Archiware iBook “Data Management, Backup & Archive for Media Professionals”


Archiware iBook

The free iBook “Data Management, Backup & Archive for Media Professionals” by Archiware’s Dr. Marc Batschkus has recently been updated with some new contributions.

The iBook now features contributions from André Aulich (moosystems) on Archive migration, Liam Hayter (Independent State) on Thunderbolt computing and Helmut Tschemernjak (HELIOS) on optimising RAID storage.

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The Hyper-V Portal 2014 Year in Review

by Eric Siron

Like any creative work, a blog post is never really done; it’s just abandoned. Unlike many other mediums, blogs do allow us to easily refresh those older articles, but we so rarely ever do it. To close out this year, a few of us on the editorial team got together and selected a few highlights from the past year.

Our 14 selections from 2014 (in no particular order):




Repairing Corrupt File Systems on VMs with Repair-Volume

by Luke Orellana

The other day I ran into one of the most common issues IT pros have to face, file corruption. Out of the blue, one of our clients called in reporting issues printing from their Windows Server 2008 terminal server.

This was a VM, which was being hosted on a Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster. Users were not receiving their redirected printers at logon. It turned out multiple remote desktop services were repeatedly crashing. A read only Check Disk on the system volume reported evidence of corrupt system files. In order to repair the corrupt files, a Check Disk repair had to be run on the system volume which required the server to be offline. This process ended up taking over 6 hours to fully complete the repair resulting in unwanted downtime and lost productivity for the client.

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Hyper-V and PowerShell: A Deep Dive into Get-VM

by Eric Siron

In the introductory article of this series, we talked about objects in PowerShell and how the large and grandiose uses of PowerShell are difficult to explain. While reflecting on that article, I realized that out of all the programming languages that I know, PowerShell’s verb-noun convention is probably the best way there is. This article will revisit that subject along with an investigation of the Get-VM cmdlet. If you’ve already got a good understanding of PowerShell objects and just want to learn about Get-VM, skip to the second half.

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Original post link: Hyper-V and PowerShell: A Deep Dive into Get-VM


Monthly Round-Up: November 2014

Our monthly commentary and link round-up for November 2014.

Don’t Underestimate the Sniff Test

If you read very much of what I write, you’ll know that I don’t put a lot of stock in fancy titles or credentials and I certainly pay little attention to self-anointed experts, regardless of how many popularity contests they’ve won. The only thing I pay attention to is what really, truly works, and it doesn’t matter at all to me who says it. This has been my only principle ever since the first time I was at the mercy of a support “technician” that had no idea what to do and whose only goal was to get me off the phone. Over the course of the past decade and a half, I’ve gotten fairly good at quickly determining who the fraud in the room is.

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Paragon Software scores 1st Place in Disk Imaging Software Review

Top10review site lists Paragon Hard Disk Manager as their #1 Disk Imaging Software product for 2015.



Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite

The all-round solution to completely protect, maintain and manage your PC!

  • Every essential solution to manage today’s hard drives
  • Full range of backup, recovery and partitioning solutions
  • Fast migration to new HDDs, SSDs and virtual machines
  • NEW Secure data wiping on SSDs
  • NEW Embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0
  • Free Update* for Windows 10 Support!

 Here are the various product skews for Hard Disk Manager (HDM)



Archiware Newsletter – December 2014


Newsletter December 2014

Contents include:

  • P5 Version 5.1.7 – Yosemite compatible
  • Thanks for visiting us at CCW & SATIS
  • iBook updated with new content
  • Helpful Knowledge
  • It’s a match! P5 Synchronize & WingFS
  • Dedicated P5 pages by our resellers
  • Upcoming events – 2015

Read the entire Newsletter here