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Archive for August 18th, 2017

What directories to backup on ESXi apart from the VMs? – Server Fault

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/18

What directories to backup on ESXi apart from the VMs? – Server Fault [WayBack]:

You may want to look at purpose-built VMware backup tools. You will be very disappointed if you treat an ESXi host like a Linux/Unix server.

Use the VMware backup commands [WayBack] from a separate station, and you’ll be left with a nice configuration tarball. I would find another approach for the actual VM backups.

Edit: Host-based example

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/sync_config
vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config

This stores the config in /scratch/downloads:

# vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config
Bundle can be downloaded at :

Also see: [WayBack]


Posted in ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

Twitter image size suffixes – via: Making silly #latex jokes is much more fun than doing final tweaks in my thesis on #coeffects…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/18

Twitter stores images on in various sizes.

You specify the size by adding a colon plus suffix to the URL. No colon plus suffix means a default size.

Suffixes you can use see to come from the media entity in Entities in Objects | Twitter Developers:

  • thumb
  • small
  • medium
  • large

There is one undocumented size: orig

The default size seems to be medium.

Examples (full images below):

media entity observed size URL
thumb 150×150
small 340×325
medium 600×573
(none) 600×573
large 1024×979
orig 1600×1529

Thanks to Thomas Petricek [WayBack] who poked fun last year on Twitter [WayBack] at both LaTeX and O RLY (the image meme [WayBack], not the text meme)


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