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vmware workstation player vm backup and export

in the latest version of vmware workstation player (14) you can no longer backup a vm or export a vm from the gui instead you need to run ovtool from the command line

C:\> "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\OVFTool\ovftool.exe" -h


C:\> ovftool.exe path-to-your-vmx path-to-your-ova-file-or-ovf-dir

you can specify target type instead of using file suffix ie OVA, OVF

C:\> ovftool.exe --targettype OVA path-to-your-vmx path-to-your-ova-file

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amazon glacier storage

Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable.

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SpiderOak redefines cloud backup

SpiderOak https://spideroak.com/thesupercloud has created a way to bring the cloud into full view Рshaping and organizing it into a tool that can help make daily life more efficient.

We call this approach ‘Living the CloudLife’ and it is based on four main principles:

  • Backing up and Storing all of your data – regardless of platform (Mac, Windows, Linux) or remote device (external hard-drive, network volume, USB key)
  • Synchronizing and/or Sharing any combination of folders across any combination of machines
  • Accessing all the data you have stored from any machine throughout your network
  • Consistently maintaining ‘zero-knowledge’ privacy