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Dave Ramsey Town Hall For Hope Test

April 22nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm » Comments (0)

We, along with over 6,000 other venues, are hosting the Dave Ramsey Town Hall For Hope event tomorrow night (Thursday the 23rd of April). There have been several tests planned because the event is being distributed via the internet (primarily) to most event host locations. As you can imagine, that’s quite a bit of bandwidth […]

The Mac is Back! HurRAID! HurRAID!

November 20th, 2007 at 10:20 am » Comments (3)

Well, I got a reply from the DiskWarrior folks I mentioned on Saturday and it turns out you must run it while logged in as an administrative user, simply elevating privileges at the usual prompt is not enough (a useful warning or something more descriptive would seem more in line for, you know, a Mac […]

Who needed the data on that server? Just the Mac guys… Crash!

November 17th, 2007 at 7:15 am » Comments (4)

Last night, Friday evening at about four thirty to be precise, I get the call that a user has attempted to restart the Mac “server” (running OS X 10.4 but attached to an external RAID5 array and used as a file server) by doing a hard power cycle of the external SCSI RAID array. While […]

MozyPro: Working Now with One Last Fix

May 31st, 2007 at 1:26 pm » Comments (3)

MozyPro required one last change to work properly, after hanging during the initial backup: changing the temporary files directory per Jason Powell. I’ve had to do this on both of the servers where I’ve installed MozyPro, due to the C drive (temporary files are stored in C:\Windows\Temp by default) not having enough free space. After […]

MozyPro Exchange and SQL Apparently Resolved

May 23rd, 2007 at 11:52 am » Comments (2)

I wrote yesterday that MozyPro wasn’t finding Exchange or SQL files when I selected those backup sets. I called MozyPro yesterday for support, and their Lead Support Engineer got back to me within a half-hour or so (I didn’t time it exactly) with some things to try. The first one worked; I had to edit […]

MozyPro Initial Backup: Exchange and SQL Issues

May 22nd, 2007 at 9:27 am » Comments (7)

I’ve decided to follow-the-blog-leader and try out MozyPro for online backup. I set up our account last night (make sure to contact them and get the 10% non-profit discount!) and decided to try out backing up our Exchange/Shelby server first, since that dataset should be a lot smaller than our file server. Everything went smoothly, […]

So the battery backups only last that long, huh?

May 8th, 2007 at 7:50 pm » Comments (6)

Our server room’s battery backup consists of a couple of off-the-shelf APC battery backup units, running an ever-expanding collection of servers (about six, depending on what you term a “server”).ร‚ย  Not the optimal solution, but a cost-effective one that was good enough when the server count was lower. It’s been so good, in fact, that […]