Hyper-V Backup for Windows 10 and Windows 8

Lots of IT professionals use Windows 10 or Windows 8 and Hyper-V to run various virtual machines. Naturally the really important VMs you would want backed up often and efficiently, but how exactly is a Windows 10 client Hyper-V backup set up? Below are the steps to set up a virtual machine backup task using […]

Network Backup Software for Windows Server 2016 / 2012

If you are looking for a network backup software with file versioning for Windows Server 2016 or older versions, have a look at BackupChain, the most advanced backup versioning tool with over 40,000 users in over 60 countries. Check out the summary and download the full version for a test drive, it only takes a few minutes to start […]

How to Install .Net Framework 2.0 on Windows Server Platforms

This article describes several different ways to install the .NET framework v2.0 on various Windows Server and PC platforms. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 / R2 via the Server Manager Open the Server Manager and click add features. Add the feature ‘.NET v3.5’, which includes .Net v2.0. If the domain policy restricts it […]

Gmail SMTP Configuration for Backup Alerts

If you plan to use a Gmail email account for sending email alerts, the configuration requires two steps. First visit https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps and able “less secure apps”. This step is only necessary once: Then enter the Gmail settings in BackupChain’s Log Options tab as follows: SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com Port: 587 Sender’s email address and User Name: […]

Ubuntu VM Hyper-V Backup and What You Need to Know for Linux Support

In order for Ubuntu virtual machine live Hyper-V backup to work properly, you need to install Hyper-V’s Linux Integration Services. Download the currently latest version 4.1 at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/virtualization/2016/03/21/linux-integration-services-4-1/   Then run the commands: Sudo apt install hv-kvp-daemon-init linux-tools-virtual-lts-xenial linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-xenial   Then reboot the VM.      The ISO and RPM files can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51612   How […]