Backup

Restoring from an alternate library in CommVault

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CommVault is a great product that allows you to perform backups at a primary location, and then send a deduplicated copy to a DR location for recovery. But what if you need to perform a test recovery at the DR location, how do you tell the restore which library to restore from? Step 1: Identify […]

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Decrypting NT passwords

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If you have been in the tech realm for long, you realize there is a need to recover forgotten passwords. Normally this is difficult (as it should be), but I just found a shortcut.The website http://www.md5decrypter.co.uk/ntlm-decrypt.aspx, has an online database of NTLM hashes and their accompanying passwords. Once you have the hash (via pwdump or other […]

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Working with an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200

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I just got a 4 TB Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 for use with VMware. The idea is that we can send it to customer locations, copy backups/VMDKs on it, and then ship it back. Previously we had done this with USB drives, but connecting a USB drive to a server is often problematic. Basic setup for […]