• 9 Aug 2017

    Quest NetVault Backup 11.4 is Now Available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of NetVault Backup 11.4 is now available for download. Look what's new: Display jobs in a calendar type view and export job details via CSV More usable screen space via a new drawer for options Set summary preview details displayed in context Policy based job management enhancements Faster, better problem resolution via new support diagnostics Improved integration...
    • 7 Aug 2017

    Rapid Recovery - More recovery choices

    Do you ever notice that a limited number of options makes achieving goals difficult? For example, when painting a wall, going to a paint store with a large number of paint choices will result with better success than if going to a paint store with a limited selection. When it comes to backup and recovery solutions , Rapid Recovery offers more ways to backup and recover data. Rapid Recovery is an extremely flexible solution...
    • 31 Jul 2017

    See Agility come to life at VMWorld Barcelona Sept 2017: Quest Demo RR/VROOM

    The trend in IT as with many other business areas has long been one where decreasing numbers of people have to look after and increasing number of systems and technologies. Whilst those technologies have often made some things simpler, in particular deployment, they often leave other aspects in a worse position for example management of sprawl. My guess is that if you are reading this you will recognize the situation...
    • 26 Jul 2017

    Aberdeen Group: Basic data center management tools aren’t good enough

    Debating whether your organization should invest in better database application management tools? Having trouble getting buy-in from your colleagues? The Aberdeen Group – a leading marketing and research organization – recently released an illuminating study that explores why organizations are improving their data center infrastructure, as well as the benefits of doing so and the real-world implications...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Get your head in the cloud at VMWorld Barcelona Sept 2017: Quest Demo RR/VROOM

    Actually you probably already have your head in the clouds in the best possible way. We have become used to the term and the reality of Cloud Computing and the benefits they deliver of better utilization of resources, greater flexibility to change what we have deployed and how along with the speed at which we can do things. Change as they say is the only constant and so here we are facing yet more change as we blend our...
    • 14 Jul 2017

    Backing up data without busting the budget

    If your organization is like most, the amount of data it stores is growing at a mind-boggling rate. But I’d lay heavy odds that your budget for backing up that data is not. How can you protect all that data without busting your budget? You can’t. And what’s more, you shouldn’t try to. At least, you shouldn’t aim to protect it all equally well. Why not? Well, the fact is, the data that...
    • 13 Jul 2017

    Check out the new features in the upcoming release of NetVault 11.4!

    The NetVault 11.4 release is right around the corner, so we want to give you a preview of some of the enhancements and new features it has to offer! Here is a list of some of the highlighted features below: Color Scheme Options First off, It h...
    • 11 Jul 2017

    The Next Massive Ransomware Attack – Start Getting Ready

    Where will the next ransomware attack will come from? What kind of email attachments will carry the exploit? Which users, countries and industries are most vulnerable? How much Bitcoin will the ransom cost? We wish we had the answers to those questions, but we don’t. We spend all our time studying vulnerabilities and exploits so you don’t have to, but even with all of our research, we can’t give...
    • 3 Jul 2017

    The Fourth V

    The key characteristics of Big Data are commonly known as “the 3 V’s”: Volume , Velocity , and Variety . Volume for the amount of data stored to process; Velocity for the tremendous pace required to generate, store and analyze data; and Variety for the many sources of data generated as well as the disparity of formats. There are “2 V’s” that have become incorporated into the literature...
    • 3 Jul 2017

    Meet Our Experts! The Voices behind @QuestExperts: Andre Cooley

    We are lucky enough to work with a number of extremely talented and passionate people. Some of our coworkers have been here for a number of years and have some great stories to tell. We wanted to use this interview as an introduction to one such individual – Andre Cooley. Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Andre Cooley and I am a Senior Technical Support Advisor for the NetVault Product Family...
    • 27 Jun 2017

    Hangry in DC? Top places to stuff your pie hole during #MSInspire

    Listen: Nothing’s more dangerous than a severely empty stomach on a work trip. You’re gonna be drinking. You’re off your time zone. You’ve got the nerves from dealing with strangers all up in your biz – it’s too m...
    • 22 Jun 2017

    Backup Storage Repositories - should I be concerned?

