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Why Snapshots Are Good - and Why They Are Bad

Nov
24

Anyone using hypervisors to virtualize their server infrastructure, is keenly aware of the snapshot feature. Yet most, don't really understand how they work. Snapshots are "point in time" backups of the server hard disks. I use the term backup as a reference only, as you should never use snapshots for backups. It's a bad practice. (Even though most backup software use snapshots to perform backups - more on this later in this post). When you first create a new virtual machine, you will have a virtual disk attached. In Windows, this would be your C: drive.

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My Naval History

Nov
17

Several people recently asked about my time in the Navy. Thought I'd share some facts about that.

I served in the US Navy from June 1982 to January 1991.

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Surface Pro 3 as a Desktop Replacement

Nov
17

It finally happened. My 5 plus year old PC bit the dust. Now, I am not saying that I am cheap, but I really could not see myself buying another PC. I mean, we are in the laptop/tablet age now. Aren't we? So, I decided to see what I had laying around that might work as a replacement. A 2nd generation iPad perhaps? As much as I like the iOS operating system, using an iPad as a daily desktop replacement wasn't really feasible. Really, it wasn't. I would end up playing way too many games. How about my Android tablet? Nope.

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Veterans Day - Remembering Those That Have Served

Nov
11

With utmost respect, Thank You! To all that have served and protected our freedoms, thank you. To the families of those that have fallen, thank you for your sacrifice. To those serving today, thank you for your dedication to protect these United States of America.

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Veterans Day 2015 - My Thoughts

Nov
09

Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day for 2015 and I wanted to share my thoughts. I served in the Navy from 1982 through 1991 and have a firm respect for veterans and active duty personnel alike.

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Affordable Care Act - Not so Affordable

Nov
03

My blog may not always be based around technology. For me, a blog should be be what I am feeling or thinking today.

Case in point.

I voted for Obama and the democratic party. There, I said it. Have they done some good things? Yes. Have they done everything right? Hell no.

Now that I am 100% self employed, insurance is at the forefront of my to-do list.

Some facts about the so called Affordable Care Act.

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Welcome to Geeksultant.com

Oct
26

I have been in the I.T. industry for over 30 years. During that time, as the internet came of age, I have had many websites. Each time my consulting business changed, so did my websites. Today, www.Geeksultant.com is the latest version of Kai Guettner, The Geeksultant. From my humble beginnings in Florence, South Carolina as ISC of Florence (short for Information Systems Consulting) and my first website, to today's Geeksultant.com, things have really changed. My first site, it was all html coding, line by line.

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