Installing QuadStorVTL on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

QuadstorVTL is a nice piece of software for virtualized Tape Backups.
I’m using it for around 2 years and mainly for testing purposes on Debian Wheezy with DPM 2012 long term tape backup on Hyper-V.

From a Hyper-V perspective I would stick on Suse Linux, Ubuntu or maybe CentOS/RedHat as I described two months ago rather than Debian.
I started using QuadstorVTL on Debian because I needed an OOB solution for QuadstorVTL with minimal installation expense.

After a while and 2 Hyper-V generations later, Debian became more and more old fashioned and outdated compared with Ubuntu or Suse.
The missing KVP daemon and the lack of dynamic RAM support within Hyper-V environments isn’t suitable anymore.
Suse Linux would be the preferred distro on Hyper-V but my skills are a bit behind Ubuntu and so I decided to switch to the latest Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and try to get this running.
It’s not a “little expense” solution anymore but I like Ubuntu and the benefits are worth the effort.
Unfortunately the list of supported systems doesn’t include Ubuntu and after an installation of the VTL deb package, the Apache server won’t give you the well-known webinterface.
With help of the support team I got it running.
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Data Protection & High Availibility – upcoming new features – Part 2

Microsoft announced different cool features at the TechEd 2014 in Barcelona and I needed some time to get into all the cool new stuff.
Especially the tracks of Data Protection and High Availability got me.
There are major and minor changes with Hyper-V, Data Protection Manager and Azure which makes life easier and HA/DP better.

Here’s a series of conclusions of the changes and new features from all over different sessions.

2. A new Reporting Framework

Another missed thing, is an accurate and reliable reporting feature.
At the moment DPM doesn’t have good reports especially for environments with more than one DPM server.
The reporting engine is only usable for one single server for example.
I’m sure you really desperate to get something better.

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