About Brien Posey

Brien Posey is an eight-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. Prior to becoming a freelance technical writer, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has also worked as a network administrator for some of the nation’s largest insurance companies and for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox where he assisted the military with numerous disaster recovery scenarios.

Since going freelance in 2001, he has become a prolific technical author, routinely contributing content to SearchDataBackup.com and SearchStorage.com. In addition to the many thousands of articles that he has written, Brien has authored numerous books on a wide variety of IT topics. Brien has architected backup solutions for an international clientele and has even assisted Microsoft with their System Center Data Protection Manager initiatives.

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Troubleshooting Hyper-V storage problems

One of the nice things about Microsoft Hyper-V is its relative simplicity compared with competing server virtualization platforms. It tends to be stable and reliable, but storage-related issues can and sometimes do occur. This can lead to failed backups, corrupt virtual machines and even host server crashes.

A introduction to serverless backups

Today, many data centers operate on a 24-hour schedule, and setting aside a designated backup window is simply no longer an option. As such, backups must be performed in a way that prevents them from becoming disruptive to the workloads that are running on the production servers. One way of accomplishing this is through a serverless backup.

Windows 8 backup

Anyone who has ever tried backing up Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 using the built-in backup utilities knows that Windows Backup (and Windows Server Backup) leave a lot to be desired. Although these backup tools are alive and well in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Microsoft has made some big changes that should make the native backup utilities much more tolerable.

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