How to Upgrade Avamar Client on Solaris

Introduction This post explains how to upgrade an existing Avamar client installation on Solaris. It covers removal and installation of the client on Sparc and x86 for Solaris 8, 9 & 10. This shown using an older package version but the process is the same. Process Copy the updated package on the server in the /tmp directory on the target server. For Solaris 8 & 9 use the Solaris 8 package and... read more

How To Rip DVD’s Using VLC and HandBrake on Windows

Introduction Handbrake for converting video files. But when working with it on Windows you had to get a program called DVD43 that would unlock your DVD so you could make a backup of the video. The only problem is that it doesn’t work in Windows 7 + 8 64-Bit or other 64-Bit Windows. I have found that Handbrake and VLC’s libdvdcss will make this to work and here is how. Step 1 – Download... read more

FBackup 4 a free backup for Windows

As much as we hate to admit it, we need to backup our systems. If you are a systems administrator with a very limited budget you will usually find an affordable way or a home grown solution to backup your servers. Bigger shops usually will use the commercial products like Symantec NetBackup, but smaller shops the cost is big. The nice thing is this will work for your Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP system. You... read more

How to Backup System State with PowerShell

As tweaker’s there is always changes needed to the system to make it run to our liking and there is always the risk that those changes will break and possible have major repercussions. That’s where restore points come into play. With PowerShell there is a way to use system restore points to backup and restore if an issue does arise. This process assumes that system restore points are enabled... read more

Installing BackupPC

This post is how I was able to install BackupPC on my Ubuntu 10.04 server and backup Windows/Linux/Mac clients using rsync and ssh. Client Setup (Windows 7/Vista/XP) These instructions are written for Windows 7, Vista, or XP clients. For the SSH portion we will be using CopSSH which is a customized packaged version of the Cygwin openssh code. Rsyncd will be used as the communication for BackupPC to do... read more

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