Thursday, October 28, 2010

putting a Verizon Westell 6100 in bridge mode

If you have a Verizon Westell 6100 that needs to be set up for bridge mode (for example, if you're going from a dynamic IP to a static IP address), here are Verizon's instructions for that:

Of note, in step 8, instead of putting it in "routed bridge" mode - you definitely want that setting to be just "bridge"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Internal Verizon card (GOBI 2000) connects but won't disconnect

I haven't had the chance to test this - but I had a client tell me that the resolution to an internal Verizon GOBI 2000 card that connects continuously but won't disconnect is to change the setting as follows in the VZ Access Manager preferences.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Windows Server Backup - Exchange backup fails at consistency check

I have a single server setup where the server runs Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010. The backup kept completing with warnings saying that the consistency check failed for Exchange.

EDIT - the steps from my original post below also work. But a much easier solution is to enable circular logging on the Exchange database that is failing. Then mount and dismount then Exchange database. All the logs will disappear. Get a good backup and then disable circular logging.

Original post below:

I'd also get event log errors saying that certain log files were missing. There was a point where I had deleted some log files to address space issues. And since the backup wasn't finishing, the log files kept failing to get flushed.

I doubt this is the advisable way to handle this, but this is what I did:

a) delete all log files

b) Backup all edb's.

c) Check shutdown status of your .EDB
eseutil /mh "Full Path to your EDB"

d) eseutil /p "Full Path to your EDB"
/p is hard-repair

e) eseutil /d "Full Path to your EDB"
/d is desfragment

f) isinteg -s servername -fix -test alltests **

** my isinteg would not run, but I was able to mount and run the databases without running isinteg. Not best practice, but it kept giving me references to a log file for isinteg that didn't seem to exist.

After running the eseutil commands, my database mounted and I was able to get a good backup.