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Work as a Junior SysAdmin at a school in Bristol.

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Nov
19
comment How to measure a sysadmin's workload?
What's wrong with a helpdesk/ticketing system? That's what we use - jobs are logged by staff and we can say how much time we spend on them.
Nov
12
comment Recording traffic for later replay
My concern is that we don't have direct access to our server why not? Do you only have access through a web console or similar?
Nov
11
comment How to secure a new server OS installation
"level 3 server" means 0 to me. Could you elaborate?
Nov
7
comment What are the advantages of tape drives?
@JaneAvriette apologies, the only tape machines I've dealt with is a 24-slot HP one. I didn't know there were larger versions.
Nov
6
comment is this network structure viable?
I would highly suggest not using a PC for this. Use a dedicated bit of hardware that is meant for the job.
Nov
5
comment How can I load one image over network to multiple computers on boot?
I suppose you could WDS PXE-boot a thin OS and use Terminal Services to access the server, depends on the local resource. You could also look at thin client deployments and things such as Citrix but I don't know if there anything that deploys a new image o every boot-up.
Nov
5
comment What are the advantages of tape drives?
"Tape Silo" good way to descript a massive array of tapes I remember seeing in an image of a Google facility.
Oct
31
comment Is an I/O benchmark made for hardware an accurate assessment of a Windows VM's performance under vSphere 5?
is that HERE supposed to be a link?
Oct
28
comment unable to join domain using virtualbox
Use internal networking unless you need connectivity to external networks and the internet.
Oct
22
comment CentOS LVM: how to resize root lv
Would you mind giving an overview of the video? It may not be accessible to some users if their workplace blocks YouTube.
Oct
21
comment need help scripting website reboot
This seems a horribly hackish way of solving the problem.
Oct
18
comment Best practices for backup checking?
Every 6 months? I do small-scale ones every few weeks.
Oct
17
comment web server and database server distance
Jesus. What's the response/ping time between the two servers?
Oct
15
comment Windows could not reconnect all network drives
Also, we get this as well. Windows 7 with Server 2008 DCs/FS's, mapped network drives on login. As it doesn't cause an issue we don't really worry about it. We have the GPO set as MDMarra mentioned below.
Oct
15
comment Windows could not reconnect all network drives
OFF TO SUPERUaww.
Oct
14
comment Growing a hardware RAID-10 array
Also, how many disks do you have already?
Oct
7
comment network drive auto disconnect after 10 mins in windows server 2003
You can map a network drive though a batch file ran as a login script NET USE X: \\server\path\to\folder where X is the drive you want to it mapped to.
Oct
7
comment Must a disk be formatted everytime it is removed and reinserted into a raid5 server?
RAID 5 with 4TB drives? Eesh. Personally I'd prefer a RAID10 here. Have a look at this question to get an overview of different RAID types and their pros/cons.
Oct
1
comment Assign IP address to a VirtualBox Guest
You want to assign the IP of the host machine to the guest?
Sep
27
comment What are 19mm high 3.5" hard disks called?
I have two microservers and as they use the (very cheap and plasticy) HP drive trays I added extra disks to my machines without issues. I didn't actually look at the disk provided with the machine and compare it to those I put in.