Monthly Archives: March 2014

Samsung Galaxy s4 (Telstra) Update to Android 4.3 breaks WIFI …

Traditionally an iPhone user, I recently swapped my iPhone 4 for my wife’s Samsung Galaxy S4. A very good trade you might say. At this stage, I think not but will reserve my judgement for a little while. “So why did you swap?”, I hear you say. Well, here is why. Against my advice, my […]

Office 365 Cost Assessment Tool …

We are looking seriously at moving to Office 365 as an alternative to replacing our Exchange 2003. It would also be a means of standardising Office desktop application versions across the organisation. These currently range from Office 2003 to Office 2013 with the various problems this causes. There are various other drivers also but won’t […]

DiskShadow and multiple VSS Providers …

In a recent post I outlined how I created a rudimentary backup solution using DiskShadow and Rsync. On one particular 2008R2 server, I struck a problem with the DiskShadow script. It would error when it tried to create the shadow copy. After some searching, I discovered that there were 2 VSS Providers installed. At command […]

Automate Windows Server Backup using DiskShadow and Rsync …

We have a number of Netgear ReadyNAS devices across our offices. All of these run nightly Rsync backup jobs back to a ReadyNAS 516 in head office. The 516 device also does a daily snapshot of the shares. Note that as most of our offices utilise ADSL, we had to manually transport a copy of […]