    Three main ingredients are found within most backup solutions: 1) backup software, 2) backup agents (optional) and 3) backup repository (storage). When evaluating backup solutions, backup software typically gets the most attention due to feature set offerings such as data protection abilities, application OS, Virtual Machine protection, and reporting. Choosing the proper backup software for your environment is not a simple...
    • 22 Jun 2017

    Reduce virtual infrastructure risk without impacting performance or budget constraints

    In the first post of this series, Reducing virtual infrastructure costs while supercharging performance is possible , we talked about the seemingly-conflicting choices we have when it comes to making improvements to your virtual infrastructure: We can reduce cost, minimize risk or improve service. But there are solutions that can help you achieve all three of those benefits without having to cancel out the other two....
    • 21 Jun 2017

    Microsoft Inspire Tip of the Day: Visit Quest at Booth #1309

    My feet hurt. I’m tired of wandering the floor. Who’s got the best giveaways and Microsoft expertise at Inspire? We don’t want to toot our own horn, but…toot, toot! Our giveaways are on point! We’re talking absurd amo...
    • 16 Jun 2017

    Supercharging performance of your virtual infrastructure

    In our last post, Reducing virtual infrastructure costs while supercharging performance is possible , we discussed how IT professionals are often limited to either reducing cost, minimizing risk or improving service. But there are solutions that can help you take advantage of all three options. We delved deeper into how such a solution would help you reduce the costs of your virtual infrastructure . This time, we look...
    • 14 Jun 2017

    Reducing virtual infrastructure costs while supercharging performance is possible

    As IT professionals whose jobs are to protect data, we’re often forced to choose what matters most: Reduce cost, lessen risk or improve service. Implementing any one of these three options is easy if the other two are non-issues. For example, if improving service is the least of your worries, sure, you can reduce costs by not spending money and switching things off. Or you can improve service by throwing money...
    • 11 Jun 2017

    Object Level Recovery in Litespeed

    Let's picture the example scenario... Manager: "I will need a list of all our albums in our RecordCompany database, for my reports please" Me: "No problem, let me get that for you now.." Invalid object name?! This doesn't look right.. We know this table was here when we did the last backup, so somehow it's been dropped and we need to get it, and it's data back asap! Thankfully...
    • 24 May 2017

    9 Steps to Building a Disaster Recovery Plan

    Although IT disasters are unpredictable, data recovery shouldn't be. In fact, recovery should be planned, predictable and controlled. The following steps will help you organize your thoughts, ask the right questions, and develop the right st...
    • 17 May 2017

    How Not to Be the Next Ransomware Victim

    We’ve just witnessed one of the most devastating ransomware attacks ever recorded. Last Friday, an estimated 200,000 computers across 150 countries were victims of a global ransomware attack on an unprecedented scale. The UK National Health Service (NHS) was among the known victims. The disruption to services was profound. Many hospitals were forced to cancel treatments and appointments. News reports urged people...
    • 16 May 2017

    Reduce Downtime to Increase ROI: 3 Actions Executives Can Take Now

    Introduction Working out the potential return on investment on a new server or application is relatively straightforward – if it enables you to do more in less time, profits are likely to go up, making it worth buying. If there are no obvious b...
    • 12 Apr 2017

    Understanding the Encryption Algorithms used by the NetVault Plug-in(s) for Encryption

    If you are planning to encrypt your backups with NetVault , then you are probably going to want to look into the fundamental aspects of the encryption algorithms used by NetVault, and understand which algorithm is best suited for your data and if deem...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Ransomware... Has Your Backup Solution Prepared You?

    "Save early, save often" has been sage advice passed down from one generation of computer users to the next since we began using these machines. As they have come to store more and more data and become even more integrated and ingrained in our lives, this has become even more important. While this applies to each of us personally the loss of data for today's businesses can bring even more devastation and...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Log Shipping in Litespeed v8.5

    Log shipping is a critical feature for disaster recovery. It allows you to automate the backing up of a database (the publisher) and restoring its transaction logs on one or more standby databases (the subscribers). The process runs automatically throughout the day at the interval you specify, which creates synchronized databases. LiteSpeed for SQL Server provides flexible backup options for log shipping and allows...
    • 19 Mar 2017

    How to limit the amount of Cache memory used by Exchange Servers with applications to Rapid Recovery using PowerShell (part 2 of 2)

    Part one of this blog series may be found here Note: This blog series was supposed to be divided in 3 parts. However, some readers were gracious enough to ask me to publish all remaining material in one post and argued that an excessively long post should not be an issue as long as we walk together to reach the final result. As such, here it is. I apologize to those readers (if any) who would argue in turn that a post...
    • 16 Mar 2017

    Quest NetVault Plug-in for VMware 11.3 is now available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of NetVault Plug-in for VMware 11.3 is now available for download! What's new in this version : Enhanced VMware Virtual Machine protection via support for VMware vVol and vSAN (excludes support for VMware vSphere Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)). New capability to restore to an alternare VMware vCenter VMware vSphere 6.5 support You can download the Quest...