Category Backup

List of backup solutions for VM’s on both the paid and free ESXi …

I’ve been casting around for something to backup both the paid and free versions of ESXi 5.x VM for the least possible cost. Here is a list of the various ones I have come across. Note that I haven’t tried most of these yet so have not real comments. Qantum vmPRO & DXi V1000 … http://www.quantum.com/products/vmbackup/vmprosoftware/index.aspx ESXi […]

Update Deltacopy rsync to resolve long file name issues …

Was using rsync in Deltacopy to sync some files from server to nas but was having issues with long file names. Discovered this was resolved with a later version of rsync with dll’s available in the cygwin package. Just wasn’t sure how to update the Deltacopy dll’s with the cygwin ones but found these pages: […]

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 […]

CrashPlan … interesting offsite backup solution …

I came across this recently. It appears focused on protecting the desktop rather than the server which wasn’t what I was looking for at the time. However, from a personal perspective, I was quite intrigued by the option of backing up to another persons internet connected pc etc. Even better, this option is free. Occasionally, I have […]

Interesting Backup Solutions …

I’m always being asked to do things for preferably less than nothing. So, I’m always on the lookout for free stuff. At the moment we are re-evaluating how we backup our data and servers. Most of these are now virtualised using VMware vSphere 4.x ESX hosts and iSCSI SANs. Anyhow, I recently discovered that Unitrends […]