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Jul
12
comment Why does my scp cap at 8MB over local network transfers?
a 100MB/s switch... Is that a gigabit switch or 200M bit switch (which caps at 10MB/sec and for which 8MB/ec is quite reasonable) ?
Jul
11
answered Explanation of % directives in find -printf
Jul
8
comment How can I change the default gateway?
Route add is part of my FreeBSD 8.4 install though. But yeah, many people here who answer for the wrong OS.
Jul
8
comment How can I change the default gateway?
Or, use the generic safe method: 1) Log into a shell, shutdown/reboot in 15 minutes unless cancelled 2) Do unsafe things. 3) Cancel shutdown/reboot.
Jun
30
comment Restoring from NTBackup Tape
Can you dd the contents of the tapes to a windows PC with ntbackup? (Disclaimer: Just a wild ass guess. No idea if NTbackup will read those files and it feels hackish. But possibly an emergency solution).
Jun
30
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Jun
30
comment Restoring from NTBackup Tape
At the risk of nitpicking tar will happily read the tape. It just does not understand what is written on it. Similar to the way I can read spanish. I succesfully read the letters, I just do not speak the language and do not know what the words mean.
Jun
19
comment High IO wait - How to determine the root cause?
Maybe off topic: But why RAID5 on a database? Bad idea due to the write gap. HW with BBU mitigates this somewhat, but RAID 5 is basically good for reading, not for writing small transactions.
May
4
comment Difference between sh -x and ./ for script execution
You might want to add what a shebang does? Followed by "Why do people rather use #!/bin/env bash over #!/usr/local/bin/bash ?
May
3
comment How to Dual-Dual-Boot?
As a work around: Can you boot from other devices? E.g. a small USB pendrive or a SD card? Those could store a bootloader and start Ubuntu. And with a boot menu in the BIOS you could select to boot either from HDD (and corporate MBR and thus windows) or from the SDcard (which would boot Ubuntu from the HDD's second partition).
Apr
7
comment Delete files older than X days +
Possibly fun when I have files with spaces. E.g a file called "test one" and rm gets fed rm test one. (Which will delete a file called "test" and a file called "one", but not a file called "test one"). Hint: -delete or -print0
Apr
7
comment Delete files older than X days +
Note that for each and every file you will execute the rm command. If you have 1000 files older than 5 days then rm will get started 1000 times. For this reason consider the -delete option as in Costa's comment or -exec rm {} \+
Feb
8
revised Will a 32-bit linux OS work on modern desktops that are compatible with 64-bit?
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Feb
7
revised Will a 32-bit linux OS work on modern desktops that are compatible with 64-bit?
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Feb
7
answered Will a 32-bit linux OS work on modern desktops that are compatible with 64-bit?
Jan
18
comment Win7 NTFS Partition is empty using Linux LiveCD
Also, windows weirdness is often best solved from within windows. after making the backup boot again from the windows 7 DVD, go back to the command prompt and run a fsck (chkdsk).
Jan
18
comment Win7 NTFS Partition is empty using Linux LiveCD
Before you do anything else. Make a backup of the disk. Not a file backup but a raw dump of the whole disk. (e.g. boot from a liveCD and dd the disks content to another disk or via netcat over the network). Only then attempt to modify the original. That way you can always revert if something appears to be a wrong move.
Jan
13
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Jan
3
revised Can I copy multiple directories into a single directory with a single command?
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Jan
3
answered Can I copy multiple directories into a single directory with a single command?