Rubrik update >> 3.1

Advertise here with BSAIt has been a while since I wrote about Rubrik. This week I was briefed by Chris Wahl on what is coming in their next release, which is called Cloud Data Management 3.1. As Chris mentioned during the briefing, backup solutions grab data. In most cases this data is then never used, or in some … [Read more...]

Virtually Speaking Podcast: Rubrik and Virtual SAN

Advertise here with BSAAs John Nicholson was on a holiday I got to co-host the Virtually Speaking Podcast together with Pete Flecha. As a guest we had Chris Wahl and we spoke about many different things, but the key theme was Rubrik and the paper Chris and Cormac wrote that talks about Rubrik backing up VMs that sit on … [Read more...]

data copy management / converged data management / secondary storage

Advertise here with BSAAt the Italian VMUG I was part of the “Expert panel” at the end of the event. One of the questions was around innovation in the world of IT, what should be next. I knew immediately what I was going to answer: backup/recovery >> data copy management. My key reason for it being is … [Read more...]

How to install and configure Altaro VM Backup for VMware vSphere

Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions that targets towards SMB customers and focus primarily on the Microsoft Hyper-V backup. But this is about to change as per today (September 9th, 2015) Altaro announces general availability of Altaro VM Backup for VMware vSphere! Full press … [Read more...]

Rubrik 2.0 release announced today

Advertise here with BSAToday the Rubrik 2.0 release was announced. I’ve written about who they are and what they do twice now so I am not going to repeat that. If you haven’t read those articles please read those first. (Article 1 and article 2) Chris Wahl took the time to brief me and the first thing that … [Read more...]

Rubrik follow up, GA and funding announcement

Advertise here with BSATwo months ago I published an introduction post on Rubrik. Yesterday Rubrik announced that their platform went GA and they announced a funding round (series B) of 41 million dollars led by Greylock. I want to congratulate Rubrik with this new milestone, major achievement and I am sure we will … [Read more...]

Cool tool: Unitrends Free Edition. Backup Up to 1TB Free!

I’m currently testing the new (currently in beta) Unitrends FREE Edition in my home lab to see if this new cool free backup appliance is anything that you should try? Yes, you should. read more about it below: About Unitrends Free Edition Unitrends Free Edition deploys on a server running ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, Hyper-V … [Read more...]

Rubrik: Change in the Backup world

Last week I had a great conversation with Bipul Sinha, […] … [Read more...]

Veeam: Client error: NFC storage connection is unavailable

Last week I added a new vSphere host in my homelab, after I configured and started my backup job in the Backup & Replication 7.0 patch 4 environment I received this error messages: Processing ‘DC01′ Error: Client error: NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: … [Read more...]

How To: vSphere Data Protection – Part 2: Backup & Restore

In the previous part of this mini how to series on vSphere Data Protection, we deployed and configured a VDP appliance. In this post we will take a closer look at the backup and restore process in vSphere Data Protection. Backup Window First, before you configure your backups, you should edit the backup window … [Read more...]