A quick post to let you know that VM backup specialists Altaro are providing some free resources to mark SysAdmin day which takes place later this week, plus the chance to win some ThinkGeek Vouchers.
The free resources include a 10 best practices for virtual server backup, Hyper-V PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI eBook, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Hyper-V First Aid Kit.
To get the entered into the competition you just need to install a copy of Altaro and display a screen shot of the software. For those that are unfamiliar Altaro is VM backup software capable of backing up both Hyper-V and VMware with time to deployment estimated at under 15 minutes. In terms of features it has all those you have come to expect including support for application level backups, web based interface, sand box facility for test restores plus backups can be replicated to an offsite location. They aim the software at SMB’s and if you have any hosts running 2 VM’s or less you can run Altaro licence free forever. For all the freebies and the chance to win the ThinkGeek vouchers go here.
Altaro also offer a NFR licence for multiple certification tracks, including Microsoft (MCSE, MCSA) and VMware certified (VCP). This is the full blown version and will allow you to backup up to 50 hosts in you lab environment, you just need to request your free NFR License.