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I'm a senior developer at Chase IT Services in London. We build great software for the financial services industry.


Mar
25
comment Is there a way to permanently set the font and window size in putty?
It's worth pointing out that you can also save changes to the Default Settings session, which will then be applied to all new sessions you create. You need never see that horrible default font again :)
Mar
25
comment PuTTY alternative on Windows: better saved session organization
+1, mRemoteNG does exactly what the asker requires. It's worth pointing out too that mRemoteNG is a wrapper around PuTTy, so if you're used to PuTTy you will find it simple to transfer.
Mar
2
comment permissions for backup operators to eject disks
Thank you, I've done this but it doesn't seem to have worked. The user is still being prompted for an admin account when ejecting the drive. Does the server need to be rebooted for it to take effect?
Mar
1
comment installing lots of perl modules
@Tobu Useful to know, this will let me check for those modules I've still not got packages for. Thank you.
Feb
24
comment installing lots of perl modules
+1 CPANPLUS is what I used for those modules that were not packaged for Ubuntu 10.10, thank you!
Feb
22
comment installing lots of perl modules
I found this to be a good way of finding packages: yinfor.com/blog/archives/2007/04/…
Feb
22
comment installing lots of perl modules
Brilliant, I've tried that for several of the modules and most are packaged for Ubuntu 10.10. Thanks!
Jan
7
comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
$500/month seems a lot for 150GB. For that money, I'd be tempted to colo my own hot standby servers AND hold day/week/month snapshots - but of course this all depends on your business model. Different services are applicable to different folk, and a cheap online provider might well provide a useful extra level of backup for some businesses. It's worth ensuring your backups are encrypted before they leave your site regardless how much you trust your backup provider - or even if you're backing up to your own remote hardware.
Jan
7
comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
@GregD I agree, this service doesn't sound suitable for a large business, particularly if you don't already have another backup strategy in place. I would expect to pay very much more for a service which offers SLAs and takes responsability for data loss. If you're a tiny business, and you're looking to back up just one or two servers which are already backed up to local USB disks or mirrored to another datacenter, then this seems like very good value.
Jan
7
comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
It might be worth emailing them and asking - they do stress frequently throughout their site that there are no limits on overall storage or file size.
Jan
7
comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
I can't see any details of different editions - if you go to the business section of the FAQ they specifically say there is only one edition, and that backing up servers is explicitly supported (livedrive.com/faq#faq-business-1). It also says further up that they support Windows Server.
Jan
7
comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
Hi TomTom, I downvoted your answer because I felt it wasn't an answer to my question. Robert Moir has rewritten your answer but I still feel this is wrong - clearly such services do exist since I have discovered a couple of possibilities in my own research - I have added these as answers. You may want to investigate livedrive.com as a solution to your backup problem with the 2000gb external server. Their FAQ page is here: livedrive.com/faq - Kind Regards
Jun
15
comment Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop printing blank pages
It was one specific application that was causing most problems but we had noticed it in other apps.
Jun
3
comment Running Windows Server OS on a regular desktop machine
the story is here: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/…
Feb
27
comment Windows automatically restore flakey network connection
very slick! I really must have a proper play with PowerShell one of these days.
Feb
26
comment Windows automatically restore flakey network connection
Very nice! Thank you, that is exactly what I was after.
Nov
12
comment how to install php/mysql/apache2 in centOS
Just to be devils advocate: A total newbie wanting help installing LAMP is probably trying to learn web programming and probably not administering a server :)
Oct
19
comment BitTorrent in the Office?
@runDown That's just a benefit of having a the files published on your LAN. the distribution method is irrelevant there.
Jul
29
comment Can you write to the category field in the event log?
A very good answer. Thank you.
Jul
28
comment Is there is “Running in terminal session” lie shim?
maybe :)