Month: September 2012

Adding an Alternate Symantec Veritas Backupexec User in Linux (RALUS)

So, I got frustrated recently at the fact that install documents for Symantec/Veritas BackupExec simply states that you should use the root user as the user that the backupexec agent (RALUS in linux) connects to and runs as remotely.  I find that simply unacceptable,

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How to wipe a hard drive drive before getting rid of it.

I recently decided to sell a few of my older systems, but I didn’t want just anyone being able to pop in my hard drive with a boot disk be able to browse around my personal files. Deleting your partitions

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Quick Remote Encrypted Backups for Linux

Quick Remote Encrypted Backups for Linux Some folks will shake thier heads at the idea of doing a dump on a live file system, but it does work in most cases. Further you can then copy that file over the

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How to use a Gaming Keyboard with a KVM Switch

Error Problem with your gaming keyboard and kvm switch? Gaming Keyboard not working right with kvm? Read below! I recently entered the modern era with a new IOGEAR GCS1104 USB/DVI KVM. I love this KVM, however a few days after

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Replace your landline, or add a line or two for the kids…

Well, I’ve been using VOIP via Timer Warner cable for about 3 years, so I’m not really new to the service of VOIP, but considering that Time Warner Austin charges me $39.99 for my calling plan it was time to

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