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NDMP: An open protocol to backup enterprise data

NDMP is an open protocol that enables backup/ restore of data in a heterogeneous environment. A real world case: You have two file servers(filer) from NetApp and EMC. And you want to backup your data without bothering about which filer you’d use. Here NDMP comes into play. If both the filers are running an NDMP […]

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VMware player vs VirtualBox: which is better?

I have a Windows XP host machine with guest Ubuntu OS. I started with the latest VMWare player and benefits I noticed: VMware 1. Hassle-free installation of Ubuntu (VMware provides “easy install” for Ubuntu) 2. Seamless integration between guest and host OS o) You can copy-paste/ move files across host and guest! o) Clipboard is […]

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu guest in VmWare?

>o) Get the ALTERNATE Ubuntu image from UBUNTU website. (I prefer using Torrent to get this file)A DESKTOP ISO will _NOT_ work! o) Now, it’s a blatant lie that you would not need an Internet connection. You got to have it; if not, go and do something else.o) Okay, once you got you alternate ISO […]

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Corrupted VMWare VMDK file? How to fix?

o) Create a new VMWare machine of the same guest OS. o) Assign the corrupted VMDK file as additional HDD to the new machine. VMWare machine config allows you to add an existing HDD (VMDK file) to a machine. o) Browse your corrupted virtual HDD. Enjoy!

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Understanding quirks of C: Structures

Targeted audience: C programmers System information Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-25-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP i686 GNU/Linux gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ======== Structure are the most popular user-defined data type in C. It allows an user to create new data type by packing different data types and use them with a single name. In this article we will discuss […]

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