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Friday, November 24, 2023

Internal - Change Corporate Password and Sync with Macbook

This note is only for my own internal reference only. [Not applicable for public use] 

  1. Change your corporate password using web . 
  2. Login to MacBook using old password
  3. Connect to Cisco VPN using new corporate credential
  4. On the menu bar, click the key icon to login to corporate. Use new credential. It will say password expired in 9 days. Just log out
  5. On the key icon, login again with new corporate credential
  6. A prompt will ask to enter corporate AD pwd 

a) enter AD - new pwd

b) enter Mac - old pwd

  1. Click on Sync, since both pwd is not in sync
  2. After sync, it will prompt with result successful
  3. Lock your Mac
  4. Relogin with new password
  5. If log off, please remember your username
  6. Relogin with you Mac username & new password

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Direct Restore to GCP Test Result

 Here is my lab environment test result on Direct Restore to GCP.

Note: Does not represent the real scenario. Recommend testing on your environment to get the exact result.

The below sharing is just for test purposes

Bandwidth used:

  • Download: 800Mbps
  • Upload: 200 Mbps

a) Restore from on-prem backup target to GCP

Using worker e2-micro

Using worker c2d-highcpu-2

b) Restore from GCP object storage to GCP

Using worker c2d-highcpu-2


  • More faster when backup data resides on GCP object storage
  • Changing to the higher spec of worker does not improve the restore speed