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General Chat Thread, I've had a good week. Things went well cant say that often in General; Well it was sims server upgrade time. P2v the sever for backup Backed up the data to nas Copied data ...
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    I've had a good week. Things went well cant say that often

    Well it was sims server upgrade time.

    P2v the sever for backup
    Backed up the data to nas
    Copied data to another storage area I'm paranoid about loosing data.

    Backed up mls eclipse.net

    Format drives on server added nic and ram

    Banged on server 2012

    Installed SQL

    Copied data back

    Got sims FMs and discover working

    Got mls eclipse working on 2012 whoop this took longer than sims

    New admin machines imaged and ready

    New data points installed.

    Backups set up (need a new nas at some point)

    For once I am relaxed

    Roll on next week.

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    My week included this - me thinking I lost all of Taylor Wimpy payroll data (some 50'000 employees), wiping out their contracts, sales, subcontractor, and nominal ledgers. Spent 3 days restoring it. And I found the reason why it all went to pot...someone was on the system when I was, and did
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    rm -rf *
    on their unix box as a superuser.

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    Rather you than me. How many pairs of shorts did you go through this week.


    I'm pleased because I have got things done with limited knowledge. Cpd is not that good here

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    My week included this - me thinking I lost all of Taylor Wimpy payroll data (some 50'000 employees), wiping out their contracts, sales, subcontractor, and nominal ledgers. Spent 3 days restoring it. And I found the reason why it all went to pot...someone was on the system when I was, and did
    Code:
    rm -rf *
    on their unix box as a superuser.
    That's just like the Pixar story where someone nuked half a movie then they found out the backups didn't work either

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    Believe me I wasnt happy. Got it sorted. Got proof it wasnt my fault and proved it was someone their end. Otherwise it would have cost my company some 2.5mil.

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    Ouch...

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    I just hope the git that did it ends up being fired or something, especially as it took me 3 days to restore, and they lost god knows how much work!

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    Did a similar move myself: got ourselves a pair of refurb servers, one destined for SIMS. Went to ESXi it, found out the new version of ESXi hypervisor has a "fixed" limit of 32GB of ram. Bah - ESXi off, 2012 straight on, so now its just a dedicated MIS server with 48GB of RAM in it. Now tell me it's bloody slow, I dare you! The other 24GB of ram that was in it went into another (older, esxi 4.1) box to upgrade that to 56GB.

    Then whilst faffing about with the second server, found out that we bought ESXi Essentials for that older server (before my time), and also found it covers us for 3 physical servers, and upgrade to 5.1 is nada! Woop woop!
    Not redoing the SIMS server though, it's working too well as it is Lots of consolidation done this week! And like yourself, lots of P2V involved (what a handy thing that is!) and lots backups of the SIMS server! (last ever Tape we'll use, P2V, copy on my PC, copy on USB drive)
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    I thought the 32 GB limit was just for the free ESXi, not things like vSphere Essentials. Maybe they lifted the limit with 5.1 (what we have).

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    Yes, that's why I'm particularly happy. I was using the free version and didn't even realise we'd paid for Essentials 5.1 reinforces a hard limit (it wont even boot into ESX with more than 32gb present) - the limit was still there in 5.0 but a bug meant it worked anyway.

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    Sat at home planning what to do next.

    Going to grab some books on Linux as I want to run webmans room booking system

    Hope to grab a distro this weekend and see if I can install what I need

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    Would highly recommend centos round2it. Nice and stable, but thats my own preference

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    Yes your the second person to say that.

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