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17 days ago
We use a combination of Veeam for Hyper-V Hosts and VMs and Zerto for VMware VMs. Everything is on-site except for Exchange which was moved to the cloud when we upgraded to M365 with a backup also in the cloud. For automation, both Zerto and Veeam work with minor help and…
About 1 month ago
The Healthcare industry seems to be the new target for hackers and ransomware.  With our DR plan in place, we were able to recover 80% of the files and 100% of the database data (by having a plan that had been based on best practices): most of the lost files were due to…
About 1 month ago
@Bret Mantey gives some excellent points but the biggest advantage when giving a presentation to management is the cost of being down. Your CFO should be able to give a cost per hour of lost revenue for downtime then the math is pretty simple to compare DRaaS to all the…
4 months ago
While Veeam is a good Backup and Replication solution that we use for our Hyper-V VMs we also keep SQL Server backups as a separate solution. The backup is good for a DR and HA solution but for Ransomeware and Database corruption be sure to have a separate solution for…
11 months ago
While CDP is a good idea it does not protect if the database gets corrupted. This is the second purpose of the database backup scenario. The Grandfather, Father, Son, and off-site storage are the second level of protection against Ransomware too. My experience is that it…

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Over 30 years experience in the IT Industry with a various range of positions. Started as a Fortran and COBOL programmer before going to Visual Basic. Account Executive for GTSI working with several Military accounts. Worked as a Help Desk Manager for a small company of ~100 with 150% turnover yearly. Completed my MCSE and MCDBA certifications and worked as a System Administrator and DBA for several years. Technical support for VMware ITBM software. Now the DBA/SMO/PMO for Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC.org)