Tag Archive: backup

I needed to compress a VHD as it was causing backups to fail. The Hyper-V built-in compress tool gained me 15MB! i was impressed. Even after a defrag, it was no better. So then i

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I came across this problem a few weeks ago.

A server had had a “Snap Shot” taken of it, then deleted. But the machine had never been powered down to allow the aVHD to merge with the VHD.  So when the host crashed, i was faced with a Virtual machine that was over 18 months old! View full article »

It has come up a number of time with failing USB drive backups that i have needed to change the letter of a drive to make it all work. On one server every day it was wrong, so we needed to log on and fix it every day. Now we have a script.

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