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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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Should a sys admin backup important data in anyway he can, even if he disagrees with the backup strategy?

Recently, one of the main file servers at our company failed. It was using a 4 disk RAID array, but apparently 3 of the disks died, and all the data on the server has been lost. Speaking to the sys ...
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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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Ever encountered this “http://mattker.hu/images/image.php” in scripts in your site? [duplicate]

My site was hacked. Most html and javascript files in my site were modified to included the link in the question title. What strategies should I employ to reduce the likelihood of my site being hacked ...
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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. ...