How to load test websites?

Does your company care about their website? Do you have clients that are doing business over their websites? Are you ready for the upcoming Black Friday? At this moment you should pay attention if your website and infrastructure behind it are ready to endure. Among all the great commercial tools lies the jewel which is…

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SQL Server – Testing backups (part III)

Welcome to the final step of your future automatization 🙂 Quick reminder what we have done previously. This one forced me to learn new stuff – writing SQL queries and grabbing the results. It was fun to do 🙂 So the general idea was to create a script that will connect to the SQL server,…

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SQL Server – Testing backups (part II)

Welcome back to a resolution of  Admins nightmare – Primary site is down and backup files are useless. Today we will go through the short procedure of getting the data from Blob storage to a local drive. The script is very similar to the previous one, with few specifics which are well commented 😉 Don’t…

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SQL Server – Testing backups (part I)

Everyone who has ever installed a SQL Server has also set up a backup procedure (hopefully :)) But, besides backing up your valuable data, how many of you are actually testing what has been backed up? Do you have a disaster recovery procedure? If you do – how often do you do it? How much…

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How to configure Azure File Sync?

Hello all, Long time no see, so now it is time for a new blog post. Today’s topic: Azure File Sync and how configure it. When Azure Files was introduced, in some way it was “revolutional”. Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via SMB. You are able to…

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How to create Azure File Share

Hello all, Azure Files is part off Azure Storage that gives you the ability to create fully accessible SMB file shares. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. In general, process is pretty simple, but in this post I will show you how to do…

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How to add two Public IPs to Azure VM?

Hello all, By default, each Azure virtual machine has one NIC with, or without, public IP address. If you have virtual machine that has public IP address, by design, everything will be configured automatically. All traffic that comes to instance public IP address will be forwarded to instance private IP address. But, what if you…

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How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part III)

Hello, Once you have prepared the infrastructure for backing up Hyper-V VMs to Azure using MABS, that is explained in one of previous posts, you just need to create Protection Group. As a first step, you need to open Protection blade and click to New, if you want to create new protection group. Then, you…

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How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part II)

Hello all, In one of previous posts, we have covered installation of MABS. Now, we need to configure MABS to backup Hyper-V virtual machines. Before we start with creation Protection Group (a.k.a. Backup Job) we need to add dedicated disk for backing up. This is important, because MABS still works in Disk-Disk-Cloud model. Another important…

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