Windows Server Bare Metal Backup with Acronis True Image 2019

By |2018-10-10T20:57:48+00:00October 11th, 2018|

Windows Server Bare Metal Backup with Acronis True Image 2019 In recent months; Acronis have released their latest version of their staple product Acronis True Image 2019. With this we thought it’d be a good time to go through the process of creating a Windows Server bare metal backup with this new release. What is [...]

Hyper-V to VMware Guest Conversion

By |2018-09-19T12:53:04+00:00September 19th, 2018|

Hyper-V to VMware Guest Conversion Virtualisation is taking over the world. Over the last decade there has been a major rise in virtualized environments in business. So much so that the major players in the space – Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware are likely to be found in many of the same environments. However; with most [...]

BackupAssist restore files on a different installation

By |2018-06-29T13:51:53+00:00May 17th, 2018|

BackupAssist restore files on a different installation We’ve been playing around with BackupAssist v10.3.1 recently. One of our tests that we try is to perform a BackupAssist restore with a backup taken from one machine onto another. We ran into troubles, and couldn't find the answer in the BackupAssist help documentation – we reached out [...]

Windows Backup – How to register the Hyper-V VSS Writer

By |2018-05-11T19:13:22+00:00April 18th, 2018|

Register the Hyper-V VSS Writer When backing up Hyper-V environments with Windows Backup, it’s sometimes a little less known that a registry entry is required to get VSS consistent backups of Hyper-V guests. It's important to register the Hyper-V VSS writer as otherwise the backup will say success, however the guest machines may not be [...]

Why you shouldn’t copy the WindowsImageBackup folder to another location

By |2018-09-18T20:44:30+00:00April 5th, 2018|

Why you shouldn’t copy the WindowsImageBackup folder to another location We’ve actually written about this sort of thing recently. However; we experienced an issue with an MSP we help out when they run into backup and recovery problems. They were copying their WindowsImageBackup folder to a secondary location which led to some unfortunate consequences. The [...]

Using VeraCrypt to encrypt your backup data for free

By |2018-05-11T19:36:49+00:00February 12th, 2018|

Using VeraCrypt to encrypt your backup data for free Previously we wrote an article on using BitLocker to encrypt backup media. In response to this; we found some of our subscribers asked about using an encrypted container instead of the entire hard drive. Well; we’re going to write about using VeraCrypt to encrypt your backup [...]