Jan 24

Microsoft ReFS new driver version fixed all issues!

UPDATED (February 26, 2018): ReFS – Microsoft releases cumulative update 4077525!


Hi, the confirmation that beta ReFS driver version 10.0.14393.1934 fixed all issues, including from those with very large volumes. And reported are not just those repository server lockups fixed, but also a significantly improved performance of all backup operations. These were all excellent news, and got even better news in response: looks like the new ReFS driver is scheduled to be shipped in the next (February) cumulative update! So finally, the driver will become available for everyone and supported for production use. Many of IT Experts (especially Veeam) had spent much time working with Microsoft on this issue and finally, thanks to them! Customer Feedback: One of my customers found a temporary way around the problem. It has significantly increased the memory (RAM) on the target server. The result is ReFS bugs are now limited.

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Jan 15

Video Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 UPDATE 3


Last month, I participated in a live webinar in French as speaker for Veeam Software and Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde in order to present new Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 3 and especially new managed agent! Click now for this on-demand webinar and learn how to use the performance-driven features of Veeam Agent: YouTube link

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Jan 12

SECURE IT DAY 2018 | 8 Février | PARIS (Fr)


L’intégrateur AVANGARDE organisera le “SECURE IT DAY 2018” qui se déroulera au Forest Hill de la Villette à Paris le Jeudi 8 Février prochain de 14h00 à 23h00. Le programme est axé sur la Sécurité et l’IT, les ateliers techniques seront animés par des Experts et par des éditeurs renommés. C’est l’événement de l’année à ne pas manquer pour comprendre les enjeux de 2018 : Sécurité (Ransomware, Spectre & Metldown), Cybersecurité, traçabilité des données, GDPR, Cloud, Haute disponibilité, Data Recovery etc. De la continuité de service à la GDPR, participez aux ateliers techniques des leaders de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information pour découvrir les dernières technologies et échanger avec les Experts. Venez découvrir la sécurité lors d’un baptême de chute libre (iFLY) ! N’hésitez pas à surveiller le flux #SecureITDay sur Twitter 😉

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Jan 12

Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0 GA release!

This month Vembu BDR v3.9 Suite has been released. Here a post contains the added/enhanced features of the new version. Vembu BDR Suite serves the purpose to be one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this is done within a single UI.


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Jan 11

Spectre & Meltdown: Patch Virtual Machine (Guest OS) too!

Updated (January 24, 2018):

Spectre and Meltdown – Patches are being recalled by VMware & Dell EMC – Veeam’s feedback


Hello, I will not explain to you the implications what Specter or Meltdown on a security level. Basically, there are a lot of articles that you can read with many different opinions… Especially about if yes or no you should patch your Virtual Machine! VMware provides several versions of the microcode for Intel and AMD through the ESXi patch, so applying this patch you are covered in this aspect (Guest OS patches list). ESXi patch will also update the CPU microcode but I would play safe and patch both host and guest!


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