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comment how does SNAT exactly work in the context of VPN?
Because the NAT device at the destination network keeps a NAT table, and when it translates it back, the VPN server responds on the ARP for the IP address and then the VPN server then tunnels it back to the VPN client. The same as any device on your network contacts the VPN client really.
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comment Internet bandwidth split with HP1810-8G, using “DSCP QoS policies” and VLANs
I would just get a single router that supports vlans. A basic Microtik would do the job. One interface for the WAN and one interface with two VLANs for the two office networks. But your idea is sound.
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comment SP_UsageAndHealth Database, What Is It and Can I Shrink It?
You may need to take a transaction log backup before you can shrink it, or if you can't do that, change the recovery model from FULL to SIMPLE, shrink the transaction log, and then back to FULL again. But you need to be aware of the implications of doing this, it's not something that you would normally do, and it's not something you should do lightly.
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comment SP_UsageAndHealth Database, What Is It and Can I Shrink It?
Normally you wouldn't shrink an SQL database, but when it comes to shrinking a 1,500GB database back down to 50GB I think that's justified. Shrinking a database should not have any data integrity issues so it should be a perfectly safe option (just schedule an index rebuild after the shrink).
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comment Server Room Temperature Control
81f == 27c. This is perfectly fine for a small room. Nothing is going to fail at those temps. Uncomfortable to spend extended periods in? Depending on your temperament, maybe. But how long do you spend in a rack cabinet anyway?
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comment Rescue Configuration for Cisco 3925
Is it storing its configs on an external flash? My other thought is that if the console port has reverted to default settings, which could have been reconfigured in the running-config that your router had before it rebooted.
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comment Is a VM with 2 CPUs really faster than one with 4 CPUs?
@AngryHacker yes SQL server can use all 4 cores very efficiently assuming you have appropriate MAXDOP settings. However depending on the workload, an overly taxed SQL server is often a sign of bad database design - bad indexes, no clustered indexes, too many indexes, no optimisation, etc. (not always, but often).
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answered Is a VM with 2 CPUs really faster than one with 4 CPUs?
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comment Install a SATA SSD in hot swap server
You don't need to power cycle to set up RAID if you have installed the Dell Server Administrator tools. You can configure it via the web interface then.
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comment IBM DS3400 - how replace a good disk
Guaranteed way to get it into fault mode: yank it out