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5 years commercial C#.Net Asp.Net experience following mid-life career change. Best career decision I ever made!

Unexpectedly found myself as IT Manager for a Small Business in the insurance sector. On a steep learning curve with Servers and Networks now. It's never dull!


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
9
comment SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
Sorry, I marked this as the answer by mistake.
Jul
9
comment SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
I so meant to come back and make a further comment on this, but did not get around to this until now. Better late than never, eh? I am going to mark this as the correct answer as it turned out to be a failing PSU. This server had only a single PSU and following replacement, the problem has not re-occurred.
Jul
9
accepted SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
May
23
comment SQL Server database refuses to back up to USB disk
Thanks @Cougar9000. This was a while back now and I got around the issue by sending the back up to an internal drive and then using a sql cmd to copy the files to my USB drive and clean up old ones from the internal drive. It has been working well for a number of months now. I do not remember whether I tried your first point, however, I fully agree and practice your second point about only one DB per job. Wise words.
Oct
12
accepted Can I split open/divide a large MS SQL disk media set?
Oct
10
awarded  Commentator
Oct
10
comment Can I split open/divide a large MS SQL disk media set?
+1 For telling me what I didn't want to hear! Sadly, as a business, we have to be in a position to roll back to a point in time in our data. Our internal application does not audit changes to the database (it would have if I had written it!). I will need to store this large file for a number of years. I do accept this is likely the one and only answer, but I'll leave this open for a short while.
Oct
8
asked Can I split open/divide a large MS SQL disk media set?
Oct
8
comment SQL Server database refuses to back up to USB disk
It does seem damning, but the disk is fine. I can back up to that folder, just not this particular database. I will consider ProcMon capture +1. Thanks.
Oct
5
asked SQL Server database refuses to back up to USB disk
Oct
4
comment SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
This is fast becoming my train of thought.
Oct
4
comment SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
We are a small business and this is our only DC.
Oct
3
comment SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
Thanks for the pointers. The room is at a constant 19 deg C. Fans are all running normally. Cables have been checked. I will consider the PSU and investigate.
Oct
3
asked SBS 2003 Unexpected shutdown to standby
Apr
23
comment With Exchange 2003, should SMTP be accessible externally over port 25?
+1 because this identifies my exact same problem and coupled with the answer confirmed exactly what I had in mind. Thanks for asking it.
Jan
31
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
17
accepted Is backing up to a NAS over private fibre link better than tape?
Jan
17
comment Is backing up to a NAS over private fibre link better than tape?
Firstly, thanks. I take your point about Tape as a reliable (and cheap) medium. I think I will look at a backup -> Disc -> Tape arrangement. Thank you also for affirming my suggested SQL backup plan.
Jan
16
asked Is backing up to a NAS over private fibre link better than tape?