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Cisco 2811 debug command

Is there a command that allows the debugs to be shown in color. It would be easier for my techs to read the debug outputs. Didn't see any that I could find. Thanks
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Identifying “Lock Timeout” errors on SQL Server 2000

Our ERP software uses a SQL Server 2000 database. When we run a specific task on the software that used to take few seconds, a 300 seconds delay happens and SQL Server returns the error "Lock Timeout. ...
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Where (and how) to put PDB files for custom .NET code?

Our developer sent me a PDB file to help debug a custom application. I currently have my symbol directory set to c:\symbols, and several Microsoft symbols are there in this folder format: ntdll.pdb ...
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Getting debug output from a debian initramfs

I'm attempting to configure a server for a debian lenny on software raid0 and a LVM root filesystem via the serial console and the hosting company's recovery console (basically an ubuntu liveCD). ...
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Windbg: Can't get next object after a Free object

I know that fragmentation typically occurs when an object collected by garbage collection is marked as a "free" block, but the object occupying the next address space is pinned. I can get a list of ...
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Equivalent of SysInternals FileMon for Linux?

I'm attempting to debug an application on Ubuntu - I need to listen to file open attempts (even for files that don't exist). Process Monitor (formerly known as FileMon) is available on Windows - what'...
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How can I grab a Memory Dump of my W3WP.exe process?

I'm tracking the CPU usage of a recent build I did to our Windows 2008 SP2 server. Here's the task manager screenie... See how it spikes? I wish to find out what are causing em. Before I do ...
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OpenSolaris/x86 responding sluggishly - frequent freezing

The system starts up fine, and for about 5 minutes (est.) things are fine. Then the system starts to get very sluggish ("choppy"): the mouse will freeze for two or three seconds, then release for ...
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Why would brk() in strace output be taking several seconds?

We've been noticing a significant slowdown of one of our applications when migrated to Ubuntu Hardy, amd64. It runs perfectly well on Debian Sarge i386. Running an 'strace -r' against the (Apache 1.3)...
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How to debug problems over IM and the phone?

If, like me, you get friends, family, and coworkers with computer problems (whether it's server, desktop, or laptop related), who ask you to help over the phone or IM, how do you debug problems? I'm ...
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What's the first thing you check when an untouched unix server starts going berserk?

So you have this neatly setup unix server and it's super fast and works swell and everything is great for months, and suddenly all kinds of weird errors start showing up for a variety of different ...
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Online mod_rewrite testing tool

mod_rewrite statements can be hard to write and debug, therefore I need a lightweight online tool that enables me to test my RewriteCond, RewriteRule statements on the fly. Any such tool?
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Debugging WebDAV using gvfs

gvfs (gnome virtual file system) felt the need to reimplement some of the common filesystems. I'm trying to get people onto our WebDAV shares, but I'm getting pretty cryptic errors. What I'd like to ...
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Are there any risks to enabling SQL Debugging

In our current environment, developers are not allowed to use SQL Debugging against any of the QA servers. It's not clear to me why the decision was made. What factors should be considered to decide ...