Storage

Physical Disks are Missing in Disk Management

August 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

In this post, I’ll explain how I fixed a situation where most of my Storage Spaces JBOD disks were missing in Disk Management and Get-PhysicalDisk showed their OperationalStatus as being stuck on “Starting”. I’ve had some interesting hardware/software issues with an old lab at work. All of [...]

Azure Preview – Standard SSD Disks

June 5, 2018 // 2 Comments

Say what?!?! Standard SSD disks? And we thought that Standard = HDD and Premium = SSD! But that’s no longer the case. In the coming world of Azure (we’re not there yet), Premium will be just that, but Standard will be normal deployments of either HDD or SSD. How do the three tiers of managed [...]

Video–Azure File Sync

March 22, 2018 // 2 Comments

I’ve produced and shared a short video (12:33 minutes) to explain what Azure File Sync is, what it will do for you, and there’s a quick demo at the end. If you want to: Synchronise file shares between offices Fix problems with full file servers by using tiered storage in the cloud Use online [...]

Faster & Bigger Azure Backup for Azure VMs

March 21, 2018 // 4 Comments

Azure Backup recently rolled out an update to their service for protecting Azure VMs to improve backup speed, restore performance, and to add support for larger disks. Support for Large Disks Azure Backup didn’t support disks that were larger than 1 TiB (1 TB is the marketing measure of 1000 GB, [...]

First Cloud Mechanix Azure Course Completed

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last week, I delivered my first ever Cloud Mechanix Azure training course, to a full room in the Lancaster Gate area of London, UK. It was a jam-packed full 2 days of Azure storage, networking, virtual machines, backup, DR, security, and management, with lots of hands-on labs. Half the attendees [...]
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