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Author:Steve Radich - Founder BitShop, Inc.Created:1/9/2009 1:15 PM
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Perhaps you have a user who can't log into ftp on Windows Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5.  The built in FTP server integrates nicely with active directory, however it reported bad login for a specific user even after resetting their password.. the problem was..

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I've been fighting some odd issues in our SAN and NAS server, all physical boxes share both functions so we can better utilize the disk i/o capacity.  We use NAS almost exclusively for backup, so that i/o happens during the off-peak hours for the SAN. 

I've seen a LOT of times disks are VERY slow, never been able to track down why. I added 256gb SSD storage to one and upgraded to b134 and had WORSE performance afterwards!

So what did I find?


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Sometimes applications don't seem to free up the resources they allocated after doing their processing - The most common resource is RAM when you hear this, memory leaks, however it could be other resources.

Any long running app needs to be careful that the ram is properly freed, in .Net this is relatively easy - Here's an example of not such an easy resource that APPEARS to be leaking (investigation in progress)..

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www.givecamp.orgI thoroughly enjoyed my weekend with ~ 100 fellow geeks who were all helping various non profits with their technology needs - This is part of a nationwide effort to help non...

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VNC is a remote control package that's cross platform, this tip is for those already familiar with vnc usage.

You may connect regularly to the same vnc servers for various management tasks, it would be handy to be able to give users / other staff a vnc shortcut file they can double click to open..


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So today I log into my computer and see the following message come in via Skype:


Is this a scam? Does Microsoft post via Skype to the world? No, they don't..

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If you can't print a file attachment in your gmail account then it's likely google not actually sending the attachment to your computer.  The interface can print, it's just a bit confusing - especially if you have scrolled down the page..

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After you install PHP on IIS you may want to install phpMyAdmin somewhere.. This is a pretty simple process that's well documented..

However the most common error is 500 errors, which in reality tell you nothing. Here are some handy tips for a troubleshooting step I ran into today:

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Sometimes you may need to move your iSCSI targets to a different storage pool. The process is actually quite painless..

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This is what you REALLY don't want to see when replacing a failed drive in a RAIDZ (Raid5 like) array:

  pool: tank1
 state: DEGRADED
status: One or more devices has experienced an error resulting in data
        corruption.  Applications may be affected.
action: Restore the file in question if possible.  Otherwise restore the
        entire pool from backup.
 scrub: resilver in progress for 28h8m, 100.00% done, 0h0m to go
config: (note: 100% done doesn't mean done, I don't know who wrote the % done formula but it's useless).

        NAME             STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
        tank1            DEGRADED     0     0 6.32K
          raidz1-0       DEGRADED     0     0 12.8K
            c7t8d0       DEGRADED     0     0     0  too many errors
            c7t4d0       DEGRADED     0     0     0  too many errors
            c7t10d0      FAULTED     27   563     0  too many errors
            c7t11d0      DEGRADED     0     0     0  too many errors
            c7t12d0      DEGRADED     0     0     0  too many errors
            replacing-5  DEGRADED     0     0     0
              c7t13d0    FAULTED      4 9.60K     0  too many errors
              c7t3d0     ONLINE       0     0     0  384G resilvered

errors: Permanent errors have been detected in the following files:


So did we loose data? Read more..

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