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Windows Backup – Success and Failure Notifications

Windows Server Backup is a nice, built in solution for small companies wanting to ensure their local data is safe from hardware failure and corruption.  The backup itself is built into Windows (no special license required) and will run to locally attached drives (USB, iSCSI, VHDX, etc.). With all backups though, you are only as […]

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Spring is coming…

Spring is coming (apparently), and with it comes the potential for flooding and severe weather that can cause a host of problems for the unprepared organization. While disasters and catastrophic events are unpredictable, and of course occur all year round, now is a great time to review or create your organization’s Disaster Recovery or Business […]

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Recovering from Exchange 2013 Website 404 Errors (ECP & OWA)

Last week we were commissioned by a client to implement a new Windows 2012 server, build Active Directory, and setup Exchange 2013.  It was a one pre-existing server solution with a small number of mailboxes.  A standard setup with Exchange configured for mailboxes, client access (OWA), Autodiscover, and Active Sync. Everything went smoothly, certificates were […]

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Backing Up Your Virtualized Environment

There are strong cases to be made for virtualization: Reduction in power costs Better utilization of hardware resources Easy transition to new hardware in the event of a host failure The list goes on.  But one application of virtualized service that is overlooked in many cases is a virtual system backup strategy. It is very […]

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Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity

In recent years, one of the most popular topics in information technology today has been “Disaster Recovery”.  There are real experts, self-proclaimed experts, and snake-oil salesmen selling all manner of solutions. There are also big players like IBM and HP who can review how a company is using their data infrastructure and help to develop […]

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