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


Nov
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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
8
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?
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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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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awarded  Nice Question
May
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Notable Question
May
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answered Server with multiple IP addresses?
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
comment Daily Activity Report On Linux
Actually gt5.sourceforge.net seems to report on disk space in a useful way.
Oct
3
comment Daily Activity Report On Linux
Yes, logwatch is what I had encountered before. Will it discover application logs?
Oct
3
answered How do I generate a list of windows patches and the date they were installed on a windows 2000 server?