• 17 Jan 2018

    Understanding Litespeed Instance Configuration

    When using Litespeed to run your backups, restores and maintenance plans on your instance of SQL Server, it runs its own stored procedures to complete the necessary tasks. Whilst Litespeed can also create backups without using its stored procedures, if you wish to take advantage of the great features Litespeed has, such as Log Shipping, the extended stored procedures need to be installed. When installing or upgrading...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    Archive, Rapid Recovery Style

    First things first. What is data archiving? Simply put, it’s a process that takes data that’s no longer in use or has lost its relevance and moves it to lesser expensive storage such as magnetic tape or cheap disk storage. Archived data is usually in a compressed format and may also include deduplication. Archived data can then be accessed at a later date if needed but recovery times are typically quite lengthy...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    One Identity’s Push to Deliver Industry Leading IAM Portfolio Continues with Balabit Acquisition

    Everything we do at One Identity, we do in the name of helping organizations get identity and access management (IAM) right. It’s a mission we stop at nothing to achieve, and it’s why, for the many years we’ve been doing business, we’ve been determined to build the industry’s most complete IAM portfolio. Those of you who have followed One Identity over the years know that we’re constantly...
    • 17 Jan 2018

    How to offline backup and restore vCenter Virtual appliance by NetVault Backup VMware Plugin

    This is a report of verification test about offline Backup and Restore for vCenter Virtual Appliance (VA) 6.0. vCenter VA 5.5 or earlier was simple to deploy using OVF images. However vCenter VA 6.0 or later is not provided via OVF, and DNS and internet connection are required for installation. This requires VA deployment to be architected, and makes backup and recovery more details. This vCenter VA offline backup...
    • 16 Jan 2018

    Understanding IO Issues with Spotlight on SQL Server

    Finding the statements and objects involved in your bottlenecks The modern explosion of data has created a huge demand for large volumes of storage, written and read at high speeds. The sheer size of many modern databases makes it impractical to maintain them in-memory, explaining our continued reliance on hard drives. SQL Server itself, as an ACID-compliant relational database, adds to this hard-drive intensive load...
    • 16 Jan 2018

    DR Series Appliances & LAN Free Backups

    A backup is a network resource intensive process that can negatively impact employee business needs, thus it is challenging for backup administrators to protect ever growing data capacities without impacting production. New technologies and backup methods must be examined to achieve successful backups for the future. One proven and successful backup approach is the implementation of LAN-Free backups to disk based PBBA...
    • 15 Jan 2018

    Foglight.. Start Your Engine!

    This post is short but hopefully useful. When you start the Foglight server and navigate to the home page URL (http://foglight_server:8080 or https://foglight_server:8443 ), you may see a startup splash page (below). If you see a login page, then the Foglight server has started and is ready to use. You may wonder what the startup process is doing. Or not. If you're in the former group, you can click the lower...
    • 15 Jan 2018

    System admin cheat sheet: Let KACE do the heavy lifting

    When I started out as a system admin, I wish I’d had a cheat sheet to help me keep track of everything I needed to take care of for each of my endpoints. Now, after years of experience, I’ve decided to compile some of the knowledge I’ve gained and pass it along to those who may also be in need of a cheat sheet. Whether you’re a part of a small, medium-sized or large business — or belong to...
    • 15 Jan 2018

    Agile Development: Access objects from VCS using Team Coding

    Are you using a version control system (VCS) and want to know how to access it from Toad to simplify check-out/check-in? This video shows how to check-out objects from your VCS using Team Coding and work on them in Toad. (Please visit the site to view this video) Download E-Book
    • 12 Jan 2018

    Required Ports For Spotlight

    Spotlight Diagnostic Server must be able to maintain bi-directional communication with every monitored host. Additionally, it must be capable of sending and receiving data from every Spotlight Client application in addition to sending data to any properly configured Spotlight Cloud. Spotlight utilizes designated ports for such communication protocol which facilitates the monitoring. These ports also allows for provisioning...
    • 11 Jan 2018

    Exchange 2007 is End of Life, how can Quest help?

    On April 11, 2017, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 went End of Life and is no longer supported by Microsoft as mentioned on the Exchange Server 2007 Road Map page. What is the impact on Quest Unified Communications Analytics (UCA) and how can you use UCA to assist with your Migration to later versions of Microsoft Exchange? Final word on UCA and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Support for Microsoft Exchange Server...
    • 11 Jan 2018

    Office 365 Groups Recovery – How to Restore a Deleted Group

    Office 365 Groups can be a very powerful collaboration feature that lets users choose a set of people that they wish to collaborate with, and easily set up a collection of resources for those people to share, such as an Exchange Online shared mailbox and calendar, SharePoint Online team sites and file shares, OneNote notebook, and more! By default, anyone in your organization can create Office 365 Groups. There’s...