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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.


Dec
18
comment ASA is not forwarding packets to egress interface
Good point. I do not keep a history of the CPU usage. It's only a 20Mbps link though, so it's unlikely to be saturating the CPU.
Dec
17
comment Veeam Backup Size Calculation
@serverstackqns sorry, I thought you were on some version of FastSCP v4.1.1 - I forgot that it was on the same as Veeam. Veeam Backup and Recovery has gotten much, much better in recent years, so if you can afford an upgrade I highly recommend it.
Dec
16
comment Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi?
@CyberJacob - no. 802.1x and WPA2-Ent have a lot of similarities and can use a lot of the same infrastructure (same RADIUS server, etc), but they are still different.
Dec
15
comment Restored 2 day old Microsoft Exchange - lost one month of entries
Just created a new mail profile and connected it. It's taken 25 minutes so far and content is ever so slowly dribbling in. Looks like it might be ok.
Dec
15
comment Restored 2 day old Microsoft Exchange - lost one month of entries
@the-wabbit I haven't tried that yet. I was planning on doing it to one of our users smaller mailboxes soon.
Dec
15
comment RAID 10: Does it impact performance if I have 24 small drives in Raid10 vs. 4 larger drives?
Also on that note, I've done a lot of work with large arrays of spinny disks - to get the the same performance as a single SSD takes about 12 spinny drives, and to match 4 SSD's in RAID10 is basically impossible with spinny disks
Dec
15
comment RAID 10: Does it impact performance if I have 24 small drives in Raid10 vs. 4 larger drives?
By filling all 24 of your bays with smaller drives, it makes adding capacity in the future very difficult and very expensive. I would probably aim for a middle ground - perhaps 12 or 18 disks in RAID10, leaving room for expansion if required?
Dec
3
comment Is there a way to provide user-specific passwords for Wi-Fi?
+1 for the captive portal. That may be a very efficient way of doing this on consumer wifi.
Nov
30
comment SQL 2008 Mirroring, how to failover from the mirror database?
This saved my bacon after I've been up for 36 hours. Go Rich, you unregistered wunderkind.
Nov
23
comment Why don't TP-Link 24x-switches propagate clients when cascaded in two?
It sounds like the 2nd switch is running its own DHCP server independent of the rest of the network. Does your reservation happen to be the first or last address in the DHCP range?
Nov
20
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I'm not sure if you're being serious or not. I am no community leader, I have never claimed to be a community leader. I am on meta every day, but because virtually all meta activity happens outside my timezone, I come, I read, I vote. Everything is already answered. I don't just throw my voice out to create more noise. How would you know what mods are doing? This kind of elitist attitude is why I do not want you back as a moderator.
Nov
20
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Wow, you're all crazy. I for one do not endorse Hopelessnoob as a mod for reasons that @Shog9 has mentioned. I put this nomination in the same bucket as Evan Carrols'.
Nov
20
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I don't even know what you mean by that comment. What I want to know is why you've decided to make a comeback given that you've retired in the past? What makes you think that you won't just retire again in a year or two? Nobody expects a moderatorship to be a lifelong commitment, but to have two sucks of the sav, it better be a good reason to vote for you over someone else.
Nov
20
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You've retired as a moderator in the past, what's changed since then?
Nov
20
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Your moderate voice is a nice change from the calls of "GET OUT OF OUR SITE NOOBS". I've held the view for a long time that being exclusive is not always the right course.
Nov
19
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
I am so pissed off at what the actual problem was (see my answer in this question). But hey, at least now I have a spare on-site server and totally up to date firmware.
Nov
17
comment SSD as cheap alternative to SAN storage?
As the author of your linked storage question, and its primary answer writer, I don't want you to get the wrong idea. Yes, enterprise storage is expensive, but you are totally right; you don't NEED enterprise storage. You need a local, volatile scratch disk, so you're heading in the right direction. The real challenge will be getting your storage/sysadmin teams to get things done.
Nov
17
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Firmware was shamefully out of date, but alas, after update no success. I received a spare R710 today, so going to swap the drives into the new server. Gotta be faulty hardware.
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Yeah, that's what I meant :\
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Re-installing ESXi has not helped. This all points to a hardware problem. I'll try updating the drivers tonight, and I am getting another server to swap the drives into, worst case.