Monthly Archives: April 2017

CommVault – Upgrade DDB to Transactional Mode

The deduplication databases (DDB) are arguably the most important component in an efficient and fast CommVault environment. If you’ve ever had a Media Agent fail unexpectedly before the DDB’s were able to gracefully shutdown, you’d be well aware the the restore and rebuild times can be very long. In Version 11, there have been improvements made to the DDB architecture,… Read more »

AWS and PowerShell – Let’s be friends Part 1

I first used AWS approximately 4 years ago. At that time, programmatic management of services was not an easy hurdle to jump and required regular ‘feeding & watering’. Naturally, these tools have matured greatly so whatever tool-set you are most comfortable with has a well developed set of features/options available for you to use. These can be referenced and downloaded… Read more »

AWS Solutions Architect Associate: My exam experience.

Happy Easter ! I passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam earlier this month and decided I’d share some thoughts on the exam experience. Preparation¬† I began planning for this certification at the start of this year, based on the fact I had used various AWS services in various jobs for a few years and set myself a goal to… Read more »