Using xen-tools to Delete DomU Virtual Machines in Xen Project Hypervisor

The following is a guide for deleting paravirtualized (“PV”) DomU virtual machines in Xen Project Hypervisor using xen-tools. Although xen-tools supports loopback, EVMS, and LVM partition types, this guide focuses on LVM-based DomU only. That being said, the information provided below may be easily adapted for use with loopback and EVMS-based DomU. If you’re looking […]

Using xen-tools to Create DomU Virtual Machines in Xen Project Hypervisor

The following is a guide for creating paravirtualized (“PV”) DomU virtual machines in Xen Project Hypervisor using xen-tools. If you are looking for an in-depth Xen Projoect Hypervisor guide, please refer to Installing Xen Project Hypervisor on Debian 9: An in-depth beginner’s guide. Software Versions The software versions used in this guide include xen-tools version […]

Understanding the CRA Unreported Income Formula: Accounting for GST/HST and Changes in A/R

Why should a business owner be concerned about their account’s receivable balance during a tax audit? The answer to this question has to do with how the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) normally calculates unreported income while performing a factual audit. CRA “Unreported Income” Formula In most scenarios, the CRA auditor starts collecting data for the […]

A Quick Guide for Configuring LVM

So, you’ve got a hard disk or solid state drive that you need to partition and you’re thinking about configuring it with Logical Volume Manager (“LVM”). Here’s a quick walk-through of the steps needed to get LVM working on your drive. LVM Basics Let’s first look at some basic LVM terminology. It’s helpful to think […]

Completing a GST/HST Return with Spreadsheet-Based Method Data

When preparing returns from poor or damaged corporate records, several forms of data reconciliation are required. As previously described, the spreadsheet-based method is a useful tool for preparing certain data reconciliations. In its first form of reconciliation, the spreadsheet-based method focuses on the preparation of financial statements, specifically the income statement and balance sheet. Financial […]

Converting Corporate Bank Statements to Financial Statements: A last-resort, spreadsheet-based method

The purpose of this document is to illustrate a spreadsheet-based method to assist in compiling financial statements from corporate bank account data. Use of this method may be appropriate in cases where a corporation has fallen behind on its accounting responsibilities; is undergoing a corporate tax or trust exam audit with lost, incomplete or erroneous records; or when an inactive corporation has few transactions in a reporting period and requires financial statements in short order.