Avamar MOSS GLR Plugin

I was recently setting up MOSS (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Sever) for GLR (Granular Level Restores) using the Avamar plugin. When I installed the MOSS plugin and selected the GLR component it fails the installation with the following error also shown above.

AvFSCreateProcArg: Command ‘”C:\Program Files\avs\bin\axionfs.exe” /regserver’ failed, exitCode=-2147024891:80070005

This is due to UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 2008 / 2008 R2 which can prevent software from being installed with administrator privileges, unless an administrator authorizes the elevated privileges. So the GLR component fails to install because of inadequate permissions for several custom actions. These custom actions are related to AvFS (Eldos).

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There are 2 workarounds:


1. Turn off UAC.

Do so as follows. Start -> Control Panel. Select User Accounts and User Accounts again. Select Change User Account Control settings. Drag slider to “Never notify”. Reboot. Run the MOSS VSS MSI installer from the Avamar Server, e.g. AvamarMossVSS-windows-x86_64-6.0.1xx-xxx.msi

2. Open command window and run as administrator.

Download the MOSS VSS installer MSI file from the Avamar server, e.g. AvamarMossVSS-windows-x86_64-6.0.1xx-xxx.msi. Start -> Right-click on the Command Prompt icon. Choose Run as Administrator. CD to the directory containing the downloaded MOSS VSS MSI file. Run the MOSS VSS MSI file from the command prompt to perform the installation.

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Full instruction are detailed in the link below, page 12 onwards. For some reason I missed this and suffered the hard way. Whats that saying, RTFM 🙂

EMC Avamar Microsoft SharePoint Client 5.0 User Guide

Apple iPad PDF FAIL – DD – 31st July 2010

Second time I’m typing this due to the iPad WordPress App crashing and losing my post, not a good day on the iPad.

This entry is just a moan about the iPad. I feel I’m slowly moving away from using it.

I will start with me making a bad decision and bringing only the iPad away with me on a business trip. I assumed the iPad would be able to handle everything I would want it to do while away from home. So in an attempt to travel light I left the MacBook at home – FAIL

It was going well until I wanted to download a PDF, which iBook reads and can display quite well. I opened up Safari, found the PDF file – FAIL. Unable to do anything with it. I assumed that because I can download pictures in Safari and see them in the Photo App I would be able to download PDFs and see them in iBooks – FAIL

Everyone talks about how Apple make things easy but they don’t in this case. To load PDFs onto my iPad I have to download them on my desktop or laptop and transfer them to my iPad using iTunes, is it me or does that seem silly? I know there is probably an App that will download the PDFs but I bet none of them will store it in iBooks.

So going forward, if I want to bring the iPad I need to make sure I have everything pre loaded onto it before setting out and if anything is missing TOUGH!

Second is to travel heavy and bring both the iPad and the laptop but that is just silly don’t you think?

I guess I’ll have to wait, like I’m waiting for iOS 4. Probably won’t be supported until the third generation, a bit like copy and paste!

So I’m left with a picture frame, sofa surfer, bedtime reader 🙁

Thanks for reading and hope you can relate.

EH

Dell Launches EqualLogic PS6000XVS, PS6010XVS, PowerVault MD3200, MD3200i Storage Arrays

Dell EqualLogic PS6010XVSDell has announced new Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault storage platforms.

Dell’s offerings now include the EqualLogic PS6000XVSand PS6010XVS and the PowerVault MD3200 andMD3200i storage arrays.

Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

“- New Dell EqualLogic PS6000XVS and PS6010XVS storage arrays combine the advantages of SAS and SSD drives in a single enclosure to improve density and performance. An extension of Dell’s expertise in automated load-balancing and data movement technologies, customers leveraging the EqualLogic 5.0 firmware can now benefit from automated data tiering within the new arrays.

– New advancements in the Dell EqualLogic software architecture dramatically improves the performance and scalability of EqualLogic storage arrays – all at no additional cost to new or existing EqualLogic customers. With the introduction of EqualLogic 5.0 firmware, VMware infrastructures can dramatically reduce SAN network traffic for the copy process by over 95% and CPU utilization for the copy process by over 75% VMware vStorage initiative.

– New Dell PowerVault MD3200 and PowerVault MD3200i storage arrays are ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses looking for an affordable, high performance virtualization platform. The MD3200 series of storage arrays provides up to two times the performance, host support and capacity scalability over the previous generation of products.”

The Dell EqualLogic PS6000XVS and EqualLogic PS6010XVS will be available in early August, while the Dell PowerVault MD3200 and PowerVault MD3200i will be available this week.

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Tech Blog by Ezra Hill