No matter where you are in the world you are probably working from home and if you are anything like me probably busier than normal! But it is important to stay on top of things and one of them things should be learning. Normally it’s a privilege to get training access whilst on the job. But I think if you are now working from home you likely need something like a project or some form of education. Over the last 6 months I have been taking advantage of my Pluralsight account that I get through being part of the VMware vExpert Program. I have beenRead More →

You know those tools that you all should have close by and accessible as an administrator? The Veeam Extract Utility should be one of these tools, before this week it has always been free to download but it has always been included as part of the Veeam Backup & Replication software download. Let’s just rewind, what is the Veeam Extract Utility? It is a tool that allows you to extract your Veeam image-based backups (VBK, VIB, VRB) without requiring a full installation of Veeam Backup & Replication, even though Community Edition gives you all the recovery options. The Extract Utility is a small bit ofRead More →

Background It feels like this project has been bubbling away for around 6 months, so it is great to be able to share the progress as we are getting close to the completing the project. First of all, up till this project I have been a massive Apple fanboy for probably the last 5-8 years, I have a 13″ MacBook Pro for the road and a 27″ Apple iMac for home use. These are getting old and I have been thinking about a tech refresh for the last at least 12 months. The first look was to see what a tech refresh would be replacingRead More →