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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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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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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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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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Could somebody that has worked with ePolicy Orchestrator in VMWare provide a high level overview of the roles in the stack?

E policy Orchestrator (EPO) is a McAfee product that manages AV MOVE apis. The EPO server works in conjunction with ESX and vcenter. VISUALLY I don't see the workflow of this entire process very ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to write a test in rspec-puppet to check if registry exists?

I am trying to install .net framework 4.5.2 using puppet module using exec resource instead of using Package resource due to some reason. I want to write a test case to check if it is installed or ...
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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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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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How to automatically test the audio quality of a telephone line that randomly goes bad?

I am a computer scientist and I'm working as sysadmin of a small firm where I've been managing also the telephone system that my predecessor put in place. Albeit I don't really have the skill set for ...
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Docker-based infrastructure testing tool

I am currently trying to migrate a VM-based infrastructure to a Docker-based one and take the chance to add behavior testing to this infrastructure. So I aim to have all changes I make to the base ...
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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 change server time safely for testing purposes

We have a Debian server (in a VM) running a Java application on a Tomcat server, using a Postgres database. It's a testing environment, so we can do anything we want to it. Every once in a while, we ...
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systemd upgrade frozen on “removing any startup links for /etc/init.d/udev-mtab”

I am having an issue upgrading my VPS which runs latest Debian, I decided to switch to testing branch to be able to use OpenSSH 6.7 (the current stable branch only brings 6.0 which lacks many ciphers ...
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Proper packet size for ping test

I have been seeing an increase in network related issues lately and have started running some ping tests to different offices in the company to try and get a baseline. I want to run continuous pings ...