BackupAssist restore files on a different installation

By | 2018-05-07T16:18:05+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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 | 2018-05-11T16:40:39+00:00 April 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+00:00 February 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 [...]

How to troubleshoot Hyper-V VSS backup errors

By | 2018-05-11T16:53:04+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

How to troubleshoot Hyper-V VSS backup errors One of the more common situations which we came across working for various backup vendors is the massive number of times systems have problems with Hyper-V VSS backup errors. We've previously written about VSS if you're looking for more background. Microsoft has made it easier to determine what [...]

How to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VMware using StarWind V2V Converter

By | 2018-05-11T19:15:23+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

How to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VMware using StarWind V2V Converter In a lot of situations, businesses opt to run multi-environment configurations. Examples of this are Windows and Linux servers, or VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. We’ll be focusing on the later by showing step by step how to convert a guest machine [...]

How to: Convert from VMDK to VHDX

By | 2018-05-11T16:53:39+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

How to: Convert from VMDK to VHDX Recently we have had a raised number of requests asking if we’re able to recover backups made within VMware into a Hyper-V environment. Seems like a reasonable enough request (although we hadn’t done this before). This involved finding out a way to convert from vmdk to vhdx file [...]