Clean Backups Using Windows Server Backup and EBS Snapshots

One of the powerful features of AWS is the ability to snapshot any EBS volume you have operating. The challenge when utilising Windows 2008 R2 is that NTFS doesn't support point-in-time snapshotting which can result in an inconsistent EBS snapshot. You can still create a snapshot but it may be that one or more file … Continue reading Clean Backups Using Windows Server Backup and EBS Snapshots

Fix Windows 8 and Hyper-V Virtual Switch Problems

Wow, that hurts! One reason I decided to jump onto the Windows 8 bandwagon was that I finally had access to a native VM environment that supports 64 bit operating systems. ¬†Unfortunately, though, I've just burnt a couple of hours trying to figure out how to get Hyper-V and Windows 8 to play nicely with … Continue reading Fix Windows 8 and Hyper-V Virtual Switch Problems