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    • 22 Nov 2017

    Welcome to Two Techs on a Quest!

    In our Quest weekly podcast, Two Techs on a Quest, our IT heroes embark on an epic quest to provide tech guidance to those seeking resiliency and security for their infrastructure realms. Braving the perilous landscape of IT, they must battle monstrous IT challenges in hopes of empowering the people against the evil empire of misinformation. Will they succeed? Will they fail? Only time will tell. (Please visit the site...
    • 8 Nov 2017

    Customer Conversation: Backup Escalation in Litespeed for SQL Server

    A customer recently asked me to clarify the option "Enable Backup Escalation" in Litespeed for SQL Server. The customer has been using Litespeed for a while so I was a bit surprised the question was asked. When we spoke further, I learned they had built their own full and differential backup strategy rather than letting Litespeed handle it for them. Wait, you didn't know Litespeed can manage a full and differential...
    • 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...
    • 6 Nov 2017

    Problems again? Let's restore from TSM with LiteSpeed

    Accidents happen and databases disappear...it can be because of a misunderstanding between employees, a disk failure or why not? an alien invasion. Not sure what happened this time but our friend is screaming again. JoeyDb is no longer there and we need it alive and kicking as soon as possible. Luckily enough, we just made a backup of that database in our TSM server which survived the attack. So let's restore...
    • 31 Oct 2017

    Don't be SPOOKED by Ghostly NetVault backups - there is an explanation.

    Do you have backups that go BUMP in the night, that haunt your email with "backup failed" messages, and worst of all, that backup is no longer alive? Well I can assure you there is no Paranormal Activity going on here. No Specter in your Se...
    • 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...
    • 9 Oct 2017

    Customer Story: Using Foglight SQL PI to Detect Unauthorized User Activity

    Let me be very clear when I say that I do not advertise Foglight for Databases as a security auditing or intrusion detection solution. What is interesting to me is a scenario described by a customer working with Foglight to monitor his SQL Server databases. In a similar vein to my friend David Orlandi's post about user-level investigations using Foglight, this customer told me how he used Foglight to find that a user...
    • 5 Oct 2017

    Setting up SQL Server® Authentication with SQL Server 2012 or later for NetVault Backup

    We are long past, but beginning with SQL Server 2012, security privileges changed and you cannot use the LocalSystem account as you could previously for authentication. You used to be able to use the LocalSystem account as the default for the sysadmin role, however you now must use one of the following authentication methods. For authentication with SQL Server 2012 or later you must use a domain account (including Administrator...
    • 6 Sep 2017

    7 Reasons Why VROOM Is All You'll be Talking About At VMworld Barcelona

    Quest V ROOM brings together the protection of your critical IT infrastructure and its management all in one place. Here are 7 reasons you should come along and see it: Don’t get caught out with unprotected infrastructure Be able to see and understand what is going on in real time from critical app, through your virtual infrastructure to the storage and into the cloud. Get directed to the most valuable...
    • 6 Sep 2017

    DR Rapid – Enhancing Veeam backups with DR Series appliances

    Virtualized and hyper-converged environments allow IT data centers to rapidly adapt to ever changing business demands. Because of this, customers have increasing expectations from their backup and recovery solutions such as the protection and recovery of data in minutes, improved backup integrity, expanded retention policies and data analytics. Additionally, IT data centers are asked to retain data for longer periods...