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I am a senior recovery engineer for enterprise storage systems. The team I'm on deals with complex problems and long term recovery solutions in varied and complex environments. What this means is that the average issue deals with data inaccessibility and/or loss and requires immediate attention and relief of symptoms often times followed by long term actions plans in order to mitigate further issues and bring the environment back to a healthy state. I work directly between support and post release in order to manage escalations and provide time-sensitive results to code issues.

While my specialization is in networking (TCP/IP,pcap analysis, infiniband, DNS, etc), I also utilize skills in file system management (ntfs/*nix/mixed perms, corruption, data layout), authentication and directory services (NIS/LDAP/AD), hardware diagnostics, custom scripting (Bash/Perl/Python), log file analysis, C code debugging, backup and restore and statistical analysis.

I tinker with Bash, VB.net, Python, Perl, Autoit, C and and SQL in my spare time.
I used to be a Telecommunications Specialist (VoIP, Data, Infrastructure).
My degree is in Classical Numismatics and Archaeology.

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comment Daisy chaining PoE switches for IP security camera system
Ensure you get good switches with large bandwidth backplanes. Each switch should be able to carry the traffic of the cameras on it and all the cameras daisy chained to it. Each port that connects the switches will also need to handle the full bandwidth load of everything before it. Generally, this setup leads to major performance problems. Furthermore, a switch failure can take down EVERY camera instead of just a few. The cost of running cables is usually worth it in the long run.
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comment 2 port 10Gbe NIC Performance half of expected
The PCI bus is a common bottleneck for 10G cards.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Incorrect File association for .exe files in Windows
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on How can I type a degree symbol (0176) from my Surface RT Touch keyboard?
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revised How can I type a degree symbol (0176) from my Surface RT Touch keyboard?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on change a .bat file to omit extensions when listing files in win 7
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Color empty files in Windows
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reviewed Edit How to resize VLC window?
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revised How to resize VLC window?
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reviewed Looks OK Starting programm into window manager
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Automatically select features for silent MSI install
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comment Obligatory reset after booting windows, afterwards periodical slowdowns apparent
It could be something with the motherboard. If you see the same slowdowns with either drive, then the common denominator during writes would be access to the drives (assuming they are both plugged into the motherboard). The PCI bridge that controls that may be having issues.
Jul
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comment Subnetting/Network splitting
This sounds like a homework question.
Jul
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comment What kind of Windows privileges would make it so I can delete a file from Linux, but not create one?
It lists the ACL for a given file. Windows has some pretty granular perms options. Delete (D) is actually a specific option: superuser.com/questions/322423/…
Jul
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comment What kind of Windows privileges would make it so I can delete a file from Linux, but not create one?
Also, permissions readouts from both windows (icacls.exe) and linux (ls -l) and the usernames accessing the files could also be helpful.
Jul
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comment What kind of Windows privileges would make it so I can delete a file from Linux, but not create one?
Can you be more specific about the version of linux and how you have it mounted (samba? nfs? something else?)?
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication
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revised How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Disable login animation in Mac OS X Lion
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on 7 year old Vista laptop keeps trying to connect to wireless networks (despite instructions not to)