Hot topic – our backup server (overheating!)

Ahh, computer backups. I’ve said before and learn’t first hand how important they are over the years. My business backup routine is to copy the files from the server in another building. I used to have a ReadyNAS NV+ (image on wikipedia) and for many years it served us well. Actually, 8 years, which is … Continue reading “Hot topic – our backup server (overheating!)”

VMware consolidated backup missing a catalogue file – fixed!

As always seems to be the case, a routine update of server software becomes a problem. This time it was updating VMware ESXi from 4 to 5. I know, I’m a little behind the times, but it was working, and it’s only a small office server… and I should have left it alone, sigh. So, … Continue reading “VMware consolidated backup missing a catalogue file – fixed!”

Backup! (Bye bye TimeMachine, hello Carbon Copy Cloner)

Executive summary: Stop reading, backup your computer. Done that? Let’s continue. [1] Second Executive summary: TimeMachine on my mac failed, I now use Carbon Copy Cloner. Yes, that cost me £26. Yes, it’s basically rsync (free opensource software I already use) but it’s easier to configure and has other useful features that I decided are … Continue reading “Backup! (Bye bye TimeMachine, hello Carbon Copy Cloner)”