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Compare between MYSQL cluster and MYSQL server

I have created a MYSQL cluster using network speed 100-megabit Ethernet 2 Data Node (3G RAM) 1 Management Node (3G RAM) 2 SQL Node (3G RAM) 2 HAProxy with heartbeat cluster to balance between SQL ...
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Bash script: compare paths issue

I'm working on the bash script that iterates over the list of files. I need to compare the paths to this files with the array containing the restricted paths. Inside the for loop I get a path to a ...
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How can I compare a stat in a trigger with a stat on a different host in Zabbix?

I am tracking servers which have users on through zabbix and I want to make a trigger go off when there are more than double the users on the most full server than the least full server (I basically ...
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Given an original and backup filesystem, how can I find out if any files are missing?

I found from this posting on Stackoverflow, if you just wanted to get a list of corresponding files whose content differs, then you could execute: diff --brief --recursive dir1/ dir2/ ...and ...
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Security concerns in Ubuntu and CentOS

In my company we are dealing with an interesting decision: which Operating System should we choose as the default one? This does not mean that every installation will be based on the chosen Operating ...
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Tools for compare huge number of files in two different server [closed]

I have question. Have you ever use any tools that can fast compare the identical of huge number of files (let's say thousands files with total size up to 15 GB) in two different windows 2003 server? I ...
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How to compare Active Directory on 2 Domain Controllers

Our Windows domain has 3 DCs. One of the DCs is replicating changes made on the other DCs but not replicating out any changes made on itself. We have no idea which has the most up-to-date AD so we ...
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Utility to LOGICALLY compare two xml files?

Right now we are attempting to build gold configurations for our environment. One piece of software that we use relies on large XML files to contain the bulk of its configuration. We want to take our ...
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which raid controller is better, Intel Z68 MotherBoard buildin or Dell PERC5i? [closed]

I have two options to implement raid5 in the server, 6 SATA 2T disks is expected. option1: New Motherboard using Intel Z68 chipset, support 6 SATA disks total and raid 0,1,5 etc. option2: Used Dell ...
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How to check if data are the same between to Mysql servers setup as master-master replication

I have two servers using Mysql Master-Master replication. Actually, only one server receives write orders. One of the databases is out of sync. Several tables don't have the same numbers of records, ...
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Free data recovery tools vs a data recovery company? [closed]

Consider a simple data recovery scenario where there is data that needs to be recovered from a disk that isn't damaged, i.e. the disk was formated, and possibly some data overwritten (vs water, burn, ...
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x86 Router Benchmarks?

I have grow to prefer x86 based router OS's like Vyatta and pfSense over their competitors Cisco and Juniper (I never really used Juniper, but still.). However, they feel "fake" to me, like ...
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Which one is Better: One dedicated server or multiple virtual private servers?

We are building a huge real estate website (startup) with the next year goal of having about 30.000-40.000 visitors/DAY and 9.000.000-10.000.000 pages per month. This inferior estimate is based on ...
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Where can I find a reliable resource that compares different providers of Microsoft VPS and Dedicated Servers?

Where can I find a reliable resource that compares different providers of Microsoft VPS and Dedicated Servers?
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Mass File Comparison

I have a folder that has over 1000 text files in it and I need to check if they all have the same contents, they are all the same size so I can't tell that way - does anyone know of a mass file ...
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Using rsync to only delete extraneous files

What's the best way of comparing two directory structures and deleting extraneous files and directories in the target location? I have a small web photo gallery app that I'm developing. Users add ...
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GPO Comparison Tool

Does anyone know of a GPO comparison tool, preferably free (or cheap). I need to compare settings from two GPOs to see what's missing in the target GPO. edit: just to clarify, I need a tool which ...
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Solaris 10 vs Solaris 11

How would I decide which one to use? We plan to run our own http/https webserver and also to run sendmail smtp server. We will be using ZFS for boot partition and use ZFS encryption where possible ...
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Can two disk images be compared?

I want to compare the content of two disk images. (For example two disk images with gutsy n edgy) Is there a straight forward command for it in Unix?
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compare windows server for patch/update/hotfix installs

Are there any tools that can be used to connect to windows 2008 servers, and get a comparison of the installed patches/updates on the servers, showing what is installed on one and not on the other? ...
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Why Body Area Networks?

Recently a large appealing on Body Area Networks is shown. Even the an IEEE taskgroup taskgroup is started working on the standards. I want to know why we should search for a new standard when we ...
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Real world stats on Web Server Performance for static content (Apache, Lighty, IIS, Cherokee, Tomcat, etc.)

On a project I'm on (private web based application accessed by 1,000s of users) we're looking to shard off the loading of static content to a separate server (e.g. as a CDN) for improved performance. ...
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How to compare CPUs?

What are the metrics and their priorities to compare task specific performance of various CPUs?
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Linux NFS performance vs other FSs

It is expected that NFS will be slower than any "normal" file system such as EXT3. Transferring files over the network is the main reason for the additional delay. I am wondering how NFS can be ...
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Servers: lease vs buy - what considerations to take?

This is different from a previous question. When preparing to replace/upgrade hardware, what benefits/considerations should be taken on leasing the equipment vs buying it? Some advantages I've seen: ...
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Hardware comparison : P4 2,8HT or Atom dual core 2 x 2(HT) x 1,66 Ghz

i have a dedicated server (on which <10 websites from 10 visitors to 500 visitors per day) : PIV 2,8HT 2Go RAM 1x80 Go SATA 100 Mbs mutualized / 10 Mbs dedicated for the same price I ...
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What are commodity servers?

