June 2007 archive

A solution for Exchange backup and restore

http://www.ontrackpowercontrols.com/ Some of you who are forced to deal with MS Exchange might want to take a look at this.  For about $1,000 retail, the basic version of Ontrack’s “Power Controls” software is the best investment you could ever make. I ran into the point this week where my Exchange “Brick Level” backs were taking …

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Technology as religion…

My wife and I have this ongoing argument.  To sum it up: She views technology as being the source of all evil.  Now this is funny considering the person she’s chosen to spend the rest of her life with would (will?) be at the front of the line when they start implanting bio-organic computers in …

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Most Amazing Technology….

Ok, I’ve been a self confessed geek for years now. (and people have called me that for many more years – different story) This has got to be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. First there was the punch-card.  Then the keyboard, then the Graphical User Interface (IE – Windows).  I think the next logical …

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Centerra vs. NetApp

Interestingly enough, my favourite Veritas sales guy from Strategic Technologies (www.stratech.com) actually managed to do the virtually impossible. He got me to thinking and questioning my blind believe in “what EMC says.” I’m looking at a different options for WORM archiving right now.  Of course the first player in the game is the G5 Centerra.  …

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Nice!

Ok, this is too much.  Avaya has partnered with a company called “NICE Systems” out of Israel.  Apparently they don’t understand some of the nuances of english. Do we know for a fact that the technician is NICE?  What if he’s an ass? LOL  – Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Slowly but surely I’m getting back into things…

I started playing with CentOS today, at the suggestion of a few of our network geeks in the office. The great thing about it is that it’s binary compatible with RedHat Enterprise 5.  So things like EMC Solutions Enabler and Veritas Netbackup work perfectly with it. It’s handy because as anyone who has every tried …

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SQL Backups using TimeFinder

The backups work wonderfully, and the restore of a plain backup works as well. What I’m having trouble with is something that’s so simple in Oracle and DB2 that it’s stumping me that I can’t find any documentation on it for SQL. In any real RDBMS, you would restore the datafiles to disk and mount …

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Karmas a bitch

The guy ultimately responsible for making this site so tame has been hit with the karma stick. Let’s all thank Karma in all her forms. 😉  

Slow days?

Or is everyone else busy too? Haven’t had time to scratch my arse lately.  Though I did find the time to pair down my MP3 library to about 70Gig.  Amazing the stuff you accumulate when you have the room for it.  Stuff that you absolutely would never listen to in a thousand years. Getting over …

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