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Fastest way to remove numerous big files

I have a directory with integration tests temporary files, which has the following structure: TestTemp --- Test01 (~1.5TB) --- Subdirectory01 (~100GB) -- Destination JSON (1-100MB) ...
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Automatically clean up old files?

By what method are most system administrators managing the automatic cleanup of hundreds of thousands of old files across a wide range of folder locations? These folders are located across the ...
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insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/updates/packages [closed]

I try to install vim-enhanced using #yum install vim-enhanced I got an error like this insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/updates/packages I found some answers to the this ...
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How to find computer accounts that are no longer needed in AD

I am new to this position and find it's AD structure in need of a serious cleaning. There are over twice as many computer accounts as there are employees, not even taking into account servers. I'd ...
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Just installed Ubuntu server - What services can i disable/uninstall?

i just installed Ubuntu server 13.04. What services can i disable/uninstall? All i want is to keep sshd (to connect to my vps) and whatever is absolutely needed for the system to run and get rid of ...
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Avoiding log noise from cron jobs - with syslog-ng rather than syslog

On my small Debian squeeze web server, I have syslog-ng installed (not syslogd, like in this question). Generally, my logs are nice and quiet, with -- MARK -- lines. My /var/log/syslog, however, ...
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Eliminate invalid privileges from MySQL

I have privileges floating around in the mysql.* tables pertaining to users, databases and tables which no longer exist. Is there a simple way to find and remove these orphaned entries?
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Detect CNAME chains in BIND zone file

Are there any tools available to automatically detect (and optionally correct) CNAME chains in BIND zone files? I am trying to clean up a rather large zone file (15,000+ resource records) so I'm ...
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How to use postfix header_checks with zarafa outgoing mail

I'm using zarafa with postfix. For privacy reasons I want to filter client internal IP-addresses and stuff like this. To do so I've added the following to master.cf: submission inet n - - ...
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Clean out a large MediaWiki text table

I just discovered that an old MediaWiki of mine was infested with spam, and the database table named "text" (which contains the page content) is 3GB large. I've deleted all the spam pages manually, ...
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When does /tmp get cleared?

I'm taking to putting various files in /tmp, and I wondered what the rules on deleting them are? I'm imagining it's different for different distributions, and I'm particularly interested in Ubuntu ...
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Why should I prune old objects from Active Directory?

What is the point of pruning old objects from Active Directory, especially computer accounts? If a computer is wiped or destroyed, then the stale computer account doesn't pose any security risk ...
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Cleaning Hyper-V R2 unused vhd and snapshot files?

We are using Hyper-V R2 as a platform for virtualizing development and testing environment. After month of use, with creating / deletion of many virtual machine, the vhd store is filled with a lot of ...
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One SQL, lots of SharePoint 2010 Servers, and lots of Databases to clean

I have a dedicated server running SQL server and many web servers running SharePoint 2010 installations. All the SharePoint web servers are using the same SQL server for storing/creating databases. ...
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How to run a program for a limited time as a specified user without leaving a trace on the linux system? [closed]

I have to run a non-trusted, third-party application on a linux server. The program should be run as a specified user for a limited time, for example 30s. During this period, the program can use all ...
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How to clean up the MemcacheQ db files?

My MemcacheQ is started with: memcacheq -d -r -H /db/baamboo -N -R -L 2048 -T 300 -l 192.168.6.29 -p 22211 -u memcacheq -t 8 -m 512 -P /var/run/baamboo.pid -v It's eating the hard disk space. Found ...
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Linux SUSE - How to clean up PATH?

By doing an echo when I am logged in as root I can see I have a lot of junk in my PATH (probably from running tests and then forgetting all about it). What's the best way to clean it up? I am not ...
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TFS Destroy /startcleanup - how do I start the clean up manually?

I ran TFS Destroy on a file that was too long. But I forgot to add the /startcleanup command. It is now several days later and the file is still referenced in the TFS Database (or so says my ...
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SQL Maintenance Cleanup Task Working but Not Deleting

I have a Maintenance Plan that is suppose to go through the BACKUP folder and remove all .bak older than 5 days. When I run the job, it gives me a success message but older .bak files are still ...
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SQL Maintenance Cleanup Task 'Success' But not deleting files

I have a maintenance plan setup for a databases on a server. As part of the backup is a Maintenance Cleanup Task. SQL Version 2008 The task that 'succeeds' is setup as: Delete backup files Correct ...
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Linux/iptables: best way to clear all rules, leaving anything open

Currently have this snippet: iptables -F // flush all chains iptables -t nat -F iptables -t mangle -F iptables -X // delete all chains Is there a possibility that some impervious rule will stay ...
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Freeing up space in my SVN repository

I have an SVN repository hosted on a freemium site with a maximum repository size. As I approach this capacity I am aware of files I've checked in that I know I can remove permanently to free up disk ...
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JBoss 5: $JBOSS_HOME/server/$INSTANCE/tmp cleanup

I've noticed since moving to jboss 5, tmp files for each instance are handled differently. In jboss 4, the entire directory was purged at each jboss restart. In 5, the applications are exploded to ...
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How to determine a disk consuming service in Windows 2008 server?

How to determine a disk consuming service in Windows 2008 server? I have a problem on Windows 2008 server with a constant growing used disk space? How to determine which service consuming most of the ...
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closing ssh ControlPath

I found the instructions on kerneltrap's mail archive: "scp batch mode?" to be insightful an useful, however when I issue the command to close the connection # Bring the connection down. ssh -S ...
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Is it safe to remove all files in the /var/log when cleaning a server's history?

