Actifio Windows Connector Silent Install Tips

When you want to deploy the connector initially, you may want to install the filter driver or not. Below are the values you can use to achieve this: /NORESTART – This will avoid a restart, which is normally the case when installing the agent above versions 6.0.3, but is normally a good idea just in case. /SILENT – to install without prompting /VERYSILENT – this will suppress any pop-ups, and for remote installs, or packaged installs this is likely the option you want. If a restart is necessary and the ‘/NORESTART’ command isn’t used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a¬†Reboot now?¬†message box. If it’s very silent it will reboot without asking. /TYPE=full or compact – for full install or compact to not install the filter driver – you can also elect to not enter a type, and you will get the installation without the…

Windows System State Backups with Actifio

Say Whaaaaa ? Yes you heard correctly. Due to numerous customer requests I researched this capability, while it’s not efficient entirely if you include it as part of a daily backup, but we can do it. Read on if you want more. I said it’s not efficient, as the process is essentially creating a new compressed file everyday (10GB+ is not uncommon). What this will do is cause a lot of new unique data to enter into the dedup pool. But here is the thing, we have a few ways to provide the capability without the storage consumption penalty. I will continue to research further to see if we can reduce the file size somehow with Microsoft, but here is what’s possible today. This procedure should work for Windows Server 2008+ and is fairly simple. 1. Local command line backup facilities must be enabled. If they are not these can be added via the…