Have you ever been in the middle of an important document when your computer crashes or freezes and realize you didn’t save it? You are not alone! I think we’ve all been there a time or two…or three! But there may be hope for us yet! The Auto Recovery (AutoSave) feature is here to help!
Depending upon the Microsoft Office version that you have, AutoRecovery (AutoSave) is a feature that will recover a document if your computer loses power or if a program error occurs while working in a document.
This feature will create a file similar to “AutoRecover Save of <file name>.doc.” When the program is restarted, the application will search your system for any of these files. Some documents may not be recoverable especially, if you’ve never saved the document before. And even if you have saved the document, you may lose recent changes. Once the program you were working in is restarted, it will automatically attempt to open the autorecovery files. If it does so successfully, then you will be able to save the document.
Our Enterprise Solutions team has been hard at work in the lab, training to become solutions experts for Veeam Data Protection and Backup tools. Their hard work, dedication and opportunity to train with Veeam’s technical team has earned Lewan the recognition of Gold Partner status in the Veeam ProPartner Program. Congratulations!
Self service recovery of one or more files from Asigra file system backup.
In the DS-User Interface, Open restore dialog for backup set
Select recovery objects
For restore of most recent backup of a directory, browse to specific folder and select that folder.
For other options select Show Files or Advanced
Selection of an individual file
Advanced selection options
Default is the latest generation of data (most recent backup)
See Asigra DS-Client documentation for detailed description of options
Selection of a backup session for selective data option
Data selected from specific backup session
Note that not all data will be included in any backup session. The “From” date may need to be moved in order to pick up files which had not changed at the time of a particular session.
Restore files to original location
Use this option with caution as more recent versions of files may be overwritten
Alternate restore options
The server, destination share and path may all be changed.
Note that by default the entire directory structure is restored below the destination. The full path is noted in the bottom pane. The path can be truncated (from the top directory shown in red) by incrementing the counter on the right.
Overwrite warning pop-up
Keep default performance options
Other restore options
Normally these are left at the default.
Restore progress window
Note full path of restore
To document the restore open the Activity Log
Select the parameters to locate the specific restore job
Select the restore job and open the detailed log
Right-Click on the log entries and select “Save As…”
Select a directory location and appropriate name for the log file
Citrix just announced the list of guest presenters for this year’s Citrix Synergy LA and two of our Lewan experts were chosen after going through a rigorous judging process. Only 22 topics were chosen so we are extremely proud and excited to be presenting two of those:
Dynamic user experience, presented by Dan Brinkman User acceptance of virtual desktops, presented by Kenneth Fingerlos
“Citrix Synergy in Los Angeles, May 22-24, stands out as an open, inclusive conference where many different opinions are expressed – not just those of Citrix. In that spirit, we are proud to announce an awesome lineup of guest presenters for Synergy breakout sessions. These speakers – and their subjects – were selected through our Call for Topics program. Each made the cut after a rigorous independent judging process.
The chosen presenters include Citrix customers and partners, Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs) and industry thought leaders such as analysts and consultants. They will share their unique viewpoints on the latest trends related to mobile workstyles, including enterprise mobility, mobile healthcare access and large-scale workplace transformation. They will focus on important technologies such as provisioning services, virtual desktop storage and cloud operations management.
A number of presenters will share their successes with mobility, cloud, virtualization and networking solutions that are delivering important benefits to their organizations. These real-world case studies are always among the most popular content at Synergy.”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Note- if you are a Microsoft SkyDrive user, they are changing the “free” account from 25GB down to 7GB. However if you already have a SkyDrive account, you can “claim” your full 25GB by heading to your SkyDrive “Manage Storage” page (conveniently linked from the client’s menu bar icon). There is a link on that page to claim your full 25GB.
The article above basically mentions that they feel SugarSync is the overall best solution. I would agree with that, I used SugarSync for quite awhile, however one thing that I didn’t like about SugarSync, is some of the sharing capabilities of folders. To share a folder with someone, you choose the folder, click on “get share link” and you send the link out to the person you want to share it with. What you might not know/see, is the person you’ve shared the folder with cannot access your link until they sign-up for a SugarSync account themselves- something that I didn’t want the people I share links with to have to do.
Here’s an example of the above so you can see what I mean:
For the above, I made a test folder with a test file inside the folder. I then shared the folder with a link. When you click on that link however, you’ll see the above page- SugarSync wants them to signup for an account before they can get access to the files you’ve shared with them.
Personally I’ve switched over to Dropbox, as their sharing capabilities are quick, easy and I can share files or folders through links– and they don’t require the person I’m sharing the link with to signup for an account in order to access the files.
How to install Asigra DS-User and view log files to determine failed objects.
Run setup from Asigra DS-Client
Request the specific path from the Lewan ROC.
Allow the install if UAC requests pops up
Install the proper Java DS-User for workstation platform
These instructions assume the Java version of DS-User. The Windows native version can also be installed by selecting the proper DS-Client option and only install the DS-User GUI
Follow the various screens to install. Use all default values.
Windows 7 workstations may show an Operating System incompatibility. This can be ignored.
Do not change the port number!
Once installation completes, exit the installer
Open DS-User from the Windows “Start” menu
Select setup-> Initialization
Add DS-Client’s IP address
Enter IP Address of DS-Client
Refresh DS-Client list and select DS-Client
On far left pane, click refresh, DS-Client should appear. Select DS-Client
Log in with Windows Domain credentials
If workstation not logged in as Domain user, enter proper credentials
Upgrade DS-User if necessary
When Asigra components are updated, new versions are automatically pushed out. The default DS-User installation will likely be out of date. Select the upgrade button to update the software. Once software is updated DS-User will restart. Complete the previous step to select the DS-CLient and log in.
View Event log
The event log will show all events relating to activities, including reasons for backup jobs completed “With Errors”
Filter for date range and to only show Errors
Typical error shown
The most common reason a backup job will fail is due to an open file. If a file fails regularly there may be a need to use a different backup strategy or to exclude that file from backup. Lewan Managed Data Protection staff regularly monitors events and will take steps to reduce errors on backup jobs.
Switched to Google Apps and now can’t get your Xerox printers to scan to email? It’s because Google’s servers require you to use SSL when sending email and the Xerox’s can’t send by SSL. To get it working, you’ve got two options (#2 is the far easier option):
1. You can use a program called Stunnel to accept the Xerox’s SMTP transfer and transmit it to Google via a secure connection. More info here.
2. Google actually accepts non-SSL SMTP connections on one of their servers, aspmx.l.google.com on port 25. Set the Xerox to send via that and set your username and password to a Google Apps account.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. We wish to thank all of our contributors and our readers for 2011! Below is an overview of our stats for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.