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EMCWorld – 2 days down

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Day 2 at EMCworld ended with a bang. Lots of great sessions and lots of fun. So far I have seen: The future of consumer driven IT Enterprise IT growing and being as nimble as consumer technology Virtualized information world, where people no longer work on “documents” at “deskops” but work with information from anywhere […]

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New features in Avamar Desktop/Laptop

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Avamar 6.0 just went RA (apparently 1 step prior to GA) and the EMCWorld session EMC Avamar: Edge for Remote Office and Desktop/Laptop Data Protection, they discussed some of the new features.They started off the session discussing the features and capabilties of the Desktop/Laptop backup solution. Basically it is the same as the serve backup […]

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Rerun failed Avamar VMDK backup jobs

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With our recent use of VMDK backups via Avamar, I have been annoyed at having to deal with at least 1 failure every night. Resolution would normally require logging into the Avamar console, finding the appropriate machine(s), and relaunching the backup. This assumes that it isn’t a production critical system and can launch a backup […]

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Removing left-over snapshots

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We recently started using Avamar to perform VMDK backups of our VMware environment. This process creates a snapshot of a VM, mounts the snapshot to a backup appliance, backs up the snapshot, and then deletes the snapshot – a fairly decent process. Unfortunatly, some times it doesnt delete the snapshot, and if you leave them […]