Mackelar Mining - Server Refresh

Organisation: Mackellar Mining is a family owned equipment hire business. Providing a fully maintained equipment solutions priding itself on maximising availability whilst minimising the cost of services. Their range of equipment includes excavators, rear dump trucks, tracked and wheeled dozers, water trucks, graders, ancillary plant and equipment.

Challenge: Having supported and managed Mackellar Mining for over 4 years Trimble Networks managed and implemented the upgrade of all virtual servers to Server 2016. This included the integration of a Server 2016 branch office server at their regional blackwater site.

Solution: The strategy required the necessary design and deployment plan to achieve the following ;

  • Upgrade to Active Directory to 2016
  • Primary File/ Print Server to Server 2016
  • Upgrade of Line of Business SQL Server
  • Integration/ Upgrade of Server 2016 Branch Office Domain Controller
The delivered solution incorporated the following Backup and Disaster Recovery platforms;
  • Datto continuous protection - providing hourly snapshot backups of all sysrems, with infinite cloud based retention.

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