Blog for hpHosts, and whatever else I feel like writing about ....

Friday, 15 August 2014

hpHosts: Updated 16-08-2014

The hpHOSTS Hosts file has been updated. There is now a total of 901,983 listed hostsnames.

If you are NOT using the installer, please read the included Readme.txt file for installation instructions. Enjoy! :)
  1. Latest Updated: 16/08/2014 02:00
  2. Last Verified: 15/08/2014 00:00
Download hpHosts now!
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

There are also 2 new download options available, for those wanting the optimized version. You can now also download either an installer (hpHosts-optimized-Setup-Win32.exe) or the text file itself (hosts-optimized.txt).

On an unrelated note, there's also a new competition running for those interested. For details, please see;

July 2014 - Win Paragon Backup & Recovery Home
http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4115

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

hpHosts: Updated 23-07-2014

The hpHOSTS Hosts file has been updated. There is now a total of 684,561 listed hostsnames.

If you are NOT using the installer, please read the included Readme.txt file for installation instructions. Enjoy! :)
  1. Latest Updated: 23/07/2014 00:44
  2. Last Verified: 22/07/2014 12:00
Download hpHosts now!
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

[INFO] vURL server back online

Please to say, the vURL server is back online. Sorry for the disruption folks.

Only site left to get back online, is the pharma and counterfeit fraud site, will be doing that over the weekend.

Friday, 4 July 2014

INFO: vURL server down

Just a note folks, the vURL server went into a BSOD loop at approx 0230 this morning, I'm still trying to sort it out, but the server will obviously be down in the meantime.

Sites affected:

apk.it-mate.co.uk
ashsofdev.tk
avant.it-mate.co.uk
bartware.it-mate.co.uk
bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
chinamood.com
dnsbh2.it-mate.co.uk
helenbenoist.co.uk
hollmen.it-mate.co.uk
hostsman.it-mate.co.uk
ipdata.it-mate.co.uk
jaded.it-mate.co.uk
montanamenagerie.org
naomi.it-mate.co.uk
pbone.it-mate.co.uk
support.it-mate.co.uk
temerc.com
vurldissect.co.uk
whitelist.it-mate.co.uk

I'll get the server back up as soon as I can.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

INFO: Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V Preview

For all of you business owners (and virtual machine users), I got an email earlier from a friend at Paragon, announcing the release of a free (until August 31st) Hyper-V hard disk manager;

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V Preview protects entire virtual machines (online or offline) registered on a local Hyper-V host, where the product is installed. Hyper-V guest machines can be backed up directly to pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive), VMDK, VHD, or VHDX virtual containers. If using VHD or VHDX as the target backup format, the user can attach the resulting backup image to an existing virtual machine of Hyper-V and the operating system will be launched successfully. If using pVHD, there will be available additional options, like high-level compression, encryption, or image splitting. Resulting virtual containers can be stored on a local disk (mounted/unmounted), a mapped network share, or by UNC path.

In case of a disaster recovery, HDM 14 Hyper-V Preview enables businesses to restore a previously backed up virtual machine to a new location according to a certain time stamp (if several are available). Users also are presented with the option to retrieve certain files from virtual containers through Connect VD and File Transfer Wizard.

To support external hosts with their guest machines, users are required to upgrade to Paragon Protect & Restore.

Key Features:

• Operates at the virtualization layer, employing MS VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to agentlessly protect Hyper-V guests
• Backs up entire virtual machines (online/offline) hosted by Hyper-V (Windows, Linux, etc.)
• Backs up directly to virtual containers (pVHD, VMDK, VHD, VHDX)
• Provides wide backup destination: a local disk (mounted/unmounted), a mapped network share, or a UNC path
• If using pVHD, additional options are available, like high-level compression, encryption, or image splitting
• Restores a previously backed up virtual machine to a new location according to a certain time stamp
• Allows granular file-level recovery through File Transfer Wizard
• Hyper-V Incremental Backup wizard

System requirements:

• Windows 8.1 with Hyper-V role
• Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V role
• Windows Server 2012 R1/R2 with Hyper-V role

Availability:

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V is a preview of a full-fledged commercial product and it is available to all SMBs for free download till August 31st, 2014 at: http://www.paragon-software.com/small-business/hdm-hyper-v/


Will be checking it out myself, but am interested in what others think, so feel free to drop me an email. You can grab a copy of it at;

http://www.paragon-software.com/small-business/hdm-hyper-v/