Category / windows

When a Client job fails and reports : Error: VSS API failure calling “BackupComplete”. ERR=Object is not initialized; called during restore or not called in correct sequence. Try to start the Service : VSS manually; This solved the issue for a few Clients;

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Doesn’t happen often that I need Windows tools, but this worked nicely, so I though I share it with the future me that will have forgotten about this method; On the domain server open a “Windows Powershell”; Import the module : Import-Module ActiveDirectory Then create the list of “enabled” users : Get-ADComputer -Filter {enabled -eq […]

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Bareos uses FileSets to decide what to backup and what not to backup. While the documentation is extensive, the approach is mostly include everything and exclude parts (include all, exclude after).  While this is the way average people want to backup. If you work around non-IT minded people, you know that they will store EVERYTHING, […]

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I could not remove this folder in Windows. It gave an error that is was not there anymore … uh-oh … corruption ? I checked the disk using the windows utility but the disk seemed fine (raid was a-OK). To my surprise the only solution was to go to the windows console / command prompt and remove […]

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Suddenly a Linux server, -only- serving as ‘open’ samba share (guest account allowed) stopt working. I logged in and found samba working, no weird network issues, nothing. A mystery ! After a service smb restart and a reboot -h now (sue me, uptime) I increased the log level of smb to level 3 this is done […]

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Since most of us work in a mixed environment (at best), we have to deal with all environments when it comes to backups. So here is how to install Bareos on Windows. There are two methods described in the manual. However I’m doing the GUI method. (It’s Windows after all) You can download the latest […]

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I normally go for Apache as my go-to webserver, lately however I got a liking to Nginx, for no real reasons except for the fact it has a nicer config layout. (a bad reason is a reason non the less) So when I installed Bash for Windows 10, I when and tried Nginx, sadly it […]

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I have finally got to using bash (Ubuntu) for windows 10. I really like it, I like the possibility to run ALL the games I want and still be able to be productive. (ssh from bash, yeeey!) So I started off with moving some repo’s (git/svn/darcs) that worked great, but I noticed I could not […]

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I doubt any living soul is still using darcs on windows, so this will be very useful for myself when I reinstall my computer at some time, or god forbid my HP Elitebook 8530p dies on me. Either way, this will get darcs running on windows, so you can use the repo from a Linux […]

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Today, I created my first windows webserver Let’s Encrypt signed certificate, yaay! I’m not to big on windows webservers, but it was very simple, so if your a windows sysadmin. This is a great tool : https://github.com/Lone-Coder/letsencrypt-win-simple This guide describes it pretty nicely : https://www.coderamblings.net/archive/lets-encrypt-how-to-set-up-on-a-windows-server-and-help-make-the-web-a-safer-place/  

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