Windows System Imaging

Posted in Windows on September 2nd, 2011 by phoenixdigital

I used to use some software called Ghost for imaging windows machines. Then it was brought by Norton and got a bit bloated.

Here is the latest contender which is free for personal use
http://www.xxclone.com/

Heaps more here with Kleo looking promising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_disk_cloning_software

This looks good too
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

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Solaris 10 useful commands

Posted in Unix on August 31st, 2011 by phoenixdigital

A store of useful commands as I find them

displays the memory usage of running processes
prstat

List active processes (generally useful only with a grep)
ps -ef

Display physical memory size on server
prtconf|grep -i mem

Display swap size (do the math based on results of two commands)
pagesize
swap -l

Package installation
Get your version via ‘uname -a’ reference wikipedia if you dont know how to translate to Sun version.

Get packages from here
http://www.sunfreeware.com/

install with command
cd
gunzip packagename.gz
pkgadd -d packagename

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Solaris 10 SMF services

Posted in Unix on August 30th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

The SMF or Service Management Facility handles the control of services within Solaris 10. Below are some common commands for a useful lookup.

The service FMRI is an identifier of each service and can be seen by running the list services commands below. The FMRI in all the commands below can be replaced with just the service name as long as there are no other services with similar names.

List all services
svcs

List all services including disabled services
svcs -a

View a service current status
svcs -H <service_FMRI>

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Saved from Windows Dynamic Disk HELL!!!!

Posted in Windows on August 16th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

I made the mistake of converting a few drives to dynamic disks. Never again!

I consistently got online errors and other random corruptions.
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YUM package installation

Posted in Unix on June 1st, 2011 by phoenixdigital

Below are some basics for installations of required packages using YUM (Yellowdog Updater Modified)

These steps are primarily for Oracle Enterprise Linux but will be valid for most Linux systems.
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Oracle Enterprise Linux Tips

Posted in Unix on May 17th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

OEL comes with some great security features as default. However when your developing these can get in the way.

So here are a few tips to dropping OEL guard when it comes to security.

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Linux networking setup and detection

Posted in Unix on May 17th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

A few useful commands to see if your kernel supports your network

lspci -knn
ifconfig -a

cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/


http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-centos-fedoracore-linux-network-card-configuration/

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Configuring Samba

Posted in Unix on May 12th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

Generally I setup samba for a group of people to contribute to an area of the server such as /opt/theDirectoryToShare .

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Unix OS check and Memory Usage

Posted in Unix on May 4th, 2011 by phoenixdigital

If you want to see what operating system a particular unix machine is running from the command line just use the command
uname -a

To see how much memory is available depends on the operating system.

If top is installed just type ‘top’ in the shell. If however it is not you will need to use the methods below depending on the operating system installed.
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Subversion on OS X

Posted in OS X Tips, Programming on April 21st, 2011 by phoenixdigital

The best free subversion client I have found to date for OSX
http://scplugin.tigris.org/

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