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comment Is this how LVM snapshots work?
I can't tell you why you saw that w/o seeing it. The command to create the snapshot you're describing would've been something like: lvcreate -L10240M -s -n snapshot1 /dev/volume-group-name/volume-name
Jul
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comment Sharing a network-attached scanner
@KPWINC: Where I've seen it work well has been on MFP devices. Users walk up to the device with a stack of paper, select their folder as the scan destination, and throw the stack in the document feeder. (The real "WTF" is the company where my wife works... their document imaging system can't take in PDF files, etc, so they actually PRINT out of one program and then have it scanned... >sigh< It's a state agency... my tax dollars at work.)
Jul
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comment Sharing a network-attached scanner
@argtag: That's what Ricoh calls the feature. Your mileage with your own equipment may vary.
Jul
15
comment managing vm backups - roll your own or buy the tools?
You can cover both "kinds of backup" with the same tool. You don't necessarily need to backup VMs as "traditional" backup clients anymore. In the VMware world, there are tools that will do incremental image-level backup and allow for file-level restores after-the-fact.
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answered Sharing a network-attached scanner
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answered managing vm backups - roll your own or buy the tools?
Jul
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comment How to convince a big boss that he does not need administrator privileges?
Bear in mind w/ using a virtual machine that you may have operating system license considerations.
Jul
15
comment High Physical Disk Queue on Exchange 2003 mail store
I'd be curious to hear what the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant has to say about the server: microsoft.com/downloads/…
Jul
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comment Is this how LVM snapshots work?
I think you're misunderstanding LVM snapshots somewhat. LVM snapshots create "virtual" devices that are mounted like standalone volumes, but they're not actually "partitions". LVM snapshots "live in" the volume being subject to snapshot, just like VSS snapshots.
Jul
15
comment Packets sent indiscriminantly out of switch
Keep a sharp eye on them. If your experience turns out like some on mine have one or more of the switches will continue its descent into madness.
Jul
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answered What's the command-line utility in Windows to do a reverse DNS look-up?
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answered BKF Utilies
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answered Is this how LVM snapshots work?
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answered Is the Task Scheduler in Windows XP reliable enough to be trusted with important tasks?
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answered How to convince a big boss that he does not need administrator privileges?
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comment High Physical Disk Queue on Exchange 2003 mail store
I've had E2K3 boxes running SAVMSE (version 4 and 5) that worked fine (both running "Premium AntiSpam" and not). In particular, I know of a box w/ 225 mailboxes running today on a 4 disk RAID-5 w/ 7,200 RPM Ultra160 SCSI disks that's still going strong. I don't love Symantec's AV products (actually, I rather hate them), but I've not had the experience with SAVMSE causing bad store performance.