Quick Hit – View Composer Install Exits with Code 1603

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

New Release – Veeam/N2WS Backup and Recovery 2.6

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

“The network guy, the network guy wants to manage firewalls all day.”…An Introduction to NRE Labs

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

AWS Customer Questions – How do I Restore a VPC to Another Region?

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?

Veeam Extract – Restoring Data When All Hope Is Lost

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

Ransomware Strikes! What Is Your Initial Response?

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?