I need to erase all system logs etc. from a running Debian machine that's primarily running an Apache server. Is it safe to remove all the files in /var/log without recreating (by touching?) any of ...
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Scan HTML for unused assets in folders

I have an aging website I'm managing and I'd like to remove all unused external files (.css, .jpg, .js, etc.) that are currently in various folders all over the site. Is there a tool out there that ...
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CentOS Insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/base/packages

I was trying to yum install libpcap when I got Error Downloading Packages: 14:libpcap-0.9.4-15.el5.i386: Insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/base/packages * free 0 * ...
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Quick-n-Easy way to remove outdated ActiveDirectory users?

We have around 70 current employees, but 178 accounts in ActiveDirectory. The prior administrators never removed old accounts, and sometimes they weren't even disabled. As it is, I am considering ...
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How to revert the compressed attribute on files in Windows for a whole drive

Someone at my job (a sysadmin) actually performed a "cleanup" task on WinXP which at the same time compressed all the files on my HDD with the Windows compressed file attribute (Filenames get blue in ...
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HP storageworks ultrium 448

Goodday, I have never cleaned the servers at my work but they are now running 5 times a week for 5 years. Now they asked me to clean it with the tape that has come with it. My qeustion is how do you ...
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Maintenance Cleanup Task(s) running 'successfully' but not deleting back up files

I have a maintenance plan setup for all my user databases on a particular server, which does all the usually things at various intervals. The 7th and final subplan is a two stage cleanup plan; ...
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What is the best tool for visualising hard drive usage on Windows Server 2008 (Web Edition)?

I've recently been tasked with cleaning up our Windows Server 2008 (Web Edition) server's website data folder. There are over 50 sites hosted on this particular box, so I'm looking for an easy way ...
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Too little space on a rented Windows Server 2008 virtual machine. How can I free space?

I rented a VPS / virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 with 16 GB of HDD. The Windows install was fresh so I went on to install the automatic updates, patches etc. I soon found out that I now have ...
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Clean up Active Directory [closed]

Does anybody know of any useful Tools for cleaning out Active Directory on a Server 2003 domain? I want to clean up old computers, etc, and prefer a free tool. I have a lot of devices that I know ...
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Active Directory: delete vs. disable departed employees

When an employee leaves your organization, do you delete or disable their Active Directory account? Our SOP is to disable, export/purge the Exchange mailbox, and then after "some time" has elapsed ...
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My mail queue is 70000+, how can I delete outgoing [closed]

My mail queue has grown to over 70000 emails. Is there any way I can do a filtered delete to get rid of outgoing emails from the MAILER-DAEMON@ without losing any potentially valuable emails?
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Create a cleanup cd/floppy disc? [closed]

I need to be able to do the following: Boot from said disk delete all C:\documents and settings\jafdkjewi folders (Excepting All Users, Default User, and Select Few others) reboot ...
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Symantec - Flagging every local HTML file on my computer as a virus

I just ran Symantec Anti-Virus and it's flagging literally every since HTML,PHP,ASP/ASPX file on my computer as a virus. That's nearly 600 files on my laptop. Can this be? How can a text file ...
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How do you remove the “ffsearcher” trojan?

Does anyone have any experience in removing the ffsearcher trojan. One of our systems is infected. The virus scanner doesn't detect it, but our websense program is detecting all the internet ...
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Cleaning Dusty Servers

Long story short, my server room is a bit ... dirty. Just had a little construction done, and there is pretty nice layer of dust on a few systems. From my knowledge, I can either: Use an ...
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Bad results from malware cleanup tools?

As there's already a wiki regarding cleanup tools, are there any tools that have given you negative results (i.e. made the system worse)?
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Archived and queued Windows Error Reporting

Just ran Disk Cleanup on a computer here (Windows Vista), and saw 3 items in the list I haven't seen before: Per user archived Windows Error Repo... | 402 MB System archived WIndows Error Repor... | ...
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Is it safe to delete files in C:\Windows\Installer?

"C:\Windows\Installer" folder found on Windows Vista is taking around 1 GB of space. Can I safely delete it? Cheers
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Powershell script to clean the most recently used programs on the Start Menu in Vista and Windows 7

Am looking for a powershell script that cleans (removes) all the items from the most-recently used programs from the Vista/Windows 7 Start menu. NOTE: Cleaning the items does not mean disabling the ...
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Techniques for removing orphaned programs in Windows

Inspired by the questions on removing orphaned services and force-removing windows services, what techniques do you use to remove traces of an application from Windows? Traces include things like ...
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What is the $hf_mig$ directory for in Windows Server 2003?

What is the $hf_mig$ directory for in Windows Server 2003 and can I delete it?
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How do I responsibly dispose of backup tapes?

Our old tape drives have failed and we not using tapes for backup anymore. We still have a stack of DLT tapes with backups which may contain sensitive information like credit card numbers, social ...
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Sugestions for cleansing PC's before recycling / disposal

What procedures do people follow before recycling or disposing of old PC's? Do you: Remove the hard drive Damage it beyond repair Use a tool to completely wipe the hard drive. If so, which? Other ...
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How do I clean up the right-click context menu in Windows explorer?

Sometimes applications plug into the context menu that I get on right-click on files and folders in Windows Explorer. After some time this menu gets really messy and I just want to clean it up. Can ...