How to recover a destroyed dataset on a ZFS pool

If you’re reading this, you are probably dying from anxiety after realizing your mistake so let’s begin immediately with a procedure to recover the dataset you destroyed on your ZFS pool (using Ubuntu 20.04 and assuming it is still possible): Step 1: get the transaction group number from your pool log with the command: zpool …

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MDT tips: enabling Bilocker and saving the recovery key in a file

Today is practically mandatory that the mobile devices we deploy have data-at-rest encryption. Microsoft’s Bitlocker is particularly useful for this purpose, assuming your endpoint has a TPM and Windows Professional. In a previous post, I have already posted a set of scripts (available here) to reset the TPM and now I’ll present a simple script …

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MDT tips: howto to make a USB flash drive to boot in UEFI and legacy BIOS

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (2013  or SCCM) has a very nice feature that allows you to deploy a task sequence to a flash drive or a CD and end up with a portable storage with all your deployment options. However, MDT does not generate a dual boot solution. The method described here, it’s not a general …

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