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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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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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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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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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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Deploying Vembu BDR Suite (Part 4 – Replication)

Now that I have Vembu setup and backing up to my local NAS, I thought I should try and replicate some of the data off-site. Where should I replicate to? Lets go with Amazon, as I already have an account established there. First, I created a new S3 bucket to replicate the backup data to. I decided to name it…

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Deploying Vembu BDR Suite (Part 3 – Configuration)

After you install Vembu, the first thing you you need to do is LOGIN! Once you double click and launch Vembu BDR, you’re prompted to sign-in. Now that we’re signed in, you can see the first step is adding a backup target. Lets click CREATE NEW BLOCK STORAGE REPOSITORY and get started! First, we need to give it a name.…

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