Backup exec fails on junctions.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Fri, 20/07/2012 - 20:58

When restoring a backup for a customer I faced an error that backup exec kept failing on windows junctions.

Cause

The folder 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Application Data' is a Junction Point set in Windows 2008 to enable backward compatibility for software built for Windows 2003/2000 Server. The path will redirect itself to the same path again.

Solution

Open the Backup Job Properties
Select Advanced (Below the left panel title 'Settings')
Deactivate/uncheck the following two options:

Vmware Data Recovery error -3948 ( vcb api exception).

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Fri, 18/11/2011 - 23:16

I needed to backup the complete server because of an SAN firmware upgrade. This just to be save and to prevent data loss. You could do a running backup but most backups are still better and smaller when the VM is powered off.

But after the powering off of the servers the Vmware Data Recovery stopped working. Every backup failed with the error: "error -3948 ( vcb api exception)".

I feared that something like this would happen because all our DNS servers are virtualised and so they were off. Basicly VDR needs to resolve the esxi servers name to an ip.

Ubuntu 11.04: Install vmware tools.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Mon, 26/09/2011 - 20:51

This is how you can install vmware tools on Ubuntu 11.04 from a esxi server.

Add the Vmware tools cd to your host.

First select Install / upgrade vmware tools using the Vsphere client

Ubuntu 11.04: piix4_smbus 0000:00:007.3: Host SMBus controller not enabled!

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Mon, 26/09/2011 - 19:51

Since my new ubuntu 11.04 I had this error while booting:

piix4_smbus 0000:00:007.3: Host SMBus controller not enabled!

You can fix this by adding some extra line to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.

blacklist i2c_piix4

Ubuntu 11.04: udevd-work [87]: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sdb5, 10) no such directory

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Mon, 26/09/2011 - 18:51

Since my new ubuntu 11.04 I had this error while booting:

udevd-work [95]: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sdb5, 10) no such directory

The easiest solution is just to install cryptsetup.

sudo apt-get install cryptsetup

 

 

Scst and scstadmin on Ubuntu 11.04

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Fri, 02/09/2011 - 18:25

After searching a lot for documentation on how to get fiber channel running on ubuntu I've found some snippets which has let to this how to. I must warn people this is not for the ubuntu newbies! Yes you can follow the guide to get it working but if anything is different from my setup then this guide won't help that much.

Install necessairy packages

First we need to install some packages that we will need to compile our kernel and other packages for getting scst & scstadmin

Openelec: Could not open frame buffer : no such file or directory exists

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Wed, 24/08/2011 - 20:30

After trying openelect as my main mediacenter I've found this booting error:

Could not open frame buffer : no such file or directory exists.

The fix is the following:

mount -o remount,rw /flash
nano /flash/extlinux.conf

add "vga=792" (without quotes) to the APPEND line like:

LABEL linux
 KERNEL /KERNEL
 APPEND boot=LABEL=System disk=LABEL=Storage vga=792 quiet

Now the splashscreen should work.

Recycle bin on X is damaged.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Sun, 21/08/2011 - 14:20

Since the restore of a backup to my E partition of my windows server 2008 R2, I had this problem when I logged on to my workstation and some folders were redirected to the windows server 2008 E: partition. I received:

recycle bin on \\myserver\Documents is damaged. This was easily fixed by using this command in an elevated command prompt:

rd /s /q E:\$Recycle.bin

Which removes the recycle bin and everything in it from that partition.

rtorrent with rutorrent frontend on ubuntu

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:23

This guide will help you setup rtorrent with his rutorrent frontend and the rutorrent plugins. I've installed this on a Ubuntu server but my experience says that debian will be almost identical.

There are some scripts out that will install everything automatically by I had some objections with the way they do things. Like no init script but using cron to start it etc.

You can find the script:
http://forums.rutorrent.org/index.php?topic=408.0

Install hdparm on openfiler 2.99

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Wed, 22/06/2011 - 16:22

In openfiler 2.99 the package hdparm is "missing".

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