Thursday, December 13, 2018

How to Connect to AWS Snowball and Copy Data

1. Order the AWS Snowball from your AWS Account and have it shipped to you.

Note: Good YouTube Video by AWS:

2. Download the AWS Snowball Client

3. Download the Manifest File

Note: (Security Alert!) Protect the location of the file. King of the Kingdom access if someone snatches it or accesses it unauthorized for the workload/data.

4. Make sure the manifest file is in a path you can access easily. If it's on your workstation, it may be a delay. Use a jump server.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

How to Remove a Failed Move Request for the Current Batch of Exchange 2013 to Office 365

1. MS Blog:

2. Open Powershell as an Administrator and install the AzureAD Powershell Modules on your Windows 10 machine.

3.  Install-Module -Name AzureAD (Doesn't seem to work on W2012 R2 Server)

4. Login with your Office365 Account (You have to be a Global admin). Type in Connect-AzureAD

5. After you type in the password you will get this screen:

6. Connect to Office 365 through PowerShell from the elevated prompt on your local Windows 10 Machine.

PS C:\Windows\system32> $UserCredential = Get-Credential

7. Sign-in to Office 365 with Administrator Account

8. Run this command so that you are connected via PowerShell (no there is no GUI):

PS C:\Windows\system32> $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

9. Turn off the pain in the neck prompts:

PS C:\Windows\system32> Import-PSSession $Session -DisableNameChecking

10. Check your batch that is migrating:

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-MigrationBatch | fl

11. Get your Move Request (See what's failed)

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-MoveRequest

12.  Remove the Completed Jobs (Optional):

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-MoveRequest -movestatus completed | remove-moverequest

13. Delete all of them:

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-MoveRequest -MoveStatus Failed | Remove-MoveRequest

14. Delete one at a time.

PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-MigrationUser

Kill the failed jobs:                      Final2-12.12.2018              Failed

PS C:\Windows\system32> Remove-MigrationUser

Are you sure you want to perform this action?
Remove the migration user ""?
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [?] Help (default is "Y"): A

Reference Blogs:


Monday, December 3, 2018

Default AWS Storage Gateway Password

1. After downloading the AWS Storage Gateway and importing the .OVA file into VMware you have to login after you start the VM.

2. Default login is the following:

Username: admin
Password: password

Note: It is no longer sguser / sgpassword

3. After you have logged in test your networking connectivity to AWS:

4. You will need to change the password inside the AWS Console under "Actions"