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Can I use WAMP as database server on my Laptop? [closed]

I do not have much server background and I hope someone can explain it to me. I need a database server for my app. I know that WAMP is used local to replace the normal web server but can I use it ...
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Due to online cache can't see website [closed]

Have uploaded a site after shifting the domain to new server. royaledecasa.com hosted on Windows. server is shifted today around 11am still niether site or mails are working. On mobile can see the ...
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server security problem [duplicate]

I set an static ip on my server but after a day many unknown users created and unknown remote dekstop type softwares installed and sql server get unknown password. Please help me to secure my server....
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Where can I learn about managing a robust deployment process between dev and prod environments? [closed]

I am currently editing my Python code (Flask Web Server) on my live production server. I'm just getting a website started and understand this is not a viable long-term solution. I understand that ...
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What would be a good tool for change correlation in the systems amongst group of sysadmins? [closed]

There is always problem in a group of sysadmins to sync their actions and log them into a central place. Machine based logging is easy, you can point syslog messages to a central logging server and ...
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Diameter traffic generator [closed]

I am in a hunt for a Diameter protocol simulator / traffic generator. It needs to be robust, actively maintained, well documented and portable (Solaris and Linux OS is expected). The goal is to ...
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IT-/Networking-specific dictionary [closed]

I am tasked with preparations of technical negotiations with a foreign company where the technicans' native language is Russian. I would like to have a technical dictionary for terms specific to the ...
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Documenting a lab environment [closed]

I've been tasked with setting up and managing a brand new lab environment, consisting of lots of machines in different roles. There's a VM host, several web servers, several database servers, and such....
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Softlink or hardlink a Linux remote folder in Windows [closed]

The thing is that, our codebase is located on a remote server, that, we access it through a VPN with putty. The server is in CentOs. I was wondering if its possible to softlink or hardlink this folder ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of deploying a client's application to my own Heroku/S3 account [closed]

Note: This is not a technical question. I hope it's appropiate to ask here Well, I developed an application for a client to manage his business. Only workers will be able to login, however they want ...
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Should internet access be disabled on production servers? [closed]

We have Weblogic server and Database server on our production environment. Should we disable internet access on these servers to protect them from hacking ?
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I have hard the term “swimlane” used but don't fully understand it [closed]

I have heard the term swimlane used in the context of group of servers. It can be a rack that houses all the parts of a particular application. Everything from database to load balances. Or maybe for ...
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Any good template to write down server access details? [closed]

I wonder how other fellow sysadmin, web developers manage their inventories. I usually write down all access details in text files, not following any practice or convention. Can someone tell me, if ...
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Remote Video Editing Server [closed]

Okay, so here is the dilemma We have three people, two in California, one in Australia. The person in Australia has several server machines that we all need to use. we are recording gaming videos, ...
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Learning Curve and time needed to install/manage Centos Server [duplicate]

Completely newby question please. I always had shared hosting. Now I am about to get a dedicated Centos server. I now need to know whether I should get a managed one or not. 2 questions please: Whats ...
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Basic discussion platform that is lightweight and extendible [closed]

I'm searching for a discussion platform with roughly these guidelines: Designed from the bottom up with in-depth, prose like discussion in mind instead of snippet-like commenting like on facebook/...
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Interdependence Software (servers schema of a company) [closed]

In the web world, so many little things can break a website (updating a library, a code, etc..). We've got in our company this problem to not check enough what can happened after doing an update). ...
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How to measure a sysadmin's workload? [closed]

So there is an IT company: foo In this IT company sysadmins work via a ticketing system. Everything is OK, but for one thing: The management wants to track what is the dispersion in workload. So ...
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Consulting: Organizing site/environment documentation for customers? [closed]

Over time, I've taken on consulting and contract engineering work for various clients. More recently, customers are asking for certain types of documentation. Which static IP addresses can I use for ...
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BYOD and software licenses [closed]

I am curious on what is the proper way to handle this scenario. About half of the staff at my company (30+) bring their own laptops, this includes developers. How does one normally handle software ...
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ITIL Incident Classification - Fault vs SR vs Technical Incident [closed]

I am new to ITIL and Incident classifcations and I am trying learn more about them and understand how they could integrate in our organization. I have found it difficult to find a clear definition of ...
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how to encourage management to get rid of decommissioned server hardware [closed]

We have about 30 old tower computers at work that have been decommissioned for one reason or another. They are a mix of old servers and desktops. I'd like to get rid of nearly all of them to prevent ...
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Windows 2k8 R2 - Tips to understand and to remember the Group Scopes? [closed]

I'm studying Active Directory Groups, and have so many confusing about these scopes of Group implementations. I wonder is there any tip, table or picture that outline all these scopes concept? I'm ...
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historicalPath to a sys admin career - education versus experience [closed]

I already have a bachelor's degree but it's in the humanities (art history). I want to get a job working in systems administration, and am wondering how to go about it. At this point I don't have ...
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How to calculate support costs / required number of staff? [closed]

I have to calculate the required number of staff (-> support costs) for using and managing a specific software system which is an on-premise solution and can manage devices like mobile devices, ...
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Obtaining Full Text of ISO27002 [closed]

You would think this information would be easier to come across but I can't really find it. How do somehow obtain the text of ISO27002? I've tried to find it online in various places (including the ...
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CVS Beginner ,need software [closed]

I am a CVS beginner i want to begin to use it I read a lot about CVS and what it do As i read i found that i need two software CVS server and CVS client What is the best free software i can use ...
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What qualities to look for in a NAS for short term storage?

