logical1

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  1. Just type 'deltree *' at the DOS prompt (boot to DOS, not run command.com). It'll ask you for each thing to delete. Say no to the ones to keep and say yes on those folders.
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    Dumb Windows question

    After you're done moving the window into place using the arrow keys, simply hit enter to be able to move the mouse without causing the window to reset position. The reason the window jumps back ot whereever it was when you move the mouse, is because after using the arrow keys to position it, you're not "setting" the position by telling it (hitting enter) that you're done moving the window and it assumes that the mouse movement is also you still trying to reposition the window.
  3. Another option if you're spending the money is to buy a battery-backed caching RAID controller and just keep a single drive on it. You'll get the benefit of the cache and still can keep using a single drive since running RAID wouldn't do much for you according to the consensus here. But hey, having a 512MB or 1GB cache (easy to do on a Intel SRCU42X controller) will certainly improve responsiveness is frequently used applications as they'll almost certainly live in cache after the first couple times openning them until the computer is rebooted.
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    Power on Hours

    I know, the actual number from the drive is 2159009. And after converting to hours, then days, then years, that comes out to about 4.1 years.
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    Power on Hours

    I've got a Maxtor 92048D8 that has a power on hours count of 35980 or about 4.1 years.
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    Post images of your computer setup

    My setup: First shot is of systems on rack beside my desk (keeps me warm). Bottom shelf is (L to R): Dual P3-866 home built server, Compaq Storage Array of 8x 50GB drives, Compaq ML350 dual P3-866, Celeron 1Ghz OpenBSD system, Compaq Proliant 5000 Quad PPro 200, 8-port 10/100 switch, 8 port Giganet CLAN cluster switch (1.25GBps) Second shelf is: P4-3.2EE @ 3.4, Phaser 560 Ext Color Laser Third shelf is: 17" monitor and scanners Top shelf is unused machines including a 3Com PPro Access Server, SGI Indy and Sun SS5. Second shot is inside my system. Contents are: Intel P4-3.2EE @ 3.4 Ghz 1GB Micron PC3200 DDR Dual channel RAM Gigabyte 8IPE1000 Pro LSI 21320-IS RAID 0 U320 SCSI Controller Giganet CLAN 1000 Cluster network card SB Audigy Value ATI All-in-Wonder 8500DV 64mb AGP ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI 2x Fujitsu MAS3367NP U320 SCSI drives 1x WD 2000JB SATA drive 1x WD 1000BB IDE drive Pioneer 103 DVD-R(W) drive Samsung 16X DVD drive 450W 3-fan power supply 19" KDS X-Flat 9e monitor 17" OptiQuest monitor Cambridge Soundworks FPS1000 Speakers
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    Merry X-mas to everyone at SR!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
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    VoIP hardware for a small business...

    That doesn't sound quite right about the NBX V3000 being all-inclusive. I've seen the literature on it and they list a range of option on it. I do know that it has a control node and then has chassis's that are separate where the cards for the various options are stored. And yes, there seems to be a perpetual sale of $199 for the IP-on-the-Fly license that you'd need to use phones remotely.
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    VoIP hardware for a small business...

    Check out the 3Com NBX series of products. Something for that many users would come in under $10k I'd imagine. There are likely other alternatives out there from lesser known companies (or some better known ones such as Avaya or Cisco), but from using the 3Com systems at my office and customer sites, they're nice and programming is done via a web interface. If you need product literature, email me and I'll see what I can find for you and maybe even some pricing since a company I sub for sells and installs these systems.
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    Only getting Fast SCSI on SA-3200

    Thanks for the info and the research into it (I haven't had time since my first kid was born this weekend). I'll try to talk to Seagate and see if such a firmware exists for those drives to correct the rate negotiation.
  11. I've got a Compag Proliant ML350 server with Dual P3-866 CPUs and 256MB RAM. This system also has a Smart Array 3200 Controller in it attached to a Compaq Storage System U2 external array cabinet. The cabinet houses 8 out of 11 50GB Seagate drives and the server houses 3 more of these drives. I'm using U160 rated cable from Compaq all the way around. The problem I have is that the card seems to be sync-ing with the drives at Fast SCSI (20MB/sec) no matter what I do. The drives are capable of 80MB/sec, the SCSI backplane on the external chassis can do 40MB/sec, the cable can do 160MB/sec, the controller can do 80MB/sec per channel (dual channel). It seems as though I should be getting 40MB/sec over the whole bus, but for some reason I can't get over 20MB/sec and this is killing my performance for network transfers over my Gigabit connection to the server. Anyone have any suggestions for things I can try or does anyone know of any settings within this card to change sync rate? Yes, termination is good on the card and on the backplanes of the cabinet, and oddly enough, it's not just one channel of the card that is syncing slower, but both. Thanks, Logical_1
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    Only getting Fast SCSI on SA-3200

