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Free tool/script for directory size calculation

Does anyone know of a free command-line tool or script that calculates the size of a directory including all subdirectories? It needs to be compatible with Windows 7, work with hard links and ...
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Diagnosing a Memcache server with a high cache miss rate

What tools are available to debug a memcache server with a high miss rate (62%)? Ideally I would like to know the keys for the top cache misses, but I would just settle for seeing the keys of live ...
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Why does dstat show zeroes for disk activity on my virtual private server running Ubuntu?

I'm trying to monitor the number of disk reads and writes on my VPS (Rackspace in this case) running Ubuntu 9.04. I realize there are many tools to do this, but when using dstat 0.7 I tried the ...
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Any ideas why Ettercap filters aren't seeing packet data?

I'm using an Ettercap filter to detect a query response coming back from a particular service on a remote machine. When I see a response from the service, I'm searching through the data in the packet ...
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compare windows server for patch/update/hotfix installs

Are there any tools that can be used to connect to windows 2008 servers, and get a comparison of the installed patches/updates on the servers, showing what is installed on one and not on the other? ...
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Is there a browser based crontab editor?

I would like to incorporate in one of our systems it if there is one. Or perhaps just know how it works.
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Finding the previous nameservers for a domain

We are investigating an issue we had with DNS lookups to a specific domain (nyc.gov). Does anyone know of a tool or website to find out the previous nameservers of a domain? We suspect the ...
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Redirect TCP connections from machine on internet to a machine behind a NAT

I would like to find a tool that allows me to do the following: I have machine A behind a NAT\Router with a web application, then I have server B accessible on the internet. Using some application all ...
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Server Monitoring tool

I am looking for a webserver monitoring tool. As of now one of my websites is hosted on Dreamhost Linux VPS, whenever there is an issue like high RAM usage , their standard response is to look in ...
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How do you lift heavy servers into a rack? [duplicate]

In this video can I see that they use a dedicated "server lift", which looks quite expensive. Does anyone know of cheap server lifts or other tools that can be used for this?
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Tools to monitor users activity on Linux/Unix servers

Is there any specific open source tool which can be used to monitor what users are doing on linux system. I have multiple servers and with access to some users on them. I want to monitor which user ...
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Tool to change user information in AD and Exchange

Is there any tool that can be used by HR to fill and change user details in AD and Exchange? (eg: company, department, telephone numbers, etc.)
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Centralized backup method recommendation for SMEs with various OSes

Hi I was wondering what in your opinion is the "best" method for having "everything" backed-up in the following situation. We are a SMEs with 10 computers in total. Three of those computers are ...
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Tools to test multicast routing

I am looking for a good simple tool that runs on a standard OS (Windows or Linux) that I can used to test that multicast is being passed properly by a router. I have been asked by a client to enable ...
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hpasmcli documentation or manual

I use the HP health suite for a Proliant server and i get following output: # hpasmcli -s "show fans;" Fan Location Present Speed of max Redundant Partner Hot-pluggable --- -------- ...
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Tool to manage IP map?

Is there a tool which can manage the maintenance of an IP map? If no, it is possible to make a Powershell script which can get hostnames and their IPs, but it'd be nice if a tool exists to do this ...
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How to detect weak points in my lan

I am starting to "polish" the LAN here at my new work and since it's the 1st time I face sommething that big (almost 300 clients a switches, proxy) I would like to understand easily where I get weak ...
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Looking for easy to use remote server monitoring tool for Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

We are a very small ecommerce business and we are trying to find a remote monitoring tool something in the lines of the ResMon/PerfMon in Windows in order to monitor our dedicated Windows 2008 R2 ...
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What tools, parts, accessories do you keep in your Colo?

I know Colo is less popular these days with the Cloud, but I thought I'd ask people what tools and extra parts, etc they like to keep in their Colo cages or racks. Here are some of my favorites: ...
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Desktop GUI tools to administer Apache2

Are there any (Linux compatible) desktop GUI tools to administer Apache2?
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IP/host-based traffic grapher

Do you know/recommend any tool for graphing traffic based on IP or host? In this case, I will get a graph for every IP that passes through my gateway. Of course, I will use a predefined list of source ...
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What tool for tracking application/db/service installations and dependencies?

In our organisation, we have 4 layers of environments (DEV, INT, UAT, PROD). In each layer there are 1-3 sets of the following SOA environment (one per GUI application project): Around 5-10 ...
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Physical/portable Hard drive tester/diagnostics tool

Are there any tools that I can plug into a hard drive and perform diagnostics such as displaying if there are SMART errors? I work with a lot of commodity hardware and need to check if some of the ...
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Is there anything available from Microsoft to make gathering and interpreting of logs easier?

