How to Fix: The semaphore timeout period has expired, Error 121

If you encounter the Windows Error: 121, “The semaphore timeout period has expired”, this could have several potential origins: It could be a hardware connection issue, to or from the drive, such as its physical connection. Beyond that it could be a network issue, as described in Microsoft’s KB 325487 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/325487 The network issue may be […]

Server Administrator’s Checklist: Manual Server Monitoring

Below is a general checklist aimed for basic server administration and server monitoring when done by hand: When you unpack a new server Hardware defects with brand-new servers and PCs are unfortunately not uncommon. To be certain your hardware is in good condition before you put your server in production: Run chkdsk with /b on […]

Protection Against Ransomware, CryptoLocker, Trojans and Viruses

In this article we describe how to protect against ransomware, CryptoLocker, Trojans, viruses, and other forms of digital vandalism. How to Protect Your Data Against Attacks Depending how your infrastructure is set up and what kind of virus strikes you may be able to recover from it; however, having a server backup is usually not […]

Live Linux Virtual Machine Backup Without Shutdown or Pause

It is possible to create a Hyper V backup of Linux virtual machines without interruption, without shutdown or pause. Download the latest release of Microsoft’s Linux Integration Services 4.1  and benefit from a range of features specifically for running Linux VMs in Hyper-V, beyond zero downtime when running Linux virtual machines are backed up. What’s […]

Version Backup Software with File Versioning

If you are looking for automatic file versioning for Windows, check out BackupChain, the most advanced backup software with versioning for Windows used in over 80 countries. BackupChain can do a lot more than just version backup; check out the summary below and download the full version for a test drive! Download BackupChain Learn More […]

Backup Software for Windows Server, VMware, Hyper-V 2016

BackupChain is a backup software for Hyper-V Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 – 2008, and Windows 10 – XP and has become the IT professional’s choice in more than 80 countries worldwide. Download the full version now, and take it for a test drive! Download BackupChain Learn More BackupChain Includes Free Hyper-V Backup and CSV […]