Part 4 – AWS Backup with CPM – Restoring Files

At a high-level, posts 1-3 covered the process to deploy, initialize, and configure CPM to backup EC2 instances.  To close out the series, I'll cover the process to restore files using CPM's backup monitor.  Though I'll close the basic backup/restore series out with this post, there is still much more than can and will be …

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Veeam Restore Windows Agent to VM

I recently had a deployment that required testing of a physical server running the Veeam Windows Agent to be restored as a virtual machine. The customer was using VMware, which presented a little bit of a challenge as Veeam does not currently have an "Instant Restore to VMware" option like is available for Hyper-V.  While …

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Part 3 – AWS Backup with CPM – Creating a Backup Schedule and Policy

In this post, we're still looking at backing up AWS EC2 instances using N2WS Cloud Protection Manager (CPM).  Posts #1 and 2 covered deploying and initializing the appliance.  Here we dig into the CPM interface to configure backups for EC2 instances. Creating a Backup Schedule and Policy A backup schedule sets the start time and …

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Error installing ESXi on UCS Flex Flash

I just ran into an issue for the second time that originally came up for me before the end of last year.  While deploying new UCS C220 servers for a customer using Flex Flash as the OS drive, I attempted to install ESXi using the Cisco Custom Image and during the install immediately got this …

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Part 2 – AWS Backup with CPM – Initializing the Appliance

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the process of deploying a Cloud Protection Manager (CPM) appliance from the AWS Marketplace for the purpose of backing up AWS-based resources.  Though this series will focus on the backup of EC2 instances, CPM is not limited to backing up EC2 instances only.  CPM can be …

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