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    • 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...
    • 6 Nov 2017

    Quest Data Protection Portal on Android - Review a Failed Off-Site Replication

    Ever tried to troubleshoot a backup replication issue whilst out enjoying life? I have, in a previous life I supported an institutional bank in Australia, providing 24/7 support for BMC Remedy, CA Autosys (this was one important piece of software) and BMC Patrol, and troubleshooting anything when at a bar isn't easy. That's now in the past if you use Rapid Recovery; we have just made staying out and enjoying...
    • 11 Oct 2017

    New Cloud Based Quest Data Protection Portal Now Available for Rapid Recovery

    The new Quest Data Protection Portal is now online and available! Gain end-to-end visibility of all data protection activities across your entire IT environment anywhere, anytime. The Quest Data Protection Portal is an intuitive, cloud-based data protection management solution that enables you to monitor all your backup and recovery operations — wherever they’re located — from one single management...
    • 28 Aug 2017

    See a Real Show When You’re in Vegas for VMworld 2017

    Rod Stewart. Jay Leno. Jennifer Lopez. Blue Man Group. Cirque du Soleil. Quest Software. What do these have in common? They’re all be putting on shows in Las Vegas during August. And while you may not go home bragging to your friends about seeing the Quest performance, it’s the only show that can lead to a significant improvement in your IT environment. Our shows at VMworld 2017 from August 27-31 feature...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 17 Feb 2017

    How to limit the amount of Cache memory used by Exchange Servers using PowerShell with applications to Rapid Recovery (Part 1 of 2)

    Part two of this blog series may be found here A few days ago, I was working with a MSP customer that had the same issue on multiple Exchange servers hosted by his own customers. Specifically, in that particular setup, due to the memory-hog behavior of Exchange, other applications including our own Rapid Recovery agent were not performing properly. I suggested that we may attempt reducing the Exchange memory consumption...