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A generalist. Or, better put, jack of all trades, master of none.

May
22
comment Best practices to keep your computer(s) backed up efficiently?
BackupPC is much much more than just a 'gui' around rsync, it's a complete backup solution that compresses the files, supports many methods for copying data, stores only one copy of duplicate files, has a backup history and so on
May
19
revised Small web server hardware
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May
19
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May
19
answered Image software that can push to a network share
May
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May
19
comment Small web server hardware
Problem with laptops is that their disks are slow as hell, probably not a good choice for a web server... But that depends on the app given that the load is small. Unless you go for SSDs in which case you are getting probably into the PowerEdge price range :)
May
19
answered Small web server hardware
May
19
answered Viewing logs on a remote linux server
May
16
comment What are the merits of SAS vs SATA drives?
You are forgetting speed, which is why you can't beat SAS for DBs
May
16
comment How do you maintain your database without taking your site down?
... database servers used. You can Google for high availability <your RDBMS> or replication <your RDBMS> for details on the particular existing solutions. Or ask a different question here about that.
May
16
comment How do you maintain your database without taking your site down?
@Eric: Replication is the technique used to have two or more databases in synch, there is more than one way to do this, but a usual one is a master/slave setup, where changes in the master are then replayed in the slave in order to have both DBs equal (Usually, the master and the slave are in different machines, to be able to access the other DB if the server dies). High availability uses replication to provide two or more servers with the same DBs and with a means to switch the server answering requests if one happens to fail. The actual mechanisms used in practice depend a lot on the ...
May
15
answered Why does “tar -cSf file.tar source” run out of memory?
May
15
answered How do you maintain your database without taking your site down?
May
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May
15
answered How do I find if there is a rogue DHCP server on my Network?
May
15
answered Analysing tcp packet reordering problems
May
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May
2
comment Configuring Apache content negotiation for languages using MultiViews
Have you looked at both your error and access logs?
May
2
comment Calling MySQL exe using PHP exec doesn’t work
Shouldn't this question be posted in stackoverflow instead?
May
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