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"All right, guys, uh, listen. This is a blues riff in "B", watch me for the changes, and try and keep up?"


Jun
14
comment IMAP mailboxes Backup script
You'll probably get some better responses if you can share what type of IMAP server you have, what operating system it is on, and what kind of scripting languages you are comfortable with.
Jun
12
comment Dell ServerAdmin SMTP settings with username/password
I was wrong on my initial comment. The question is about SMTP authentication, not SNMP authentication.
Jun
12
comment Dell ServerAdmin SMTP settings with username/password
I think the question is about SNMP [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snmp], not SMTP [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smtp].
Jun
8
comment Accessing vSphere ESX/ESXi server through python
+1 for introducing me to pyvix
Jun
3
comment How do I restore to a delta file (disk) on Vmware ESXi
@Helvick +1 Thanks. That is what I suspected, but it is something I would have tried without knowing for sure. I think basically Step 1. and Step 8. are the only ones here that are worth anything.
Jun
2
comment Max ping response time?
@Graeme +1. I've seen responses like that too, but from broken packet shaper boxes that seemed to be queuing forever when things got congested. It was not uncommon for me to get ping responses as much as 10 minutes later. Yes, that is 600,000 ms. That sort of thing should be outlawed. And this was as recently as 2008.
May
29
comment How can I send a Wake on Wireless LAN (WoWLAN) / Wake on Demand request manually?
Ahh. Thanks for educating me.
May
28
comment Another domain name pointing to my server IP?
+1 for examples.
May
28
comment Should I keep my ex-employer's data?
+1 for exactly the answer I was going to give (ok, not quite exact, I was going to say burn it onto a CD/DVD). Same difference. Wish I could give an extra +1 for sending by courier, so you have a record of the delivery. Make sure to send them a nice letter letting them know you aren't trying to threaten them about backups, but you don't want to be responsible should things go bad.
May
28
comment How can I copy a Virtual Machine on VMWare ESXi 4 while maintaining Thin Provisioning?
@Billy ONeal Really it isn't any faster? How big are your VMs? I can backup and re-deploy a copy of a 30GB vm in about 5 minutes (the particular OVF I'm working with now compresses down to about a gig). Additionally, this is script-able, so you don't have to sit around and wait for the converter.
May
27
comment How can I copy a Virtual Machine on VMWare ESXi 4 while maintaining Thin Provisioning?
Also, the ovftool can be used to deploy to VMware Server 2, which is really handy. Almost everything is the same, except the disk mode needs to be monolithicSparse to be the equivalent of thin.
May
27
comment How can I copy a Virtual Machine on VMWare ESXi 4 while maintaining Thin Provisioning?
@Billy ONeal, No, it works fine with the free version of ESXi. I just tested it to an ESXi box that is using the free license.
May
27
comment Packet loss rate with iperf and tcpdump
Wireshark will use the same backend as tcpdump to capture packets, so it won't provide different results (libpcap or winpcap, depending on the platform).
May
27
comment VMware - Watching multiple virtual machine screens
+1 for introducing this tool. It looks awesome.
Apr
21
comment I want to count monthly the reboot of my server pool of 1,000 servers
Can you clarify the question a bit? Are you looking to count the number of times each system reboots? Or count how long a reboot takes? Or something else entirely?
Apr
21
comment What is the “real” difference between a NAS and NFS? Or, why pick a NAS device over “mere” NFS?
Or even editing the title if you can do that.
Apr
21
comment What is the “real” difference between a NAS and NFS? Or, why pick a NAS device over “mere” NFS?
"Is there a good reason to pick a NAS filer over just running NFS on servers?" I think that is the real question here, you might consider bolding it in the question to make it clearer, or moving it to the top.
Apr
20
comment Setting up virtual network in VMware workstation
@Saif what did you do to make it work?
Apr
16
comment Disable IPv6 on Debian VPS (Virtuozzo!)
@chris_l "How can I find out?" Can you ask your VPS provider?
Apr
16
comment How to customize email FROM header with an email from a different domain?
I think having the IPs of the sending server in SPF record for customer_domain.com is the right answer, but you may wish to elaborate on it a bit.