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In SQL Server, when should you split your PRIMARY Data FileGroup into secondary data files?

Our database currently only has one FileGroup, PRIMARY, which contains roughly 8GB of data (table rows, indexes, full-text catalog). When is a good time to split this into secondary data files? What ...
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Best practices for keeping UNIX packages up to date?

How do you keep your servers up to date? When using a package manager like Aptitude, do you keep an upgrade / install history, and if so, how do you do it? When installing or upgrading packages on ...
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Do RAID controllers commonly have SATA drive brand compatibility issues?

We've struggled with the RAID controller in our database server, a Lenovo ThinkServer RD120. It is a rebranded Adaptec that Lenovo / IBM dubs the ServeRAID 8k. We have patched this ServeRAID 8k up to ...
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How to exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008

Our nightly full (and periodic differential) backups are becoming quite large, due mostly to the amount of indexes on our tables; roughly half the backup size is comprised of indexes. We're using the ...
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Using Mod_rewrite and Authentication on ALL incoming URLs

I have a need to make sure that my url, call it www.domain.com is always protected at least via Basic HTTP authentication. Also, I want to use mod_rewrite to send my users to one of two OC4j instances ...
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Transferring 2003 terminal server licenses from one server to another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Does anyone know how to transfer terminal server licenses from one windows 2003 server standard edition to another. Any ...
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SMTP Server: '421 unable to verify sender domain'

I have recently setup a new SMTP server on my new webserver (win 2008). The server sends mail from a number of domains hosted on the website, everything seems to work OK but I am getting a number of ...
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Installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 on Windows Web Server 2008?

Is it possible to install Microsoft Exchange 2007 on Micorsoft Windows Server 2008 Web Edition?
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Are there any tools to diff two VMWARE Windows XP images?

Is there any tool that can summarize Registry and File differences between two VMWARE Windows XP images?
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Remote HTTP connections IIS7

How do I allow remote connections from WAN to IIS? I've already set port forwarding. When I try nmap from remote machine I see port 80 open, but every connection results in timeout. Firewall is also ...
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Apache 2.2 CGI timeout configuration

I have a default Apache 2.2 system setup with a Perl CGI script directory configured like so: ScriptAlias /jarvis/ "/opt/jarvis/cgi-bin/" Nothing fancy in here except one of my scripts takes over 10 ...
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Checking a Device Driver in Windows Server 2003 with SNMP

I'm interested in checking the status of a video card on a remote machine running Windows Server 2003 and was wondering if this was possible to do via SNMP? In particular, I was wondering if the SNMP ...
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Terminal Services - what does this message mean?

I'm responsible for a W2003 server. I'm trying to switch on terminal services. When I do so I get a message that includes the text : "If you continue with this installation, programs that are already ...
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How bad is it to use a virtual file system with VMWare?

IT is running a series of VMs that we'd like to see optimized further: if the VMs' are Windows XP, storing their NTFS images out to the virtual disk (ext3) provided by Linux/VMWare, how much of a hit ...
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Are independent persistent disks faster than dependent ones in vmware server 1?

Please can you help me compare disk types for vmware server? I know "independent nonpersistent" is slower. But what about "independent persistent" versus "dependent" (or how do you call this one?) ...
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Apache SSL not working

I've installed (from source) Apache 1.3 on a CentOS 5.2 and I'm trying to get SSL to work. I used --enable-module=so then added AddModule mod_so.c LoadModule ssl_module /usr/lib/httpd/...
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How can I set proxy for subversion with ssh tunnel?

I want to check out/update the code via proxy since my local connection is slow. I setup ssh tunnel : ssh -D 8090 user@ssh.proxy.net to forward all the packets to my localhost:8090. How can I set up ...
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Configure options MySQL server was compiled with?

I have MySQL server 5.0.67 running on a Linux machine. How can I know what configure options were used to compile it?? I'm interested in the option --with-mysqld-ldflags in order to know whether ...
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Blocking IP addresses Load Balanced Cluster

We're using HAproxy as a front end load balancer / proxy and are looking for solutions to block random IP addresses from jamming the cluster. Is anyone familiar with a conf for HAProxy that can block ...
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Oracle disaster recovery on Linux

My Oracle database is stored on a Linux system. That Linux system is down. So I want to restore my Oracle database as soon as I set up the Linux system. I don't know how to restore it. Can anyone help ...
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Apache Bandwidth limiting based on URL

I'm hosting an image sharing site and I seem to be running into an unusual problem. I use the Apache module mod_rewrite to make all the urls to each image much shorter than they would be otherwise, ...
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What are best practices regarding multiple JVMs on a server?

Many third party products require a specific version of the JRE or JDK and many of our servers have multiple duties. Application teams argue they should not care where Java is installed. Most of the ...
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How to redirect https://domain.com to https://www.domain.com using IIS?

I have a 301 set up which redirects http://domain.com to http://www.domain.com (http://www.domain.com$S$Q) but if I browse to https://domain.com I get an SSL error (as it expects www.domain.com). Is ...
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How can I control which IP address IIS7 uses?

