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Dec
19
accepted Preventing Rsync From Saving To A Local Drive
Dec
19
comment Preventing Rsync From Saving To A Local Drive
Chris Nava's answer sounds like it would work as well, but I'm using this approach. Thanks!
Dec
19
asked Preventing Rsync From Saving To A Local Drive
Jul
3
comment USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?
Heh, yes, I saw the Pixar video. OK, to answer your question, some of it is definitely business critical stuff. However, 1) redundancy is in my plan, 2) this is backup data--not live, and 3) swapping out a drive isn't a day-altering task--we're talking 20 minutes tops. If these things dropped like flies that would be 20 minutes every 1-3 mos. and server upkeep is a part of my day. OTOH, this is what happened with my SAN. Everything went down at once, and I was forced to deal with it immediately.
Jul
2
comment USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?
I appreciate everyone's input here, and I don't doubt you, but I would like to support these claims with math before I bring them to my boss. Let's say an enclosure costs $50 and a 2TB drive costs $100. Both of these prices are generous and will go down over time. At these prices, one drive and one enclosure could fail on me every month for 3 years before I match the upfront cost of an enterprise SAN. Can someone show me how a high end solution gives me better ROI?
Jul
2
comment USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?
I already said I'll accept hardware failure, Lucas, especially with redundant backups. I just don't want to see 8 drives go down in one night again, plus I don't have the budget for a $5000+ enterprise SAN. With the savings here, I think I can absorb a few dead enclosures or drives and still come out ahead. What do you think?
Jul
2
asked USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?
Jun
18
revised Per-mailbox IMAP settings in Exchange 2003 apply successfully but revert to server default
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Jun
18
awarded  Commentator
Jun
18
comment Per-mailbox IMAP settings in Exchange 2003 apply successfully but revert to server default
Thanks, Joe! The ADUC Features tab is identical to the one from ESM, but from there the settings change sticks. That seems like a glitch on Microsoft's part, but at least it's figure out.
Jun
15
asked Per-mailbox IMAP settings in Exchange 2003 apply successfully but revert to server default
Apr
5
revised Setting up a very mixed Active Directory network to work with PowerShell Remote Administration
added my best finding so far
Apr
5
asked Setting up a very mixed Active Directory network to work with PowerShell Remote Administration
Jan
24
accepted Restoring mailbox from an old copy of priv1.edb and priv1.stm files
Jan
23
comment Restoring mailbox from an old copy of priv1.edb and priv1.stm files
I got distracted for much of the day, but yes, I am setting up a VM instance and will extract the data that way. It's just good to check that I'm not overlooking something simpler than that. Thanks!
Jan
23
comment Restoring mailbox from an old copy of priv1.edb and priv1.stm files
The most popular utility seems to be Enstella, which runs $300. I don't think it will make monetary sense for us to break down and do that.
Jan
23
asked Restoring mailbox from an old copy of priv1.edb and priv1.stm files
Sep
23
awarded  Supporter
Sep
15
answered Does Amazon EC2 have any fixed costs?
Sep
15
comment RAID with 4 drives offers very minimal speed improvement
@TomTom Good point. I should have said "for my purposes," which is large file backups. At any rate, I'm substituting the concurrency of RAID-0 with running a concurrent backup on each drive at night, so it should be a wash.