Disaster Recovery for the smaller organization – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I described the basics for DR for a smaller organization and that included things like running in a virtualized environment and using virtualization-aware backup tools such as Altaro or Veeam. One of the main…

Disaster Recovery for the smaller organization – Part 1

I have published many posts on backup and on virtualization, this post will bring both areas together for “the win”.  And what is the win, you may ask?  That’s simple, it is Disaster Recovery that even small businesses can afford! …

Stupid Licensing Practices

This is a rant so be forewarned … We discovered an “interesting” kink in Backup Exec licensing this week.  I will admit that we had not been paying attention to the changes announced first by Symantec and then Veritas so…

BackupExec and Copied Media

We’ve had a reminder this week of some oddities in BackupExec. Our standard backup configuration for customers that use BackupExec is to have BackupExec send its output to a NAS device (generally a QNAP) and then the datastore on the…

A (Non) Profitable Journey – Part 4

Things continue apace at Swan Lake.  I’ve been fooling around with various things and I’m slowly rolling in the changes that I and they want to see in place.  It’s a slow process as I have to grab time to…

Exchange almost gone KABOOM?

There is an old Bugs Bunny cartoon where Marvin the Martian is working with his illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator and it doesn’t work.  “Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!”, says Marvin when nothing happens. …

Veeam–remote backup and replication for SMB’s–two case studies

Before I get rolling on this post let me just say this … I am unapologetic about it, I think Veeam is one of the best applications to come down the pike in a long, long time.  And, no, I’m…