VMware Explore Las Vegas 2023, Here I Come!

After going to VMware Explore last year (2022), I wanted to find a way to go again this year. I asked my employer, but as my company is going through some leadership changes, there is no budget for traveling to conferences right now. So I had to get creative! I reached out to Vembu. As they sponsor my blog, I…

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Upgrading BDRSuite to version 5.6 Update1

My current implementation of BDRSuite is running 5.5.0, so it’s time to upgrade! First, when you’re running BDRSuite, you need to download updates from the Vembu Portal. Once you login to the portal, click DOWNLOADS. Once there, you can select the version you want, and then download for the respective Operating System that you’re running. In my case, it’s version…

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Top 3 Virtualization Backup Products

Over the years, I’ve worked with a few different backup products for my VMware Environments. Each one has it’s plusses and minuses. This post is only about the backup products that I have experience using. This isn’t top 3 across the entire industry. 3. DellEMC’s Networker 2. Veeam Backup and Replication 1. Vembu BDRSuite Overall, I’d have to say that…

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BDRSuite v5.6.0 Update 1 is Generally Available!

On May 12th, Vembu released BDRSuite 5.6.0 Update 1 to be Generally Available. With this release, they have focused on improving the performance and user experience with several enhancements and bug fixes. What’s new in BDRSuite 5.6.0 U1 Enhancements Update your BDRSuite Implementation to version 5.6.0 Update 1 today! You can check out the release notes for version 5.6.0 Update…

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BDRSuite 5.6.0 Released!

The newest version of BDRSuite is now Generally Available! You can download BDRSuite 5.6.0 HERE. Some of the new features are: Some Enhancements you’ll see in BDRSuite 5.6.0 are: Along with these new features & enhancements, they’ve made significant improvements to the performance and stability of BDRSuite as a whole! You can check out the release notes for version 5.6.0…

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New Windows 2022 Domain Controller

The Domain Controller in my home lab currently runs on a Windows 2012 server. It is time to UPGRADE! So I went and downloaded a Windows Server 2022 ISO and deployed a new VM running Windows Server 2022 Std Edition. Lets build a Windows Server 2022 Domain Controller and retire my Windows 2012 DC. Next, it was time to install…

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BDRCloud: The All-in-One Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

In the ever-evolving world of technology, having a reliable and secure backup and disaster recovery solution is more important than ever. This is where BDRCloud comes in – an all-in-one cloud backup and disaster recovery solution that offers businesses peace of mind and protection against data loss and downtime. Features of BDRCloud: Cloud Backup – BDRCloud offers cloud backup for…

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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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