DPM: Scripting Additions to a Backup

It’s beautiful when we are able to use features of DPM to backup an application as a whole (say, SharePoint or Hyper-V virtual machine), but what will happen when it is not enough to just copy files and system state (like in OCS in some cases, or Windows Server 2008 BMR Backup), or our MOSS 2007 farm configured in a way we can’t backup it at once (some SQL mirroring scenarios prevent us from doing so)? Well… It is where scripting steps in.  DPM actually lets us to run any script before backup starts or after it finishes. Is it … Continue reading DPM: Scripting Additions to a Backup

Pirates and Services…

It suddenly came to my mind, that the shift for SaaS, Clouds and all other fashionable technologies popped out, possibly, due to pirates’ activity. Yes, exactly those who are always complaining that a bunch of bytes cannot cost money. Look, those who create content need to earn from that, so they thought up, say, Cloud, to take money not for bytes, but for granting access to them. Just imagine the nearest future: user has a piece of hardware,given to him for free or for a minimal cost (those who want to tell me it’s a nonsense should recall iPhone which … Continue reading Pirates and Services…

Ready for 2010 Scripting Games? Prepare!

The Games’ organizers  have issued the list of skills necessary (Hey! No one told you the skills are sufficient 😉 ,,) for you to successfully pass through the Games’ tasks. Thus, what do you need to be ready: 1) Working with the registry 2) Event log 3) Text files and folders 4) Environment variables 5) WMI 6) Looping 7) Special folders 8) Arrays 9) Functions and subroutines 10) Errors handling 11) Graphical sccripting On first sight it is such a list! But even a scripting newbie will learn a lot from the learning materials’ links which given by the organizers  … Continue reading Ready for 2010 Scripting Games? Prepare!