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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mirror Macbook Pro Display to an Ipad

In this post, we are going to look on how to mirror MacBook pro display to an Ipad. I'm always on the move & sometimes difficult to work without a second monitor.

After some research, i am able to do mirror to my companion "Ipad".

[ Preparation ]
1.Buy an Aukey USB 3.0 to Type C Adapter. Connect to your existing lighting cable & with this connector, you able to plug directly to Macbook Type C.


2. Buy Duet Display on Ipad AppleStore. It cost around RM39.90 [ USD 9.70 ]
3.Install Duet Display for Mac from here: https://www.duetdisplay.com/
4. Connect the cable from Macbook to Ipad

[ Setup]

1. Run the Duet Display on ipad

2. It has successful extend the screen from macbook to an Ipad

On Macbook, you can play around the settings. Either to extend the screen or mirror, change framerate, quality and enable Retina. During testing, found that i can enable Touchbar from Ipad



Quite happy with the mirroring using Duet Display & worth every penny. If you prefer to use wireless, you can subscribe annually for Duet Air {RM79.90)

Then for using Pencil,you can subscribe annually for Duet Pro. (RM 99.90)

For me, i prefer to use Duet Display with cable. Give it a try if you have an ipad & macbook.

Slide: Ransomware Resiliency, Recoverability & Availability

During today event @Qliq Damansara Hotel, organized by Dell-EMC and Microsoft, i have presented a session to 14 pax.

Date: 16 Jan 2019
Time: 11.30 - 12.15 pm





[Slide]


During the session, I have presented about
a) Ransomware threat
b) Protecting and Recoverability for Microsoft workload, Vmware, Hyper-V, Azure Instance workload & solution to tier backup data to object storage (MS Azure blob storage)
c) Demo on ransomware recoverability on Secure Restore feature.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Install SAP Hana Studio Tool on Eclipse

In this post, we are going to install SAP Hana Studio Tool on Eclipse. To do so, go to HELP | Install New Software


Add New Repository, location point to http://tools.hana.ondemand.com/kepler


Tick SAP Hana Tools

Once downloaded & installed, go to Windows | Perspective | Open Perspective | Other | Select SAP Hana Administration Console




Friday, December 21, 2018

Survey -Holiday Getaway by Vembu

Interested on Amazon Gift card, please spend 2 min to fill up this survey:- click here


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Altaro Product Updates

Altaro has released a new version of virtual machine (VM) backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments that now includes WAN-Optimized Replication: Altaro VM Backup v8. This new functionality enables businesses to be back up and running in minimal time should disaster strike, as it permits them to make an ongoing copy of their VMs and to access that copy immediately should anything go wrong with the live VMs. Downtime is therefore reduced to no time at all. Some more info here and here.

In addition, Altaro has also launched Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPS! This will allow Managed Service Providers to back up, restore and manage all their customers’ Office 365 mailboxes through a centralised multi-tenant online console, on a monthly subscription. More info here and here.

Launch of Altaro Dojo Forums 
In addition to the above product updates, Altaro also kicked off the Altaro Dojo forums: https://dojoforums.altaro.com/ to bring fellow IT pros together, connect the community and enable members to learn and share their knowledge with one another. Some info on how people can use them here: ://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/dojo-forums/

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Winter 2018/2019 Quiz: PRTG & Paessler

Interested to win Amazon voucher worth 100 EURO?

If yes, kindly proceed to test your PRTG knowledge from this link


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Unofficial Mobile App to Monitor Veeam Backup - "Weeatcher"

There is an unofficial mobile app called "Weeatcher". Weeatcher is powered by Veeam Enterprise Manager RESTful API. To use this mobile app, you need to have Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus and installed Veeam Enterprise Manager.

Currently, this mobile app is free & currently available at Google Play. Let walk through this mobile app:


1. Enter your enterprise manager hostname




2. Provide correct credential to access Enterprise Manager



3.Once authenticated, you can view your summary of last job - 24 hours, 7 days & 30 days.




4. Click on each job to view the backup status. You can perform action such as START, STOP, RETRY and DISABLE Job.



5. Under Report tab, you can view the status of VM protection, backup vm, replicate VM and repository usage.


6. Under Manage tab, view your job and & perform recovery.




That's all on the quick walkthrough

Do check it out and tested it yourself. To download, click here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

How to Backup MacBook Pro?

In this post, we are going to look into how to backup your existing Macbook Pro. Tool that we are going to use is default tool called "Time Machine".

Preparation:-
a) External HDD larger than your Macbook Pro. Make sure it is empty as any data inside will be erased.
b) Macbook Pro
c) Asus Router (optional). You can plug your HDD directly to the macbook pro. For my case, my hdd is plugged to Asus Router. I love asus router as it has multiple capabilities such as file share, download torrent movie, firewall, vpn , media server & lastly Time Machine target. Check out below screenshot on the capabilities.

Access the router UI


Let get started by select USB Application | Time Machine


Enable Time Machine, select the HDD (hard disk) and click Apply
We have completed the router configuration. Next step you need to configure Time Machine from your MacBook.

Enter Time Machine Preference program, select Disk which is pointing to your Asus Router. Provide the credential to access to the router & you are good to go.

* recommend using Ethernet for 1st time full backup.



That should do the trick and you may check if your existing router support this feature.

Enjoy!