From the monthly archives: August, 2014

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Which Email Account is Best For You?

We all have email accounts these days... it’s just as essential to daily life as the air we breathe but are you thinking about switching? There have been so big players in the email market for some time although some of them are now fading away- classic example... Hotmail.  Other big boys include Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, iCloud and Outlook so ITbuilder takes a look at the pros and cons of each service and what they can offer you.   Microsoft Outlook.com Best For Office Workers Worst For Over complicating Commands ITbuilder Rating: 4/5 Microsoft’s interface is globally recognised and is second nature to most office workers. We are all accustomed to the handy folder list on the left, the ability to drag and drop plus the ability to organise your files and view mail. Its popularity also means it is easy to schedule Outlook calendar meetings with contacts in other firms without the need to use an external software program or a PA!  It is also possible to add other POP3 ma ...

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Microsoft Changing The Way It Provides Updates

Since update 1, there has been speculation about when the next round of updates will take place, however this has prompted Microsoft to announce that they will be changing the way they provide system updates to users. Typically, Microsoft’s monthly updates are reserved solely for security related patches, however from August 12th 2014 we can confirm that the company will be including regular software updates on a monthly basis as opposed to scheduling an update 2 for Windows 8.1.

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ITbuilder's 5 Tech Predictions for 2015

Can you believe we are over half way through 2014? Time moves quickly and so does technology, so it’s important to stay ahead of the trends and consider the future of IT. Based on recent activity and developments within the tech world ITbuilder offers 5 tech predictions for 2015.   1.       Cloud Will Exceed On-premise for New Deployments Cloud hosted technology will begin to overtake the traditional server arrangements in many more businesses. 2014 saw many of our clients moving over to managed, hosted services which is rented and allows users to remotely access company applications and data without the traditional restrictions presented by a physical server solution. More companies will be moving their CRM, telephone systems and databases online which will allow for far greater growth and flexibility in their business operations.   2.       Internet Traffic will Peak It is estimated that by 2015, over 90% of internet traffic ...

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Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

Problem When backing up virtual guests in a cluster (using Cluster Shared Volumes - CSV) running Windows 2012 R2 and using Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0, some guest machine backups fail with: Unable to allocate processing resources. Error: Unknown status of async operation The shadow copy provider timed out while flushing data to the volume being shadow copied. This is probably due to excessive activity on the volume. Try again later when the volume is not being used so heavily. --tr:Failed to create VSS snapshot. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks. Meanwhile, all tests on the cluster volumes regarding creation and removal of shadow copy complete fine. Cause When Hyper-V guest machine elements exist on the local virtual host volume and not on the cluster volume, the backup fails with the above error. This occurs if a highly available machine is created and virtual machine component placement is selected on the local host volume and virtual disk on the cluster shared volume. An example of t ...

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  1. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Hello dear, getting bellow error. 6/9/2017 2:15:33 PM :: Unable to create snapshot (Microsoft Software...

    -- Subodh

  2. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Technology never ceases to amaze me. Every other say there are new developments and even more interesting...

    -- ujwalpandit

  3. Re: De-clutter your life

    Emailing is now an important element of our routine lives and specifically our businesses base entirely...

    -- Henry George

  4. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Excellent, this articule help us a lot. Thanks, because the Veeam support dont know how to solve this...

    -- HEIKI

  5. Re: Countdown to GameOver Zeus Virus

    Great advice- think I'd better start having a PC cleanup starting with all the saved passwords! :)

    -- Charli

  6. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Thanks for the wonderful advise and great note. This article saved my life. I had the same problem...

    -- Nizam