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    • 17 Feb 2017

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

    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 and he offered me his own company environment...
    • 1 Feb 2017

    The Art of Rapid Recovery: Microsoft Cloud

    It was said by Sun Tzu that “the greatest victory is that which requires no battle” Wise words that we can correlate to data loss and data outages. With the prevalence of ransom-ware and the potential for natural or unnatural disas...
    • 31 Jan 2017

    Do you test your backups?

    As I talk to customers these days, they all typically have a system set up to back up their data. “What do you do to back up your data?” I’ll ask. Customers dive right in, talking about the different software in use. Sure, there may...
    • 31 Jan 2017

    Leveraging Microsoft Azure for Offsite Data Storage and Disaster Recovery

    How do I get my data offsite? One of the most important items in a good backup and disaster recovery strategy is making sure that data is redundantly stored at a location beyond just the primary site. It’s important because, if something happen...
    • 30 Jan 2017

    How Rapid Recovery is like Liam Neeson

    The other day I was watching the movie Taken, and as I was watching it I came to the part where Liam Neeson says his line, “If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of sk...
    • 29 Jan 2017

    Setting up Replication in Rapid Recovery

    One of the core tenants for a robust backup and recovery infrastructure is replication of data. If you have a major disaster, properly replicated backups will save the day and potentially your company. In this blog, I will detail how you set up repli...
    • 26 Jan 2017

    Automating Your Retention Policy with Rapid Recovery

    IT staffs are pinched for time. Many staffs in this day and age are expected to do more with less. For Quest one of the major tenets across all of our products is we want to save the IT staff time. Time is money and many organizations don’t hav...
    • 25 Jan 2017

    Virtualization – backup/restore and DR ...You must have a plan

    It seems like a lifetime ago when virtualization was introduced as a new technology that allowed for a streamlining of a data center, to alleviate an IT department of huge physical server farms and the costs that also go along with that care. With vi...
    • 24 Jan 2017

    Backups, the bridge to the DR plan

    In today's business, demand for a complete Disaster Recovery solution is becoming the norm. The days of backup discussions are gone, DR is the focus and backup is the bridge to bigger conversations in today's modern world. Proper DR planning includes a multitude of layers which need to be considered based on geographic location, redundancy and governing regulations to name a few. Questions and concerns revolve...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    It’s OFFICIAL. TAPE IS DEAD!

    THIS JUST IN!!! It’s finally official! TAPE IS DEAD! When I meet with customers they ask me the same question. How do I get rid of tape? They don’t want to manage the day-to-day life with tape. Worrying about cleaning the tape drives and keeping track of the labels and where the tapes go. But they do like the cost of tape. It’s very budget friendly. So once again… How do I get rid of tape? Rapid...