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Database Organizational Structure, DB Groups

I'm setting up a web server where users can create their own databases. In order to prevent name clashing, I've typically seen hosting companies handle this by prefixing any DB name the user creates ...
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Microsoft Exchange Server Permission Insight

I was just assigned management of our Exchange Servers. The person who installed and configured our Exchange 2010 Servers did not set up permissions correctly. I noticed that anyone within the ...
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Complex retention policy

I have daily database backups scp'd to a directory on a local linux machine for multiple databases. The naming format is [dbname].backup; there is no timestamp and currently the latest backup ...
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File Server: to zip or not to zip

My workplace shares a SMB fileserver for storing documents and files that we receive from clients. The contents of these directories are usually a mixture of Documents (PDF, .docx) and images. Clients ...
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Tips on organizing Active Directory for a global company with different departments [closed]

I have started to read and implement some of the basic domain architecture implementation, one of the question I have is what is the latest trend in organizing the active directory OU's, Groups and ...
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Remote I/O costs with a Content Delivery Network

As far as I know, the time complexity of scanning a directory and the amount of files in said directory are correlated due to I/O costs. Would the administrative costs of placing the files in a hashed ...
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Is /home a good place to put my (huge) MongoDB data file?

(I'm not too familiar with admin stuff.) My server has two disks/partitions, one mounted on /, the other much bigger one mounted on /home. My MongoDB data file was at /var/lib/mongodb by default ...
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Is it ever good to share a userid?

On Un*x, Is it ever a good idea to have one userid that many different people log into when they do stuff? Often I'm installing software or something on a Linux or BSD system. I've developed software ...
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AD 2003 and AD2008: User works for 2 different OU's and we want to give them different permission depending on where they are working?

I may be on mission impossible: Setting: Health Care Concern: Restricting Access Based on Job Function of the day. A person may work 3 days in one of our OU's, and then cover a shift in a different ...
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Should I use Organisational Units or Groups in Server 2008?

At the company I am doing work for at the moment I am setting up a new server. It's going to be running Microsoft Server 2008 and be used as a domain controller with the DNS pointing to OpenDNS for ...
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Effecient organization of spare cables and hardware

As many of you also likely do, I have a growing collection of cables, hardware, and spare parts (screws, connectors, etc.). I'm looking to find a good system of organization so that everything isn't a ...
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Proper way to create a zfs off an existing directory?

Lets say I have an rpool with etc/ as a regular directory within it and now I want to create a separate zfs rpool/etc, obviously inheriting all the data I had in original /etc. What would be the most ...
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Unread mail in folder cascading in outlook 2007 [closed]

In outlook 2007 i like to keep all my emails very organised so i have ended up with quite a bit of folder cascading. Its great when i start going through all the email that i know where it all is but ...