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‚Äôs 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…

August 27, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

In my previous post, we discussed the creation of IAM user and the privilege required to protect your AWS EC2 instances. In this post, we will discuss to register the AWS account with Nimesa. Open the Nimesa web console ( refer this post for the Installation of Nimesa in your AWS account ), and log in with the credential. Then Go to “Configuration settings” > “manage platforms” In the manage platform, click on Add platform Enter the unique friendly account nameAccess Key of the IAM userSecret key Nimesa will validate the credentials, and save it in MySQL database after encrypting…

August 21, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

In my previous post, I have explained how to deploy Nimesa cloud data protection software in your AWS account. In this post, will discuss on the permission required to protect EC2 Instance and RDS Instance. Then how to create an IAM account and get the access key. To perform the Backup, Restore, DR operation, utilization details an IAM user with the required permission and programmatic access is required. Creating the IAM user with permission is very simple. I have published the JSON file with the permissions required in my public GIST. You can directly use it https://gist.github.com/asvignesh/9cd266549ea1f969e165423db380c31a Create a policy,…

August 21, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

In the recent posts, I shared about taking backup and restore of database and also discussed some of the issues I have seen in the customer environment and how I fixed those in Nimesa Software Nimesa uses cloud-native / storage native snapshot technology to provide the backup, backup copy to DR site, restore on primary, restore on secondary, power and cost management everything in a single Software suite for both public cloud and the private cloud. Currently, Nimesa is available as a community AMI in the Amazon marketplace. The AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that makes it easy…