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An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
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Restoring Exchange 2007 to a Recovery Storage Group / merging mailboxes

Hi all, After hours of head banging and hair tearing, we’ve discovered how to restore Exchange 2007 storage groups to a recovery storage group from a VSS backup. [Doing it from a streaming backup – eg. ntbackup is different.] From a RSG, you can merge individual mailboxes back to the live storage group. Unfortunately this

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What’s the difference between downloads – normal or Server Core

Hello all, For a few months now we’ve offered a separate download for BackupAssist running on Server Core. You’ll notice that it’s a lot bigger than the normal download – about 90 meg versus 19 meg. If you’re running either Windows Server 2008 Core, or Hyper-V Server (these are the operating systems without the full

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Hyper-V backup using Windows Server Backup

Hey all, Here’s a rough guide to backing up Hyper-V guests (partitions) from the host (root) machine using the drive imaging method in BackupAssist. Activate the Hyper-V VSS writer for Windows Server Backup by clicking the checkbox as shown below. Make sure each guest machine has the Backup integration service selected. Start the Hyper-V manager

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How is our Tape Drive support for Windows Server 2008 going?

Hi all, Just to keep you updated with progress – we’re making good headway on our Tape Drive backup engine for Server 2008. It’ll be a partial replacement for NTBackup, primarily targeted at Server 2008 users, but also useful for past operating systems. Features that we’re adding in include AES256 encryption and Zip-style compression. Both

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Hyper-V and Windows Server Backup – getting it to run fast

Hi all, As stated in a previous blog post, Hyper-V Backup Solution, I stated that the time taken for subsequent backups was comparable to the initial backup. Well, I think I have found a solution to get it to do the fast differential backups that transfer only changed blocks to the backup device! On your

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How to backup SharePoint Services on Server 2008 for imaging

Hi all, If you’re running Server 2008 and imaging the system using the block-level backup, then you can actually backup any VSS aware applications as well. (n.b. Exchange is handled separately – see my other blog posts). To tell Windows Server Backup that you want to back up individual applications, you need to add a

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Exchange 2007 Backup in Hyper-V Guest – yes it’s supported

Hi all, If you have Exchange 2007 running in a Hyper-V guest (so it might be Exchange 2007 on Server 2008, SBS 2008 or EBS 2008) and you perform a VSS backup from the host machine, then Microsoft have officially stated that they support the Exchange backup in this scenario. The critical bits of information

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Block level backup (imaging on Server 2008 / Vista): How to see past versions

Hi all, A few people have asked us why they can only see the last backup when checking the files on their backup destination after running an imaging job. The answer is that past versions are stored as shadow copies on the backup device. So you’ll only ever see the latest backup on the disk

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Mailbox exporting and AV issues – BA1771 (MAPI_W_PARTIAL_COMPLETION)

Hi all, Over the years we’ve seen issues where AV programs flag certain emails as containing a virus, and prevent access to those emails. Recently we’ve seen this happen more, so it deserves a public explanation. We’ve found that when AV programs detects viruses, they flag the actual email itself, preventing any application from accessing

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How to restore an Exchange 2007 VSS Backup to a Recovery Storage Group

Hi all, Today I spent some time playing with Exchange 2007, and I’ve found a way to mount a VSS Exchange Backup (such as that done with Windows Server Backup [imaging]) as a recovery storage group. I only just figured it out, and we’ll be writing up more comprehensive instructions shortly. But here’s what I