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Feb
17
comment In a Asterisk PBX system, is hardware echo cancellation necessary?
+1 for TLDR footnote
Feb
17
comment Recover deleted rows from SQL Server transaction log file
And this is a perfect example of why SQL should have a freakin standard where it won't execute a DELETE command unless a WHERE clause is executed (even if it's WHERE 'a'='a', because at least that forces the user to admit they're being destructive)
Feb
17
comment Recover deleted rows from SQL Server transaction log file
Sorry but I think you're SOL. Had a similar scenario, but because we used Log Shipping at 15-minute intervals, we were able to recover the deleted rows within that 15 minute window.
Feb
17
comment Wamp server giving “It works!” on going to http://localhost
@Skun, but, that IS the WAMP homepage!
Feb
17
comment How to determine info. about machine on network
Yeah Zenmap is the one I've got. It's great.
Feb
17
comment How to determine info. about machine on network
@Patrick, asking the same question in 20 different ways is a good thing. It means that the chances of someone finding the answer much, much higher. The number of times I've asked a question just to find a dupe where they used the term "NIC" instead of "Network Card". The different terminology meant that I couldn't find the answer. But now that my question is in the system, someone comes along and finds my question and gets the right answer. Everyone wins.
Feb
16
comment PFSense issue with Intel 82576 dual link network cards
Which version of PFSense? 1.2.x? Or the 2.0 Beta?
Feb
16
comment Best components for a Virtual Server host machine
I think you mean Point 4. Since I wrote this post I've had 3x 1TB drives fail, and none of my 500Gb's which were all about 6 months older, but each to their own :)
Feb
16
comment How fast does my ISP connection need to be to compete with a hosting provider?
+1 I love car analogies
Feb
15
comment vSphere Virtual Machine is orphaned
Woo. +1,000,000 (if I could!) A virtualised vCentre is a supported installation environment, but I agree, it feels a bit... funny. Unfortunately we don't have any spare physical servers to deploy vSphere on.
Feb
15
comment vSphere Virtual Machine is orphaned
Hi Chris, this are ESXi hosts, but I assume that I should be able to do the same thing via the remote CLI?
Feb
15
comment setting up a project development environment
+1 for version control
Feb
15
comment Convert all filenames to lowercase
Ah. cmd usually refers to the Windows command-prompt.
Feb
15
comment Convert all filenames to lowercase
You mention "bash" and "cmd", which are two different environments. Which one is it? I'm assuming Bash?
Feb
15
comment Replacement Rackmount ears?
I was about to say "Bunnings" (which is a general household hardware supplier where I live), but seeing your comment about a machine shop makes me think you've already thought of this :)
Feb
13
comment How to transfer a Database on a weekly basis for analysis purposes
If the database restores nightly, the database will be offline, which is the same effect as log shipping. Why not just use Log Shipping but set it to only run once a day at whatever time the script runs. This way it's just one restoration a night, and you're not copying the entire database, and would most likely execute quicker than a full backup/restore...
Feb
13
comment What kind of load balancing algorithms are there
@Josh, @ Richard, the concepts of load balancing are the same though. You might still use Round Robin for balancing disk usage, iSCSI, HTTP, CPU, anything.
Feb
13
comment When to scale? Measurements and metrics on the LAMP stack
+1 - it doesn't matter if the server is running at 10% or 90% utilisation, or if you have 1 or 100 web servers - if your page load time is slow, end users will be unhappy!
Feb
13
comment Anti-virus and network ports?
There's a few perimiter-defense systems for HTTP which will watch incoming data for known AV signatures. Of course this doesn't help when someone brings it in on a USB stick, or in their pirated version of Mass Effect.
Feb
10
comment Testing a UPS by unplugging it from the wall
Every socket in Australia has a ground, thankfully.