Category Archives: Actifio

Actifio at Tech Field Day 11

In this blog post I want to inform you about Actifio’s presentation to Tech Field Day 11. Tech Field Days are one of my favourite technical information sources.    They involve a group of prominent bloggers and industry personalities being given … Continue reading

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vSphere ESXi6.0 CBT (VADP) bug that affects incremental backups / snapshots.

VMware recently posted a new KB article 2136854 to advertise a new issue that has been found with their Changed Block Tracking (CBT) code. It’s important to note that this is not the same one as posted recently also for ESXi 6.0 … Continue reading

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Actifio worked around the VMware CBT bug in 2012

There has been a lot of discussion lately about a VMware Change Block Tracking (CBT) bug that causes backup software to miss out on modified parts of VMDK files.  This results in corrupted backups. The Register has had two articles … Continue reading

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Using AIX VG mirroring in combination with hardware snapshots

One of the great things about Logical Volume Managers is how you can use them for all manner of clever solutions.   I recently explored how to use a combination of hardware snapshots and LVM to create rapid backups without using … Continue reading

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Innovate, emulate or evaporate.

The IT Industry is changing rapidly.   New disruptive technologies are changing the whole playing field and vendors who just talk about backup are going the way of the dinosaur.   Actifio saw this more than four years ago and … Continue reading

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Different story but the plot remains the same

I just finished the latest Jack Reacher novel, “Never Go Back”, by Lee Child, and it was everything I expected.   If you have ever read any of the Jack Reacher novels you will know what I mean.   Every … Continue reading

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Actifio feedback in two minutes and thirty two seconds

The place was Sydney; the date was August 6, 2013; the event was Actifio’s first major launch event in the Australia/New Zealand region. Over 150 attendees heard from five of Actifio’s local clients:  JBS Swift, SAI Global, People’s Choice Credit … Continue reading

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