Backup Exec Reclaiming space in deduplication folder

Issue

The Deduplication Drive may fill up due to longer retention or increase in the size and kind of data being backed up over a period of time. In this scenario, the Deduplication Storage Folder Drive can be extended or some backup sets can be deleted/expired manually to make some room for newer Backup Sets.

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Exchange 2013 Open Relay fix

Open relay is a very bad thing for messaging servers on the Internet. Messaging servers that are accidentally or intentionally configured as open relays allow mail from any source to be transparently re-routed through the open relay server. This behavior masks the original source of the messages, and makes it look like the mail originated from the open relay server. Open relay servers are eagerly sought out and used by spammers, so you never want your messaging servers to be configured for open relay.

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Compacting Hyper V Vhdx disk

Compacting Vhdx
Power off the VM
In Computer Management/Disk Management, right-click and choose Attach VHD
Right-click on the partition and choose Shrink Volume
Right-clicked on the Disk (not any partition on the disk) and chose Detach VHD.
Then I did these steps:
diskpart
select vdisk file=”D:\Virtual Machines\Vm2\Vm2_Disk1.vhdx”
attach vdisk readonly
compact vdisk
detach vdisk
exit
Shrunk!