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What's new in Altaro VMBackup v7

Altaro Backup v7 include new features that i am very curious to try it and understand how it works and the most important if it's efficient for the Backups in the Production Environment.

As you can find in http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/whats-new.php the new features i would like to publish it in the article and describe it with more details for better understand and take better decisions.

MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) it's a great tool for Deployment , Capture OS , create offline bootable media with OS. I use it a lot when must be setup a new Workstation or to Deploy an Office with Custom Installation and mulitple other tasks that i have describe in previous articles.

Few months ago i came across with an issue that related with Windows Updates in Offline Media that created in MDT 2013.

Powershell is a great way to automate your daily tasks.As IT Pro has  a lot of tasks that must complete daily and more tasks to schedule it for next day , next month or repeat a tasks every month.

The necessary of automation it's important for every IT Pro. Sometimes the difficult is to find the time and the concentration that need to create a Powershell Script , do the necessary tests to automate one of your tasks.

After several weeks i would like to publish a new Powershell script that create to automate one of my task.

Vembu BDR Suite Reporting and Management

Last month i publish 3 articles of Vembu BDR Suite and try to cover all of the features and how can use it. IT Pro can use this guides to take decisions or help in configuration of Vembu BDR Suite while install for evaluation. 

Today i will publish the last article which will cover Reports and Management features.

So let's start !!!!

 

Reports

Reports of backups it's a very important task because you can keep healthy all your backups while you can check the status of the Backup Jobs and resolve in case of Failed. 

Rise of Cyber attacks for the year 2016 it has create the need for better security in all environments. IT Pro comes to redesign infrastructure for better security or enhance the security everywhere for 2017. 

Ransomware keep the first position of the most dangerous and catastrophic malware until now. To be honest i don't have seen anything like Ransomware and every day i try to keep my environment more secure with new solutions in every aspect of my LAN.

Discovering Vembu BDR Suite - Free Edition

After my Review of Vembu BDR Suite i would like to watch news for the specific product. Today i would like to share that Vembu Technologies release a new free version of Vembu BDR Suite as v.3.7.0.

Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition can use it in differet scenarios.

Today most of the companies has multiple HYPERVISORS like Esxi and HYPER-V as Lab Enviroment for Test Servers. Maybe some of them must take it backup not so often. With one click in Free Edition you can have this protection without need to pay anything.

HYPER-V Host has a feature to Import a new Virtual Machine or Live Migration between 2 different HYPER-V Hosts.

As IT Pro i would like to know if the Virtual Machine that you want to transfer is compatible in the new HYPER-V Host. Especially if the Virtual Machine is a critical System in your Production environment or a huge File Server.

I don't want to start an Import or a Live Migration and in the middle of Migration get errors that must resolve it.

But how i know if the transfer will be done successful? 

Today Disaster Recovery Solution in your environment it's very important. You can avoid days of downtime in case of Disaster or have a single Server in minutes online if you have design and Implement Disaster Recovery and Failover Solution for your Servers.

Backup can quarantine that you will not loose your data but can't use it to avoid hours of downtime in case of damage in any of your Servers.

Here come's to take place Replication of your Servers out of your Company.

How to Restore VM or Files with Vembu BDR

Before 2 weeks i publish a Review related to Vembu BDR and how can install,configure the Server to take Backups of your Virtual Machines from VMWare or HYPER-V. After lot of tests, I realize that Vembu BDR is a good tool for your Backups in your DataCenter.

But wha about Restore of your Virtual Machine? It's a very important process because your Backup is useless if you can't Restore it or take hours to Restore your Virtual Machine. 

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