Background I work at a research department working with biomedical data and we are currently considering to the revise our IT-structure. We have several instruments that generate GBs of data on a ...
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What features of router should I consider for Video Conference? [closed]

I am a beginner here. We have a small SOHO UTM router with a firewall speed 100 Mbps. We are going to install a video conferencing equipment which has 1080p video capabilities. What features set ...
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Cable Managerment [closed]

I manage a server room with approx 20 rack servers in two racks. I find all kinds of videos and such on how to manage the network cabling. That is fine, but I would like to see how power cables from ...
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MS-SQL Server security document [closed]

I have to build sql- server security architecture doc based on our existing PROD server, what all it takes to build a doc from scratch. Is there any good website for the template for the doc?
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what is difference between data center manager and data center administrator [closed]

can anyone bring out the difference between what is expected from a Data Center Manager and a Data Center Administrator?
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Using Nortel switches for Cisco CCNA [closed]

I need to purchase some to practice on for my upcoming CCNA-exam. I've found a guy selling some Cisco routers, but he's also saying that he has some Nortel switches he's used for his CCNA and CCNP ...
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Canonical way to describe server purpose [closed]

Is there a canonical way (no pun intended) to describe the purpose of a specific machine? I have to administer several hosts all with the same hostname ("www"). On the shell prompt i can not ...
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Will this Linksys Cisco switch work for the CCNA exam? [closed]

If I can use this to train for the CCNA exam, do I just need a DB-9 to RJ-45 rollover cable and just plug the rollover cable into the ethernet port of my computer?
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tool for analyzing apache logs [closed]

we are having issues with high connection and first byte times from our apache web server. I need a tool to go through and analyze the logs and tell me whether we were receiving high traffic at the ...
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Documenting servers [closed]

I work for a relatively small software development firm that grew pretty quickly over the last few years. This hoewever caused a lot of growing pains, especially infrastructure-wise. It is currently a ...
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HPC Cluster planning workflow? [closed]

After three days of intensive Google searching, I have not found any high-level workflow of how to build a low profile - cheap - computing cluster (we are not interested in HA yet). This is just a ...
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Areas of Linux for freshers [closed]

I am a fresher who recently got a job in Linux Admin - maintaining some servers for a client. The server might be a mix of web and app servers, could you please suggest in what areas I need to learn ...
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Visual way/program to show is hosts/servers are up [closed]

My company manages a number of sites and if their servers or firewalls go down we need to know, what we'd really like is something that pings the host every few minutes and shows on screen if they are ...
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What are some SMART Criteria I can use when comparing “green” datacenters? [closed]

I'm looking to reduce my carbon footprint and want to find a "green" datacenter. There are so many ways to define a "green datacenter' I'm looking for examples of SMART Criteria such as 20% of power ...
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Project Management System (PMS) for a Gaming Company [closed]

We are gaming company, building several games for Apple and Android platform. For our Programmers, Artist we need project management system. We are now using redmine for our purpose. But the ...
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One Laptop, Two Projectors (same image) [closed]

Is it possible to connect one laptop (VGA) to two projectors (one has VGA, other has VGA and USB) and have them both project the same image? Are there adapters or something for this (wireless?) or ...
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Looking for a windows application to parse and filter large volumes of text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a windows application to parse and filter large volumes of text Looking for a lean windows application that will let me search through very large log files ...
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How to involve QA with the Infrastructure Department [closed]

A software company delivers software and hosts the solution on their own servers. Once, a faulty hardware caused delays, random reboots, service downtime and client disappointment. The backup servers ...
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6answers
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How would one start with assesing and organizing an IT department? [closed]

I started working as an IT department manager in a non-IT company. One of my first assignments is to get some estimate of the current state of IT, so we could plan for service monitoring, improvements,...
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1answer
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Windows 7 Volume Deployment with OEM Licences [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? We have just ordered 80 Dell computers. We have chosen Windows 7 Professional on each of them (I assume this is an OEM ...
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Adobe cross-country licensing and online purchases [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I am running a small company and I want to buy cheaper software online, but I don't know if it is Legal and Valid the license ...
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I'm looking for a monitor tool to test Jitter, ICMP, Traceroute and other network issues [closed]

I'm looking for a monitor tool to test Jitter, ICMP, Traceroute and other network issues. it could be an application I run from my company Network in NY and London or a SAAS service that have a ...
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Looking into providng mailing address validation services in-house. What is needed? [closed]

We are looking into validating address information in house for both security concerns and performance reasons. My first intuition is build a *nix box with postgres sql on a separate physical machine....