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How to redirect all outgoing email from postfix to a single address for testing

I am setting up a testing server for a web based application that sends some email notifications. Sometimes testing is performed with real customer data, and for that reason I need to guarantee that ...
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Testing a server before installing an OS

Our development server at work is taking a dump on us. So at this point, we're repurposing some other servers we have in our server room for this purpose. My boss wants me to test the servers before ...
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Server upload bandwidth testing

I'm looking for a tool (not AB, or any stress-test) that can simply test my server's external (overseas) upload bandwidth. The machine's location is at Europe but i'd like to test my speed to America. ...
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Best practice for testing chef recipes?

My team has created a large number of chef cookbooks. I was wondering what methods and frameworks I should look into so we can start creating tests to assure that our nodes are configured properly?
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How to corrupt a file system

I am going to be testing 'xfs_repair' on some large file systems ( around 50 TB ) as in the past the memory usage is high. While I could test the program only on file systems which were correct it ...
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How can I test a new cron script?

I'm running on a couple of different Linux distros (Fedora 11, CentOS 5 and SuSE 10.2) and often run into a problem where a new script that I want to run as a cron job works fine when called direct ...
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How do you test a new email filtering system?

What method do you use to test or evaluate potential new email filtering systems before you set it up on your production network? I am particularly interested in methods that are appropriate for ...
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Redirect all incoming mail to another user

Preferably this could be done with a virtual instance of a mail server on an existing Linux machine but I'm willing to run a whole other install (Linux or Windows) to get this to work. Basically a ...
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Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
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How do I write integration tests for cron jobs?

I have a series of cron jobs and I would like to test them in a more timely and automated way than the following: Test individual jobs in isolation by running them manually. Install job and update ...
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Upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, routing works in one direction only

I'm in the process of upgrading an Exchange 2003 server to Exchange 2010, and have installed the prerequisites and Exchange 2010 on the new hardware I've purchased. We use postfix on the perimeter to ...
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ffmpeg on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Server

I'm trying to get ffmpeg running on my server so I can use the PHP Video Toolkit successfully. I'm currently setting up my testing platform, which is a 32-bit Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Server. ...
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Ethernet Loopback plug - running a ping

For a project at work, I need to be able to test various Ethernet NICs by connecting them to a "loopback adapter plug", like this one on various embedded Linux boxen that come off a production ...
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Partition and Windows 7

I was formatting one my comps to do testing. The first partition seems to be EFI or something that i shouldnt touch. When creating another partition window 7 has a 100 mb blank partition before its ...
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Simple check to confirm access to a Domain Controller

I'm preparing for a battery of resilience tests on a new network (which will be hosting a mission-critical application). As part of it, I ought to confirm the resilience of the domain controllers. We ...