Entries for November 2009
November 29, 2009
Sometimes copying and pasting from Windows Explorer just isn't good enough. It's fine for every-day file handling, but if you have to migrate all the files on a drive, but can't use a program like Ghost to carbon copy the volume, Windows Explorer just won't do. If you are copying all night and one file has a problem, Windows Explorer will just pop up a dialog and stop copying, leaving you unsure exactly what is done and what isn't.
I had just this issue as I was migrating a server RAID drive from the a MBR formatted drive set to a GUID formatted drive set to get past the 2TB size limit on MBR. But people everywhere will have exactly the same challenges as they copy a...
November 06, 2009
Recently, we created a help forum at DMC to share information between all of our engineers. Our goal was to create a standard place for people to ask questions and leverage our company’s collective experience and knowledge. It was also desirable that this information be stored in a reviewable manner so that questions only have to be answered once.
Microsoft SharePoint provided a perfect portal on which to create a forum like this. All we had to do was create a Discussion list configured the way we wanted and it was good to go. The only part that I had trouble with was I wasn’t a big fan of receiving emails anytime there was a question and then having to go to the...