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Formerly known as "Jimmy Shelter".

Then one appeared among us, in our own form visible, but greater and more beautiful; and he said that he had come out of pity.

I'm like the Clint Eastwood of backups. I drift into town, say "ahm-a gonna clean up yer backups", shoot the place up a bit, get rid of the bad guys, then drift back out again.

Been there, done that, still doing it.


Mar
3
answered Removing old computers on a domain
Mar
3
answered Looking for fast, minimal, preferrably free disc cloning software
Mar
2
comment Install Windows 2003 Server R2 Std on PowerEdge 2950 without Floppy
You should have received this CD with your server actually.
Mar
2
answered Windows Server 2003 System Partition too Small
Mar
1
answered Symantec Backup Exec Error on backup
Mar
1
comment Symantec Backup Exec Error on backup
...and are you backing up Exchange and/or SQL, or just file data? The answer I have (which I have fixed this error with before) depends on this.
Mar
1
answered Windows Server 2008 NTP
Mar
1
comment Windows Server 2008 NTP
What? Why? Who? When? Where? Which? How? More info please.
Mar
1
comment Symantec Backup Exec Error on backup
What version of BE and what version of Windows?
Mar
1
answered Microsoft Browser Choice in a corporate environment
Mar
1
answered 20k hits per day on 3-4 database-driven sites combined - 1 GB RAM - MSSQL Server
Feb
28
answered Things to consider for a sysadmin, and setting up a development network/environment
Feb
27
comment Why do hosts prefer Linux to Windows Server?
Can we leave the "free vs proprietary" ideological battle where it belongs, and just answer the question, please?
Feb
26
comment How to install windows on a server with no CD or DVD drive
That's what I'd do. Chances are you're going to need that external drive again sometime, and it's not like they're hideously expensive anyway.
Feb
26
comment Modern security awareness campaigns
This gets my vote. In my experience the number 1 cause of yellow-sticky-note-syndrome is users having separate passwords for each individual system. The more they have to remember the more likely it is that they will at some stage start writing them down, using the same password for everything, picking trivial passwords and/or never changing them. The best way to prevent this is for us to start taking a more joined-up view of security.
Feb
26
comment Why uninstall did not remove the corresponding folder?
+1. Behaviour of the installer/uninstaller is entirely down to whoever wrote them, and is it really that big a deal anyway?
Feb
25
comment What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
@Satanicpuppy: Have you seen a 2850? They're designed for easy drive removal. No substantive concerns there.
Feb
25
comment “Connection failed” error when trying to telnet into SQL Server
If you don't know whether or not a firewall is active, and you don't know if it's across a VPN or not, I suspect that (1) you're not authorised to be doing this, (2) you're not an admin, and (3) your motives may not be honourable.
Feb
25
comment What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
"With all those servers I'd be more worried about things getting put back together wrong" - that's why you label them properly. I'd consider it a wash too.
Feb
25
comment What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
+1, like you read my mind!