Tag Archive: Data Protection

Jan 05 2017

Deploying and Configuring VMware vSphere Replication Appliance 6.0

For most companies backups are not enough, because in case of a disaster they need to be online as fast as possible in order to serve clients and not loose revenue; so they built secondary datacenters for disaster recovery and bought expensive storage to manage and replicate VMs from the main site (production site) to …

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May 09 2015

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Cookbook

This time I’m not going to write a technical article, instead I’m going to present a new book that just came out from Packt publishing called Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Cookbook. You might ask yourself why; and is because I was given the great opportunity to be a reviewer for this …

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Feb 18 2015

Restoring failed Active Directory Domain Controllers

Just when you think everything is going well, disaster happens, and one or more of your domain controllers gets offline. This can happen due to a hard disk crash, a bad network card, file system corruption or corruption of the Active Directory database. Even if you have good backups somewhere on the shelf that’s only …

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Sep 02 2014

Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin in Server 2012/R2

I don’t wanna be wrong here, but I think that one of the most common Active Directory disasters that administrators face is the accidentally deleted object(s). Even if you put a strong security in place, there comes a time when you need to delegate permissions and with that accidents happen.

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Mar 09 2014

Configuring Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012/R2

I’ve been thinking for a while to write this article, and eventually I did it. For those that don’t know what Hyper-V Replica is, I will try to summarize it. Is a host-based replication in the hypervisor, and we are talking about Hyper-V here, at no extra costs; its free. By implementing this feature, you …

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Aug 18 2013

Backing up Domain Controllers using Windows Server Backup and DPM

This is happening people ! Domain controllers need backups, like any other server in your infrastructure, even if they replicate with one another. Backing them up is an easy job, but you need to know what kind of backups you need to perform. I know you just want to create an image server backup of …

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Feb 24 2013

Restoring Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases using DPM 2012

I know is bad when something in your infrastructure fails, and email is the worse one. All users start screaming, and calling that they can’t work anymore and can’t see their emails. Now, I like to think that I’m right, and you already have a backup of your Exchange databases, or this is not going to work. …

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Feb 09 2013

Configuring TMG 2010 with a single network adapter (Proxy mode)

OK, this is an easy one, and the configuration is more about on the client side than on the TMG server itself. You might wonder why do you need this kind of scenario. Well… maybe you already have a firewall in place and all you need is an extra protection for your internet traffic. How …

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Jan 27 2013

Creating a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster

Creating a Windows 2012 Failover Cluster is not much different from the 2008 R2 version, but I created this guide anyway for those of you that are new to server 2012. To create this cluster I will use the StarWind iSCSI SAN software, since I don’t have Fiber Channel at home. If you are using …

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Nov 24 2012

Backup Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases with DPM 2012

Because you don’t want to lose your users mailboxes in the case of a server crash, you started thinking about backup. If DPM 2012 is your way to go, then read on, and I’ll show you how to backup those Exchange Mailbox servers. Using DPM you will have continuous protection of your data because transaction …

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