VirtualBoot

Image Manage advanced verification sending emails, but no screenshots?

I have setup advanced verification and I get emails with data but I haven't gotten one with a screenshot as advertised. If I go into my backup folder I can see two .PNG files that were created and are screenshots. Why aren't these being emailed to me in the notifications? Anyone have any ideas?

Screenshot verification

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Right now, screenshot verification is only available after each consolidated image and only via virtualbox. Competitors have the ability to enable screenshot verification every hour and with other hypervisors. When are you looking to catch up with these two features?

Virtualboot best practices??

Hi all,

First of all apologies if this has already been discussed, but i have had a look through the forums and cant find anything yet.

I have been using ShadowProtect for a couple of years now and have been very impressed so far. I am now deveoping a DR plan for a customer and are a little confused regarding the best practices with the Virtualboot technology so i just wanted to clarify some things. Here is a quote from the user guide:

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do not launch a VM with VirtualBoot if the source system:

Automate IP address after restore (VirtualBoot and HSR)

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It would be great to have an option to automate an IP address to a restored machine with both VirtualBoot and HSR.

There are ways to script via netsh commands to some way to automate this into GUI based wizard would be fantastic.

Either simple option to apply oprigional IP address or specify new IP address for perhaps at DR site if different subnet etc.

ShadowProtect stores the machine IP address in the image files, you can see it in the details of the mount wizard so this shouldnt be to difficult to achieve.

Cheers.

Command Line Switches for Virtualboot.exe

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i want to (as well as several other MSP's) work with Virtualboot via CLI and i cant find any documentation reguarding CLI options so i can automate and schudule test restores in virtualbox and grab screenshots of the restores running.

virtualboot.exe /? launches virtualboot

there is a post on virtualbox fourms (https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41839)  that looks like it was in the works for the next release in 2011 and the development release notes dont indicate this is possable as of the 2013 update of virtualboot.

VirtualBoot Backups Support for VLANs and VLAN Tagging

Hi,

We have been trying to get an WIndows 2012 server, running Imagemager 6.5.4, ShadowProtect 5.2.0 and VirtualBox 4.3.12, (all the latest supported products) to VirtualBoot a number of server backups. All the virtually booted images work fine however, we are trying to get the VirtuallyBooted images to operate through VLANs the host network adaptor. The customer environment uses a number of VLANs and we need to present the VirtuallyBooted images/servers on the VLANs.

VirtualBoot for Hyper-V

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I think many of us could benefit greatly by having virtual boot functionality for Hyper-V. With all due respect for VitrualBox every one of my MSP customers has one or more Hyper-V servers hosting multiple VMs. Under current product limitations we cannot virtual boot a backup of any of those servers without first booting the host up with Hyper-V disabled (a totally unrealistic option in any production envrionment).

VirtualBoot used for confirming bootable OS

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From what I've gathered so far, the best way to confirm if a backup chain is bootable is to use the VirtualBoot application to create and boot a VirtualBox VM. It would be great if we could automate this process using a scheduler to create the vm, boot, take a snapshot of the OS display and email or log this somewhere then delete the vm.
 

VirtualBoot Windows 8.1 problem

Hello,

iam running Windows 8.1 and ShadowProtect 5.0.4.27363.

The Backup Jobs are running without a problen, but i cant run the image with VirtualBoot.

I always get the message:

the choosen image-backup has no supported operating system

(sorry i have the german version so the message could be a little bit different form that)

 

So i cannot start the image in VirtualBox.

Is this a problem with my installation or is Windows 8.1 not supported?

Stefan

Rights/permissions needed for VirtualBoot.exe

I've noticed that a non-administrative user on a Windows 2008/2012 server cannot launch VirtualBoot.exe without being prompted for other credentials via UAC.  Can anyone point me to what files/COM object/anything that a non-administrative user would need to be granted access to to use VirtualBoot ?

 

Thanks

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