NAKIVO Backup & Replication 5.5 released, NFR available to VCP and vExperts through Mar 31 2015

As you may recall, I've been trying out various backup solutions suitable for the home lab virtualization enthusiast, see also Superguide: Home virtualization lab backup software, some special deals for VMware VCPs and vExperts. This week, a big release for NAKIVO, even though they make no claims…

Mar 19 2015

TinkerTry IT @ home “Hangouts On Air” event Dec 22 2014, asking Rick Vanover “Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE” questions

Showtime at 7pm Eastern time this Monday, December 22nd. View all the event details, and/or join the event LIVE, at: Event is over, and we sure got into the weeds for a bit there. Playback with demo already available right here below: *My backup demo with Rick was using a network share on a…

Dec 17 2014

Superguide: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

TinkerTry's tagline (since January 2013): TinkerTry IT @ home Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more... My writings are not done on a whim. This new Veeam beta obviously has my attention as the most interesting product in years, since bare metal restore software for Windows is…

Dec 17 2014

How to do a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials bare metal restore, using boot from LAN

Watch a bare metal restore of a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p over gigabit ethernet, using the WS2012R2E's capability to do boot from LAN for the recovery media. That's right, no need to use USB/DVD/CD, it just works, it's one of the best features introduced with the 2012 version, and works great for busy…

Dec 15 2014

Feature and performance comparison between Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is GA for about a year now. It's the evolution of products that originated with Windows Home Server back in late 2007, which was based on 32 bit Window 2003. It's now based on the very capable Windows Server 2012 R2, with a streamlined interface reminiscent of its…

Dec 15 2014

How to set your computer to wake up for nightly Veeam Endpoint Backups

By default, the Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE backs your system when it can. A simple next/next/next default install chooses 12:30am for that daily backup. So if your computer is on at 12:30am, the "Veeam Endpoint Backup" Windows Service can trigger that backup. What if your computer is set…

Dec 14 2014

Free NFR of Veeam Availability Suite v8 with Backup & Replication for VCPs, vExperts, and many other certified professionals

TinkerTry IT @ home. Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more... Notice the TinkerTry tagline, above. The words home and backup. They're an integral part of my 2 decade IT career, and a common theme among the 500+ posts here at TinkerTry.com. I'm always investigating various ways to…

Dec 10 2014

First look at Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE beta, including bare-metal laptop restore. So far, so good!

First: read To get started, I'd strongly recommend reading these closely-related, very recent articles: Free NFR of Veeam Availability Suite v8 with Backup & Replication for VCPs, vExperts, and many other certified professionals Microsoft left the home backup server market, is Veeam…

Dec 10 2014

Microsoft left the home backup server market, is Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE about to take over?

...and they're giving Surface Pro 3 to 6 lucky beta testers. Sounds intriguing, especially for a v1 release. I listened in to a portion of their Webinar today, and wanted to share some initial impressions, based on what I heard so far. I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but Andreas…

Dec 5 2014

Superguide: Home virtualization lab backup software, some special deals for VMware VCPs and vExperts

It's a smart move, when an enterprise backup company markets their wares to the home lab enthusiast. Why? Well, we're often IT professionals, and there's no better way to get to know sofware than by trying software. 30 day time bombs don't exactly encourage you to really test these products hard…

Nov 26 2014

On blogVault for a year, still happy with its daily backups of TinkerTry.com

This site has grown to 4.9GB of data. Not something you'd want to backup directly to my own home anymore, using something like SFTP, tying up my web host, and bandwidth, for hours. The blogVault WordPress Plugin connects your blog to the $9 monthly backup service. The first backup is full, and from…

May 2 2014

blogVault, for scheduled daily offsite backups, and to restore, download, or migrate your WordPress site

A close look into the blogVault. See also On blogVault for a year, still happy with its daily backups of TinkerTry.com May 01 2014 I started this WordPress-based blog called TinkerTry.com over 2 years ago. Like the dozen or so other extended family systems I'm responsible for backing up daily,…

Jun 20 2013