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Shrinking Thin-Provisioned ESXi Disks

Thin-provisioned disks can be pretty useful in ESXi. There’s no need to pre-allocate storage or have huge amounts of unused, but allocated, storage sitting idle. However, whilst thin-provisioned disks can semalessly grow themselves, they...

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Backing up VMware ESXi VMs with ghettoVCB

Backups are important – and VMs should be no exception to that. VMware does have their own official backup solution (vSphere Data Protection), however if you’re running on the free version of ESXi or...

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Enabling OpenWRT’s NTP Server

Normally, I configure my systems to synchronize their clocks over NTP to one of the NTP Pool servers. However, due to the load-balanced nature of the NTP Pool, clients must use fully qualified domain names in order to...

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cu: unknown host

I’ll be honestly amazed if anyone reads this post – the number of people wanting to access a serial port from a FreeBSD system must be incredibly small. However, there’s only a few references...