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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.


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comment What should an Ops person know about hardware for an interview?
@JasmineLognnes yes, RAID choice is an important one. Also good to test their knowledge of SSDs and RAID controllers. When it comes to SSD, not all RAID controllers are equal.
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comment What should an Ops person know about hardware for an interview?
@JasmineLognnes I think asking when to choose FC or when to choose iSCSI or when to choose a converged network is appropriate. Perhaps ask them some questions like what they expect the cost-per-port is for a 10GbE ethernet network or an 8Gb FC network. That might test their experience at purchasing existing equipment, as anyone who has been involved in expensive networks would have a good idea of the per-port cost.
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comment Where can I find an approximated sell price of MS SQL server on premise licensing (on any version) with the analysis cubes feature?
@apacay my experience at university homework like this is less about giving exactly the precise answer, and more about showing how you got to that answer. Any mug can look up a price list - the real skill lies in being able to justify why you think you need certain things as a part of the solution. Not how much they cost.
Oct
16
comment Simulating failover DR test. After moving mailboxes, Outlook clients can't connect
Feel free to mark this as an answer when the time limit expires, as this could be a useful snippet for others who are having a similar problem. Default gateway/routing problems are common enough in DR situations.
Oct
11
comment LSI MegaRAID - Recreate missing RAID 1 array
Are you sure that the drives were configured correctly in RAID1? If they were, taking the "old" drive out of the array and just booting from it in a non-raid configuration should yield you a successful boot.
Oct
2
comment Windows 7 is skipping the primary DNS server and moving straight to the alternate DNS server
Please don't post link-only answers. At least include the relevant portion of the linked page into the answer in case the link goes dead in the future.
Sep
25
comment Is dual directory integrations possible with Windows?
I am not aware of a way to do this explicity with LDAP. Active Directory can create a trust with an external Kerberos domain which could be somewhere to start. The computer can then be a member of your Active Directory domain, but authenticate from a different trust.
Sep
24
comment Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration Connection Broker connects to localhost
@BenFernandes yeah, fairly sure it is. Everything else with PS remote sessions is working fine.
Sep
19
comment Window Server 2008 R2 dropping 2GB of hard disk space per day
It looks like your tlogs are truncating correctly, else they would have little free space and be large. How does windirstat handle symlinks? Perhaps those lost gigs are not really lost. Very odd anyhow.
Sep
18
comment Window Server 2008 R2 dropping 2GB of hard disk space per day
I would also check for maintenance plans inside the SQL Server to see if it's doing an index rebuild, or something that would generate a lot of log data that hasn't had time to be truncated. But then it would typically grow once, but then re-use the space after log truncation. You are taking backups that will cause the log to truncate, right?
Sep
18
comment Window Server 2008 R2 dropping 2GB of hard disk space per day
I don't recognise that program, but any program like that needs to be run with elevated permissions, otherwise it can't dive into protected folders.
Sep
16
comment Rapid failover from one data center to another when the first goes down?
You took the words out of my mouth
Sep
15
comment How To Stop Cisco ASA Spoof Attack
I don't have any suggestions for this exact issue, but normally with issues like this you have no choice but to go to your upstream provider and ask them for help. By the time it's at your device, the damage is done (in terms of flooding the link, causing packet loss, etc)
Sep
12
comment Any audit trail of when Windows Server 2008 Automatic Updates settings are changed?
@joeqwerty occasionally there are windows updates that get released that hose things. Not very common, but I understand why people are hesitant to just approve everything that comes along.
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@Vilx- without a file system, the files themselves are orphans and don't know where they belong. They don't have file names or locations, because that stuff was stored in the file system headers. But they do have data which is the most important part.
Sep
2
comment Dropping attachments when importing millions of .MSG files into Outlook via PowerShell script
You're interfacing with Exchange via Outlook? I realise you're quite far down this rabbit hole now, but did you consider using Exchange Web Services to create these items? Then you don't need to worry about Outlook and cahced mode at all.
Aug
30
comment Hosting my own web server
@sikas after 3 years I'm afraid your current question is no more on topic than the previous one. For starters, it's a different question so it should really have been asked as a new question. But it's still full of subjective answers, or things that are going to require an entire book to explain to you. Rather than approaching things in one large chunk, try breaking them down into small, individually tacklable issues. You seem to really need some education about how DNS and NS records work so I would start there.
Aug
28
comment Quickest manual way to check what version of the Windows Installer is installed?
How is this any better than the accepted answer?
Aug
25
comment Pseudo-Backup Procedure to Force Exchange Log Truncation?
This has worked for me on Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010. Unfortunately I don't know why other people are having problems.
Aug
22
comment Linux static dhcp ip for visitor access internet without requesting MAC address?
@陈明峰 there's a lot of information for you to learn then. This is not an "easy" solution to implement.