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How to Create an Effective Network Disaster Recovery Plan

Modern organizations have to operate on a 24/7 basis in order to stay competitive in the market. It is important to create a disaster recovery (DR) plan so as to ensure that your business can continue ...

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How to Merge Hyper-V Snapshots: A Step-By-Step Guide

There are times when you need to install OS updates or security patches on one of your guest virtual machines (VMs). However, the update process can sometimes go wrong, resulting in a system failure, ...

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Best Ways to Recover From Ransomware

In the modern business world, the importance of data protection cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately, organizations are constantly exposed to multiple risks and threats which can potentially underm ...

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How to Manage Hyper-V Integration Services

If you work in a virtual environment, you know that managing multiple host servers and virtual machines (VMs) can be a quite challenging task. However, the Hyper-V virtualization platform includes a s ...

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Backing Up VMs to AWS: Choose Your Method

Amazon provides a set of web services that are currently widely in use for cloud computing and are popular among IT companies. Two blog posts from our series on backing up VMs to AWS explained how to ...

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NAS Backup Strategies

NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices are becoming increasingly popular and are typically used as file servers for storing files, as database storage, and for storing virtual machines running on hype ...

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How to Install and Configure Hyper-V Manager

Microsoft provides a wide variety of tools for managing Hyper-V environment: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), PowerShell, Server Configuration tool, etc. However, Hyper-V Manager stands ...

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Top Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Features That Are Worth Your Attention

Microsoft Hyper-V was first introduced as a free server role within Windows Server 2008. Later, a standalone Windows Hyper-V Server was released, the main purpose of which was to provide a virtualizat ...

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 vs. Hyper-V Role

Since 2008, Microsoft has provided two deployment options for the Hyper-V hypervisor – a standalone installation of Hyper-V Server and a Hyper-V role that can be added onto an existing Windows Serve ...

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How to Work with Hyper-V VHD and VHDX Files: Essential Basics

The release of Windows Server 2012 was warmly welcomed due to the introduction of multiple virtualization features, including the new VHDX file format. VHDX is essentially the successor of VHD, but wi ...

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