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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.


Jul
7
comment How to disable SSLv2?
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jul
7
comment Imaging VM to multiple ESXi
Use VMWare Converter to convert the image to your local machine. Now you have a local copy of the machine, you can upload to other ESXi hosts from your host computer.
Jul
2
comment Https on HAproxy 1.4 using stunnel
I'm leaning towards this being the most appropriate answer; I've just set up some haproxy 1.5 instances after holding off on SSL for the load balancer for a long time because of lack of native support.
Jul
1
comment Does installing DFS-N on two domain controllers provide DFS root redundancy?
(don't do this if you have a lot DCs, and only do if you're going to make all DC's namespace servers. Otherwise depending on which DC you have resolved to you may or may not see the root folder when browsing)
Jul
1
comment Does installing DFS-N on two domain controllers provide DFS root redundancy?
Making your DC's your namespace servers has one advantage: The namespace will become visible when browsing the root domain, e.g. \\ad.example.com will show the DFS root if they are on the DCs. Otherwise you have to go to \\ad.example.com\rootfolder. Not really a big deal at all. We don't have our DC's as namespace servers but if you only had two it wouldn't be a big deal.
Jun
26
comment Are there any systems that have been forced to “scale up” rather than “scale out”?
@Demetri - Microsoft SQL Server is the most "high profile" product I can think of that is a typical "scale up" rather than "scale out". Scaling it out is nigh on impossible unless you meet a very specific set of criteria for merge replication.
Jun
23
comment Changing file Ownership with PowerShell 2.0
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jun
21
comment Why can't I setup an SSHFS share? “OSXFUSE file system is not available” error
I don't know if you're going to get an answer here, because this isn't really sysadmin related. I would try over on Super User or Ask Different. I can refund your bounty so it can be migrated if you would like.
Jun
19
comment Is it possible to edit the settings on a virtualized vCenter server?
@MichelZ - I had not thought of that... maybe keep the vSphere machine the earlier hardware version...
Jun
18
comment What is a T1 in modern terms?
They are used in APAC, but they are different; typically they are an E1 and from what I saw they were mostly used for companies that wanted a lot of analogue phone lines, not data.
Jun
18
comment Installing MSI Before User Logon
He also says: "The problem we are encountering is when setting logon scripts in Group Policy..." - assuming he is installing the software via a logon script. The real problem is that they are launching it before it is updated. This is an inelegant but simple way of solving this.
Jun
17
comment How to replace a fan on a 3com SuperStack 4500 unit (and where to find a fan)?
Indeed, second hand ones on eBay are between $20 and $50 in AU and things are normally over-priced here, so in the US they should be cheaper. Buy a few and take the fans out of them. It would probably cost that much to buy an OEM or 3rd party replacement fan.
Jun
17
comment Copy SQL Server Databases
Wow, I love that script. I don't detach/move/attach very often, but when I do I'm going to do it with this script.
Jun
16
comment Quickest way to scheduled file deletion on Windows
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jun
14
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
Because if you have an exclusively vsan network, where is that boot server going to live? On a vm stored on the vsan, probably.
Jun
14
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
I think there's been some misinterpreting going on here. What I'm saying is that if you choose to boot your ESXi install off the SAN, but your SAN is running exclusively under ESXi, then you will be in trouble. If you use SD cards, or a different SAN to boot your ESXi hosts from, then you'll be fine. But if you're exclusively VSAN then don't boot from the same VSAN you're hosting from.
Jun
13
comment Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN
I wouldn't recommend this for vsan deplouments. If every host powers down because of say, a power outage, you'll never get any host back online because you won't be able to boot any of the vsan nodes, because they all rely on having at least one other node online.
Jun
13
comment I got an error like this when run aprogram
I suggest you do a search first next time: google.com.au/….
Jun
13
comment Using Small RAID5's to prevent data loss
Cloud based backups are not prohibitively expensive. You can store unlimited terabytes with BackBlaze for $50/year. Getting 40TB up there is another story. For all the reasons @MichaelHampton said. Sorry that this isn't actually answering your question, but we see red flags going up with every sentence I read...
Jun
13
comment How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?
No, you might not be. It's a problem with NLA and the connection broker (even without NLA)