    Ran 8x 18gb 10k RPM cheetahs on the controller at UW speed without incident until I replaced them with these larger drives. The cheetahs were Compaq OEM drives and ran without problems. These drives have behaved the same way on a Smart 2/P as well as the SA3200. Thanks for the help.
  13. Perhaps you should ask FemmeT of these forums for a rough translation since he seems to be an admin or mod for that site.
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    Only getting Fast SCSI on SA-3200

    Cabling is only 3ft long and correctly rated (U160). Report from ADU is at: http://logical1.net/report.zip Thanks
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    Only getting Fast SCSI on SA-3200

    Yeah, I' not exactly new to SCSI (had it in my systems for 6 years) and have tested things pretty thoroughly. The Smart Array 3200 is a hardware RAID 5 controller from Compaq (proprietary) that was installed in their servers (although it can be used in other servers as well) for a while and is managed through Windows or from a CD-based tools platform based on Windows 95. I've checked and replaced the cabling from the drives to the controller and tried various other devices on it to no avail and I have scoured the net for some reason as to why the controller reports the drives at Fast SCSI instead of UW-SCSI in itself and it's performance reflects the same.
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    Gigabit LAN performance (desktop)

    Unfortunately, the drive system kinda sucks on the dual P3-866 systems, so I typically see 16-20MB/sec going from drive to drive. One system has a bunch of individual IDE devices and the other has a Compaq Storage Array (SA-3200 and 11x 50GB Drives). The biggest problem I have is that in spite of every setting I have seen/tried, the storage array is somehow only configured to Fast SCSI (20mb/sec) so that limits me a bit although the controller is dual channel U2 SCSI. The system without any storage speed problems is mine, which has 2x 36GB MAS3367NP drives in it. Ultimately, in order to get better performance from the setup, I'd need to go with 64-bit PCI slots in all the systems instead of just one.
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    Gigabit LAN performance (desktop)

    I've got a Giganet CLAN setup with a 8-port switch (no jumbo frame support) and 3 attached Giganet cards. This isn't exactly a traditional setup, but my throughput on it is around 75-110MB/sec depending on which computer I am going from/to. One of the systems has a 64-bit 66Mhz slot for its card and the other two are on normal 32-bit 33Mhz PCI slots. Two of the systems are dual P3-866's (one has 256MB and the other 512MB RAM) and the other is a P4-3.4EE (with 1GB RAM). The following link shows throughput between the cards: Giganet CLAN Throughput CPU usage on the server and the client are 0% total while running the test.
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    Installing AFS on Linux

    If it's shipped with it, wouldn't you be able to do a pkg_add of the AFS package from Debian's website? It seems like that has worked for stuff I couldn't get working before. Also, the error you mentioned was logged seems as though there is a config file somewhere that you need to edit to insert a valid username into unless you put the "AnyUser" account into the system or just substituted it here to mask a valid account. If you didn't, it may be worth running a search over the directory tree you are installing from to find that text and see if it is a configurable parameter that you may have just missed.
  19. dingo, I think he was referring to me since he quoted what I posted. Although I'm not sure exactly what he meant by it.
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    Looking for network speed tester

    Here's what I use (also, there is no such thing as jumbo frames to these things): Switch: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...ssPageName=WDVW Cards: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...ssPageName=WDVW Note, these are not my auctions and are simply for reference for specs and cost.
  21. So is there a reason not to go with the older version if you have access to it and it did what you wanted?
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    Looking for network speed tester

    Switch. I don't exactly have your normal GigE setup though. My setup is about $50 worth of parts off Ebay and includes a Giganet CLAN 5000 8 port cluster switch and 4 CLAN 1000 cards. It doesn't use normal CAT5 or fibre cable, but uses HSSDC cable to make the connections between system and the switch is a 8us latency switch designed for supporting fast transaction processing between clustered servers or applications.
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    Looking for network speed tester

    Ran the same test on my GigE connection (one card on 32-bit bus and other on 64-bit) and got 481.98 with same command line you used for netperf.
  24. And the SuperMicro is $245.45 from the supplier I use.
  25. Except for the fact that the PCIe slots are only x1, this would be a good board that I can get from a vendor in the US: Tyan S5150G2NR or Supermicro P8SCI-O. Both have PCI-X slots and PCIe (x1) slots as well as the ICH6R controller.