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bio website gnub.net
location Sydney, Australia
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seen Oct 31 at 1:54

A Perforce support engineer who used to be a Sysadmin.

Writes random (smallish) scripts/program to make life a little more bearable.


Oct
24
comment How to log in as a user in p4
Checkout the user guide especially on the use of P4CONFIG: perforce.com/perforce/doc.current/manuals/p4guide/…
Oct
24
comment Migrating a Github repository with all the commit history to Perforce
perforce.com/downloads/git-fusion
Nov
6
comment Perforce License Problem
Email support@perforce.com with the license file attached - they should be able to sort it out for you.
Jun
25
comment How to copy a large number of files quickly between two servers
@niXar netcat is fine if you are doing this in a secure environment like private vlan and/or over VPN.
Aug
4
comment Hyper-V vs. ESXi vs. XenServer
Note that this question (and its answers dated back in 2009). All protects have improved dramatically since then. I'd suggest tabulating your requirement in a table and do the research/scoring on your own to narrow down choices. I did and it worked for me everytime!
Apr
6
comment Fedora vs Ubuntu vs Debian to host Subversion and Bugzilla over Apache
Use the tool supported by your local sysadmin. If you will be maintaining the box, use whatever you feel more comfortable with.
Nov
5
comment Do dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones?
Can you point me to the doc please?
Nov
2
comment Snow Leopard iSCSI initiator
Would save others a lot of time if you list what you have tried here. I, for one, use globalSAN in 32bit mode.
Oct
4
comment Are there any reasons NOT to run an Ubuntu server?
Unlike Debian, Ubuntu has a predictable life cycle - the long term support release is quite suitable for most shops - so you can plan for site upgrades...
Oct
2
comment Automated configuration of ldap authentication for RHEL5 servers
Don't include ldap.secret if you don't want root on the clients gain access to your directory. Make sure you include all the SSL certs if you use any. ;)
Oct
2
comment Is mixing IT infrastructure and development VMs into the same physical machine a bad idea?
Yes I work in a small shop so it's likely that I will be forced to do so soon. Good point on the fact that you can move VMs when it gets bad. :)
Oct
2
comment Is mixing IT infrastructure and development VMs into the same physical machine a bad idea?
Yup - disk performance is always the weakest link...
Oct
2
comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Yes I do find myself doing the same thing as well. Get everything you need on the servers and remote access from a lappy - my choice is a MacBook. Having said that I am looking for a box that does remote backup AND being able to run a few VMs for various things - it's likely to stay at my home so I prefer something that don't sound like a jet engine. :) Thanks for the response so far.
Oct
2
comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Too expensive for too little memory - no thanks. :)
Oct
2
comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
That would be my choice if I were only using this as a desktop and not for offsite backup - I have a storage box running OpenSolaris and with ZFS I can do file system snapshots very cheaply. Major advantages being: 1) online scrubbing (fsck). 2) copy-on-write. 3) cheap snapshots 4) easy full/incremental backup to remote sites. Oh and with libvirtd one can manage LinuxKVM, XEN and qemu with the same interface remotely.
Oct
2
comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Yup - I find my workload is usually disk I/O bound not CPU. I will get very similar hardware and is looking for a software setup that can provide storage (I really like snapshots and copy-on-write in ZFS) and the ability to run multiple OS instances (I have more success with XEN/KVM under Linux that XVM server under (open)solaris). Good advice on tax deduction btw. :)
Oct
2
comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
new comer here - would clicking the "community wiki" checkbox do the trick?
Aug
14
comment Solaris du --max-depth Equivalent
Chances is that you have GNU du at /usr/gnu/bin/du.
Aug
14
comment Howto setup Cobbler with PXE if you can't change the dhcp server?
Judging from their website - I suspect Cobbler has a DHCP implementation included. I would probably do a USB install if I'm working in a restricted network. :)