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I wear many hats at my workplace.

Primarily a Database Developer, but also programmer, web designer, DBA, sysadmin, and general office bitch.

I work for a small custom software house in Sydney, Australia. We use all manner of tools - but mainly MSSQL and a Rapid Application Tool called eDeveloper uniPaaS Magic XPA.


Apr
19
accepted HP LeftHand VSA “Usable Space” less than “Raw Space”
Apr
16
revised Find MAC addresses in /proc or somewhere despite bonding device?
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Apr
16
comment HP LeftHand VSA “Usable Space” less than “Raw Space”
@ShaneMadden not expand whilst keeping the node online anyway. VSA has a few limitations like that. Single vNIC, no online expansion, and it just makes a SPAN over multiple VMDKs. If you can work with these limitations it's OK. (Note: Physical LeftHand nodes do not have these limitations)
Apr
16
answered HP LeftHand VSA “Usable Space” less than “Raw Space”
Apr
16
asked HP LeftHand VSA “Usable Space” less than “Raw Space”
Apr
10
comment BGINFO with MySQL for storing computer information
@Eric - if you want to collect system information, there are better ways of doing it. Querying the systems via WMI is probably a much better way, as it does not involve installing and relying on a third party: blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2004/10/21/245652.aspx
Apr
9
revised My server is still vulnerable to heartbleed even after I update OpenSSL
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Apr
7
comment Storage Spaces - Why Use Parity?
Corruption repair? With traditional RAID, if your data is corrupted, it's corrupted multiple times. ZFS attempts to fix this with RAID-Z, which is software-only. I think you're thinking of a write cache, which commits the write to flash-based memory with a backup battery so that if the drive fails during the commit process, it can be re-commited once the array comes back online. Software RAID does not have this, and mirrors do not need this. Only parity-based hardware-raid needs this.
Apr
7
comment Storage Spaces - Why Use Parity?
You can find the answers you're looking for in the question that this is a duplicate of - mainly the "good when/bad when" headers on each RAID type.
Apr
4
comment How do you RESET the SQL Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocol settings back to default?
For default instances, what @squillman says is correct. For named instances, the SQL port is semi-random anyway so there's no "default" to put it back to.
Apr
4
comment Printing from BYOD to internal printer
Honestly, if this is just a temporary situation that doesn't require a re-usable, permanent solution I would probably just buy a cheap inkjet printer, and give them a USB cable. I tend to look at problems like this at $150/hour. If it would take me 3 hours to fix just for a once off, if I can spend less than $450 to get it out of my way then that might be the way to go.
Apr
4
comment Name resolution failing on Cisco 800 Series
For what it's worth, I would probably remove the ISP's DNS and just never put them back in. I've never once regretted dumping their DNS.
Apr
2
comment Is a load balancer used once per new client or all the time?
@Thomas - for what it's worth, a common load balancer haproxy can push 10Gb/sec of load balanced data on very modest hardware. Over 100k requests per second.
Apr
2
comment DHCP Relay vs Multi-Homed DHCP Server
As someone who has used both relay agents and dual-homed Windows DHCP servers, I can say with absolute authority: RELAY AGENT. All the way. Every time.
Apr
2
revised DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2
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Apr
2
answered DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2
Apr
1
comment Performance Difference SAS vs. SATA?
It's not like you to ask "All things being equal" because the differences in SAS and SATA are enough that things... are not equal.
Mar
31
comment Remote Desktop Connection Issue
Unless these Proliants are really, really old you should have a way of seeing the console - via iLO. Not that it will really help you in this scenario, just thought you should know.
Mar
28
revised Why do I need to create symbolic links for certificates?
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Mar
26
revised Physical Interface VS Multipoint Subinterface in Cisco Frame Relay
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