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Jan
6
comment Move VMware Server 2.0 Image to ESXi
I've always been able to get away with it as most of the time they are quite good with backward compatibility and the vhd images rarely change. The converter is a much better idea but I've had a few scenarios where that hasn't been an option for a raft of reasons.
Jan
6
comment Any impact of I change owner of a Windows system folder?
why are you not just granting rights to that specific file and not the folder?
Jan
6
answered How to use skype as customer service tool
Jan
6
answered Move VMware Server 2.0 Image to ESXi
Jan
6
comment Can not ssh into ubuntu server using <servername>.local (on one server but not the other)
If you want to go the extra mile assigning static IPs from the DHCP server and then setting up a DNS server would be a good way. However I'd always suggest static IPs for servers as when your DNS server breaks and they lose their lease you tend to walk into the unknown.
Jan
5
answered Can not ssh into ubuntu server using <servername>.local (on one server but not the other)
Dec
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Dec
22
comment How to set up WinXP virtual machines on linux
normally I'd agree but he did say a single robust server so it would seem to fit nicely.
Dec
22
comment How to set up WinXP virtual machines on linux
ESXi is also a free solution and the stability you receive from having a very minimal base system is definitely worth it.
Dec
16
answered Most effective way to incrementally backup vmware player images with rsync
Dec
15
comment Only one CPU load on multi core server
you might need to at least post your apache conf, application name/type, OS and as much detail about what your running as possible...
Dec
10
comment How to maintain local Sync of files to multiple computers
@Clinton Blackmore; in a wide enough install base assuming clueful and diligent users is dangerous. So no probably automated safest
Dec
10
comment does sysadmin work easily allow for doing work remotely?
@Bart Silverstrim; no but personal hygiene questions aside it is a pre-condition to working remotely, that your client/employer is ok with the idea of not seeing you or do they want to know where you are. Spose another big consideration is the security people have in knowing they can get their hands on their admin quickly in event of emergency.
Dec
10
answered does sysadmin work easily allow for doing work remotely?
Dec
9
comment Should I learn more about Ubuntu or Redhat , depending upon market needs
Where once that was true (RHEL/SLES) Ubuntu is gaining some serious traction as an upfront free distro that you can then go get support for, as opposed to a commercial distro from the get go (and consequently needing financing for all machines). The times they are a changing etc
Dec
8
answered Diagnose Network Faults
Dec
4
comment How to maintain local Sync of files to multiple computers
Messy yes I know, but it can be done, just look at drop box/live mesh for evidence. NFS, CIFS don't give local copies as such. I wasn't aware that OpenAFS had builds for Windows and Mac but will definitely be looking down that path. The Distrib file system is the idea; i was just hoping someone had a private backend for dropbox.
Dec
4
comment How to maintain local Sync of files to multiple computers
Sorry should have stated it in the question but I'm also looking for something that requires minimal interaction from users and isn't so much of a "cron job thing that gets run every minute". Similar to dropbox where files are detected as changed.
Dec
4
asked How to maintain local Sync of files to multiple computers
Dec
2
answered Proxy server monitor