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Automating every single task is one of the biggest challenges for every SysAdmin. Either you work on-premise or with Azure, you must automate most of your day-to-day task in order to save your time. In this article, I would like to introduce Azure Automation which is a software as a service (SaaS) application and a wonderful tool in order to automate repeated tasks. Nowadays, every SysAdmin should try to keep its IT infrastructure up and running.
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Managing snapshots, or at least using a tool that manages the snapshots for you, is a very common scenario for any IT admin today. Windows clients have this option available for a long time, storage systems leverage snapshots for several processes, but probably the most well-known scenario we see snapshots today are backups. Microsoft just announced they are offering, as a public preview, the snapshots functionality for Azure File Shares.
At the end of July VMware has released vSphere Update 1. In fact, this is the first their update for vSphere 6.5, VMware’s major product. There are also other updates apart from the mentioned one. VMware Site Recovery Manager has been updated to the 6.5.1 version and VMware vSAN has been updated to 6.6.1. This news will be highlighted in further to prevent you from being overwhelmed by the massive lists of the Release Notes.
Veeam Backup & Replication was mainly a backup product for the virtual environment until this year. Recently, Veeam has released Veeam Agent for Windows and Linux 2.0 that enable to backup physical machines such as workstation and server. In this topic, I’ll talk only about Veeam Agent for Windows on a server the environment.
If you want to backup your databases on SQL Server, but you don’t have storage anymore, or you don’t want to buy new hardware or you want to back up your LAB, you can save them on Azure. To do this, it’s very simple, and you pay only the storage that you use.