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Generic sysadmin. Hack coder. Jack of all trades, master of some.


Please Note:

I expect you to read any reference material I link to in my answers. If the answer to your question is contained in said reference material and the reference source is not likely to disappear I will probably not cut and paste it onto SF unless it's really cool/interesting/obscure.
In return I promise not to link anyone to goatse or tubgirl

I expect you to think for yourself and do a little thinking (and mayhaps even some work) to solve your problems. If you aren't capable of this, please exit the profession via the door on your left.
In return I promise to do my best to aim you in the right direction, and to clarify any points you have trouble with


Jun
30
comment Installing PGAdmin 3
Please read this Meta topic and improve your question. Right now you're essentially saying "It doesn't work! Please give me the exact commands to type in!", which doesn't meet the "professional" requirement of this site -- we expect you to put in some effort and provide a detailed description of the problem you're having.
Jun
30
reviewed Close Installing PGAdmin 3
Jun
30
comment Query AD Users from date
You need to put forth a little effort. Google. TRY. Make an attempt at a solution, then explain what problems you've encountered.
Jun
27
comment Is there anyway to tell what user will receive data from inbound packet?
@Rooster Perhaps you should ask THAT question instead of this one?
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open Recording network traffic peak per second every 5 Minutes
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open How do I know if I run on Amazon EC2 windows instance?
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open Clearing dead Oracle VirtualBox VboxManage export task
Jun
24
answered Clearing dead Oracle VirtualBox VboxManage export task
Jun
17
awarded  Guru
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
comment How does this main domain have a CNAME record?
Indeed, because the word should is used in RFC 1034 I suppose a more proper answer to the other question would be "Any sane DNS server will tell you that you can't do that, but an insane one will let you do whatever you want, to your endless detriment."
Jun
10
reviewed Leave Open How does this main domain have a CNAME record?
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open Limit user to N CPU cores
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open Recovering database files from a corrupted VHD
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open Need advice on documenting LAMP web site
Jun
9
reviewed Leave Open Virtual system drive is split between separate LUNs
May
31
comment Mimicking Google's Persistent Disks — Is this a logical FreeBSD disaster recovery strategy?
@rmalayter read carefully: we do a full shutdown on our slave DB. There is no "downtime", merely a ~1 minute window where the slave is not replicating from the master (during shutdown/restart). This is (IMO) entirely sensible in order to have a 100% guarantee that the backup is of a clean, consistent database that will restart with no issues every time. These backups are also regularly restored to our QA environment (both as a restore test and for QA testing purposes), so it's saving "a few minutes" quite often.
May
31
answered simple script to backup PostgreSQL database
May
31
comment Mimicking Google's Persistent Disks — Is this a logical FreeBSD disaster recovery strategy?
Note that for both UFS and ZFS you may not have to quiesce your database (for example, Postgres would happily recover if I just took a snapshot with the DB running - it would declare an "unclean shutdown" and replay its transaction log). We do the shutdown mainly as an extra level of paranoia, to guarantee that the database is "ready to start immediately" with no replay required in the event we need to go to our backups.
May
31
answered Mimicking Google's Persistent Disks — Is this a logical FreeBSD disaster recovery strategy?