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Friday, August 12, 2022

Take part in this 2022 Ransomware Survey & Win a 4K Samsung Monitor!

Cybersecurity is a hot topic for any organization worldwide, as ransomware attacks continue to target companies that barely possess any protection against cyber threats. Last year, Hornetsecurity found out that 1 in 5 companies had been the victim of a ransomware attack, and many of those either lost data or had to pay the ransom to keep their operation running.


In such an event, some organizations may take longer to recover fully. That is why security leaders are constantly looking to upgrade their programs to safeguard their data and provide efficient cybersecurity practices for employees. 


Ransomware techniques are constantly evolving. Cybercriminals are working hard to find new ways to attack businesses, and Hornetsecurity are committed to staying ahead of the curve.


Be part of the solution. Hornetsecurity have created the ultimate 5-minute Ransomware Attacks Survey for MSPs and IT admins, so you can contribute towards the collection of practical, real-world insights that will help us continue to build our knowledge and combat the threat.


But that's not all - by completing the Ransomware Attacks Survey, you will be enrolled and have a chance to win a 32" 4K Samsung Monitor worth $349! Are you ready to get rewarded? 


Take the survey now! 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Video: Bare Metal Recovery Using Veeam

 In the below video, you will learn how to create recovery media & perform bare metal recovery

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Error "This device can't use a Trusted Platform Module"

Error message encountered when enabling Bitlocker encryption for C Drive [Fixed Drive]
To solve this error, you need to configure local security. Open Local Group Policy Editor [gpedit.msc]

Navigate to Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives

Enable "Require additional authentication at startup

Tick Allow Bitlocker without a compatible TPM and set all parameters to Allow.

Once done, restart the server/workstation.

Now you will able to configure BitLocker Drive Encryption on C Drive


Saturday, July 30, 2022

This SysAdmin Day, WIN with Hornetsecurity!

Can you believe it's here again? SysAdmin Day is back, and with it comes endless gratitude for all the great SysAdmins who support us 24/7. For all the times you've prevented disasters and saved us from catastrophes, for all the hard work and patience, we, the Altaro Backup team, want to say a big thank you!

If you use Microsoft 365/Office 365, Hyper-V or VMware, celebrate with us. All you have to do is sign up for a 30-day free trial of either Altaro VM Backup or Altaro Office 365 Backup – it's your choice!

What can you win?

·       Receive a guaranteed $20 Amazon gift voucher when you sign up for and use the trial of Altaro Office 365 Backup or Altaro VM Backup

·       Get a chance to WIN one of our Grand Prizes by completing the following sentence: "You know you're a SysAdmin when…"!

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Monday, July 4, 2022

Note Taking Veeam v12 Capabilities for Service Providers

 This blog post is note-taking for Veeam v12 Capabilities for Service Providers

1. Support for Postgres for VBR and Enterprise Manager

  • Open Source Database
  • Performance & Scalability
  • Microsoft SQL Server is still available to use
  • Upgrade path 
    • a) EM to v12-> VBR to v12 -> Migrate EM to Postgres -> Migrate VBR to Postgres
  • The backup server & Enterprise Manager must have the same database type
  • Reduce licensing cost

2. CDP proxy on Linux

3. Linux Gateway & Proxies

to proxy access object storage

3. Move Machines between backup job

4. Retry one machine instead of whole job

5. Trigger active full for one VM

6. Separate health check schedule

7. VeeaMover

  • move back up to a different repository
  • Migrate Refs to XFS, NTFS-> Refs
  • Rebalance SOBR
  • Copy backup to a different repository

8. Security

  • gMSA and Keberos support
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Veeam Console
    • Protect IaaS environment
    • Protect cloud connect environment
    • Protect MSP environments
  • Auto log off after X minutes
  • Classified data marking

9. Object storage & SOBR

  • Direct to Object Storage
  • End-to-End Storage for SOBR
  • New object storage format
    • reduce transactional overheads and streamlines IO
  • SOBR rebalance

10. Self Service Portal Enhancement

  • Instant VM Recovery capability on EM by tenant
  • Available on vSphere and Vmware Cloud Director

11. Automation & API

  • Powershell 

12. Continuous Data Protection for Cloud Cloud with Vmware Cloud Director

  • CDP for IaaS (vcloud director) or CDP via Cloud Connect (vcloud director)
  • Replication
  • Failover vApps between virtual datacenter
  • Different vcloud director server are supported

13. Restore from Cloud Connect as the Service Provider Restore

14. VSPC v7 Integration

a)Self Service FLR for VSPC managed agent

  • self service portal for users
  • delegated restore (by a service provider or reseller)
  • Support for Windows/Linux/Mac

b) VBR patching and updating

c) CDP Policies support

d) Veeam Backup Appliance (public cloud) -orchestrate VB appliance creation