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What’s the best way for on-disk database storage?
I’ve been a software developer for the past several years (four to be exact) so I should be able to answer this question but I can’t. My latest project involves having data only stored only a set of disks. The actual data is light-weight and the in-code with be in a class that only has...

Answer Question   |  April 10, 2014  12:00 PM
Database Storage, Disk storage, XML file
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56,505 pts.

Spool file analysis: Calculate disk space
Is there a way to Calculate the disk space I would get back if I use the TAATOOL cmd DLTOLDSPLF? I need to find the difference between using 90 days vs. 120 days in the command. I currently have one system that has the following information for spool files: 11/02/07 14:26:54 Display Spool Size -...

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  8:24 PM
Disk space, DLTOLDSPLF, spooled files
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20 pts.

VMware ESX 3.5 not able to create a new datastore
I am trying to create a new virtual machine on the VMware ESX 3.5 server. The server is a Dell Poweredge with a 1TB SATA disk. I am not able to open the datastore screen and create a new datastore. Any advice?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  3:28 PM
datastore, Dell PowerEdge, SATA, VMware, VMware ESX 3.5, VMware ESX DataStore
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56,505 pts.

What does EMC recommend as best RAID group for RAID 6, (8+2)?
What do EMC recommend as best practices for number of disks in a raid group for RAID 6, (8+2) with SATA drives with A CX3 Clariion array?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  1:23 PM
CLARiiON, CX3 Clariion Array, EMC, RAID, RAID 6, SATA
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5 pts.

How to restore the deleted data or from formatted drive
Dear all, I want to restore data files and folders from the fomatted drive. Plz help me in this regard. Windows XP Service Pack 1 Ashiq Ali

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  11:13 AM
Data Recovery, HARD drive, Windows XP
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230 pts.

Recover lost data
I lost iPhone photos, how to recover them? I’ve tried many data recovery software, does anyone know more?

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  12:51 PM
Data Recovery, iPhone, Mobile
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20 pts.

Setting up a differential schedule using Backup Exec 10d
I have setup the following schedule setup in Backup Exec 10d Monday Full - Backup files Using Archive Bit (reset Archive Bit) Tue Differential - Back Up changed files since last full - Using archive bit( does not reset archive bit) Wed Differential - Back Up changed files since last full - Using archive bit(...

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  6:32 PM
Backup, Backup servers, Differential backup, Full backup, NTBackup, Symantec, Veritas Backup Exec
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5 pts.

Should I use SQLite or Shared Preferences for data storage?
For storage purposes, does anyone think there’s more of an advantage using SQLite over Shared Preferences? My application data is currently small right now but it might rise quickly over the next few months. Is there any differences in speed between the two? In your honest opinion, which option should I choose?

Answer Question   |  March 26, 2014  2:00 PM
Data storage, Shared Preferences, SQLite
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56,505 pts.

Which database storage device would you choose?
Now this may seem like a general question but I’m trying to learn more about people’s experiences with choosing where the disk drive (used by a database) should be stored. I’ve looked at: JBOD NAS DAS SAN In your opinion, which option would you choose? I’m leaning more towards DAS (it’s a compromise between NAS...

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  7:00 PM
Data storage, Database Storage
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56,505 pts.

Windows server 2008 disk space problem
Hi. I have installed Windows 2008 server, and on this platform Forefront firewall. I have a problem: Disk C volume is 30 GB. When I looked up the properties of Disk C, there is 22 GB used space but when I looked up total folders volume on Disk C, all of the volume is 11...

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  7:26 AM
Disk space, ESX 4.0, Firewalls, Forefront Client Security, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Backup
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1,235 pts.

Configuring a disaster recovery plan for Exchange Server 2007
I have disaster recovery plan for my Exchange server in mind, but I like to know if you have any idea how to configure it appropriately. I have a production server running Exchange Server 2007, and I backup with Data Protection Manager 2007 every 15 minutes. I like to have a virtual machine on a...

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  6:23 PM
Disaster Recovery, Exchange 2007, Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server disaster recovery
580 pts.

Maximum storage capacity for a plist.
One of my applications uses a plist for its data storage and I’m trying to figure out what the maximum storage capacity is for it in iOS. Would it be a couple hundred KB?

Answer Question   |  March 23, 2014  4:00 PM
Data storage, Plist, Storage capacity
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56,505 pts.

Video Media Storage
To whom it may concern, I recently did a 1 day course at AFTRS titled Demystifying Data: Data in in Post Production which aroused my curiosity as I am interested in finding out more about archiving in general and how that material can still be accessed and used easily so I would like to know...

Answer Question   |  March 13, 2014  10:35 AM
Data archiving, Storage
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5 pts.

Best job sites for data storage roles
Can you advise the best job sites for data storage roles? Looking to recruit a Project Director.

Answer Question   |  January 8, 2014  10:53 AM
Data storage, IT jobs
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5 pts.

How to resize my disk partition?
I want to shrink D drive to get an unallocated space to storage some files and make the best use of free space. I have tried Disk Management built-in Windows, but I don’t like it very much. Anyone can introduce some software for me to achieve this goal?

Answer Question   |  December 20, 2013  11:03 AM
disk management, Disk partitioning, Software
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180 pts.

Information security questions
Hi everyone, I am new to this field as a 2nd career, previously was in mfg. engineering for a lot of years. Need some help with the following questions for a class I am taking. Need to get feedback with professionals in the field to determine what issues they think are important for information security....

Answer Question   |  December 12, 2013  1:04 AM
Compliance, configuration, CRM, Disaster Recovery, patching, PEN testing, Platform Security, Policies, Risk management, Security, Security Program Management, vulnerability management
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0 pts.

Off-site back responsibilities for banks and other financial institutions
With all respect to disaster recovery, does anyone know if it is mandatory for financial institutions who accept public funds to keep copies of important customer files off site?

Answer Question   |  December 9, 2013  3:36 PM
Disaster Recovery
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50 pts.

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0 pts.

ChoicePoint CISO says breach not an information security issue
The CISO of ChoicePoint says the theft of private information on 145,000 from its databases isn’t an information security issue because conmen used fraud, not hacking tools or techniques, to get the information. Anyone agree with that? Check it out:,289142,sid14_gci1062076,00.html

Answer Question   |  December 6, 2013  5:29 PM
Compliance, CRM, Disaster Recovery, Policies, Risk management, Security, Security Program Management
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0 pts.

How do you calculate the total capacity of a disk?
A 2-sided high-density disk contains 80 tracks and 18 sectors per trak with 512bytes per sector. How do you calculate the total capacity of the disk?

Answer Question   |  November 21, 2013  6:33 PM
Data storage, Disk space, Storage
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215 pts.

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