Disaster Recovery Planning

9 posts

Server/NAS Recipe for Storage Spaces or FreeNAS Veeam Backup Storage

The following is a recipe that we’d look at using for a backup destination for Veeam. Our current preference is for Storage Spaces set up for the requested 64KB Allocation Size but we’re looking into Linux Harden Repositories as an option. FreeNAS Operating System Ubuntu Server Distro Silverstone CS381 Chassis […]

Veeam R&D Forums Digest: THE WORD FROM GOSTEV for February 7-13, 2022

One of the most important e-mails that hits our Inbox on a weekly basis unless there’s a break in there is the Veeam R&D Forums Digest by Anton Gostev. I’ve mentioned it before but this week’s post is especially important so it’s below verbatim. To subscribe: Sign into the Veeam […]

Backup Restore Errors: Network (UnAuthenticated) and Lost Domain Trust Fix

We had to restore a VM that became unresponsive a couple of days ago. The backup was from 1900Hrs the night before so only about 14 hours to the moment we realized we needed to restore. Once the restore was complete, the VM did not come back online. We were […]

Veeam, StarWind VTL, BackBlaze B2 and a GFS Setup

We’re in the process of configuring our backups for no more off-site physical rotations. There are several ways Veeam v10 allows for direct to block storage but limited to Azure and AWS out of the box. Blog Post: Setting Up a Veeam to StarWind Virtual Tape Library Configuration We set […]

Setting Up a Veeam to StarWind Virtual Tape Library Configuration

After an evaluation of the various cloud storage vendors and their cost to store our backups there we decided on the following: Veeam Backup & Replication v10 StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) BackBlaze B2 At the bottom of the B2 link is a calculator showing the savings over the others. […]

SMB & SME IT Pro Ransomware Protection Guidance

The following is a list of things we can do to help protect our client’s networks from a Ransomware Attack or recover from one if someone does end up doing something they should not have. Train users to not click ENABLE MACROs. Image Credit: https://www.malware-traffic-analysis.net Remember, those little EXTERNAL flags […]

Protecting a Hyper-V Host and Backup Repository from Malware and Ransomware

With the abundance of malware and ransomware it’s absolutely necessary that we take the time to examine our virtualization host and backup structures. Volume Shadow Copies Obviously not a “backup” Most ransomware kills all shadow copies available on a system Backup to Disk/NAS/SAN Disk Rotated NAS/SAN needs to be streamed […]

Disaster Preparedness: KVM/IP + USB Flash = Recovery. Here’s a Guide

One of the lessons the school of hard knocks taught us was to be ready for anything. _Anything_ One client space had such a messed up HVAC system that the return air system, which is in the suspended ceiling, didn’t work because most of the vent runs up there were […]