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System Engineer. PowerShell, Splunk, Monitoring, Metrics, Automation lover. Aussie living and working in the Netherlands.


  1. Replacing a Failed Disk in Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces with PowerShell

    Failed hard disks are in-evadable. There are many ways to provide resiliency for hard disk failure, and Windows Server 2012/Windows Server 2012 R2’s build in feature to provide this is Storage Spaces. A hard disk failed inside my Storage Pool, so lets switch over to PowerShell to get this resolved. Diagnosis Retiring the Failed Disk Adding a New Disk Repairing the Volumes Remove the Lost VirtualDisks Removing the Failed Disk from the Pool Summary Diagnosis...…


  2. How to fix a Timeout Erorr while mounting a LUN in NetApp SnapDrive

    When you are trying to mount a LUN (by using Connect Disk) in SnapDrive, you may get an error saying: A timeout of 120 secs elapsed while waiting for volume arrival notification from the operating system. This generally occurs when you have created a LUN using the NetApp System Manager first, and then tried to connect to it in SnapDrive. The reason for this error message is that when SnapDrive is connecting to a disk,...…


  3. How To Run VirtualBox on WHS 2001 - Part 2

    Hello, The old hodgkins.net.au blog has been re-directed here. The VirtualBox article is out of date, but you can find a screenshot from the old article below. …


  4. How To Run VirtualBox on WHS 2001 - Part 1

    Hello, The old hodgkins.net.au blog has been re-directed here. The VirtualBox article is out of date, but you can find a screenshot from the old article below. …


  5. Enabling Serialized Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backups in DPM 2010 RC

    Hello, The old hodgkins.net.au blog has been re-directed here. The Enabling Serialized Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backups in DPM 2010 RC article is out of date, but you can find a screenshot from the old article below. The ListVMsOnClusterForDPM script is also available for download. …