Recovering from a failed AWS Tape Gateway

If you deploy an AWS tape gateway that encounters an unrecoverable failure, you can "potentially" recover any virtual tape data that has already been uploaded to AWS to another tape gateway.  I say "potentially" because I have experienced the corruption of (1) virtual tape; this could happen if your tape gateway experiences its fatal failure …

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DR with Cloud Protection Manager

CPM provides a DR option that can be used to easily send backup data from one region to another should you need to restore your EC2 instances in another AWS region.  This post details the process of sending US-East (N. Virginia) backup data to US-West (Oregon). Configure CPM Disaster Recovery Options Within CPM, click Policies. …

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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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