Synology – Hyper Backup not completing

Written by leif. Posted in Synology, Tips

Reverting to a previous version of HyperBackup fixed my problem.

I manually install the previous version of HyperBackup it can be found here: http://download.synology.com/download/Package/spk/HyperBackup/2.0.1-0384/

You need to uninstall the current version first, then manually install the previous version using the .sdk that matches your hardware.

Make sure that HyperBackup isn’t set to auto update.

I keep a backup of the last working version of HyperBackup here 😉

HyperBackup-armada38x-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-armada370-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-armada375-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-armadaxp-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-armv5-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-armv7-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-comcerto2k-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-hi3535-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-i686-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-monaco-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-ppc-2.0.1-0384.spk
HyperBackup-x86_64-2.0.1-0384.spk

To find out which version to download I downloaded HyperBackup from Synology.com download section for compareation.

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Rapberry Pi – on-screen keyboard

Written by leif. Posted in Tips

On-Screen keyboard
Installing the on-screen keyboard is not the solution to develop software or write long text documents on the Raspberry PI, but it is a must-to-have to make complete the user interaction options. Installing the keyboard is a very simple operation that can be done with a single command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard

just as it is explained in the product document page on Element14. The documentation says that the keyboard (after installation and reboot) is accessible on-screen from the Menu->Accessories->Keyboard. Doing several installations I have verified that the keyboard is not always listed as a new menu option; one of the reasons depends on the previous presence of a physical keyboard connected to the Raspberry or not. To be sure that the on-screen keyboard is added to the desktop menu after installation the better choice is to manage the Raspberry PI from remote via SSH.

The on-screen keyboard can be shown by your applications or bash scripts with the command

matchbox-keyboard
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Proxmox – add new disk – quickguide

Written by leif. Posted in Linux, Proxmox, Tips

cfdisk /dev/sda
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
mkdir /disk2
blkid /dev/sda1

nano /etc/fstab
indsæt UUID=”97174799-0902-43b7-86d3-e42417xxxxxx” /disk2 ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
mount /disk2

Proxmox – log out and then back in
Datacenter/storage/add/Directory
id: Disk2
Directory: /disk2
Content: Diskimage/Container template

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ESXi 6.5 – Memory limit doesn’t accept the negative value -1048576

Written by leif. Posted in ESX, Linux, Tips

Memory limit doesn’t accept the negative value -1048576 error

MacOS Sierra 10.12 and Safari 10.0. Reopening the ‘edit’ screen produces a Memory limit doesn’t accept the negative value -1048576 error. This was also in the previous OS X and Safari error. Reloading the page (cmd + R) fixes it, then you can reopen the edit screen and make changes.

I use Firefox instead, it´s easier.

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Wipe / clear / reset a Chromebit

Written by leif. Posted in Archive, Tips

  1. Turn off the Chromebit by removing the power cord.
  2. Put a paperclip (or pushpin) into the recovery button hole while reattaching the power cord (to turn on the device). The recovery button hole is circled below:
  3. Press Ctrl + D.
  4. Once again, put a paperclip (or pushpin) into the recovery button hole. The device reboots and displays a red exclamation point.
  5. Press Ctrl + D. The Chromebit reboots and starts the transition to developer mode. This clears all local data, a process that takes approximately 10 minutes.
    If Forced re-enrollment is enabled for the device, you’ll see a note that developer mode is blocked. This shortens the wipe process, and still allows for re-enrollment when the device automatically reboots into verified mode.

  6. At the startup screen, press the spacebar, and then press Enter to reboot the device and return to verified mode.
  7. If you’re using a managed Chromebit for your school or business, follow these steps to enroll the device.
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Hosts

Written by leif. Posted in Tips

Modify your hosts file

Last updated on: 2016-06-08 Authored by: Rackspace Support

Modifying your hosts file enables you to override the DNS for a domain, on that particular machine. This is useful when you want to test your site without the test link, prior to going live with SSL; verify that an alias site works, prior to DNS changes; and for other DNS-related reasons. Modifying your hosts file causes your local machine to look directly at the IP address specified.

To modify the hosts file, you add two entries to the file that contains the IP address that you want the site to resolve to and the address. Adding the following two lines, for example, point www.domain.com anddomain.com to our current PHP5-ITK (“Refreshed” PHP5) cluster:

64.49.219.194 www.domain.com 64.49.219.194 domain.com

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Ubuntu: moving the Launcher to the bottom of the window

Written by leif. Posted in Linux, Tips

First install the dconf-editor.unitya

To do this, issue the command

  • sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
  • Open the program dconf-editor
  • Navigate to com / canonical / unity / launcher
  • and change the launcher-position to bottom.

 

or at the terminal type:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom

Install compiz

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins compiz-plugins-extra

 

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Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

Written by leif. Posted in Tips, Windows

HIwmY

This is what I do when I reinstall Windows 7 with SP1 or have issues with Windows update stuck on checking for updates.

If Service Pack 1 is not installed, install it before following this guide.

Choose

windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

for 64bit W7 or

windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe

for 32bit W7

Download KB-3138612 and save it where you can find it later

Download SUR Tool save it to same place

Restart the PC and disconnect from internet before Windows loads, this is important because at every boot windows will check for updates in the background and this will start the checking for updates hang all over again and will prevent the install of the downloaded packages until it finishes checking, so disconnecting from the internet before Windows loads prevents this.

Once booted install KB-3138612, if reboot is required do so and stay disconnected from internet.

Now install the SUR Tool package, this is a big package and will install many updates along with cleaning up and repairing the Windows update store. It will also cut down on how many more Windows updates will need to be installed later.

After install of SUR package reboot, connect to internet and do a manual Windows Update, it should work much faster now. Even after these fixes I have seen some W7 PC’s take up to an hour to finish checking for updates if launched from Control Panel manually.

If you have other Windows updates issues and the 2 updates above are installed, download this Microsoft Windows Update fixit tool (right click “save link as”) run it and select aggressive mode to completely reset Windows updates. Reboot and try Windows Updates from the Control Panel again.

All downloads [HERE]

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