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IT trog

Jan
7
answered What happens in case of utility power failure?
Jan
7
answered Text-based package manager GUI for CentOS
Jan
7
comment Four disks - RAID 10 or two mirrored pairs?
I can't think of a compelling technical reason to split 4 disks into 2 mirrors (esp. just 2 mirrors and no spares). That said, there can always be reasons: a build standard you can't change or a requirement to physically isolate app/data from system disks or maybe even some customers (or devs) who want it like they want it and it's not possible or worth it to change their minds.
Jan
6
comment Four disks - RAID 10 or two mirrored pairs?
My .02...if the measurements show that there is no contention under a range of conditions from normal to peak, then mitigating a theoretical resource contention is worth about as much as bullspit as Matt points out. ;) So, unless there are other reason for splitting things out...
Oct
14
revised Factors in choosing storage for backups
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Oct
14
answered Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Annual Sysadmin Tasks
Oct
14
comment Why buy high end hardware firewalls?
I agree that legal action is pretty rare in my experience but having an ongoing relationship with the vendor and/or support organization can result in good leverage to resolve issues if things do go sideways. I generally think of it as "reaching out for help" but I've also seen it as "having somebody's desk to pound on" if there's a problem.
Oct
14
answered Factors in choosing storage for backups
Jul
21
answered Disable group policy from a workstation
Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
May
26
comment Tools for Remote Desktop with Relay feature
mRemote is convenient for me when I use a Windows desktop since I manage multiple servers and devices using RDP and ssh and it was nice to have everything in one place. I've also used royalTS and a plain, old duct-tape custom mmc with all my RDP connections saved.
May
13
answered Network wiring template for Visio
Apr
8
answered Windows Error Accessing a Network Share
Mar
24
comment Is there a limit that a folder can store how many files and folders?
good point re: db blobs. It may seem like a good idea occasionally but everybody regrets it sooner or later if there are many and/or large files. Let dbs do what they are good at and let filesystems be used for what they are good at...if needed, manage the layout on the filesystem and reference those locations in the db.
Mar
23
revised How do *you* track and document routine maintenance?
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Mar
23
answered How do *you* track and document routine maintenance?
Mar
22
comment SAN typical MTBF
Those kinds of failures are seriously painful and I don't envy your situation. However, no SAN that's sold as fully redundant and highly available and has been installed and configured in that manner should be failing that often and that spectactularly (if at all). Cold comfort, I know, when you're living through that pain and hearing those kinds of explanations. :(
Mar
22
answered SAN typical MTBF
Mar
10
comment FATA disk performance for VMware
You have to use what you've got available. You're right that guest VM-based stats may not tell the whole story performance-wise as opposed to array stats. It isn't uncommon at all to measure performance using Windows and Linux OS-based tools and roll it up as you are thinking about doing. It is not a bad method...done carefully, it should represent fairly well what your environment's workload looks like. Ideally, array stats would offer another "whole system" view to keep in mind. Any chance of temp/eval licenses to look at thos array stats? ;)
Mar
9
answered FATA disk performance for VMware