Disable Apple HFS driver helps with Veeam Entpoint Backup and VSS errors

Do you have problems with Veeam Entpoint Backup or Windows Backup fails with VSS error 12289 on a iMac? Just disable the Apple HFS driver and reboot. I use Autoruns from Sysinternals for that:

After that you have no access to the OS X HFS partitions, but for me this is no problem. I haven’t use that any time.

Install IPKG on a Synology DS415play

I search for a easy guid to install ipkg on my Synology DS415play with Intel Atom CPU. I found a guid by Edward P:

Connect to your NAS as root through SSH
Go to a temporary folder, for example:

cd /volume1/@tmp

Download the bootstrap script:

wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/syno-i686/cross/unstable/syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2-7_i686.xsh

Make the downloaded script file executable:

chmod +x syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2–7_i686.xsh

Execute the bootstrap script:

sh syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2–7_i686.xsh

Installation should now be completed. To test it, run:

ipkg update

Enjoy.

Erase and overwrite Disk on Synology DiskStation

I wanted to erase and overwrite the data on some hard disks that I need to downgrade my RAID 5 from three 4TB WD Red to only two. The erase function on the webgui doesn’t work – something message like “don’t possible with your drive”. I search and found an alternative:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M conv=noerror

To identify the disk use fdisk and/or hdparm:

fdisk -l
hdparm -I /dev/sdX

To run the dd command furthermore after disconnection from the SSH connection, use nohup:

nohup dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M conv=noerror

Add a physical disk to VMware Fusion

1. Get Disk-ID from Disk Utility.app (“disk1” in my case)
2. Open Terminal
3.Change current directory to:

/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/

4. Run vmware-rawdiskCreator with the right disk. This will create a new external-hdd.vmdk file in your home folder:

./vmware-rawdiskCreator create /dev/disk1 fullDevice ~/external-hdd ide

5. Open Vm Config file (*.vmx) with TextEdit and add following lines:

ide1:1.present = "TRUE"
ide1:1.fileName = "external-hdd.vmdk"

6. save and quit