Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Creating a Windows Backup System

Just posted to GG is the method I use at clients to provide a backup system to removable hard disks. Most of my clients have outgrown their old 30gb tape drives and new systems are stupidly expensive. Instead, they purchase 5 or more external hard drives and rotate them every day. It is FAR faster and more reliable than tape systems. Using some free tools and some cool scripting, I show how to create a custom backup solution that even includes e-mail notification.

Creating a Windows Backup System

Monday, May 09, 2005

Geek Gazette - Sipura SPA-3000 Review

We have posted a review of the Sipura SPA-3000 ATA/VoIP Gateway at Geek Gazette. This awesome little unit is not only an analog telephone adapter for using a VOIP service with a regular analog phone, it is also a VoIP <-> PSTN Gateway device. Where it really shines is allowing you to push your phone line into an Asterisk PBX very easily. We not only review the SPA-3000, we also show how to set it up with Asterisk.

Not surprisingly, this article made Slashdot today, the server actually started croaking at 2,200 concurrent users. This tells you how far this topic has come in just the last few months.