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answered How To Speed Up Adding Column To Large Table In Sql Server
Jul
6
accepted Syncing multiple wordpress web servers in a farm
Jul
6
asked Spanning Tree Setup
Jul
6
comment Cost effective and frugal SAN solution for under $5000?
This is true, however a SAN with less disks may not be able to handle the IO requirements (which weren't stated, but implied). Monthly power bills are usually easier to get approved than up front purchase costs.
Jul
6
comment AD domains & DNS domains
If a team were to move from one site to another, then the machines would all be renamed so that they reflect the name of the site they are in. A rebuild probably wouldn't happen just a machine rename so that people wouldn't have to worry about loosing there data which is on local disk.
Jul
6
revised Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 and SQL server 2008
corrected spelling.
Jul
6
comment Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 and SQL server 2008
I didn't do anything special at all. Just created an account on a SQL instance on a different machine and pointed the BES installer do it. I was using BES 4, the 5 installed may look for SQL 2008 and block the install.
Jul
4
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
3
comment Replace the broken file copying UI in Windows 2008 Server 64-bit Explorer
Are you sure the copy isn't failing? I've never seen files get left when doing a move. A copy yes, but that's to be expected.
Jul
3
comment Site hacked, looking for security advice
As another Windows Admin ... here, here. +1
Jul
3
answered Site hacked, looking for security advice
Jul
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comment Why hasn't rsync caught on in the Windows world?
With Windows 2008 (and up I assume) robocopy comes included with the OS so there's no need to install it any more.
Jul
2
answered AD domains & DNS domains
Jul
2
comment SQL 2008 publisher -> SQL 2000 subscriber: Is a pull subscription possible for merge replication?
No problem, happy to.
Jul
2
comment information about ethernet cards
This is true, cat5 can happily run GigE without a problem. However if you are walking into a government setup or want something certified for GigE, cat5 isn't going to cut it. It's official rating (unless something is changed which I haven't read which is possible) is that its for 100 Meg. That said, my office is all cat5 running GigE.
Jul
2
answered Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 and SQL server 2008
Jul
2
answered SQL Server 2005 mirroring 2-1
Jul
2
comment Limit on number of databases to mirror (MS SQL 2k8)?
A SQL Server should always be setup using RAID of some sort, either RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, or RAID 10 depending on what's needed for this particular setup. As far as local HA @MCW can look into log shipping, replication or clustering. Clustering is the most effective as it provides near instant failover, however it requires shared storage which makes it very expensive to setup. It also moves all the databases from one node to the other as a group so interdatabase dependencies aren't an issue which they can be when using database mirroring.
Jul
2
answered information about ethernet cards
Jul
2
revised information about ethernet cards
couple of small corrections