In Win2k3, I used httpcfg to tell IIS to listen to specific IP addresses on the server. I want to run Apache with VisualSVN Server on port 80 on another IP address but IIS7 binds to all IP addresses ...
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How can I block all traffic except web traffic?

I have wrote my rules like this: iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -P OUTPUT DROP iptables -P FORWARD DROP iptables -A OUTPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT What do I do next?
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Can't connect to IIS 7 management

I have Windows Server 2008 running on one of my computers, and I have IIS 7 running on it. It is hosting my web page just fine, but when I try to use the remote managment for IIS 7 or even if I try to ...
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Ubuntu LTS vs regular release

I was wondering, what is the difference between the LTS (Long Term Support) and the regular versions of Ubuntu? I know, the LTS releases are supported 3 and 5 years (desktop and server), but what ...
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Can Apache Routing be slow?

I just wonder can Apache routing be slow? My situation is this in. I define a ProxyPass, to different the incoming request ( for example, www.example.com ) to the relevant port ( for example, port 81)...
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Computer Browser service not unstalled and not installable

I'm faced with a Windows 2003 server that doesn't have the Computer Browser service, and I have no idea how to get it back. The Server has "Run Advertised Programs" in the control panel, so that ...
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Help me understand how to use ProxyPass

UPDATE: I added a revised question after playing around with it two answers below. Hi there, If you're reading this you're probably familiar with Apache's mod_proxy and its ProxyPass function. Like ...
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DHCP IP address lookup from MAC address

I have some computers I need to reinstall over the network, but for the install to work correctly, the computer needs to have its MAC address registered in the DNS/DHCP so that it'll be recognized and ...
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What's the best way to Notify network users of outages or maintenance

There are times when one of our applications is down for maintenance and we'd like to let our users know about it before they start flooding our help desk with calls. What's the best way to notify ...
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Linux command line best practices and tips?

I would like to open a discussion that would accumulate your Linux command line (CLI) best practices and tips. I've searched for such a discussion to share the below comment but haven't found one, ...
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HP Universal Print Drivers Incredibly Slow

We recently migrated to a Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Server (SP2) as a print server. For the most part, we found that it wasn't too hard to get both a x64 and a x86 driver for the printers we ...
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Do you leave Windows Automatic Updates enabled on your production IIS server?

If you were running a 24/7 website on Windows Server 2003 (IIS6). Would you leave the Windows automatic update feature enabled or would you turn it off? When enabled, you always get the latest ...
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How can I sort du -h output by size

I need to get a list of human readable du output. However, du does not have a "sort by size" option, and piping to sort doesn't work with the human readable flag. For example, running: du | sort -...
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How can I run sudo commands without sudo access?

I need to run this: sudo adduser ...
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What's the best OpenLDAP VMWare appliance (VM) that you USED?

What's the best OpenLDAP VMWare appliance (VM) that you USED?
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Is BitTorrent good for copy files between servers in the workplace?

I have 1 source server that contains about 30GB of files that I want to copy to 7 other servers. I currently SCP the files over to the first four servers and when that transfer is complete SCP to the ...
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What's the maxium number of files a Unix folder can hold?

What's the maxium number of files a Unix folder can hold? I think it will be the same as the number of files.
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How do you set up SSL and Nginx Proxying?

I have Nginx listening to traffic on port 80 and proxying certain request to Apache over port 8080. I am going to set up Nginx to listen to port 443 for https traffic, but my question is how should ...
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PostgreSQL encrypted backups

Is it possible to ensure that dumps taken from a PostgreSQL db are always encrypted? The data in the database is highly sensitive and we cannot afford un-authorized personnel, including Sys Admins ...
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How Long Will A DNS Change Take

If I'm going to make a DNS change to an A record for my domain (changing from one IP to another), how long can I expect until people are moved over to the new info? Is it simply <= the TTL? I ...
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How many built-in Terminal Services Licenses does Windows Server 2008 have?

It was 5 for Windows Server 2003 right? Is it the same for windows server 2008? If not then how many are there now.
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How do I tell Apache which PHP to use?

I am running Apache2 on a Mac OS X (10.5). I just compiled PHP 5.2.8 and finally got pdo-mysql working (or so I think). This terminal command: php --version is showing 5.2.8 and I have the right ...
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Configuring Postfix to not use a daemon

I realize this is wildly offtopic but this is my last hope. I would like to only send mail from my computer, both locally and to remote servers, so I don't think I need postfix to run a daemon, but I ...
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psexec Windows Server 2008 Firewall

I am trying to use psexec to run a program on my windows server 2008 boxes. It returns with the message "Can't access myserver: The network path was not found." If I turn off Windows Server ...
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What is the best way to backup mysql in s3?

mysqldump is probably not the best idea on running backups every x hours but is the one that we are currently using. The backups are around 150 Megs each so sending it to other machines could waste ...
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How can I port forward with iptables?

I want connections coming in on ppp0 on port 8001 to be routed to 192.168.1.200 on eth0 on port 8080. I've got these two rules -A PREROUTING -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8001 -j DNAT --to-destination 192....
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Increase number of allowed remote desktop connections

Windows Server 2003 allows 2 non-console and one console remote desktop connections. Is there a way to increase the number of non-console sessions allowed?

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