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VSS Backups with Integra

  • Posted on: 25 April 2015
  • By: David La Motta
Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is pretty powerful, no other way to put it.  There is plenty to know about VSS, and you can learn it no better than from Microsoft itself.  In this blog we will describe briefly what VSS is all about, but more importantly show you how to leverage Integra to take a VSS snapshot of SQL Server.  

A VSS Primer

Who Did What, When and Where: Integra Auditing Tips

  • Posted on: 9 March 2015
  • By: David La Motta
Audits are often thought of as wild goose chases: you start going down a rabbit hole just to find out that you've gone nowhere relevant to your search.  As such, the most important part of an easy and successful audit is having access to the pieces that make up the puzzle.  We need those pieces so we can reconstruct the image of what took place.  If we forego that analogy for a moment and concentrate on our IT automation space, being able to connect and identify the steps in an Integra workflow can mean the difference between looking for a new job or being hailed as a hero.

Using the Integra CLI

  • Posted on: 6 February 2015
  • By: David La Motta

For the die-hards out there, this post is going to show you how to use the Integra command line interface. Since we know you have been playing with Integra and have been creating and scheduling workflows, running actions and testing things out, we know you may have started accumulating a little bit of debris in the Integra database.

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