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Windows Server 2008R2 Virtual Lab Activation strategies?

I have a ESXi server that I use for testing, however, I am often needing to create additional Windows Server virtual machines. Typically, if I do not need a VM for more than 30 days, I simply do not ...
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Memcached scaling strategy

Currently I am running a production environment with 4 dedicated memcached servers, each of them having 48Gb of RAM (42 dedicated to memcache). Right now they are doing fine, but traffic and content ...
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Oracle Backup Strategy

I have recently inherited a smallish Oracle database running on a SPARC Solaris 10 Server. I have been asked to implement a sensible backup strategy. The database has about 3000 odd tables and is ...
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Failover strategy for memcached

I am trying to understand how memcached works (newbie) to anticipate the sudden failure of a node using/offering memcached. I have a couple of questions to ask: i) If a have a system with 3 nodes ...
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Netapp snap mgr for sql vs. native backups

Moving to a new data center. The data center is going to use SRM replication for vm's, and netapp snap manager for sql for sql backups. We are currently using full/tlog native backups. How do the new ...
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Backup strategies for Windows Server 2003 filesystem

As I discovered recently, full filesystem backups of anything fancier than straight file storage seem to be of limited use. Examples: AD, registry, and Windows itself: restore is not ...
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Load balancing and HTTPS strategies

I am faced with the following problem: Servers get saturated since current load balancing strategy is based on client IP. Some corporate clients access our servers from behind large proxies so all ...
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Recommendations for backup (tape vs. HDD)

We're a relatively small organization (25 users, 9 servers, everything Windows-based) and we've been using tape backup since the beginning; currently we're using Backup Exec to perform the backup. ...