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These are the steps I use to replace/upgrade hard drives in a server.  In this example, I am upgrading from 1TB RAID1 to a 2TB RAID1.  I am going to use CloneZilla to clone the old drive(s) to the new drive(s).   Tools used: CloneZilla Linux Mint Live USB     NOTE!!! No matter how […]

Read/Write HDD Speed Test

Posted October 22, 2014 By admin

These are the observations I recorded while doing some read/write speed tests on a server.  The main goal was to see the performance difference between RAID1, RAID5, and RAID10.  I also tossed in another RAID5 test with more drives.   The tests were performed with a PERC5 controller using 3 to 5 15K RPM SAS […]

Marking drive inactive

Posted September 8, 2014 By admin

I came across a server that had 4 1TB drives in it.  Normally, you would create a hardware RAID5 with the 4 drives and the OS would only see a single drive and it would be redundant.  Well, whoever setup this server didn’t know about servers and each 1TB drive is just that… a drive. […]

Minecraft Help for Windows

Posted March 1, 2012 By admin

‘YOU ONLY NEED TO READ THIS IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES! Information on running the client and server.’, ‘ Client Issues Won\’t launch, or crashes after launch Easiest answer is to make sure you have the latest version of Java and latest drivers for your video card. Java NVidia Drivers ATI Drivers Provide detailed info […]

SolidWorks 2008/9 Admin Image Info

Posted March 1, 2012 By admin

Just some info on building admin images and setting up network shares for SolidWorks 2008 and notes on upgrading to 2009.’, ‘Now, we currently have 21 seats of SolidWorks and are using network administrative images, PDMWorks workgroup vault, and a single network license server. During installation of 2008, after building the administrative images, we put […]

PulseAudio Server on Win32

Posted March 1, 2012 By admin

How to setup PulseAudio so that you can hear sound on your windows machine that is being played on a Linux machine. Basically used with VNC to get sound as well.’, ‘Quick notes.. I followed all the directions I could find for using pulseaudio on windows.. Everything I could fine just wouldn\’t work for me.. […]

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Auto Login for NT/2K

Posted March 1, 2012 By admin

Registry entries for auto logging into an NT/2K machines.’, ‘Setup the following registry entries and your all set: \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ AutoAdminLogin = 1 DefaultUsername = username DefaultPassword = password If the key’s don’t exist, right-click and select “New/String Value” Preview sucks on this theme.

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