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ESXi: editing /etc/vmware/hostd/vmInventory.xml to fix the datastore UUID for unavailable VMs part 2

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/01

I started my post ESXi: editing /etc/vmware/hostd/vmInventory.xml to fix the datastore UUID for unavailable VMs with

In case I ever need this on ESXi: Insights into the VMware inventory files (vmAutoStart.xml and vmInventory.xml on ESXi; inventory.vmls on VMware Workstation/Player)

Since almost all of my blog is about things I bumped into in real life, this post was a preparation because I kind of expected this to indeed happen, and it did.

Below are the screenshots and steps I took. Of course it is an N=1 experience, so your situation might differ, but I tried to be thorough and not miss any steps.

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Posted in ArchiveTeamWarrior, ESXi6, ESXi6.5, ESXi6.7, ESXi7, Internet, InternetArchive, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

Happy 20th birthday WayBack machine and thanks Brewster for starting Internet Archive almost 25 years ago

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/24

Today, 20 years ago, the Wayback Machine started to unlock the archived content that the Internet Archive had been crawling since 1996 and make it accessible for the public at large.

Thanks Brewster Kahle for making all of this possible for such a long time!

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Highly esteemed science: An analysis of attitudes towards and perceived attributes of science in letters to the editor in two Dutch newspapers – Stefan P.L. de Jong, Elena Ketting, Leonie van Drooge, 2020

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/10/06

All my IPv4 addresses seem to be blocked with messages like this (note the odd, but allowed, leading zero in the IPv4 address [WayBack]):

Error

The IP you are accessing the site with (037.153.243.242) has been blocked because it has triggered one of our security measures. Please see the reason below:
Block reason: This IP was identified as infiltrated and is being used by sci-hub as a proxy.
To restore access, please contact onlinesupport@sagepub.com citing this message in full.

A quick [WayBack] “This IP was identified as infiltrated and is being used by sci-hub as a proxy.” – Google Search shows they also block the Google Bot.

I am not not even going to bother with companies that have bad infiltration detection.

Of course I ensured the paper has been archived:

[WayBack/Archive.is] Highly esteemed science: An analysis of attitudes towards and perceived attributes of science in letters to the editor in two Dutch newspapers – Stefan P.L. de Jong, Elena Ketting, Leonie van Drooge, 2020.

Note I do not run sci-hub, though it tempts me doing so. For more info: [WayBack] Sci-Hub – Wikipedia

I checked the router and web-proxy for any suspicious activity. There is none.

I do run the ArchiveBot by the ArchiveTeam to support the WayBackMachine of the InternetArchive and the great team Mark Graham has there providing some bandwidth and CPU/memory resources helping them archive public internet content for posterity.

It that triggers SAGE, too bad for them.

–jeroen

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Posted in Development, Internet, InternetArchive, LifeHacker, Power User, Software Development, WayBack machine, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Windows and the current state of S.M.A.R.T. tooling that understands NVMe

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/16

I had trouble with two Intel 600p NVMe SSD devices: read-errors.

It appeared only few tools understand how to get S.M.A.R.T. health information from them, and even then they did not explain the read errors.

I’m going to RMA them, but in case anyone else needs to get health information from NVMe SSD devices, here is which tools do what:

So basically, CrystalDiskInfo and HD Tune are my first line of checking for drive issues, followed by smartmontools to get text output, then by vendor specific tools to assist with the RMA.

In the past, I used another smartmontools wrapper, but it was discontinued and had an even older version than GSmartControl: Source: Closed: HDD Guardian – Home.

On Intel 600p becoming locked in read-only mode after failure:

Start of Intel RMA procedure via [Wayback] Warranty Information.

My case looks remarkably similar to [Wayback] Full Diagnostic Scan always fails during Read Scan on my SSD 600p Series 256GB – Intel Community.

A few screenshots of the tools I used for health information:

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Overview of Client Libraries · Internet Archive

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/14

Besides manual upload at [Archive.is] Upload to Internet Archive, there are also automated ways of uploading content.

One day I need this to archive pages or sites into the WayBack machine: [WayBack] Overview of Client Libraries · Internet Archive (most of which is Python based):

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Posted in Bookmarklet, Development, Internet, InternetArchive, Power User, Python, Scripting, Software Development, WayBack machine, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

 
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