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Is Cloud Backup Adequate Protection from Ransomware?

I have heard this question many times, so I understand the concern of conscientious IT admins who want to know if they are truly protected from a ransomware infection if using cloud backup.   After all, backups are the last line of defense against ransomware and other malware. I understand there are some who really insist on the "air gap" that tape, or other portable media provides. Feel free to augment your data protection methods and implement…
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What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?

Until the last few years companies wanting quick fail-over to a remote site faced huge costs, time and complexity.  Consequently, only very large companies with deep pockets could afford to implement offsite disaster recovery. Today, the technology and the internet have enabled highly cost effective methods to provide DR services to organizations that traditionally have not been able to afford such capabilities in the past.  In combination, today's consumers expect the services they use to always…
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Check Your Veeam Cloud Connect Repository Storage Usage

Here are the steps to check your Managecast Veeam Cloud Connect repository usage through the Veeam Backup and Replication console: Open the Veeam console and select the 'BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE' tab on the bottom left. Then, select the 'Backup Repositories' group on the top left. A list of existing repositories will be displayed, select the cloud repository. It will typically be named 'Managecast Cloud Repository' and the repository type will be labeled Cloud. Right click the 'Managecast…
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Avoid Memory Issues with Veeam and ReFS

There have been reports of issues that users have run into after incorporating ReFS repositories with Veeam Backup and Replication. Here's how to best avoid running into them: According to reports, users are running into issues on Windows 2016 servers using drives formatted with ReFS while running Veeam synthetic operations. So far this issue has been primarily reported by users who have formatted their ReFS volumes using a 4K block size, which is set by…
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Do You Need to Backup Office 365 data?

Yes, Here's Why Many people take backup for granted when using Office 365.  They think Microsoft must surely be thoroughly protecting the data on Office 365 - I don't have to worry about it! Think again. Office 365 lacks the daily backup and archiving capability that may be needed after data is automatically removed and deleted from the recycle bin, or if a user intentionally deletes their data! Let's Take a Look at a Few Possibilities…
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Veeam and AWS Storage

Amazon cloud storage, S3 and Glacier, are top contenders when it comes to storing data offsite and Veeam is a behemoth when it comes to VM backup; you can use the two together but should you? The answer: well, it depends. Veeam and AWS Integrating a Veeam Backup and Replication configuration with Amazon storage is done through an AWS storage gateway. An appliance that sits between your Veeam server and the AWS Cloud. You can connect this gateway…
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