Samba: Setup for Windows Previous Versions Support


this post describes how to setup samba to provide filesystem snapshots to Windows in its “Previous Versions” tab.

Install your prefered Linux Distribution. In this tutorial debian 9 stretch.
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Linux: btrfs command line examples


my collection of btrfs command line snippets.

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Windows: Copy and backup open files with a batchfile


sometimes you want to copy files which are exclusively locked by other processes.
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VMware ESXi: A (incomplete) list of host commands Part 2


here is part 2 of my (incomplete) list of ESXi shell commands

Managing virtual machines

First get the VMID of the vm you want to manage, you need this ID in the following commands

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms

Vmid  Name File Guest OS  Version  Annotation
36 .......................................

Power On
vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on 36

Power Off (Soft)

vim-cmd vmsvc/ 36

Power Off (Hard)

get the world ID of the virtual machine

esxcli vm process list


World ID: 1625788
Process ID: 0
VMX Cartel ID: 1625786
UUID: 56 4d 9e d3 8b ce ab 59-9b 22 ac 87 40 6c 48 c3
Display Name: TestComputer

And kill them

esxcli vm process kill -t [soft,hard,force] -w

esxcli vm process kill -t hard -w

Reboot a virtual machine
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