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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


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answered crawling a management web interface for data (Switch, Router or AP)
May
20
answered Determine CPU processors vs. sockets though WMI
May
20
comment windows 2003 software raid - booting secondary disk with no FT floppy
The reason the Dell system partition causes problems is because it's the first and active partition but it doesn't get/can't be mirrored to the second disk. So when you try to boot off the second disk the partition table needs some jiggery pokery to make the server boot. This would apply to any server with some form of system partition on it. Is this possibly the case on your server?
May
20
answered USB drive RAID array
May
19
answered windows 2003 software raid - booting secondary disk with no FT floppy
May
19
answered Optimum implementation of new SQL/IIS setup?
May
19
answered Image software that can push to a network share
May
18
answered Is there still a reliability problem with >250GB drives versus < 250GB drives?
May
18
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May
18
revised Windows rsync that supports long file names, or an good alternative?
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May
18
answered On SBS2003: Unable to access OMA, receiving 1503 and 3005 Events
May
17
answered Run a .bat file in a scheduled task without a window
May
17
answered Windows rsync that supports long file names, or an good alternative?
May
17
answered Cliffhanger: The backups are right… here… right?
May
17
answered What are the merits of SAS vs SATA drives?
May
17
answered Why is %ProgramFiles(x86)% returned without quotes?
May
16
answered How do you manage servers in a different town
May
16
comment Using XCACLS to set permissions with long filenames
Oops, just noticed that ServerFault has replaced the double backslash with a single backslash. The filenames should start with two backslashes then ?
May
14
answered MySQL 5.1 vs. MS SQL 2000 for small office
May
13
answered Automated Backup Solution for a Virtual Private Server