My Work from Home Story

I have been working from home for the last eight years. I have gained some valuable lessons during that time, one item stood out, and that was the habits I created while working in an office.

It’s natural to create habits; we all do it, without knowing. Over time, these cycles become second nature, and that is because we created practices over days, months or even years. I am going to assume here, you have patterns that you use day after day for your job!

How is this helpful? Because you can morph the habits that you had for the office into your new surroundings, your home!

The first step is hammering down the habits you have today, for your office life.

What do you do when commuting to the office? Who do you talk to when you get to the office? Break time, what do you do? When you finish up for the day, what are your closing tasks?

In principle, it sounds straightforward, and it is if you stick to the habits you already have created. If you have a team meeting every morning, you still can. If you talked with a co-worker at the water cooler every morning, call them up on your break. You shared lunch banter with someone every day, still do. Overall, you don’t have to change your habits, and you will just do them differently. It takes time and discipline to keep to your old habits, but you will.

Trying to stick to your patterns are key, and will make working from home, a hotel, or at the office the same experience.

If you are having trouble sticking to your old habits, you can create new ones, a book I read a few years ago helped me. It is logical, and makes 100% sense. The book author S.J. Scott delivers his methods in a easy to consume format, with specifics examples on how to “Habit Stack”. Check it out on Amazon

While working from home, you may not have the same data protection that an office environment provided. Rick Vanover has you covered over at the Veeam blog, have a read.

The majority of my acquaintances are in IT and have amazing home-labs. Who knows they might be willing to share their labs with you? Or you might want to share your resources? This must be done securely, have a look at the following blog on how to Install, Configure, and share securely with VeeamPN.

Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV

March 24th 2020 Veeam released the second version of its protection platform for Nutanix AHV.

v2 has deep integration into Veeam Backup & Replication v10. This is done by installing the Nutanix AHV Plug-in on your Veeam backup server. Once you have the plug-in installed, you can add a Nutanix AHV cluster, and deploy the AHV backup proxy via the Veeam Backup & Replication backup console. Review the video below for more on the steps for installation, configuration, and for some restore options.

What’s new?

Below is a list of the new features. For more details review the release notes, and the what’s new document.

  • Centralized management
    • Central deploy & upgrade proxies
    • Job management allowing you to view, start/stop, disable jobs, and launch the the proxy web UI directly from Veeam Backup & Replication.
    • License management
    • VeeamZip support
  • Restore improvements
    • AHV file level recovery appliance
    • Entire VM restore, allowing you to restore any workload to AHV including physical, virtual, and cloud servers.
    • AHV native snapshots restores
    • Instant VM recovery directly to VMware vSphere.
  • AHV Backup Proxy enhancements
    • Job options that allow you to create backup and snapshot only jobs on protection domains, with the added ability to take a scheduled active full.
    • Backup job targets which now include deduplication appliances, and repositories backed with file systems that support block cloning,
    • Global email notifications
  • Enterprise Manager integration for file level recovery
  • Veeam ONE support for backup reports with your AHV workloads.
Installation, Configuration, and Restores with Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV

Support Our Journey – Mother’s Day Walk 2019

IMG_0463In 2017 our family got news we had never wanted to hear.

Stephanie my wife, my life, and the Mother of our two beautiful children, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She is and always will be our Rock! Nothing kept her down during the countless doctor appointments, surgery’s, treatments, the stress that comes with this disease, and life.

Even before she was done her own treatments she wanted to find ways to help other people. She put together her own team for Mother’s Day walk 2018, and completed the walk herself after finishing her radiation treatments 1 month before (REALLY)! Words cannot explain how proud I am of this extraordinary person.

She didn’t just put together a team for the walk, she went as far to help the organizers volunteering her time to organize the event. Prime example of what we see from her everyday in our family, putting everybody else first.

She is doing the same thing for 2019, and she needs your help with supporting the Breast Cancer Society work towards a cure, on her upcoming walk! As of two day’s ago is her one year anniversary of her treatments be completed.

The Byrne Family thanks you for anything you can give. It can be via volunteer services, donations, or even join our team and walk with us! Let’s get her past her record of last year which was just over $10,000.00.

Event Details:

Edmonton
May 5, 2019
Registration
sign-in 930 am.
Walk start
11 am and ends 2 pm.
Location: Emily Murphy Park
11904 Emily Murphy Park Road NW.
Edmonton, Alberta,
T6G 1E7