wtorek, 26 lutego 2013

Installing VMware Tools on Debian 6.0

I found that installing VMware Tools on pure Debian 6.0 installation generates some troubles.

After starting VMware Tools installation you may get error: path to gcc is not valid - even you've got gcc installed already.

After some tries - here is complete task list to install VMware tools.

Stuff used in this installation:

  • Pure Debian 6.0.6 AMD64 installation (from image debian-6.0.6-amd64-netinst.iso)
  • VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Build 469512 (free license)
  • VMware Tools 8.6.0 Build 425874 (included in ESXi installation)


  1. apt-get update
  2. apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` make

VMware Tools installation:

Begin with inserting installation CD


  1. mount /media/cdrom
  2. cd /tmp
  3. tar -zxf /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873.tar.gz
  4. cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
  5. ./vmware-install.pl
  6. Response with defaults by pressing [ENTER] to all question

Status of VMware Tools in vSphere Client will update to "Running" just after installation. No reboot required (or any service starting by you manually)!

piątek, 22 lutego 2013

Watch your behaviours while restoring DB under SSMS!

Today, I was just one step from making a mess.
I have both of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio installed - 2008 R2 and 2012.

Notice this major difference on DB restoring dialog.

Old one:

New one:

Source and destination fields are switched. If you're acting to fast you may loose your source DB restoring "destination" DB into it.