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Installing Arch Linux Using Arch Anywhere – Part 2

This post is 2nd part of Arch Linux installation guide and as you may read the first part, you know that we want to do it by Arch Anywhere and now, if you have downloaded ISO from Arch Anywhere website, mount it and follow the below steps. I’ll install Arch Linux on a virtual machine, you can do it on virtual machine or physical machine.


Installing Arch Linux Using Arch Anywhere – Part 1

Arch Linux is one of most popular Linux distributions and one of most updated Linux distributions. Arch Linux has no graphical or automatic installer for installation and installing Arch Linux is not simple for most new users. During installation, you have to do initialize disk, create partitions, configure boot-loader and other configurations manually. So you need to know enough about Linux. If you know, what are you doing, it would be wonderful experience but if not, it will be dark dream! Now, what’s solution to gain experience of working with most updated Linux for beginner users? Answer, you can use...

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Nakivo Backup & Replication – VM Replication

Replication You can take backup from your virtual machines by Nakivo Backup & Replication, we have talked about that before. We’ve reviewed some amazing features but now, I want to explain replication feature for you. You can create your replicated VMs in few steps, that’s so easy. Nakivo Backup & Replication needs some requirements and you need to provide these requirements in your infrastructure. This is very similar between backup and replication suites. If you have experience about working with backup and replication software, you know that what should you provide for replication.

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Nakivo Backup & Replication – Command Line Interface – Part 2

[addthis_horizontal_recommended_content] Part 2: As you may read my previous post which was first part of Nakivo Backup & Replication command line interface introducing posts, you can access to the command line by different ways and run your commands. Now, we want to know, which commands are available to use? The current commands categorized as the below five categories: Job Management: You can use the commands to list, run, stop, enable, disable or get detailed information about your jobs as reports. Here is some examples of using the commands: Job Management List jobs job-list Job ID Job name Current job status...

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Nakivo Backup & Replication – Command Line Interface – Part 1

Nakivo Backup & Replication is now one of favorite backup and replication suites for vSphere environments and many small businesses using it for keeping their data secure, preventing down time during DR and recover any file or object from their services which hosting by virtual machines. I wrote some posts about Nakivo Backup & Replication and I suggest that read the previous posts, if you are not familiar with that: Nakivo Backup & Replication 6 – Review Nakivo Backup & Replication 6.1 Nakivo Backup Replication 6.x – Screenshot Verification Nakivo Backup Replication 6.x – Flash VM Boot Nakivo Backup & Replication...

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Nakivo Backup & Replication 6.x – Instant File Recovery

Sometimes, you need to restore some files (Instant File Recovery) that it’s stored on your virtual machine cause of file corruption or anything else. So you will look at your backup and you will try to restore your machine. The files will be restored but other files that you don’t need those restored! All you configurations will be affected because you roll back machine to a different time. So what’s solution? Nakivo Backup & Replication has a feature for restoring guest files instead of restoring virtual machine files and disks. The feature is “File Recovery” (Instant File Recovery) and you...


Remove _deviceImage-0.iso From ESXi Datastore

What’s Issue? Sometimes, we need to prepare a VM with specific OS and deploy it on another environment, so we have to export the VM as OVA or OVF file. Because of installing OS, we need to mount ISO file on our machine and may be we forgot remove ISO file from CD-ROM before exporting VM. Then if we import the OVF/OVA file to another server or environment, the ISO file will be copied to the target folder with other files. The file will be renamed to “_deviceImage-0.iso”. If we deployed one or two machine, there is no concern about...

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Nakivo Backup Replication 6.x – Flash VM Boot

Introduction Flash VM Boot is one of Nakivo Backup Replication features and one of favorite features for most administrators because they can recover the latest state of virtual machine very fast and easily. You can reduce your down time when your machine is infected by ransomware or virus or your virtual machine files has been corrupted by unsuccessful update. How It Works? Flash VM Boot can create a machine (Recovered machine) from original machine’s backup restore points (Anyone you want) and turn it to an active virtual machine immediately. Nakivo Backup Replication will attach snapshot disks to recovered machine directly....

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Nakivo Backup Replication 6.x – Screenshot Verification

Introduction Screenshot Verification is a feature to verify backup and replication jobs status. Nakivo Backup Replication can makes screenshot from booted OS when backup is recovered or sending screenshot via email as a report and proof when the jobs have been done. The feature is an useful feature for administrators, they can configure it simply, run the job and wait to receive the screenshot. Configuration Connect to your Director Web-UI and create a backup job (You can configure it for replication and recovery jobs too). Select VMs to backup, choose backup repository, specify job schedule and then we should enable...


Veeam Backup & Replication – Re-IP Rule on Linux VM

Veeam Backup & Replication is one of the best backup and replication software that you can use them in your virtual environment. Veeam BR be able to IP customization during disaster-recovery and you can have your virtual machines in a DR site with different IP plan. But Veeam BR just support Windows VMs for IP customization or “Re-IP Rule”. So what can we do about Linux virtual machines and others? There is one unique answer (As I know): You have to do it manually or by a script during replica machine boot process. I wrote two scripts on this regard...