Synology DS920+ Network Attached Storage – Active Backup for Business

One of the great features built into the Synology DS920+ is an application called “Active Backup for Business”.  This is an application that you can download from the Package Center on the NAS device.  Once installed you are able to add a shortcut to the menu bar that I noted in my previous article – Synology…

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VeeamON 2021 – ONLINE Conference

  2020 saw unprecedented changes in our world with the COVID19 virus and the many changes that it has made all around the world. Technology and technology conferences are not immune to this virus or the changes that it has brought. Vendors are realizing the severity of what is going on around us and have…

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Synology DS920+ Network Attached Storage – Web Console

Synology DS920+ — Web Console I have completed the initial setup of my DS920+ and now want to take you through the Web Interface where the management of the NAS takes place.  You connect to the device using either the DNS name or IP address as follows – http://<IP or DNS Name>:5000/ Once you get…

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Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10 — Published

“Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10” is now in publication (since February 2021) and is ready to order either the book or e-book/kindle. While I had not thought about writing a book, when I was approached by Packt Publishing about doing on for Veeam v10 I decided to take the plunge.  The process from beginning…

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Veeam Vanguard 2021 – Year Four

I was a part of the Veeam Vanguard program for the past three years in 2018-2020 with the hopes of another renewal for the 2021 year. Applications opened up for the 2021 year, and this time, it was all based on your application, whereas in previous years, you could have others nominate you. I had…

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Synology DS920+ Network Attached Storage – Blog Series

Synology DS920+ – Network Attached Storage I was recently in contact with someone in sales at Synology and we discussed some of their new storage options and it was decided to send over a home NAS device for me to test out – DS920+.  I will be completing a blog series on things like setup,…

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Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10 — Book Giveaway

My first book with Packt, “Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10” is now published and I’m proud to bring you this one! I’m excited to know your thoughts on it and hence have decided to offer 5 print copies of the book to my community i.e. you guys out there. I’d love to see your…

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Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10 — Book Pre-Orders

As I posted some time back I was taking on a new project of writing a book called “Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10”.  This will be the close out to 2020 and the book is to be published next year on  March 9th.  The pre-order webpage has gone up and I am doing my…

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My Next Adventure – Writing a Book!

As many know writing a blog can be a challenge at times especially with work and family commitments.  While I have not posted in a while work has been crazy and I plan to get back to my writing of blog posts for both Veeam and VMware. In the meantime, something else has come up…

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VeeamON 2020 ONLINE – Event Recap & Product Announcements

  VeeamON 2020 has been over for a couple of weeks now, as it was held virtually online on June 17-19.  I have to say for the first time being a virtual event; it was an extreme success.  The site was easy to navigate and get around, the general sessions were full of information, and…

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VeeamON 2020 – Online Agenda

It is less than a week to go before one of the best events of the year for IT Professionals.  VeeamON 2020 this year is an ONLINE even and is FREE.  You can register here – VeeamON 2020 – Registration At the event, you will be able to gain access to experts to master better…

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VeeamON 2020 – ONLINE Conference

2020 has seen unprecedented changes in our world with the COVID19 virus and the many changes that it has made all around the world. Technology and technology conferences are not immune to this virus or the changes that it has brought. Vendors are realizing the severity of what is going on around us and have…

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Veeam Vanguard 2020 – Three Years In

I was a part of the Veeam Vanguard program for the past two years in 2018-2019 with the hopes of another renewal for the 2020 year.  Applications opened up for the 2020 year, and this time, it was all based on your application, whereas previous years, you could have others nominate you.  I had been…

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Things You Need to Know About Office 365 Backup

We are in a digital age. An age where more than half of the industries, as well as the governments, are embracing a cloud-first approach to drive innovation, performance, optimize cost and enhance security. Yet, with this modern data-driven approach comes the challenge of data protection. In my 24 years of experience in IT wearing…

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VMCE-ADO – My Exam Review & Tips

To round out 2019, I was able to sit the VMCE-A1 exam on December 20, 2019, and managed to pass it on my first try with 83%. The VMCE-A1: Design & Optimization V1 (VMCE-A1) exam is the second requirement to acquire the Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA) designation after you have taken the VMCE-A: Design &…

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VeeamON Virtual 2019 – AGENDA

VeeamON Virtual event will be held on November 20, 2019, and is an online-only event. As noted on the site – VeeamON Virtual 2019 The online event showcases many topics, and there is an Agenda divided into four sections – Vision & Strategy Implementation of Best Practices Cloud-Powered Architecture & Design Each agenda offers sessions…

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VeeamON Virtual 2019

Were you not able to attend VeeamON in Miami or did you miss VMware World?  Well the Premier Virtual Conference for Cloud Data Management is right around the corner at VeeamON Virtual on November 20, 2019 – VeeamON Virtual Join the premier virtual conference where we bring the latest and greatest in data protection, security…

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VMCE-ADO – The Journey Begins (Update – 12/20/19)

+ ADO I received my VMCE9 back in 2018 and have since not been active to pursue the next level, which is the VMCE-ADO and then grants you the VMCA certification – Veeam Certified Architect. Well, the journey to this certificate begins on Thursday, August 29, 2019, as this is when I start my 2-day…

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Veeam Installation – Where do I start?

When getting started with Veeam, it can be a daunting task if you have not had any experience with the product.  The good thing with Veeam is that it is relatively easy to install and get set up for users of all experience levels.  Now the question is, where do you start? Well, the great…

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VeeamON 2019 – Backups Premier Event

I have been a Veeam Vanguard for two years now and was fortunate enough to have attended the VeeamON 2017 event in New Orleans, and it was fantastic.  Great sessions, lots of networking and meeting more of the Veeam folks as well as Vanguards. Being a Vanguard is a real honour, and many people ask…

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