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May
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comment What are the differences between consumer grade SSDs and the much more expensive enterprise SSDs?
There is one key reason going well beyond mere selling points like manufacturer warranty (which are only of concern as long as buying spares is a problem or is becoming too expensive) or brand: enterprise drives typically come with supercaps and conservative caching policies where you can be sure that data acknowledged as "written" has been permanently stored. See lkcl.net/reports/ssd_analysis.html for an interesting field study of SSD power outage reliability.
May
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May
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comment SQL Server Installer Update Cache management
I assumed it was obvious that I did not want to delete all of the Update Cache but just the folders of those cumulative updates which have been superseded by new installations - i.e. after installing SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU13 the folders for CU1-12. Messing with the MSI caches is dangerous, I know that. After the latest CU installation, for the installer there never should be a reason to look into the older CUs since everything is contained in the latest one by definition.
May
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comment Server Room Temperature Control
@EEAA from the OP's description I understand that no airflow considerations whatsoever have been done prior to building up the rack, so the air is mixing freely already with the only obstruction presented by the servers in the rack. The thermal conductivity of the resulting airflow likely is not going to get significantly different if the servers are spaced apart. In this case, Konrad seems right that spacing would provide additional dissipation surfaces for each of the servers, thus likely increasing the (currently poor) net efficiency of the cooling. It still would not be optimal, though.
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Apr
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comment VPS restarted for no reason. Why?
Well, it is a VPS hosted in some data center. Why would you rule out the possibility that the hoster just shut down the machine for management purposes? It probably was meant to restart afterwards, but didn't. I would file a support request with the hosting provider's.
Apr
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Apr
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comment Slow performance of DBASE IV on Windows Server 2008
DBASE IV? Are you kidding or are you a time traveller from the deep past? Consider flailing the server with dinosaur tails until the situation improves. Joking aside, are your applications actual DOS applications accessing these files or are they native Windows apps just using the DBF file format as a data backend?
Apr
13
comment Prints sent to redirected remote desktop printers do not print
Have you checked if using printers with generic PDL drivers (PCL3, PCL5, PCL6, PostScript 2/3) does help your printing problems? It is a good idea to somewhat narrow down the search field. It does not have to be an issue with TS EasyPrint and GDI, but it might be.
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answered Debian diffence between kernels
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Mar
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comment CentOS 7 installer: blank screen
@FedericoSierra Tried that - X is starting and hanging as before.
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