March 30th, 2010
Over the weekends, our team has been migrating redirected “My Documents” user data from one server to another. I don’t know the full details, but this had been going smoothly, but somewhere during this weekend’s migration, the network connection between the old and new servers was broken.
Once connectivity was restored, the process was resumed (or, I assume, restarted). The result was user folders are now cluttered with duplicated copies files, most prefixed with “2010-03-26 04-47 Copy of <filename>”, some with “Copy (2) of”, some with different timestamps (04-50), and so on. The team was unsure how to proceed with this, and users came in Monday morning to find the result. Words have been exchanged, and that’s unfortunate, but how do we recover from an incident like this?
March 23rd, 2010
Microsoft is giving away Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for free. This is great news, as it is not only a competitor to VMWare Server, or open-source solutions like Sun’s VirtualBox, it’s also a freely distributable Windows environment! Obviously, there are some restrictions on the license that would prevent you from using this as your primary desktop operating system (and Windows Server makes a terrible workstation, to be honest), but surely this will be useful for your testing and deployments!
Thanks to Alex Handy at SD Times.
March 23rd, 2010
My old blog was in limbo too long because there was never time to “work on it”, and the allure of all things ‘Web 2.0′ still don’t replace the blog — a place where you can crank out your own unique content, making it available to the world, and not have it owned by someone else. I’m realizing that not everyone needs it, but there is still enormous value in that.
This time, things will be simpler. I’ll try not to get wrapped up customizing the layout or adding silly features I’ll never use. Instead, this will be a place for me to brain dump what’s going on with me and some quick HowI’s and HowTo’s, without being restricted to 140 characters.
Simple. It’s a good motto to have.