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Manually Merging Hyper-V Checkpoints

A Last ditch Effort

Fist of all you need to realize this might not work. It’s a last ditch effort. There is a reason why you have backups (with tested restores) and why you should monitor your environment for things that are not as they should be. 1,210 more words

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3 Ways To Deal With Lingering Hyper-V Checkpoints Formerly Known as Snapshots

Lingering or phantom Hyper-V checkpoints or snapshots

Once in a while the merging of checkpoints, previously known as snapshots, in Hyper-V goes south. An example of this is when checkpoints are not cleaned up and the most recent avhdx or multiple of these remains in use as active virtual disk/still even as you don’t see them anymore as existing in the Hyper-V Manager UI for example. 643 more words

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Failed at dumping XP in a timely fashion? Reassert yourself by doing better with Windows Server 2003!

I could write a blog post that repeats the things I said bout XP here for Windows 2003 with even some more drama attached so I won’t. 662 more words

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Configuring timestamps in logs on DELL Force10 switches

When you get your Force10 switches up and running and are about to configure them you might notice that, when looking at the logs, the default timestamp is the time passed since the switch booted. 312 more words

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Defragmenting your CSV Windows 2012 R2 Style with Raxco Perfect Disk 13 SP2

When it comes to defragmenting CSV it seemed we took a step back when it comes to support from 3rd party vendors. While Windows provides for a great toolset to defragment a CSV it seemed to have disappeared form 3r party vendor software. 392 more words

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Migrate A Windows 2003 RADIUS–IAS Server to Windows Server 2012 R2

Some days you walk into environments were legacy services that have been left running for 10 years as:

  1. They do what they need to do…
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Is there longevity in Private & Hybrid Clouds?

This blog is just thinking out loud. Don’t get upset

Private & hybrid clouds demand economies of scale or high value business

Let’s play devils advocate for a moment a look with a very critical eye at private & hybrid clouds. 2,339 more words

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