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I'm an Oracle certified Database Administrator

I've worked extensively with both Oracle and Postgres, in various roles from DBA to developer. I have a basic working experience with SQL Server and MySQL.


Nov
3
revised Hyper-V 2012 replication to multiple hosts
removed statement that I'm planning to test myself, as I no longer am!
Nov
2
answered Hyper-V 2012 replication to multiple hosts
Oct
17
revised Use vmconnect from another AD domain
added 237 characters in body
Oct
17
answered Use vmconnect from another AD domain
Sep
8
accepted Can I have a password that only works for Exchange (not the domain)?
Sep
8
comment Can I have a password that only works for Exchange (not the domain)?
Yes I have an RDSUsers group - currently only one user is in it, though there will be a handful more. Thanks for confirming BES Express will work for me, that is the way I'm going to go.
Sep
7
comment Can I have a password that only works for Exchange (not the domain)?
Don't know why I didn't think of BES - would the Express version not suffice?
Sep
7
comment Can I have a password that only works for Exchange (not the domain)?
This is a followup to this question.
Sep
7
asked Can I have a password that only works for Exchange (not the domain)?
Jun
14
comment Disable a service from starting at all runlevels?
+1 This is such a helpful answer - and if I hadn't happened upon it I would have been stung later on - thanks!
May
21
comment Backing up qcow2 kvm guests
let us continue this discussion in chat
May
21
comment Backing up qcow2 kvm guests
"crash-consistent" just means "as consistent as you would expect in a crash" iiuc - ie relying on journals etc and accepting some data loss due to lack of timely fsync. "there is a good reason live snapshots in all virt platforms include quiescing/thawing in the guest agents" as I understand, the good reason is exactly the same as taking an LVM snapshot - do you know different? KVM doesn't seem to fsync before quiesce any more than an LVM snapshot would? Of course, if you are not using LVM for snapshotting, you'd be foolish not to quiesce - but that is different and not what you are saying.
May
21
comment Backing up qcow2 kvm guests
thinking about this some more, quiescing the domain does not add anything - either way the snapshot is 'crash-consistent', nothing more, nothing less, am I right?
May
21
comment Backing up qcow2 kvm guests
no more so than you would if you pulled the power cord though?
Mar
28
accepted Terminal Server Freezing
Mar
27
answered Backup software that recognizes moved files
Mar
27
comment HP Proliant Servers DL380 G3
is this for HA, or do you just need to connect to the database from both servers?
Mar
27
comment Terminal Server Freezing
I'm trialling ThreadMaster, it looks like it might be just what I'm after, thanks.
Mar
26
comment Terminal Server Freezing
@mfinni I've got myself confused here - it is quad-core Xeon X3210, with 3 cores available to the VM. Still I'd call it 'very low-end' myself and I'm looking forward to replacing it :-)
Mar
26
comment Terminal Server Freezing
@Miles very good point, I'll look into that and issues like compacting, expunging etc, thanks