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Welcome Veeam to the DiscoPosse!

Please join me in welcoming Veeam Software (http://www.veeam.com) as a sponsor to the DiscoPosse website. I’ve been working with the Veeam products in my lab as well as using the Veeam Backup Free Edition for production backups and cross-datacenter migrations which has really impressed me with its great features and ease of use. For those of you who haven’t already …

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Using Double-Take Software and the Virtual Recovery Appliance

When considering a BCP (Business Continuity Planning) solution for your application server environment, one product that you should definitely consider is Double-Take Availability from Vision Solutions. I’ve been using the Double-Take product suite since its earliest days when the company was originally NSI Software. Over recent years the company became branded as Double-Take Software to highlight their flagship product and …

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TDI – Using Test Driven Development Methodologies for Infrastructure

For those who have had exposure to development environments, you are probably familiar with TDD, or Test Driven Development. If not, then I highly recommend that you dig into the topic as it may be one of the best tools to have in your toolkit:¬†http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-driven_development The concept is simple: Design a test for an upcoming feature. Run the test to …

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PowerShell – Copy Exchange 2010 Receive Connectors Between Servers

The situation that many Exchange administrators are in, is a simple one. Multiple CAS servers for redundancy and fault tolerance, as well as load balancing either inside the cluster, or on the outside using something like a Citrix Netscaler or F5 device. This is a natural design for Exchange 2010 and provides great functionality and recovery capability. There are also …