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Achieving SQL Server HA/DR with a mix of Always On Availability Groups and SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

Introduction The topic of mixing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with Always On Availability Groups (AG) is pretty well documented. However, most of the available documentation documents configurations that assume the SQL Server FCI portion of the solution utilizes ... continue reading
VMware and physical - Write to Managed Disks

Simplify disaster recovery with Managed Disks for VMware and physical servers

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports disaster recovery of VMware virtual machines and physical servers by directly replicating to Managed Disks. Beginning in March 2019 and moving forward, all new protections have this capability available on the Azure portal. In ... continue reading
Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

Management Pack to Monitor and Reduce Health Service Store Size

First published on TECHNET on Sep 02, 2015A customer of mine monitors some agents that only have 1gb of storage, so disk space must be conserved as much as possible. The Health Service store file (a JET database named HealthServiceStore.edb) ... continue reading
Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

First published on TECHNET on Feb 27, 2018 Given the diversity of your workloads running in on-prem data centres and in the Azure public cloud, Azure Backup gives you an array of options to meet your data protection needs. With ... continue reading
Azure Recovery Services Vault Management - performing a vault swap

Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

First published on TECHNET on Aug 08, 2017 In this blog post I will address some of the questions we’re receiving from customers regarding Azure Backup and Recovery Services vaults. We will focus on one of the most common Azure ... continue reading
Support Tip: DPM recovery point or consistency check for a protected VMware VM fails with FileFaultFault error

Support Tip: DPM recovery point or consistency check for a protected VMware VM fails with FileFaultFault error

First published on TECHNET on Jan 16, 2017 ~ Maanas Saran | Program Manager | Microsoft When DPM attempts to make a recovery point or run a consistency check for a protected VMware virtual machine (VM), the job can fail ... continue reading

How to use certificates to authenticate computers in workgroups or untrusted domains

First published on TECHNET on Jan 10, 2017 ~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant | Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) supports protection of computers in workgroups and untrusted domains using local accounts and NTLM, ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part four

Protect your stuff In this post, we’ll cover the concepts and best practices to protect your IaaS virtual machines (VMs) on Azure Stack. This post is part of the Azure Stack Considerations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery white paper ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part 3

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour Principal PM Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack.​ Foundation of Azure Stack IaaS Remember back in the virtualization days when you had to pick a host for ... continue reading

Three reasons to choose Microsoft for your hybrid data platform

Companies today are faced with the trade-off of the security of having an on-premises solution and the convenience of moving their data to the cloud. With Microsoft, companies no longer have to make the choice. SQL Server and Azure SQL ... continue reading