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bio website twitter.com/ricmarques
location Portugal
age 37
visits member for 5 years, 1 month
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Nowadays, professionally I'm mainly a Linux server admin (mostly SUSE - openSUSE and SLES) of Testing, Development and Production servers (both physical servers and virtual machines - usually VMware). So, I work regularly with VMware products, namely vSphere (ESXi 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1).

My netbook runs Ubuntu and sometimes I "play" with Debian systems.

The coding that I do is mostly in Perl and "shell scripts" (for the "bash" shell) for automating system administration tasks in Linux servers. In "previous lives", I coded web applications in PHP for LAMP based projects and also in ASP ("Active Server Pages"), both "classic ASP" - ASP + VBScript - and ASP.Net - using C#

Certifications:
- RHCE - "Red Hat Certified Engineer"
- VCP - "VMware Certified Professional" ("VCP4" and "VCP5")


Nov
20
awarded  Caucus
Jul
14
revised SQL Server 2012 Mirroring / AlwaysOn - need for SAN?
Added meaning of acronyms used (DBM, AG, WSFC, FCI)
Jul
14
suggested suggested edit on SQL Server 2012 Mirroring / AlwaysOn - need for SAN?
Dec
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
revised Is my new Oracle DBA talking sense
The "oow2000_same.pdf" document apparently disappeared from the Oracle website. Using different working URL
Oct
29
suggested suggested edit on Is my new Oracle DBA talking sense
Sep
26
awarded  Organizer
Sep
26
revised suse 11sp3 - cant ping/resolve own hostname
Adding tag "sles" for better searchability, since the word "sles" doesn't appear in post (also "sles11" for specific version)
Sep
26
suggested suggested edit on suse 11sp3 - cant ping/resolve own hostname
Sep
25
awarded  Excavator
Sep
25
revised Capacity Optimization / Deduplication Options for Primary Storage
Links to "Disk Targets for Archives" and "Disk Targets for Backup" were dead. Updated to working ones
Sep
25
suggested suggested edit on Capacity Optimization / Deduplication Options for Primary Storage
Jul
11
awarded  Informed
Dec
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
1
revised Automatically sign all commits with git
The word "this" was repeated ("this this")
Oct
1
revised Automatically sign all commits with git
Formatted "--pretty=fuller" inline text as code
Oct
1
answered Automatically sign all commits with git
Apr
15
suggested suggested edit on For enabling SSL for a single domain on a server with muliple vhosts, will this configuration work?
Mar
30
answered logrotate not rotating the logs
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling