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Englishman from Royal Leamington Spa who has lived continuously in Japan since 1988.


Jan
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revised Setting up Apache virtualhosts pointing at files in user directory. Worked fine on Ubuntu, now I'm on Fedora
Removed extraneous preamble..
Jan
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suggested approved edit on Setting up Apache virtualhosts pointing at files in user directory. Worked fine on Ubuntu, now I'm on Fedora
Nov
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Nov
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revised Is Ping a reliable way to check if a server is available?
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Nov
12
answered Is Ping a reliable way to check if a server is available?
Nov
4
comment Server performance and disk usage portal?
I had thought of Nagios, but I am looking for something self contained to the server. I'm not sure if that makes sense but it removes the need for a centralized monitoring server. Monitoring agents are installed on the servers but handled by another division. I'd like to be able to check the situation by myself.
Nov
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asked Server performance and disk usage portal?
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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accepted What are the best practice for monitoring Oracle's rollback segment?
Oct
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comment Should you still spread a hard drive order over several vendors?
It's worth taking a look at Google's research on disk failures. They have a lot of disks and have collected the data and analysed it: labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf
Oct
1
comment 100% uptime for a web application
Some services which advertise 100% uptime offer a penalty clause in the small print like "2 days free for every day the service is down". So the 100% is for marketing with some money reserved for paybacks. No engineer would offer 100% uptime and some would find another job if they found their services had been advertised as such with the expectation of 100% uptime. Also, maintenance windows should be arranged beforehand as part of the SLA and when planned these don't count against the 100%.
Oct
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asked What are the best practice for monitoring Oracle's rollback segment?
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awarded  Nice Question
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asked Why would a heavily disk intensive application run faster on a SAN than on a Physical Disk?
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