Recently I was tasked with migrating View Composer from one VM to another. Typically, this is a fairly straightforward task, but on this day the installation of View Composer on the new server failed/rolled back almost as soon as I clicked the Install button. When doing a quick Event Viewer search, I saw an event … Continue reading Quick Hit – View Composer Install Exits with Code 1603
As you continue your journey in and to the cloud, you may find yourself using Lambda functions to send data to remote/3rd party API servers. Not only that, you may find that these 3rd party API providers only accept requests from whitelisted IP addresses. This may shock you, but Lambda functions are not the same … Continue reading Whitelisting Lambda Functions
Just last week, Veeam/N2WS released version 2.6 of their easy to use, yet powerful AWS backup and recovery tool. And in keeping with previous releases and N2WS' unrelenting customer-driven approach, the 2.6 release incorporates several enhancements requested and championed by Veeam/N2WS customers. New Features in N2WS Backup and Recovery 2.6 Backup and Recovery for Amazon … Continue reading New Release – Veeam/N2WS Backup and Recovery 2.6
For the last few weeks, I’ve been helping a customer migrate from one datacenter to another. The new datacenter contains a shiny new vBlock and as part of the deal, a Data Domain (DD) 6300 with 73TB of available capacity was installed to serve as a Veeam backup repository. This is a nice bonus as … Continue reading Thinking About Veeam Cloud Tier
Some time ago, I wrote a post providing an answer to the customer question, "How can I restore my VPC to another region?" In that post, I stated that N2WS from Veeam can be used for this purpose and in this post, I'll be detailing how this can be done. This is a great feature, … Continue reading AWS VPC Cloning with N2WS
While attending a training class last week, I mused aloud, "Who wants to manage firewalls all day?" Though I wasn't necessarily wanting or expecting an answer, I heard one of the instructors say, "The network guy...the network guy wants to manage firewalls all day." I wanted to object, I really did but the instructor was … Continue reading “The network guy, the network guy wants to manage firewalls all day.”…An Introduction to NRE Labs
Much to my great joy, the X-Files is currently available on Amazon Prime and so to unwind a bit and relax, I'll periodically watch an episode, sometimes 2, after the young kids go to bed. The seventh episode of the first season is entitled, "Ghost in the Machine" and in this episode, a revolutionary computer … Continue reading Mist in the Machine
Hello everyone! My name is David and I haven't posted in like 6 weeks. Helping a customer recover from ransomware can be a consuming and exhausting task. Additionally, I was fortunate to be selected as a delegate for Cloud Field Day 5 in Silicon Valley a couple weeks ago and it too can be a … Continue reading AWS Customer Questions – How do I Restore a VPC to Another Region?
If you find yourself fighting to restore business operations after a ransomware attack, you may get discouraged and begin to wonder if anything will go your way if you try to restore from backups and see a "Storage version is not supported for read-only access" error. Now, me personally, I'm an experienced consultant...like an IT … Continue reading Veeam Extract – Restoring Data When All Hope Is Lost
I have read about ransomware attacks, how destructive they could be, how some organizations recovered by paying the ransom and others by restoring from backups. I've also read that some organizations were unable to recover from a ransomware attack and had to close their doors. But these were always stories "out there" and happening to … Continue reading Ransomware Strikes! What Is Your Initial Response?