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Jul
13
comment What hardware for powerfull server setup
Can you accept an answer for this thread with low rep?
Jul
13
comment Hard drive fail - How to regain confidence on the drive or make some use of it
+1 for mentioning smartmontools.
Jul
13
answered Hard drive fail - How to regain confidence on the drive or make some use of it
Jul
10
comment What hardware for powerfull server setup
+1 oh, yes, maintenance contract!
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10
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Jul
10
answered What hardware for powerfull server setup
Jul
10
comment Windows C: drive size
Gparted is great, but has a hidden limitation. When resizing an NTFS partition from small (say, 30G) to large (say, 300G), you are likely to get a "disk read error" due to changes in the geometry stored in the Windows boot/partition scheme. For more information, search on the terms "ntfs partition resize disk read error"
Jul
10
comment Moving files within an ext4 filesystem?
Right, inner tracks read slower but have faster seek times.
Jul
10
answered Moving files within an ext4 filesystem?
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
+1 We all have a moment when we realize that a big part of our job is to be the psychological counselor.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
When in doubt, flog the downtrodden.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
Time to lie: tell him you just got a call from CERT thanking you for taking down a major botnet.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
How was the beer? You should cultivate that user relationship.
Jul
9
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
Ben, good work on the tech savvy upbringing, just be careful your progeny does not grow up to be a SysAdmin. Have him or her be something easier, more profitable and less stressful, like NeuroSurgery or Hedge Fund Management.
Jul
9
answered Merging a Windows disk partition with a Linux partition on Ubuntu
Jul
9
comment Multiple login names for a single user in linux using LDAP server authentication
If the PC's are Windows, the unspoken requirement here is, that he set up a Samba server to provide local home directories.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Web server and database server in completely different locations
Jul
8
comment Notebook for Sysadmin
Two NICs- monitor mirrored Gigabit port on one, surf ServerFault for answers on the other.