Recovering from OneDrive for Business ransomware attacks

Ransomware has been a growing threat in recent years, and experts now estimate the cost of these attacks at $7.5 billion in the USA alone in 2019. The affected institutions include 966 government agencies, educational establishments, and healthcare providers. Since …

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Why litigation holds are not a viable alternative to backups

Microsoft does not provide backup and recovery tools for its Office 365 services and has no plans to include them in the future. Some organizations use litigation holds as a substitute for email data protection, but this method doesn’t meet …

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Who’s responsible for the data held in Office 365? 

Microsoft Exchange Online allows users to communicate and work from anywhere at anytime without having to dedicate resources to maintain an on-premises Exchange environment. While Microsoft focuses on maintaining continual uptime, organizations are still responsible for backing up their Exchange …

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5 shortcomings of native Active Directory backup and recovery tools

Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) is a key network service in many organizations; without it, those organizations‘ entire networks would come to a grinding halt. For that very reason, AD administrators need to be prepared for the various disasters

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5 things to keep in mind before backing up your VMware virtual machines

The architecture of a virtual machine differs vastly from traditional on-premises environments, and requires different data backup techniques and pre-backup operations. This post will explain some of the things administrators have to keep in mind before backing up their 

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Best practices for Active Directory backup and recovery

It’s easy to make Active Directory (AD) administrators uncomfortable. Just ask them about their disaster recovery plan. When faced with this question, most AD administrators will only tell you about their object recovery plan. Only a few

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AD Admins: Are you prepared for the worst?

One of Aesop’s greatest fables, titled ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’, teaches us a priceless lesson for life – it is best to be prepared for the future. While the grasshopper makes merry dancing and singing during summer, the ant

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