Thursday, November 14, 2019

How to Install the Veeam Agent for Linux on Ubuntu Linux

1. You can run a test on an Ubuntu server VM on VMware Workstation or via Virtualbox.

2. Download the free edition for Veeam for Linux agent (Note: The agent relies on Veeam Snap, so you need to install both).
https://www.veeam.com/linux-backup-download.html

Public Repository: http://repository.veeam.com/.private/deb/ (RPM or Deb Package managers)

*Instructions: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforlinux/userguide/installation_offline.html?ver=30#deb

There is a depedency on dkms. Run which dkms on your server CLI to verify that it is installed. You will get a response /usr/sbin/dkms if it is installed.

If it is not installed run sudo apt-get install dkms - y

3. Create a folder for veeam under /opt

4. sudo wget http://repository.veeam.com/.private/deb/veeamsnap/veeamsnap_3.0.2.1185_all.deb
5. sudo wget http://repository.veeam.com/.private/deb/veeam/veeam_3.0.2.1185_i386.deb

FYI. If you use the links here https://www.veeam.com/linux-backup-free-download.html it will give you version 1.0 etc of the application. Grab the latest version directly from the repositories instead so you have the latest release.

6. sudo dpkg -i ./veeamsnap* && sudo dpkg -i ./veeam*

7. After installation run sudo veeam and then it will open the prompt for the location you want to store you backup.

8. Hit "C" on your keyboard to configure the backups.


9. After you click "C". Name your backup job and finish the configurations. FYI for you Windows dudes...there is no mouse. You have to use the keyboard tab key.


10. Finish the configurations. Identify your Veeam Repository or you can backup to a location of your choice.


11. After you finish identifying your location (AWS S3, Google Cloud Bucket, etc). Run your backup.

12. Recover your backup into AWS and Bam! Done.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Web URL Spaces

The following character set is for spaces in URL addresses since website URL addresses cannot have spaces by protocol.

%20 this is used in the case of a space of a web URL
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

How to Cleanup the WinSXS (Windows Update Folder)

1. Open Command prompt as an administrator

2. run the following commands in command prompt or powershell.

3. Run the analyzer: dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore

4. Enter the command: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

5.  Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

If you need to manually clean that sucker up. Then go to the following folder and delete all files older than 1 year.

C:\windows\WinSXS

Caution: Be careful not to delete the "Backup" Folder: C:\windows\WinSXS\Backup

Absolute Kill Option. Seriously. Be careful if it's running a critical application. This is a RGE (Resume Generating Event)

6. Stop all running services

7. Remove-Item -path c:\Windows\WinSXS\* -Force

If you didn't kill the server. Rejoice. If you did (and your on VMware), roll back the snapshot
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Monday, July 29, 2019

How to Configure System Logging on VMware ESXi 6.7

Go to Configure - > Advanced System Settings

Click on "Edit.."

Search syslog.global

Enter your LUN: [LUN NAME]/ folder name

Click Ok.

Quick and Easy folks...



Reference Articles:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2007658
https://www.virtubytes.com/2017/10/18/configure-esxi-syslog-location/
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.esxi.upgrade.doc/GUID-9F67DB52-F469-451F-B6C8-DAE8D95976E7.html
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

How to Add a USB to Hyper-V (Pre-VMware Data Migration)

You need to copy the data off of the Hyper-V Server and it's driving you nuts over the LAN.

1. Connect your USB to the physical server.

2. RDP into Hyper-V.

3. Open Hyper-V Manager. Click on the host and then select "Hyper-V Settings".

4. Enable/Check Use Enhanced Session Mode (2 Places)



5. Now click the VM itself and click settings and click "Integration Services" and select "Guest services". (NOTE: If the VM is online. Reboot it to pick up the change).


6. When you first connect to the VM. It will pop up and ask you to select an option. Integration Service is the last icon on the top left of the VM Toolbar.

7. Click on Local Resources ==> More


8. Click on Drives and select the USB you connected E:\ etc. Select Drive's that I Plug in Later if you will add more USB's later.



9. Now it will show the mounted USB. Copy your data!





Credits: YouTube University! =)

https://youtu.be/ckiZA8DC5n4 (Easy w/ No English)
https://youtu.be/klzhkzJMW0I (Detailed w/ English)








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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

I'm Unable to Uninstall any Programs or Install Software on Windows Server 2012 R2

1. You try to uninstall a program on Windows Server and your unable to proceed after getting an error that the their is a pending operation.

2. Troubleshooting Tip #1: Open up Task Manager and then find any msiexec services and right click and then "End Task" to all of them.

3. Try again. If everything works fine. Your done.

4. Troubleshooting Tip #2: Scan for Malware (MalwareBytes) or download and run CCleaner (I do not recommend this on production servers...that's your own risk.

5. Clean up the registry errors and then uninstall any unnecessary, unused and "makes no sense that it's installed" software.

6. Try again. If everything then works ok. Your done.

FYI. Doing things manually without a backup in the registry can wreak havoc. Be careful. If it's a VM. Take a snapshot. 5 minutes of patience and preparation can save you hours of anger, stress and fear of getting your head chomped off by _____________________!
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