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Friday, October 28, 2022

Video:- Recover Your Container Using Kasten v5

 The next video is to perform recovery for your container when the disaster happened.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Video - Backup Kubernetes Container Using Kasten v5

In a previous post, we talked about the basic configuration for Kasten.

It is time to start looking at the backup of the Kubernetes container.

Monday, October 17, 2022

My Best App for Apple Watch SE 2022

 Here is a compilation of the Apple Watch that I'm using:

To download, open Apple Store

a) Strava

to record workout activity

b) Mobile-Pocket

to create a card for payment. Only suitable for those using bar code. Once you have created a card with a scan bar code, you can use it on an apple watch.

c) Sleep ++

good to track your sleeping pattern.

d) WatchChat

to use whatsapp on AppleWatch

e) Awwallet

to use grab e-wallet for payment. You can use apple watch to make payments or receive money.


f) Microsoft Authenticator

MFA support. You can approve/reject from apple watch

g) WatchTube

watch youtube on an apple watch with Bluetooth earphones. Best use during commuting public transport.

h) Setel

Pay petrol on one tap features. It only works for Petronas petrol station in Malaysia

Video: Recover Kubernetes Container Using Kasten

 In the below video, you will learn how to recover Kubernetes container by using Kasten

Sunday, October 16, 2022

New Gadget: Apple Watch SE 2022 44mm

Today I just received my new Apple Watch SE 2022 - 44mm from Apple Store. Ordered online and took 4 days to ship from Singapore to Malaysia.

 Let's do some unboxing.

1st step: Charging first before doing a sync with iPhone.

2nds step: Sync with iPhone & update with the latest firmware 9.0.2

3rd step: Installed Spigen screen protector, tough armor, and Nike Sport Loop Band to protect Apple Watch

4th step: Configure Apple Wallet.
Currently, Malaysia only support 3 banks: Maybank (Credit and debit card), Ambank (credit card), and Standard Chartered (credit card)

Tested working!

5th step: Configure Grab Ewallet
Tested working!

6th step: Configure Bluetooth to pair with my earphone & test watching Youtube on my tiny watch.

7th step: Configure unlock the device with Apple Watch

Tested supported :
a) Mac Mini - M1
b) Macbook Pro

Tested unsupported:
a) Ipad Air 4
b) iPhone SE 2022

Most likely due to these devices using Touch ID. No option to enable unlock with Apple Watch.

How about my accessories? 

Overall love my new gadget. :)

Video : Backup Container Using Kasten

 In this post, we will explore on how to back up kubernetes container using Kasten.

Please view the below video:

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Video:- Basic Configuration on Kasten to Protect Container

We have completed the installation of Kasten. If you missed the previous step, please click here.
The next step is to do basic configuration on Kasten, to do so please feel free to view below video

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Video - Install Kasten v5

In this video, we look into how to check your Kubernetes environment first before installing Kasten K10 ver5.09. Installation still remained the same since ver2.

Do check out the below video

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Feb Oct -Dec 2022 Courses: Public Cloud

 Would like to expand your skill in the public cloud?

You can get these courses free from A Cloud Guru

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamental
  • Google Cloud Digital Leader


Click here:-

Monday, October 3, 2022

Free Oct 2022 Courses: Kubernetes

 Hi visitor,

If you're interested to learn about Kubernetes, this month (Oct 2022), Pluralsight is giving away 5 free courses. You can try them at no cost.

These are the 5 courses:

  • Getting started with Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes Installation and Configuration Fundamental
  • Kubernetes for Developers: Core Concept
  • Managing the Kubernetes API Server and POD
  • Leveraging Advanced Features on the Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine

Hurry, just click this link: 

Enjoy and Happy Learning!

How to Calculate Tape Consumption on Veeam?

 In this post, we will look at how to calculate the tape required on veeam.

Before we proceed, let's understand the tape LTO size

For example LTO9, one tape size should be 18 TB. Always refer to native raw when doing tape calculations. Veeam has compression & dedupe when backup, so when storing data into a tape you should refer to native raw.

Next is using the calculator here:-

It is the same calculator that we use to calculate the backup repository. We just need to do some tweaks when calculating tape consumption.

  • Put source size: 100 TB [our example]
  • scope of work - set to 1
  • Turn off refs

Example: 7 day, 4 week, 12 month, 3 years

Retention, put

  • daily - 7
  • weekly -3
  • monthly - 1
  • yearly - 1

End result

Put into a table and start to divide according to LTO 9. Example for daily - 31/18 = 2 [round up]

The total tape required for 3 years is 82 tapes.

I did a video explaining how I came out with the above tape. Please watch the video below: