June 30, 2016 4:25 pm


SUSE to unlock technical opportunities within your business

Getting your skills up to date or becoming an expert even, is something we all fancy. The challenge however is that our time is often limited in this fast pacing world. Because I know what it's like to have limited time available while trying to keep my skills up high, I like to point out […]

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By: mfaris01

December 14, 2010 10:09 am


eDirectory Restoration – A Case of Perfect Replication of a Change

You’ve followed all the best practices and documentation. Your eDirectory trees are healthy and replicating with no errors. Time is in synchronization and ndsrepair shows no errors or external references hanging out there. So, what do you do when eDirectory gets a request to remove 20,000 members from a group and replicates the […]

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By: c-gutierrez

July 7, 2010 4:08 pm


Simplifying Data Backup and Storage Management with Software Appliances

CHALLENGE Sep was excited by the market demand for appliances, but needed a more efficient was to build these products. "We used Debian base (a free distribution of GNU/Linux), but it didn't have the functionality we desired." said Hubert Schweinesbein, Director of Partner Sales, EMEA, SEP AG. "Moreover, we had to maintain […]

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By: mendesdomnic

February 16, 2010 10:00 am


Clone or Backup your Hard Disk

Sometimes you may want to clone your entire hard disk quickly. You may need an exact replica of your hard disk. This can be done using the following command as root user: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Note: if=/dev/sda is the source hard disk of=/dev/sdb is the destination hard disk Wasn't that quick enough :). Do be […]

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By: chrisj8

September 25, 2009 7:29 am


Cloning vs Backup and Restore

I build network management systems for clients and in particular network analyzer engines. These servers are distributed throughout the world and allow clients to view packet data anywhere in their enterprises. Wireshark, and now Pilot from Cace Technologies seems to be a favorite. The IBM x Series and HP DL 385's can be optioned to […]

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By: maggot62

August 5, 2009 4:01 pm


A little BASH scripting to backup the MBRs of all your machine's Hard Drives

First just let's make sure we know how to back up the MBR of a disk. So, here, we will back up the MBR of a device /dev/sda. dd if=/dev/sda of=/tmp/sda.mbr bs=512 count=1 The command dd is a very simple bit imaging program, it does not care about anything other than the raw data […]

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By: mendesdomnic

May 27, 2009 4:11 pm


Recovering deleted files using PhotoRec

PhotoRec is a free open source multi-platform application. It is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files from Media Disks. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or re-formatted. It supports nearly 180 file […]

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By: jinnlost5

May 1, 2009 7:14 am


Why a regular, scheduled computer back is essential to your sanity!

The personal computer has long been a part of our daily lives. Perhaps we've become a bit spoiled with their reliability, because there are millions of us who do not have a regularly scheduled computer backup program in place. While you may say, “OK, every Saturday morning I'm going to back up my system. […]

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By: mendesdomnic

January 12, 2009 7:00 am


Splitting and Merging Files in Linux

Sometimes you may need to backup a 1GB file and all you have are two 700MB CDs. This article will tell you how to split the file in parts and merge them back. You can split a large file into smaller files using the following command: split -b 700m <#file_to_split#> parts_ Where […]

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