Actually, you can never have enough backups, but the original reason for getting Acronis’ TrueImage was to copy an image of my 60GB laptop HDD to a new 100GB HDD. This worked surprisingly well, connecting the new disk, using an external USB case, the tool reboots the system and copies a bootable image of the disk.
Beside this, the tool can perform backups while you work on your system. Very cool and helpfully if you backup to a server, which could take some time. In addition the tool provides a very great feature, which makes accessing files within your backup very comfortable. You can just plug an backup image as a virtual disk to your system and this way you can access the complete backup and access specific files you are looking for.
Two months ago, when I just arrived at Seattle, someone was approaching me from behind. It was Damir Tomicic. So you have to travel 10,000 of miles to meet people… Let’s see what he has to say: blogroll += http://tomicic.de/.
We are still working with the VRDK at Microsoft Reseach, Cambridge. During the last few months I gave several talks, introducing the VRDK to a wider range of audience. Finally, a lot of people asked me if and when we will release it. Unfortunately, it is not a product rather a research platform.
However, I checked the web and found some articles and weblog entries about the VRDK, written when it was presented to the public the first time.
Three weeks ago I spent an evening together with Clemens Vasters at the University Arms’ bar in Cambridge, UK. Great guy, just added him to my blogroll. Two months ago he joined Microsoft as Community Relations Program Manager for the Windows Communication Foundation: Hey Clemens, I still want to put in WCF into our VRDK!
I just checked out the Kartoo map using aheil as query. Interesting links and relations are found by this tool. But I do not have any clue how ww.cwea.org is realted to the whole map.
I am just spending some time re-installing my machine. I decided to drop some lines about the tools I do install on my Toshiba Portégé M200.
My preferred FTP client.
To correct the thousands of spelling mistakes while I am blogging.
- Daemon Tools 4.0.3
Runs ISO files and other disk images from a virtual drive.
- Open Command Window Here
This PowerToy adds an “Open Command Window Here” context menu option on file system folders.
- Microsoft Time Zone Utility
Microsoft Time Zone conveniently runs in the system tray and allows you to easily view the date and time in various locations around the world.
- Alt-Tab Replacement
Seeing a preview of the application window you are switching to.
Creates WAV and MP3s from music CDs.
Creates ISO images of CDs and DVDs.
- Stampit and Stampit Updates
It takes ages to find the update page for Stampit.
- Image Resizer
This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.
- SDP 2.0
MMS streaming receiver for windows media streaming.
- Media Player Classic
Lightweight media player with WMP lok and feel.
Even if it’s from Google, it’s a great to get an overview of your local pictures and images.
- DivX Coded
Working in the virtual machine sucks sometimes. The Virtual Machine Network Driver is supposed to be a solution at least for some network issues.
The Virtual Machine Network Driver allows the Device emulator’s OS (or even the Virtual PC OS, as the case may be) to emulate its own network connection. Because the physical network interface on the host machine is now “virtualized,” you have a way to get two IP Addresses – one for the host PC, and one for the operating system that is running within the Device Emulator (or Virtual PC). Device Emulator users using the VMNet Driver can connect to the host machine over TCP or UDP as the alternative to the standard “Activesync over DMA” solution.
On the German Microsoft TechNet website you can find a online book called TCP/IP-Grundlagen für Microsoft Windows. Unfortunately, there are not all chapters published, yet.