Combining Veeam and PowerCLI

Combining Veeam and PowerCLI

Veeam Backup & Replication is a great tool for backing up your virtual environment. U can use it to backup certain virtual machines or your whole environment by simply creating backup jobs in which u add virtual machines. Veeam has the option which sends an e-mail if a backup was successful or failed. Sadly there is one thing I couldn’t find and it’s an option to check which virtual machines are being backed up and which are not in a…

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Finding all symlinks in a directory

Finding all symlinks in a directory

This is a very useful command if you need to find all symlinks in a certain directory:

Syslog-ng configuration and rotation script

Syslog-ng configuration and rotation script

I’m a big fan of syslog-ng. All my devices which allow the usage of syslog send information to my syslog-ng server. The server configuration below will send all information to specific day dirs for each device. The client configuration will send all information to the syslog-ng server but we will also keep the messages and authentication log stored on the local machine. After a few months (maybe weeks – depending on the number of devices u have) this will take…

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Moving locked VM’s in ESXi using SSH

Moving locked VM’s in ESXi using SSH

VMware vSphere is a very nice piece of virtualization software. Sadly there are a few things that can go wrong and I had the “luck” to hit one of those. Waking up on a morning to notice that 4 VM’s are offline because of the ESXi host going down (hardware failure) isn’t something you want to wake up with. The worst news was that it was a new host which hadn’t been added to a cluster yet so no HA…

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