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manage-bde device is not ready

Bitlocker was prompting me fro the recovery each time I booted. The solution to this is the following:
manage-bde -protectors c: -disable
manage-bde -protectors c: -ENABLE

However I was then told that the device was not ready when enabling it. The solution is to fire up disk management, assign a drive letter to the hidden partition and then give it a go. This worked for me and I was able to enable it fine. I then removed the drive letter.

SMVI Frozen

Had a problem recently where SMVI backups freeze at 89% with the vcenter showing “Netapp create backup” for eternity. Due to the lack of logging until the task¬†actually¬†completes there’s no way to tell what it’s doing. After a bit of googling I discovered that it’s due to the “snapmirror update” option in the backup. The chances are it’s sat there trying to update the snapmirror, but your destination is too small or there’s another problem.


So far my free trial with Netflix has been less than magnificent. Many of the films I want are not there. Some new, some old, some neither. Actually, I’ve not watched a single film I’ve searched for. So far, the only things I’ve watched have been films that they have decided I would like. Which is fine. But I’d like to find films I want. Some example I tried that didn’t exist. “The Social Network”, “Office Space”. There are more, but I’ve forgotten. LoveFilm have them…. So I’ve cancelled. And LoveFilm is cheaper! Win

snapmirror problem “Transfer aborted: process was aborted”

Getting snapmirror problem “Transfer aborted: process was aborted” when you try to initialize? Try checking the amount of snapshots you have on the source volume. We had an issue where we already had the maximum amount of snapshots and the initialize could therefore not create its baseline one.

The error message is entirely useless and had a reasonable amount of information been provided by Netapp, this would not have take 2 days of investigation!

Delete a few snapshots and try again, it should be fine.