If you’re a SysAdmin or an MSP, granular restores could be making your life a whole lot easier, not to mention increasing your value.
Users lose things. Passwords. E-mails. Documents. Your sanity. Sure as the sun sets, if they have something, they’re going to lose it—and turn to you to get it back again. When you retrieve their lost data, you don’t want it to be a hassle. Granular restores (retrieving file-level items or smaller) mean you can bring
Virtual servers, particularly Hyper-V ones, offer several distinct advantages over physical servers. One of the biggest benefits is being able to perform a Rapid VM recovery. Rapid VM Recovery, Simply Explained Imagine your business’s server has suffered some sort of catastrophic data disaster. It could be flood, virus, user error, physical destruction—whatever it is, it’s total. If
Thinking of switching from VMware to Hyper-V? Microsoft is breaking out all the stops to poach their competitor’s customers, even offering free licenses to Windows Server Datacenter. With Microsoft’s imminent release of Windows Server 2016, scheduled for September with its new per-core licensing, it seems Microsoft is trying to get as many converts before the new product release.
The change from a physical to a virtual server (P2V) is not one to take lightly. There are a lot of pros and cons to the transition, and whether it will be worth it for your business. A lot of people oversell the boons a virtual server will bring, while not properly considering the underlying
Welcome to the first in a series of articles about virtual servers, whether they’re right for your business, and if so, how to go about setting one up. Our first article explains just what virtual servers are for newcomers, or just those looking for a refresher. So what exactly is taking your servers ‘virtual’? Maybe
Our previous article looked at how to create a Hyper-V guest backup. In this article, we look at how to restore a single guest.
This is the first in a series of articles where we will take a closer look at Hyper-V backups and restores. In this article, we will just touch on a couple of common questions. What backup type to use and what data to back up. In the following weeks we will dig down a
You’ve heard us talk a lot about BackupAssist’s support for Windows Hyper-V Servers. An important feature of many Hyper-V environments is the need for reliability and failover capability. For Hyper-V, this can be achieved by setting up clusters of hosts in Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) environments. Let’s take a look at BackupAssist’s support of Hyper-V backups
In a number of online forums and blogs recently the debate has been heating up over whether or not it’s necessary to back up a Hyper-V host. There are passionate arguments on both sides, so we thought we’d take the time to weigh in and offer our perspective on the issue. Is backing up Hyper-V hosts
This week saw the release of BackupAssist v8.2.1. We usually don’t do articles about maintenance releases, but because there are some great new features, we thought we’d share the good news.
We have previously posted two articles on P2V explaining how it can help, and how to use BackupAssist for P2V. This final article looks at the specific steps you can take to perform a P2V recovery with BackupAssist and Hyper-V.