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Veeam Backup 3.0.1 required for ESXi Update 4

April 1st, 2009 at 2:32 am » Comments (5)

UPDATE 10:45 am 4/1/2009: Silly me, I forgot until right before I was about to go to bed last night that there was a Veeam Backup 3.0.1 release I needed to upgrade to from 3.0. (I even mentioned remembering the upgrade in my post at the last minute before I published it.) Upgrading fixed the […]

New Server, SAN, and Backup Plans!

September 22nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm » Comments (2)

Although Lakeview is currently experiencing tight finances (who isn’t in this economy?), we have had some server infrastructure issues that we can’t ignore any longer. Thus, I am happy to mention that I’ve gotten final approval to purchase these items, or something very close to them: A Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN (with 10-15 near-line […]

The Mac is Back! HurRAID! HurRAID!

November 20th, 2007 at 10:20 am » Comments (3)

Well, I got a reply from the DiskWarrior folks I mentioned on Saturday and it turns out you must run it while logged in as an administrative user, simply elevating privileges at the usual prompt is not enough (a useful warning or something more descriptive would seem more in line for, you know, a Mac […]

Who needed the data on that server? Just the Mac guys… Crash!

November 17th, 2007 at 7:15 am » Comments (4)

Last night, Friday evening at about four thirty to be precise, I get the call that a user has attempted to restart the Mac “server” (running OS X 10.4 but attached to an external RAID5 array and used as a file server) by doing a hard power cycle of the external SCSI RAID array. While […]

Mozy Purchased by EMC

September 25th, 2007 at 1:38 am » Comments (0)

Thanks to Brett Anderson I just noticed that Mozy was acquired by EMC! Interesting turn of events, especially considering the very high price they sold for. I’ve never done much with EMC so I guess I’ll get some experience indirectly now at least. I’ve been using Mozy happily for a few months, after working though […]

MozyPro: Working Now with One Last Fix

May 31st, 2007 at 1:26 pm » Comments (3)

MozyPro required one last change to work properly, after hanging during the initial backup: changing the temporary files directory per Jason Powell. I’ve had to do this on both of the servers where I’ve installed MozyPro, due to the C drive (temporary files are stored in C:\Windows\Temp by default) not having enough free space. After […]

MozyPro Exchange and SQL Apparently Resolved

May 23rd, 2007 at 11:52 am » Comments (2)

I wrote yesterday that MozyPro wasn’t finding Exchange or SQL files when I selected those backup sets. I called MozyPro yesterday for support, and their Lead Support Engineer got back to me within a half-hour or so (I didn’t time it exactly) with some things to try. The first one worked; I had to edit […]

MozyPro Initial Backup: Exchange and SQL Issues

May 22nd, 2007 at 9:27 am » Comments (7)

I’ve decided to follow-the-blog-leader and try out MozyPro for online backup. I set up our account last night (make sure to contact them and get the 10% non-profit discount!) and decided to try out backing up our Exchange/Shelby server first, since that dataset should be a lot smaller than our file server. Everything went smoothly, […]