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Dec
9
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
@Craig : you mean the respone that I quoted in my own answer? He said he was looking for an extra level of protection ... he never said if he was trying to protect against accidental deletion or malicious users. And my answer still stands for the generic case. It's also a good idea to run something to monitor critical files (puppet, cobweb, etc.) You seem awfully eager to put down my answer when your response is one that specifically has the problems that I'm trying to make sure people avoid.
Dec
8
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
@Craig : it might not be the crux of the question, but it is the crux of the problem (XY problem?) ... but I have no idea what they're doing as root, so if they could make use of setuid and/or limited sudo privileges. And you should re-read the question, as I see no mention by Jerry that he's only trying to protect against unintentional removal ("i need to make sure it is not delete whatsoever"), and he only gave one follow-up that I see (which triggered my response).
Dec
8
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
@Craig : it's a bad idea to have lots of users with root, especially if they aren't trusted to not mess with critical files.
Dec
7
answered Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
Nov
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Jul
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comment Restore InnoDB to different machine
you might have better luck getting an answer on dba.stackexchange.com
Jul
23
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Sep
13
comment How can I identify the manufacturer of our raised floor?
Thanks. I had tried going through patents for raised floor systems (trying to identify the style of the reinforcement), but had absolutely no luck. In the end, our solution was to pull up enough of them until we finally found one with identifying information still on it. (it turned out to be a local company, and the same company that supplied our newer perforated tiles). It also didn't help that people kept claiming the room was a retrofit (yet there was no ramp, you just rolled straight in from the hallway).
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
comment How can I identify the manufacturer of our raised floor?
I suspect if I'm trying to identify just my specific flooring, that this question would qualify as 'too localized' and closed.
Sep
26
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Sep
26
asked How can I identify the manufacturer of our raised floor?
Jul
23
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May
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awarded  Necromancer
May
2
comment Look up manufacturer based on Mac Address?
@voretag7: it's possible on Sun hardware and many others to change it -- but my point is, people rarely do. Even with CARP, you're masking it to the network, not changing it ... and I don't have any experience with that sort of load balancing ... the only times I've done it in software it's been on Suns or Macs, and they share an extra IP address for the service, rather than masking the MAC.
May
1
comment Look up manufacturer based on Mac Address?
@Danny : in 15 years, I've never come across a MAC address that's been changed. (or at least, where the MAC didn't match the manufacturer once we identified what the item was). There may be industries where it's typical to change it, but in most cases it never happens.
Mar
5
comment How do I get a server-side count on an LDAP query from Sun Java System Directory Server?
@cubetwo1729 : You might have a different limit if you also send authentication information. It's been years since I've done admin work for a Sun Directory server (shortly after they went from iPlanet to SunOne), but I seem to remember having set up a dn to bind as for searching that had higher limits.
Mar
5
answered How do I get a server-side count on an LDAP query from Sun Java System Directory Server?
Mar
5
comment How do I get a server-side count on an LDAP query from Sun Java System Directory Server?
Not a direct answer, but you could just ask for 'dn' to be returned, reducing the size of the response.
Feb
28
comment Mysql large database backup
What type of database is it? Data warehouse? OLAP? If you can have a period of no writes, it's easier to just back up the underlying files than trying to do a dump of the database. If you can't stop the writes, you might be able to use something like Linux Hot Copy so you can get a clean snapshot to back up.