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 [...]

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 [...]

Virtualization Backup and Recovery Tips

By | 2018-05-11T16:55:34+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Virtualization Backup and Recovery Tips Virtualization has become a big deal over the last decade; with more and more businesses adopting the technology. From small to medium sized businesses, all the way to large enterprises. However with all new technology comes added challenges – backup and recovery isn’t any different. Below outlines some quick tips [...]

VMware backup best practices

By | 2018-05-11T16:46:00+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

VMware backup best practices When it comes to backing up virtual machines in VMware vSphere, you need to work with the strengths of virtualization to maximize your VMware backup efficiency. You also need to know what to back up as well as how to back it up. The following are some best practices to think [...]

Hyper-V Backup & Recovery Tips for Success!

By | 2018-05-11T16:45:45+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Hyper-V Backup & Recovery Tips for Success! Hyper-V backup & recovery can become complicated once you factor in host data, volumes, domains, disks, VSS writers, services and the resulting issues that can arise. To keep the backups of your virtual machines simple, we’ve put together a list of best practice Hyper-V backups. This is to [...]

Physical to Virtual Disaster Recovery How To

By | 2018-05-09T21:10:10+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

Physical to virtual can be a simple task that is an efficient way to recover your data in a disaster recovery situation. This concept uses tools already present in your virtual environment normally used for P2V conversions (we outline the benefits of P2V here). Essentially, you'd execute a regular P2V conversion on systems which are [...]

P2V – What are the benefits?

By | 2018-05-05T13:42:51+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

P2V – What are the benefits? Common questions we receive are around physical to virtual (P2V) recoveries and migrations. The benefits are what’s raised more often than not. Below are examples which we believe make it valid to go from physical to virtual. Many vendors (such as VMWare) offer their own tools to convert your [...]