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What qualities to look for in a NAS for short term storage?

Background I work at a research department working with biomedical data and we are currently considering to the revise our IT-structure. We have several instruments that generate GBs of data on a ...
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Getting occasional access to industrial linux server for personal research hobbying [closed]

How can I get access to a industrial/research server? Occasional use and root/install access would be great. I would love to have 100GB+ memeroy on demand available occasionally. Web services seems ...
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When researching an ip phone system, where would you start? [closed]

I'm one of the sysadmin's for our business and I've been tasked with researching and deploying a new IP based telephone system. I've got a solid grasp of our feature requirements, but what I don't ...
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Bittorrent surveillance/monitoring

Is there any tool to sniff bittorrent traffic and reassemble data about the torrent? Im looking for file names, peers, tracker address, local IP, etc. This is purely for academic interest in which all ...
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Storage servers architectural solution for backup. What is the best way? (pics inside)

What is the best architecture for storage servers array? Needs... a) easy way to add one more server to array b) we don't have single backup server c) we need to have one backup for each "web" part ...
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Suggest a Phd research topic for a System Administrator

Please suggest me a few research topics .... My background is from setting up Windows 2003 servers and various firewalls ranging from opensource to commercial ones (both hardware and software). I ...
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Most significant server outages in the past decade

What is the most significant server outage/downtime that occurred within the last decade due to performance issues, bottlenecks and scalability problems? Two such examples are the constant problems ...
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Removing Research from Outlook 2007 installs

Is there any way to disable the 'Research' feature (Alt + Click) in Microsoft Office 2007? It would be better if there was a policy setting or install option that I've missed, but if not, can you ...
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Build an Internet / gaming cafe [closed]

Over the past few days I have had this strange idea in my head to own and operate an Internet cafe and gaming center. This is not aimed to be a post discussing the pros and cons of the business or ...