Office 365 Hybrid Migration: Full Hybrid vs. Minimal Hybrid

Office 365 Hybrid Migration

Many organizations decide to skip the expense of maintaining an on-premises Exchange server and migrate to Office 365, which offloads the server to the Microsoft cloud. Once that decision has been made, the next step is to decide on the type of migration. There are three main types of migration – Cutover, Staged, and Hybrid. Cutover migrates all mailboxes at once, Staged migrates mailboxes in groups, and Hybrid migrates gradually from an internal Exchange server to the new Office 365 environment. Both use the Exchange Online hybrid migration tools to move gradually from on-premises to the cloud. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 17 – Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions

This week’s guest is Jay Wong from Xyber Solutions in Perth Australia. Jay started is “PC shop” with a dream and a credit card and now runs a successful business with projects and customers in multiple countries. Jay shares his passion for technology and how he has grown his business. More about Jay’s story here: Daring to dream Continue reading

Amazon S3 Security In-Depth Part 1: ACLs vs Bucket Policies vs IAM

AWS S3 Security

To use Amazon S3 effectively, you need to be aware of the security mechanisms provided by AWS to control your S3 resources. This is the first part in a three-part series on S3 security. In this part, we will discuss the three different access control tools provided by AWS to manage your S3 resources.

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SQL Server Differential Backup

SQL Server Differential Backup

Differential backup in SQL Server contains only the data changed since the last ‘full’ run. It allows you to shorten backup windows while keeping the backup chain simple.
In this article, we are going to explain how differential backup works in SQL Server and how it can help preserve database data. Continue reading

How to Back Up iCloud Drive on macOS

If you’re an avid user of macOS or iOS, it’s safe to to bet that some of your workflow revolves around iCloud. Whether it’s some Xcode project or a Keynote presentation, it’s likely that some, if not most, of your data resides in iCloud. The significance of this data could not be overstated and thus it makes sense to consider some sort of backup for it to ensure that you’re not caught off guard if something disastrous happens at Apple’s data centers.

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Dropbox for Business vs OneDrive for Business vs Google G Suite

Dropbox for Business vs OneDrive for Business vs Google G Suite

Is your on-premises storage solution running out of space or is it difficult for you to find extensive data that you need urgently? Have you thought about exploring cloud technologies as a favorable alternative for collaboration, calendaring, and effectively managing business emails?

If you answered at least one of these questions with a ‘yes’, then continue reading this article as it will help you navigate through the functionalities and features of three leading storage services for business that are currently available on the market. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 16 – Brad Proctor from University PC Care

The interview this week is with Brad Proctor from University PC Care in Greenville, NC. Brad talks about his career and also what they had to do to prepare for Hurricane Florence as it headed towards North Carolina. Brad is a big fan of Apple and was instrumental in having University PC Care become an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Brad has some great advice for all MSPs out there! Continue reading

Guide to SQL Server Transaction Log Backup

T-Log backup

Production SQL Server databases generally require that data loss can be minimized in the event of the disaster. The amount of data loss is something that every administrator will need to understand from the business users who rely on the database. Whatever the answer, the solution is to manage your recovery point objectives (RPOs) through properly scheduled transaction log backups.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to create and manage your transaction log (T-Log) backups on Microsoft SQL Server 2017. Continue reading