Are they shared servers or just low quality (what exactly is a low quality server)? How are they cheaper than mainframe servers?
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Nagios vs Icinga: which should I use?

I'm looking to install a server monitoring application on my web server (CentOS, LAMP setup). After some reading, it seems that Nagios is the most popular solution, but it was forked to Icinga a year ...
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Finding hosting provider, basic criteria?

i am a professional in web software development but know little about hosting. I selected Bluehost because of good reviews. Every day i experience between 30 min and 2 hour downtime, which is in ...
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linux diff command options

diff cookies.old cookies.new 5c5 < One cup vanilla extract --- > One teaspoon vanilla extract 7d6 < Six ounces chopped liver 21a22 Any flags/options can help me get rid of this 5c5, 7d6, ...
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VMware ESXi 2U Server Vs. Traditional Bare Metal 1U Server

I have a Dell PE 2970 quoted and ready to order with the following specs: 2X 6-core AMD 2.2ghz 6mb HT-3 6X 73gb 15K SCSI 6Gbps 2.5in (RAID 10) 16GB (4X4gb) 800mhz RAM 2X Intel Pro 1000PT Single Port ...
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Debian or CentOS?

I am looking at using either Debian or CentOS for a production server and I've heard mixed reviews of each one. I've heard CentOS performs better under load, however I am aware that Debian has a much ...
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Can someone explain the difference between app server/web server/web services?

I know that with web server, the html pages are transfered from server to client, with web services, a xml file is sent, but still ... I don't understand them; not even the difference between them. ...
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MDaemon vs Exchange (2007-2010). Which one should we choose?

We are at the verge of a mail server decision. We do currently use 2 mail servers : MDaemon 10 and Exchange 2003. We are planning to use a company and customer wide one point solution. Our candidates ...
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Confluence vs Sharepoint

We use Confluence mainly for documentation and want to make an step forward moving all the files (pdfs, etc) to Confluence but we want to determine if it's the best option. As far as I know ...
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Solid State Hard Drive

It's said that Solid State Drive is much better than SATA one as there is no spinning head or os. So, there won't be hard disk crash problem?
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FTP v/s SFTP v/s FTPS

We're setting up a web server at our workspace. In conjunction, we're planning to install an FTP server, however I'm stuck at what protocol to employ -- FTP, SFTP or FTPS. I googled around, trying to ...
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Is there a limit that a folder can store how many files and folders?

I have this folder, called it 'X'. Currently, it has 40k folders and 70k files. I am abit worried, inside are the images. Is there a limit that the folder 'X' can store? That folder is important, ...
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Are there any advantages to using OpenSolaris over linux other than ZFS?

Are there any advantages to using OpenSolaris, other than ZFS, rather than using a common linux distribution such as CentOS or Ubuntu? I ask because I'm interested in using OpenSolaris on AWS to take ...
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PHP vs Batch file for mysql cronjob?

My server details: OS: Windows Server 2003 IIS6 Plesk 8.xx installed (currently using Plesk to set the cronjob) I need your advice. I have 2 methods: Method 1: Using php + mysqldump, create ...
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How to consistently get Apache version in Perl for comparison against configuration requirement list

How can I extract the Apache version number? I would like to then use this number to compare it against a value in a configuration requirement file for a minimum Apache version as part of an ...
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High-availability on SQL Server, cons and pros of solutions?

I'm studying about high-availability on SQL Server for my thesis. I've learned there're several solutions to archive this: Failover clustering Log shipping Replication As I know, these solutions ...
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SCSI vs SATA? Is SCSI “actually” better? [closed]

Well, I was talking with a guy about servers the other day. I was a bit shocked whenever I asked him if there was any significant difference between SCSI and SATA and why he always uses SCSI. (note, ...
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Comparison between Erlang and nginx

Are there any comparisons between nginx and Erlang web servers. I found this http://www.joeandmotorboat.com/2009/01/03/nginx-vs-yaws-vs-mochiweb-web-server-performance-deathmatch-part-2/ but the tests ...
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Is there any reason to use bash over zsh?

I'm curious about why one would want to run bash instead of zsh. I mean zsh is fully backwards-compatible with bash. Don't get me wrong: I don't dislike bash or anything. I just genuinely want to ...
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Pros/Cons of switching from Exchange to GMail

We are a medium-large non-profit company, with around 1000 staff and volunteers, and have been using MS Exchange (currently 2003) for our mail system for years. I recently attended a Google ...
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Embedded devices hardware comparison

Not sure if this is a 100% serverfault compliant question, but here goes: I need to choose the hardware for an embedded device I plan to develop and I'm looking for tips. Ideally there'd be a ...
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Web servers comparison: Apache vs Litespeed

Today I've seen on the wordpress requirements that they recommend Apache or litespeed web server. It's the first time I've heard about litespeed and I've been hearing Apache for years. What are the ...
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Ubuntu, RHEL, similar distributions, obfuscated and bloated?

I have a decent amount of experience with the various Linux distributions, having used most of the main ones, Redhat, Debian, Slack, SUSE, Gentoo etc, since 1998. Personally, I prefer slack or arch, ...
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CentOS vs. Ubuntu [closed]

I had a web server that ran Ubuntu, but the hard drive failed recently and everything was erased. I decided to try CentOS on the machine instead of Ubuntu, since it's based on Red Hat. That ...