What is Hyper-V and What Operating Systems are Supported?

Hyper-V is a hypervisor for computers with x64 processor-based virtualization technology from Microsoft . Hyper-V is an integral part of the Windows Server operating system (such as Windows Server 2008 and 2012 Datacenter and Standard) as well as in the form of a standalone version (such as Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012). In addition, the 64-bit Pro […]

Backup Software Rewards for Users and MSPs

Here’s a short summary of the Rewards Program: Buy BackupChain or use trial version download with intention to buy Post a video, blog post, online presentation, or page on your company website. Use the word BackupChain in title and post text, about 250 words if choose to write. Articles, blog posts, and the like should […]

How to Delete VSS Shadows or Snapshots

Is your server running slow due to having dozens of orphaned VSS shadows or snapshots? VSS can impact server performance and slow down Windows considerably. On a Windows Server you can use VSSUIRUN.EXE from the command prompt (run as admin) to inspect VSS settings. You’ll want to delete all scheduled shadows and delete all existing […]

How to Fix: Folder name too long to delete

Are you getting folder name too long to delete messages? The issue can easily be fixed using DeleteLongPath, a new freeware tool typical error messages include: “Cannot delete <file name>: The file name you specified is not valid or too long. specify a different file name”   “The specified path, file name, or both are […]

Destination Path Too Long Fixed: Freeware Tool Deletes Long Path

Are you getting these annoying messages when trying to delete a really long folder structure: Destination Path Too Long:  The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder.  You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path   Well there’s hope. DeleteLongPath does exactly […]

How to fix: 0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur

Fixing this error may be a little tricky: 0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error.  If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur However, the reason is usually a service vetoing the backup. If it’s the Hyper-V VSS Writer reporting this error, check all Hyper-V logs as shown here http://backupchain.com/hyper-v-backup/Troubleshooting-First-Steps.html There’s […]

How to remove Acronis and StorageCraft VSS driver / provider

After you uninstalled these products, if the problem persists, follow these steps:   Step 1: Open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> enter “regedit”, hit enter) Step 2: Navigate to the entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VSS\Providers Step 3: (optional) Right-click on the entry {5fc845eb-f299-40f0-9725-34045f7ea8ba} or {f5dbcc43-b847-494e-8083-f030501da611} and export it to a file so you have a backup […]