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…

TripRaider

Working for a Start-Up, we try to save money where we can, and spend it where it will most make sense. As part of this effort across my team, we often need to travel at the last minute to visit with a customer. Sometimes we can plan ahead of time to get good hotel and flight discounts, and other’s we are just unfortunate. So we often will use Wotif or LastMinute.Com to get their secret last minute hotel deals. So I came across this website, that shows you the last minute description of a hotel, and uncovers the real name of the hotel for you. This is especially helpful when you want to ensure you stay close to a customer office, or want to stay at a particular hotel. The site is called:┬áTripRaider And my last helpful tip: I tried to register for the site to add…