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Windows / Linux / Unix sysadmin since '96. Cut my teeth on Xenix (ick!) and have been a Linux user since '93 (yay-- Slackware!). Worked w/ more Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 than I care to recall. Today MSFT stuff mainly pays my bills but I try to keep at least passingly familiar with Linux.

I write some code too, but my main gig is sysadmin and IT project work.

Server Fault bragging:

  • First user to hit the rep cap from their laboring wife's hospital room
  • First non-beta Server Fault user over the 10K reputation mark and the second user to do it, beta nonwithstanding. Also the first user over the 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K, 60K, 70K, 80K, 90K, and 100K marks... (yeah-- I guess I'm counting... >smile<)
  • First user to be awarded a tag badge (for "windows")
  • First user awarded the gold "windows" tag badge
  • First user awarded the "Epic" badge (hitting the rep cap 50 days)

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Jul
13
comment IIS Can't Serve Certain File Extension
Hmm. Double-check what you've changed. The "renamed the file and it worked" symptom is the classic indicator of this behaviour.
Jul
13
answered Outlook to Exchange Communication, which port?
Jul
13
comment SBS 2003 Can't Boot after restore from backup
Glad to hear you got it running. re: software RAID - I don't think I'd say that it's a "marketing pitch" at all. I don't know what rendered your machine unbootable to begin with, but software RAID does a great job of protecting against single-disk failures in Windows.
Jul
13
comment Symantec Mail Security MTA Compontents Fail
Grr... not fair! I waited until he answered re: the question about this being SMSMSE or SMSSMTP before I speculated! >smile< +1 for this comment, 'cuz it's the right thing to do.
Jul
13
answered IIS Can't Serve Certain File Extension
Jul
13
revised Backup data while keeping POSIX ACLs and permissions
Forgot the flipping title...
Jul
13
answered Management of Static IP Addresses in the data center
Jul
13
comment Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?
Have you priced out those little 500GB hard drives in boxes? Yeeouch!
Jul
13
revised Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?
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13
revised Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?
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Jul
13
answered Enable SQL Server to backup on remote machines/drives
Jul
13
comment Remove Tape from Netbackup Pool / Group
Not unless you delete them. I don't believe there's any mechanism to automatically delete scratch media in NetBackup. The assumption, I believe, is that you'd want to keep the media there to track them permanently.
Jul
13
comment Symantec Mail Security MTA Compontents Fail
Are you using Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange, or Symantec Mail Security for SMTP that you might then have delivering into Exchange?
Jul
13
comment Remove Tape from Netbackup Pool / Group
David Mackintosh has got it re: what happens over time. The backup sets expire and then you can change the pool back to your scratch pool.
Jul
13
answered Running own DNS server
Jul
13
revised How to create a dedicated forest root domain?
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Jul
13
comment How to create a dedicated forest root domain?
I'm dropping on an edit now.
Jul
13
comment Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?
I believe Quantum makes the SuperLoader products. (I've got a couple of 'em out there in LTO-3 and they're great units. They've been very reliable. Quantum was very responsive when we had the picker robot fail in one of the units, providing a replacement next-day.)
Jul
13
comment Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?
Throw a couple more items in your requirements list: What's the offsite rotation schedule (weekly, daily, multiple times / day, etc)? Do you have any idea of the size of a hypothetical daily incremental backup (ie. size of the daily working set - you say "working size", but I believe you're referring to the entire backup corpus)? You say "You can have up to 2-3 media for each backup cycle"-- I'm taking that to mean that a "full backup" should use 2-3 media, not that you want to have 2-3 sets for each "generation" (grandfather, father, son, etc).
Jul
13
answered Remove Tape from Netbackup Pool / Group