The musings of an IT Consultant:

February, 2011


February 28, 2011  11:04 PM

Veeam Backup!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, free, VCP, Veeam, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks! So if you follow my blog you have probably read about Veeam before. It's one of my favourite backup solutions for VMware environments. Veeam has been steadily improving it's product offering and has always been at the forefront of virtual machine backup solutions in my opinion. Now...

February 28, 2011  11:01 PM

Exchange 2010 SP1 prerequisites



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Exchange 2010 prerequisites, pre-requisites, SP1

Hi folks! So you know all those prereqs for Exchange 2010? What happens when you install SP1? Well there are some changes but they are minor. Make sure you have the Office 2010 filter packs installed for example. There are also some hotfixes you need. You can get them


February 28, 2011  10:58 PM

Kaseya Connect!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Kaseya, Managed Services, monitoring, MSP, remote control

Hi folks! So for those of you that took my advice and started using Kaseya, good for you! The Kaseya conference is coming soon! For those of you that haven't, give Kaseya a spin and see how you like it, it's a great product! The Kaseya conference is a great opportunity to look at all things...


February 28, 2011  10:48 PM

Exchange 2010



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Exchange 2010

Hi folks! So more and more I am seeing upgrades to Exchange 2010 these days. That's a good thing! Why is it a good thing? Well with Exchange 2010 you have DAG! I do see a few holdovers these days sticking to Exchange 2003, but people really should get with the times and move to 2010. Also now...


February 28, 2011  7:50 AM

EPIC Technology Day



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3PAR, Epic Information Solutions, Epic Technology Day, Storage

Hi folks! It's getting to be that time of year again. EPIC Technology day is just around the corner! This year it will be on April 12, 2011. We will have David Scott the former CEO of 3Par and now the HP Senior VP for StorageWorks as the...


February 28, 2011  7:08 AM

3 TB Drives



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3 TB, NAS, QNAP, SAN, SMB

Hi folks! Now that 3 TB drives are available, it's great news for the SMB! Why you ask? Because with 3 TB sata drives you can greatly increase your capacity in an SMB NAS or SAN device. For example, the latest QNAP devices support 3 TB sata drives. In an 8 drive...


February 28, 2011  5:52 AM

6 core processors yield licensing questions



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, license, Licensing, multi-core, policy, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So now with 6 core processors readily available for servers, the questions about VMware and multi-core licensing are starting to crop up again. Generally you license based on a certain amount of cores, and if you exceed that, you buy a license to upgrade you to more cores. However you...


February 28, 2011  3:51 AM

Common problems with Windows 7 Backup



Posted by: Raj Perumal
common problems, errors, shadow copies, system protection, Windows 7 backup

Hi folks! So if you followed my last blog post, you took a look at Windows 7 backup. However, there are some common issues you need to be aware of. You see sometimes people just turn Windows 7 Backup on and it fails and they are not sure why it doesn't work. Here are some housekeeping items you...


February 28, 2011  3:42 AM

Windows 7 Backup



Posted by: Raj Perumal
external storage, offsite, QNAP, SAN, Windows 7 backup

Hi folks! So you want to regularly backup your home computer or small business workstation? What should you do? Well if you are using Windows 7, you are in luck! You can use Windows 7 backup! Windows 7 backup comes with Windows 7 and not only allows you to do a backup, but you can have it...


February 28, 2011  3:38 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials



Posted by: Raj Perumal
anti-virus, free, home use, Microsoft Security Essentials, small business

Hi folks! So more often than not, I hear a lot of people ask about what they should do for anti-virus at home. They are concerned about it, but at the same time they don't want to pay for it. Well for you home users and small businesses out there, Microsoft has a solution for you. It's called...


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