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Tech Tip: “The type of filesystem is RAW” may not always signal disaster

This week, a client had a Windows server hard reboot (for no obvious reason) and when it came back their data volume wasn’t available. The data partition was visible in “My Computer” and Disc Management, but it didn’t show free/used space and clicking on the drive letter resulted in an invitation to format the disc. […] more »

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How to: Set “Password Never Expires” on Office 365 accounts.

This isn’t something we’d recommend for normal operations.  However, using Office 365 with external applications isn’t great when it comes to dealing with password resets. In many cases, the first thing a user knows is that their email no longer connects, as the countdown warnings on a regular domain account don’t necessarily apply. With this […] more »

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iPod/iPhone/iPad remote desktop with Pocket Cloud

Wyse Pocket Cloud provides a remote desktop (Windows terminal server), VNC and VMWare View client for mobile devices. Wyse provide two versions, the free edition which is limited to a single server connection, and the paid-for edition which offers additional features, such as multiple connections and support for Terminal Services gateway. http://pocketcloud.com/remotedesktop#tab-video This quick guide […] more »

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Using Exinda to Help Improve Equallogic Replication – Setup

We’ve recently undertaken a project that involves replication between Equallogic iSCSI SANs. Using Exinda appliances, the objective is to use acceleration (WAN memory) to improve replication  performance, whilst using shaping to ensure that other business critical applications get priority during the day. We may look to using schedules to give the replication high priority access […] more »

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Using Exinda to Help Improve Equallogic Replication – Results

In a previous post we explained how to configure the Exinda appliance to deal with iSCSI traffic. Having built our policies and enabled acceleration (available with x800 licences, x700 primarily offer visibility and shaping), we are now seeing some fairly impressive reduction stats. For example, the Exinda report for a Saturday shows: Reduction Statistics by […] more »