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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.


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!
Feb
25
answered What is the failure rate of servers being moved physically from one location to another?
Feb
25
answered DSN, ODBC: How to create DSN using different windows account
Feb
25
comment Need help determining what is eating my internet connection at work
+1, this is the way I would begin troubleshooting this one too.
Feb
25
answered Should I back up my WSUS server?
Feb
24
answered BackupExec 11 (on Windows SBS) performance suddenly dropped by 50-70%
Feb
24
answered Windows XP Professional will not save network credentials between reboots
Feb
24
comment Windows XP Professional will not save network credentials between reboots
XP machine ain't on the domain so this would be the local policy only.
Feb
24
comment Windows XP Professional will not save network credentials between reboots
Any particular reason why the XP machine can't be joined to the domain? That would seem to be the most obvious solution.
Feb
24
answered Should you replace a whole department's PCs or half?
Feb
24
comment Daily Weekly and Monthly DB backup with logrotate?
Please specify the type of database in your tags rather than just using "database".
Feb
24
revised Daily Weekly and Monthly DB backup with logrotate?
Added tag for mysql
Feb
24
answered Problems trying to run IIS locally
Feb
24
answered Questions for Beginner to Windows System Administration
Feb
24
comment Questions for Beginner to Windows System Administration
The correct technical term for the tool is a LART. ;) Use of quicklime and halon are also mandatory.
Feb
24
comment Total Virtual Memory in Windows XP 32bit
You're better off not using the /3GB switch unless you know for certain that you need it. Generally only large databases really need it. Only having 1 GB of address space for the OS stuff can actually be detrimental to performance most of the time.
Feb
24
answered Servers harrassed by individual on constantly changing IPs
Feb
24
comment Servers harrassed by individual on constantly changing IPs
-1 for the rm -rf (which I hope was intended as a joke).