Tried installing EMC SRDF SRA 5.1 on my new VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1 server. It installed fine, but apparantly didn’t create an EMC Symmetrix folder under the sra-folder as it should. After a bit of googling and searching the forums on Powerlink I gave up and contacted EMC support. Turns out it currently doesn’t work when SRM is installed somewhere other than C: and they had no solution to it. So, I turned to regedit.
The solution is to change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\InstallPath to a C: location and reinstall the SRA. Change the install location back in regedit an reinstall the SRA again. Then copy the EMC Symmetrix folder from C: and command.pl to where you installed SRM in the first place. Do NOT copy the files before you’ve reinstalled the SRA to the correct location, cause the installer will remove the EMC Symmetrix folder and command.pl. Therefore the copying from C: needs to be done last.
I’m browsing my mediashare via CIFS/SMB, and also from my Mac.
The Mac creates some temporary folders and files everywhere, which aren’t visible on the Mac but are there when I browse in XBMC. Quite annoying. Removing them won’t help as they reappear, so figured I’d hide them instead.
This is accomplished by adding the following line to smb.conf and restarting samba.
Posted in XBMC
Tagged afp, afpd, appledb, appledouble, htpc, mac, netatalk, network trash folder, os x, osx, temporary items, xbmc
If you don’t have a nullmodem cable available this is an easy and fast way to install a new image on your dreambox.
This method will only work with a .img image file.
In part one I went through the setup of the Tellstick and controlling it via a browser and/or mobile phone app.
In this part I’ll try to explain how to make it trigger based on your location and time of day/night, so you won’t have to push any buttons at all. Magic! *cough* Continue reading
Posted in Android, Automation
Tagged android, automation, day & night, gps, home, locale, location, mobile, remotestick, tasker, telldus, tellstick, trigger, wifi
Mostly for my own reference, but it might be useful for you too.
Most of the problems and solutions I found via google was related to bugs in the 2.6 kernel, and the solution was often to downgrade. I am however running a 3.0 kernel and figured it should be possible to solve without downgrading.
Ever thought about how nice it would be to be able to power on, or off, everything in your home via your cell phone, or the internet? Just imagine one click on a button on your Android or iPhone and voila; you dimmed the lights in the living room, turned on the projector, lowered the projector screen, turned on the receiver, the subwoofer and the HTPC, all at once.
Or lets say you want to turn of all the lights in your home when you go to bed with the touch of one button.
Well, its rather simple nowadays to make that happen that easily. And cheap, too.
Posted in Automation, FreeBSD, OSX
Tagged android, automation, freebsd, home automation, ios, iphone, mobile power control, osx, plug, power, remote power plug, remote power plugs, remotestick, remotestick-server, tellcenter, telldus, telldusd, tellstick, windows
This is mostly for my own reference.
Running irssi with UTF8 will produce garbage characters unless screen, shell and terminal(not documented here, most terminals use utf8 nowadays though) is also set to UTF8.
The commands below will fix it, assuming you use bash.
Here’s a short Powershell script that outputs your virtual machine inventory to a csv-file.
Replace VCip with the ip of your vCenter server.
Replace VCuser and VCpass with, preferably, a read-only user with access to your vCenter environment.
Save the code to, for example, vm-report.ps1 and then execute it in PowerCLI.
Do you want to watch your TV channels from home at work? Do you have a Dreambox? If so, continue reading.
Streaming the raw output from a Dreambox over the internet usually makes it stutter. So transcoding it first to a codec with higher compression, such as mp4, is probably a good idea. This can preferably be done on a host on the same LAN as the Dreambox.
Posted in FreeBSD, OSX
Tagged avahi, backup, fileserver, freebsd, lion, mac, macos, netatalk, os x, osx, time machine, timemachine