There are two primary types of backup technologies and knowing the difference between backup and replication will help you choose the best path forward.
Aidan Finn explains several different reasons for why you might want to pin a file in Microsoft’s Storage Spaces.
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Learn to test the VRM server in VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 and configure the VRM database in the second part of these series. Includes step-by-step instructions and video!
Sometimes things go wrong with disks or volumes: it’s practically the Saga of the Sysadmin. Learn to perform disk repair with Powershell cmdlets in Windows 2012 in this helpful article by Jeff Hicks.
ISO files are actually images of complete CDs or DVDs compiled as one whole image file (*.iso), just like Ghost does for hard disks and partitions. ISO images can be loaded into several different CD/DVD recording software packages to create CDs or DVDs. ISO Recorder Power Toy (Freeware) Update: ISO Recorder is now compatible with […]
When you make frequent writes and deletions from your hard disk your disks will become fragmented with time. Fragmentation of the disks will result in lower I/O performance. In order to prevent loss of performance over time, it is best to perform routine defragmentations of your hard disks. Manual defragmentation of you disks is possible […]
You don’t. A mirrored volume, also known as a RAID-1 volume, is a fault-tolerant volume that duplicates data on two different physical disks. Mirrored volumes are supported on dynamic disks, and provide data redundancy by using two identical copies (mirrors) of the volume. You cannot create mirrored volumes on computers that are running Windows XP […]
Beginning with Windows 2000, Microsoft has updated the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) syntax in BOOT.INI to support the SIGNATURE() syntax, which offers a more accurate method for Windows 2000 to boot up in certain conditions. You will see this syntax, which is otherwise identical to SCSI(), if you install Windows 2000 on a hard drive […]
Sometimes you want to delete a file but when you do so an error message pops and tells you it cannot be done. Method #1 – Kill explorer.exe Do successfully delete an undeletable file that is caught be the explorer.exe process (and most of them are) do the following: Open a Command Prompt window and […]
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 offer two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic. Basic Disk Storage Basic storage uses normal partition tables supported by MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. A disk […]
Windows 2000 introduced the concept of dynamic disks, which let you implement RAID-type disk configurations (e.g., disk mirroring, fault-tolerant striping) and make disk and volume changes without rebooting. Although Microsoft doesn’t support dynamic disks on most laptops, you can enable a dynamic disk on your laptop. Alternatively, you might want to prevent users from upgrading […]
USB removable disks (also known as flash drives or “Disk on Key” and other variations) are quickly becoming an integral part of our electronic life, and now nearly everybody owns one device or another, in forms of small disks, external hard drives that come enclosed in cases, card readers, cameras, mobile phones, portable media players […]