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Creating a test database with copied data *and* its own data

I'd like to create a test database that each day is refreshed with data from the production database. BUT, I'd like to be able to create records in the test database and retain them rather than ...
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Load testing tool for HTTP and JMS

I am looking for a load testing tool / load generator for HTTP (Web Services) and JMS calls. What would be a state of the art tools? a) a free product b) a commercial product
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How to do safely test Biztalk app by manipulating the Windows OS system time w/o breaking the Active Directory?

i have a biztalk - window service tied middleware application which talks to other system. recently we had a request to test for scenarios which relates to the date. as we have a lot of places in ...
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Web test for application requiring authentication

Not sure how to go about this...basically we need to perform load testing on a web application, but the problem is, all the pages are accessible only by authenticated users. The authentication is ...
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Continuous Integration testing of RPM upgrades

We release software on RPM-based linux. We receive many packages from different teams, some outside of our business unit, that must upgrade correctly (in the future we want to check dependencies are ...
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Need to DUPLICATE HTTP requests to two servers

We're developing an new server to replace an old one, and want to put the side by side for before & after tests - so that we can compare the end result and find the discrepancies. The input to ...
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Automated Tests for System Configuration

In software development, i like to do tests. But are there any useful frameworks for automated tests for system configurations? I think like you may be able to test a Backup-MX configuration: - ...
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Port Address Translation via Local Desktop

Recommendations for how I might configure Windows and Macs to perform port address translation locally. Need to test a web service that sits on port 99. The client application I am testing (think ...
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MS DPM 2007: Testing the Recovery for a Production Domain

MS DPM 2007 is a new technology in my company, and so am I to the product. We have a classic Microsoft domain with two DCs, Exchange 2007 and a couple Web/MS SQL servers. I have deployed DPM one ...
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How can I verify that my PAM configuration works as expected

I'm trying to setup a vsftpd server in a virtual machine and all I can ever get from it is an authentication error (530 Login incorrect). Since I've tried to configure it using virtual users with PAM, ...
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How do I test my firewall rules?

I've setup some rules in ufw and I've turned it on. Now I want to ensure my rules actually block traffic. However, when running nmap -PN -p <my_port> <ip> from my local workstation it ...
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Test ethernet port for data loss

We are trying to test the ethernet phy on our linux box for data loss. As of now we just establish a tftp connection to a server to upload and download a file. Whenever a mismatch occurs, it is ...
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How can I determine Breaking point of my Web application using JMeter?

How can I determine Breaking point of my Web application using JMeter? I have executed the JMeter Testplan with different concurrent users load. EX. 300 users(0% error), 400 users(7% error in a ...
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What does negative value of -1 in kB_rd/ and kB_wr/s mean in PIDSTAT command

This is a sample output from running pidstat. minflt/s majflt/s VSZ RSS %MEM kB_rd/s kB_wr/s kB_ccwr/s 49 0 217532 18784 0.01 -1 -1 -1 Can you ...
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Independently config test an .htaccess file

I know apachectl has the configtest option, but as far as I can tell it's only for checking the entire config chain for the system apache. I would like to have a tool that can test an individual ...
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Apache Bench reports different result with same page

I'm running into a little problem base-lining an Apache2/fcgi/php-fpm server I am setting up. If I run: ab -n 15000 http://mysite.com/index.php. Apache Bench returns Time per request: 41ms but ...
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Network Cable Testing Diagnostics

I've recently helped a friend wire his new office up with Ethernet cable wall sockets that all connect to a central patch panel. The issue I currently have is with testing the cable.. I receive the ...
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What are the tools for Load Testing IIS 7.5 and 8.0

I want to know the Stress / Load tools for testing IIS 7.5 and 8.0. I know already that WCAT is used but it supports only IIS 7.
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What do you use for automated testing of Debian package installations and updates?

I am using a Debian repo (based on reprepro) for Wheezy and custom packages. I modify my custom packages from time to time and test them manually on different systems, e.g.: Test a) Installation of ...
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A testing framework for Linux server configuration management

We are a medium sized shop that uses Puppet for Linux configuration management. Since we are a small shop, it's difficult to deploy and maintain DTAP environment. We normally perform manual testing ...
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How to Make a WMI call fail?

I'm a developer but I have a question that seems belongs more in the ServerFault category than StackOverflow. We have a production service that every so often tends to throw: ...
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How to generate test data from an sql query and a result set?

I am using an oracle database and want to generate test data from a live database, but I do not want to copy the whole database content. Given a database DB(S, D) consisting of the database schema S ...
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Non-Marvell virtual cable tester

The Marvell Yukon chip set can act as a fairly good cable tester and I have heard that there are some other devices that can do the same (some switches for instance). Does anyone know of other chip ...
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Testing web box behind a https load balance

I have a 3-tier system setup 2 Load balancers n amount of app servers database boxes / slave boxes. I have SSL setup on the load balancers. Normally when I test a specific server I change my host ...
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Run a secondary PostgreSQL server in memory?

Our development server currently has a file-based PostgreSQL server installed and running perfectly. However, we're trying to speed up our Rspec/Autotest runs and I was thinking that running a ...
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How to test SpamAssassin and spam filters

Which is the best way to test SpamAssassin's functionality and configured Spam filters? I'm aware of the Generic Test for Unsolicited Bulk Email. but I would like to have a "real" Spam test that ...
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Tests for connectivity between webserver and clients in different continents

I have a web app hosted in the uk - clients connecting to it in the UK connect without issue and at a reasonable speed. I have clients based elsewhere in the world experiencing issues with pages ...
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Regression testing for firewall changes

We have a number of firewalls in place around our organisation and in some cases packets can pass through four levels of firewall limiting the flow TCP traffic. A concept that I'm used to from ...
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How to test RAM from Windows 2003 without planning an outage?

Is there a way to test RAM from within running Windows 2003? I suspect bad ram but don't want to plan an outage to test it (especially that getting into server room isn't the easiest). I know about ...
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RTT simulation, with TC

I'm writing an HTTP server (relax, it's a special purpose server, I don't want to reinvent the wheel..) The tester(client) machine is connected with a 10Gb connection to the server. Testing showed ...