Quick plug for a free tool that can be used to check for ransomware on a NetApp system. It checks against many known ransomware variants to report on files that have been affected that you may not be aware about. The reports are great, and it can’t be knocked for a free tool. It is
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We have a collection of NetApp devices hosting a large number of volumes, and utilise SnapMirrors extensively for backup and DR, as well as moving information between departments As the storage has grown, and different people have added new volumes, new SnapMirrors have been created, with a wide variety of naming formats to match the
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Now back in to doing some proper geeky stuff, which is what I love doing. So, here marks the start of a new set of posts which actually provide useful (at least in my opinion) tools, fixes, and scripts. Kicking off with a little bit of Exchange, got a couple of NetApp PowerShell tools in the
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Another potentially useful script here. It pings a host and records the output in a log file. The ping continues until you press Ctrl+C to stop it. This is useful for running in a background monitoring connectivity response times to a host and seeing if there is any network dropout. Ping is no guarantee of
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The GUI of VMWare Player does not allow you to change the default location of your new VMs. However, a modification to the preferences file can. Open up the following file in your favorite text editor:
Add in the following line, changing the path to your desired location:
prefvmx.defaultvmpath = "D:\Virtual Machines\VMWare Player"
Save, restart VMWare Player, and
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Ok, not strictly IT here, but important none the less. Data Protection is big, and whilst you personally cannot be prosecuted for breaching the Act, your company can be fined. Just had a check up on the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) – and found some new resources. Th!nk Privacy is a campaign developed between the
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A not-too-detailed but quality post highlighting some of the important factors of rack design and layout. http://www.bcs.org/content/conBlogPost/1891?src=ebcsbrunch 4 people found this post useful. Mark this post as useful. Unmark this post as useful.
As Matt has now plugged my Absence work a couple of times now – I feel it is time that i reciprocated!! TidyBackups is a small application which manages your SIMS backup files – including compressing them. Just one less thing for you to have to think about as a Network Manager. Set up a schedule,
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Used this tool a couple of times – and it saves so much time when you need or want to draw out your AD structure. This free download from Microsoft queries your AD for the domains, sites, OU’s, and Exchange structure, and draws it out with connectors and information in Visio. I’m using it with Visio
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After failing to find a piece of software that met all of our needs, I decided to write a program for managing bookings for the facilities at the college. It is very nearly complete, and offers nearly all the functionality that we were looking for. If you have a venue where you are looking to
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