been using BDRSuite in my homelab for a while now. I wanted to write a quick review of the product based on my experience so far. When I first started with BDRSuite, I was using version 5.0. I’ve been a part of the journey through to version 5.6 and now to 7.0. I’ve seen the product improve greatly along…

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PowerShell Script to Login to Multiple vCenter Servers

Do you have multiple vCenter servers that you interact with on a daily basis? Do you like to use PowerShell to manage them? I was opening a PowerShell window, and doing a connect-viserver for each and having to enter my PW over and over again. First, I tried to use the New-VICredentialStoreItem command to store my PW, but with security…

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Schedule Service Restarts with PowerShell

Have you ever had a service randomly stop on you over and over again?! In my homelab environment, I use a company called Itarian to patch my servers, control them remotely, etc. One thing I found is that the main Itarian service, ITSMService, keeps crashing! You can see below, a few of the servers are grey. I wrote a quick…

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Windows Server Backup to the Cloud with BDRCloud

When it comes to the world of Backup & Recovery, everyone always talks about the 3-2-1 rule! You should have 3 copies of your data, on 2 different forms of media, 1 being off-site! Some have extended this to 3-2-1-1-0, adding that at least 1 copy should be kept offline or on immutable storage and your backups should complete with…

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