In the process of planning for an upcoming deployment of an AD structure with a single forest, a top level empty root domain and two child domains—which will house two business units. Within each ...
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Use a reverse proxy do record all incoming HTTP request, then execute it in a clone server for performance testing

A few weeks ago I went to a presentation where a guy said that in his company he used a reverse proxy that records all incoming http requests to the production server. Then he can execute them on ...
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In Linux, What tools should every webserver-admin uses at least once month? [closed]

Just starting out, running across a lot of random CMDs, tools, configs, etc. Moving on from a server setup, in Linux, what tools should every webserver-admin uses at least once month?
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Infrastructure security check

We want to perform a security check of our Web servers architecture from the outside (Internet external access). I'm looking for either a company providing such a service, please provide ...
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Online modelling tool for server desing / architecture

I am looking for some online (the best is free) tool for designing our servers. We use almost 10 servers now, and it becoming mess, to remember, where, what service is running. So, I'd like to have ...
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Measure TLB Size [closed]

Is there a tool that will measure the size of my TLB for me? Or some sort of scripting approach I can take to estimate it?
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Is there a tool that will allow concurrent remote sessions into an iMac?

Looking for 2+ users to be able to remote into an iMac we have and each have their own session. Machine is going to be used as a platform to develop for iOS as well as a general purpose machine. I ...
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Is there any command line tool to help with usual tasks that is cross platform?

I had no idea how to name the thing I'm looking for but I will try to describe it. I'm looking for a tool that would allow you to do common tasks using the same command line on most platforms. It ...
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System dependency management software

I'm looking for a tool that helps managing dependencies between various systems. By systems I mean hardware (hosts) as well as software systems, e.g. service A on host X depends on service B on host ...
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Changing LDAP password without using LdapAdmin

our former sysadmin went from fulltime to 'on demand' and left me with the "task" to administer part of the local network. One of my jobs is changing users' passwords (they can't do it themselves ...
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Application Manager monitoring tool

How to perfectly add hosts in application manager for monitoring with 'snmp' protocol(with proper snmp configuration)?. I could add hosts with 'ssh'/'telnet' protocols but when I try to add with snmp ...
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Tool for ongoing monitoring of a webserver?

I need to monitor a SaaS by going to a specific URL (is currently done either manually in a browser or by sending an HTTP request programatically in C# ) and if the response is other than HTTP ...
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Are magnetic-tipped screwdrivers okay around servers?

Specifically, I am asking about screwdrivers with removable tips (something like this), but I think the answer would apply to any magnetic-tipped screwdriver. Will the magnetic field damage anything ...
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What tools can I use to test the real read speed of a RAID1?

Some RAID controllers speed-up read access when using RAID1. Other controllers can't do that. Trying some RAID1 configurations, I want to know if the read speed is faster both on a single file and on ...
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what is the tiniest windows client tool that will allow auto-upload files to hosting

I am looking for a small tool that will allow me to do one single tiny simple job : auto upload files from local computer with Windows(xp/vista/7) to hosting (linux servers with cpanel) There are ...
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What tools, parts, and supplies should be kept in a data center?

I've been tasked with putting together a list of tools and supplies to keep on hand in a newly renovated data center. So far my list includes things that I think are fairly common (partial list ...
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sudoers file cleanup and consolidation tool/script

I am curious to know what other folks out there might be using to keep the sudoers file in a sane manner. I am looking for a tool, that removes redundant entries, overlapping permissions and/or ...
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What are the “must ” security tools for small organizations?

One of my friend has started a company, it's a small-scale company that has a 40 workers.There is two guys also responsible for the security and IT related issues.He is managing the LAN, Webpage of ...
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Tool to collect stacktraces in server logs

Is there a tool collect and count all different stacktraces in a bunch of server logfiles? Sometimes you have just too many stacktraces that repeat over and over. So it can be difficult to spot ...
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Graphical MySQL tools

Are there any good graphical tools (preferably free) for navigating a MySQL database? I find myself doing a lot of the same SQL queries to look at data in the tables. I would imagine there's a GUI ...
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Transform data to a new structure

I've got an Access database from one of our clients and want to import this data into a new MSSQL Server 2008 database structure I designed. It's similar to the Access Database (including all the ...
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auto generate AD network Diagram with visio or other tools

It's there a way in visio to automaticly design the Network Diagram of my domain ? I found Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer, but this software not design the member of my domain. I ...
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Must haves for web hosting service to learn or play around with

I'm new to web administration but would like to learn so I am wondering what hosting service is the best option to be my playground. I'm not necessarily looking for specific names (although if there ...
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Unicode versions of common UNIX text tools to run on Windows

I can't afford the MKS toolkit (also think its a bit overkill for my needs). So I was wondering is anyone knew of the standard set of unix text tools but that can handle unicode files under Windows. ...
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Is poolmon or an Equivalent Tool Available for Windows Server 2008?

Is there a version of poolmon available for Windows Server 2008 64-bit? This KB article says it only applies to versions up to Server 2003. Is this tool (or something equivalent) available for Server ...
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Purposely setting poor Signal Quality on my own WiFi

I would like to measure how different applications will perform under poor Signal Quality. Where Signal Quality is measured by: Signal / Noise * SNR = Signal Quality -80 / -90 * 10 = 8.9% ...
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Diff and patch for big binary files

As part of my job I regularly need to upload big files (a 512 MB to 1 GB ISO, for example). In some cases, very little changes from ISO to ISO (say, a 10 MB file in a 1 GB ISO). Unfortunately, I can't ...