FAQ: Veeam Cloud Connect – Offsite Backup for VMs

If you haven’t heard about Veeam Backup and Replication then you should definately check it out.  Veeam B&R backs up virtual machines and provides useful restore tasks such as recovering individual Exchange objects (such as email, contacts, calendar events), Sharepoint files for a document library, as well as full VMs.  About a month after we […]

More ransomware?

Crypto was just the beginning.  We’re seeing a recent resurgence in ransomware.  Ransomware will encrypt files and demand payment in order to provide the key to decrypt them.  The latest iterations browse for network shares and encrypt a wider range of files.  The encryption strength is quite strong and breaking it isn’t an option with […]

The 3-2-1 Rule of Backups

At least 3 copies stored on 2 different media with at least 1 copy stored offsite 3 copies: Because there’s Murphy’s Law.  Because when you have that sinking feeling accompanying that accidental erase, the last thing you need is to find that your backup is corrupt.  Because backup archives can be complicated and their validation […]