Why is a backup plan important?

Last week, a server developed massive amounts of corruption in the middle of the night. Luckily my disaster contingency plan was in place and I had the server rebuilt in one hour. It pays to have a backup plan. What was my plan? I had backups offsite, I had backups on redundant arrays spanning lengthy […]

Virtualizing Ubuntu in Hyper-V

Josh E. sent me this the other day, and I am going to give it a try today and see what I come up with! So I created a 20GB VHD and a 512mb RAM virtual machine. Let’s Rock… http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/10/21/installing-ubuntu-server-10-10-on-hyper-v.aspx

Server Crashes

So, my server is crashing every day now for about 5 days. Issue seems to be related to power states and server 2008 r2 on the T710’s from Dell. Woopdie.The nitty gritty of it is that the power states of the Xeon 5500’s have some problem in this build.this is addressed in a hotfix by […]