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Oct
18
comment What are the major issues that affect the selection of a hosting provider country?
So how does this answer the question?
Oct
12
comment Virtualization for Linux (VMware vs VirtualBox vs KVM vs …)?
@intgr, sure, and so does ESX, but it's just the kernel, not a complete operating system with lots of programs and possibly even GUI, it's a minimal OS focused on only running virtual machines.
Oct
8
comment Mysql: Working With 192 Trillion Records… (Yes, 192 Trillion)
@pQd agreed, but the Backblaze pod is a bad idea for any usage where the data is even remotely valuable.
Oct
8
comment Mysql: Working With 192 Trillion Records… (Yes, 192 Trillion)
@pQd, that's a horrible box to store important data. Lose one PSU and you've lost the data. And it's all home-use stuff, nothing designed to run around the clock. Besides, that box is horribly slow.
Oct
8
comment RAID Configurations for MS SQL 2008
It would be cheaper to get a couple of Vertex 2`s and RAID1 then. They'll mop the floor with 15K drives unless you make a big RAID10 array out of them. Sell the existing drives on eBay or something.
Oct
8
revised Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
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Oct
6
comment RAID disk “group” and virtual disks setup
The RAID arrays suggest those are 15K RPM HDDs. I would suggest you use SandForce-based SSD in RAID1 instead, they are much more suited for DB work.
Oct
5
comment Is removing fonts a bad idea (on Windows)?
Why would you even want to do that?
Oct
3
comment The Joel Test for system administrator jobs
There are reasons where dedicated servers are appropriate, for example from a cost perspective, it could be cheaper to get more less power boxes than fewer more powerful boxes when the workload is easily distributed across many systems.
Sep
27
comment Recommendations for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VPS Host?
Disclaimer - that's a referral link.
Sep
27
answered Recommendations for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VPS Host?
Aug
23
comment Should I RAID my SSDs?
@Oskar if the SSD fails you lose all the data on it, and restoring from backups takes time. Recovery isn't as easy to attempt with a SSD than with a HDD.
Aug
4
comment Is locking down a developers machine more effort than its worth?
having used like several thousand different apps, only 5% of them needed admin rights for no real reason.
Aug
3
comment Why do they use laptop form factor HDD's for storage servers?
Seagate ES.2 and Constellation ES come to mind. 3.5" SAS drives.
Jul
7
comment accidently ran “chown www-data:www-data / -R” as root
Poor Solaris users :(
Jul
6
comment Best system administrator accident
If spinning DOWN mainframes makes a heck of a noise, I don't want to hear it spinning UP, or worse, at full-speed.
Jun
21
accepted SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
Jun
21
accepted Is brand-name NAS overpriced?
Jun
21
comment Is brand-name NAS overpriced?
@Chris, I agree, though this applies equally to both NAS and SAN. I've also seen NAS having iSCSI in addition to CIFS/NFS.
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
@Concerned, I was speaking of the bare minimum and usual salary for everyone. For developers/designers I'd say $500 is the minimum. In either case, business is where I am now.