January 1, 2020 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Amazon EBS encryption offers a straight-forward encryption solution for your EBS resources that don’t require you to build, maintain, and secure your own key management infrastructure. It uses AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master keys (CMK) when creating encrypted volumes and snapshots. Encryption operations occur on the servers that host EC2 instances, ensuring the security of both data-at-rest and data-in-transit between an instance and its attached EBS storage. You can encrypt both the boot and data volumes of an EC2 instance. When you create an encrypted EBS volume and attach it to a supported instance type, the following…

December 27, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Nimesa supports application-consistent backup of MSSQL databases with the recovery options from instance to table level. Recently we launched the MySQL application consistent backup to the beta customers Application consistency or transaction consistent backups of the Microsoft centric applications like ADDS ( Active Directory), MSSQL and MS Exchange are possible with the use of Microsoft’s Volume Shadow copy Services aka VSS. Most of the Storage provider build VSS- Hardware Provider to directly take a LUN snapshot of the array after the data flush. During the backup ( the point the snapshot is created ) backup vendors are able to interface…

December 27, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

A developer identified an attack in his dev virtual machine running on datacenter, and also he found an HTML file named READ_TO_DECRYPT in his desktop Read Protect or Ship Bitcoin or lose data – Ransomware attack After reading that HTML file, the user understood its a ransomware, all his files were encrypted with strong AES-256 Algorithm. and also it was mentioned to pay bitcoin of 0.145 to the mentioned wallet and to contact the onion email id with the Identification to get the decrypt key. The current value of the demanded BTC is almost 73K in Indian Rupee A Brief…

November 6, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

All websites available on the internet are vulnerable to hacking attempts, DDOS attack, Data loss, This could happen to WordPress websites as well. WordPress has core files, the wp-content folder where the theme, plugin and the user uploaded post media are available, Configuration files which has your database configuration etc and the database contain every post, every comment and every link you have on your blog. If any of the core files, the configuration is corrupted or lost we can rebuild it, but if your wp-content and your database get erased or corrupted, you stand to lose everything on your…

November 3, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

After the availability of SQL Server 2019 and Windows Server 2019, I decided to play around with that in my lab. Microsoft, owing to the new demands and other technological advancements in the software industry, has released the upgraded version of SQL Server 2017, which is the SQL server 2019. This was announced and introduced in the Ignite 2018 event, on September 24th. However, this was just a preview edition. A more technically advanced and detail picture of SQL Server 2019, was submitted only in the PASS Summit, which happened later in November, in the same year. The newer version…

November 1, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Nimesa data protection for Pure Storage integrates tightly with Pure Storage’s snapshot, replication and clone capabilities. Nimesa enables admins to create fast, space-efficient, point-in-time virtual copies of applications and virtual machines that can be used as part of a backup and recovery strategy or make available production data to various secondary use cases. Nimesa vision is to enable the availability of critical data to various stakeholders with unmatchable efficiency and SLAs. To utilize the Pure Storage array APIs, admins have to register the Pure Storage with Nimesa To protect the Virtual Machines backed by the pure storage array, Register the…

October 30, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most popular enterprise database, a lot of enterprises run MS SQL Server for their mission-critical applications SQL Server database management engine is fast and stable, available on both Linux and Windows platforms and can work on cloud-based servers and local servers simultaneously. It’s owned by Microsoft and is ideal for companies that work with a range of Microsoft products as it works well with many of them. It’s market share increased fast because Microsoft pushed SQL Server with their Windows Servers and also included AI over Azure. SQL Server also has some great…

October 22, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Using Nimesa the Data protection software VMware Backup admins can protect the virtual machines of multiple deployments scenarios Admins can protect Individual VM on Single DatastoreMultiple VM on Single DatastoreOne VM on multiple datastoreMultiple VM on multiple datastore The data store can be iSCSI, FC volume or NFS share backed by the supported storage system Individual VM on datastore If the target virtual machine to be protected is on datastore of the supported storage system, Nimesa user can create a backup group for the VM and associate the application policy The admins deploy a single virtual machine on the datastore…

September 17, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

In today’s data center industry there is a misconception about the storage snapshot as a Backup. The main one is storage snapshots are not backup, they are just point-in-time copies. It’s unclear from where the idea came from. Backup is a collection of data stored on (usually removable) non-volatile storage media for purposes of recovery in case the original copy of data is lost or becomes inaccessible; also called a backup copy. To be useful for recovery, a backup must be made by copying the source data image when it is in a consistent state. – The SNIA ( Storage…

August 31, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

In recent posts, we have discussed adding your AWS account to Nimesa to do the data protection. In this post, we will discuss application-consistent backups of your MySQL on EC2 instance. To know to install MySQL Server on Amazon Linux 2 on AWS Cloud click here Read here more about consistent, app-consistent, crash-consistent backup Nimesa supports pre and post script hooks to perform the specific operation before or after a backup, example if your Instance is running Oracle and you want to enable hot backup mode before performing backup you can write the script and upload to pre-script There is…