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Systems Administrator www.peakinternet.com


Sep
29
answered How to change Plesk's database configuration?
Jul
29
comment What are your favorite open source tools?
This was two year ago. :D
Jul
29
comment Best solution for 2 servers for HA
@Richard Adnams Do your Windows 2008 servers have Hyper-V? If so, you may be able to perform the virtualization in-place. It's been a while since I read MS's licensing documentation, but I believe Hyper-V allows you to run the host and one(1) guest using the host's license. Configure the first guest VM to be one of the mirrored/clustered servers, or P2V the primary machine to be a Hyper-V guest VM. Then, install an additional Linux guest VM (SUSE or RHEL are officially supported, others probably work just fine.) Perform the HAProxy/Heaartbeat configuration on the Linux VM.
Jul
28
comment Best solution for 2 servers for HA
You might consider virtualizing those windows servers using the hardware you've already got, and run HAProxy with Heartbeat as the front-end/load-balancer. In that scenario, either physical server could be down (whether scheduled or not) and a single IP address would be shared between the HAProxy servers.
Jun
20
comment What's your favorite SSL cert provider?
Most Thawte certificates now require a CA chaining certificate nowadays. This can be a challenge in mixed server-type environments.
Jun
11
awarded  Yearling
May
9
revised “fallback” http server
corrected spelling, added URL
May
9
comment front page keeps getting hacked
I wish I could upvote twice!
May
9
comment “fallback” http server
I was just about to suggest the same thing! The backup server could even be running on the same physical server as the default server, either running a separate instance of the web server, or a different web server entirely.
May
9
suggested approved edit on “fallback” http server
Apr
29
accepted Can freeradius bypass authentication for one realm only?
Apr
28
answered directories with two one dot (.) entries
Apr
26
answered MSSQL: separate dev and prod databases as separate instances on shared hardware?
Apr
25
comment What language for starting on Linux?
I agree with all points listed here.
Apr
4
comment Terminate short CAT5 uplinks?
Option 3. Remember to terminate the ends with as little un-twisting as possible. As little as one inch of untwisting can drop the cable an entire rating (e.g. cat5e -> cat5. cat5 -> cat3). Also, depending on local building codes, you may be required to use plenum cable.
Apr
1
answered How to upgrade PHP on my server?
Mar
23
awarded  Revival
Mar
22
revised CentOS open port 7000 [RESOLVED]
Minor formatting changes, added hyperlink to cassandra project homepage
Mar
22
suggested approved edit on CentOS open port 7000 [RESOLVED]
Mar
22
answered CentOS open port 7000 [RESOLVED]