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Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:38
Commission will 'endeavour' to make an adequacy decision during transition period

The UK will be locked out of European Union databases once the Brexit transition period ends – but the UK is hoping a data adequacy decision will be adopted by the end of 2020.…

Task Scheduler says my task is running but it is not?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:37

I have a .bat with a robocopy script in it. I scheduled a task so once a day it runs. When the trigger comes around it says "Running" but there is no other indication that it is running, no cmd popup etc.

I added some test files in the origin location before the process was hard ran, and those files were never transferred even after the task says "running"

If I go to my .bat and double click, everything works and is happy.

What could the issue be? Thanks.

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Anyone have experience in transferring backups from arcserve UDP cloud direct to Shadow Protect SPX?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:30

I'm using an external HDD for the storage. I'm not sure if I have to start with ARCserve or can I pull the back up from Shadow Protect SPX? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Window s10 1809 Mapped Drive failure

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:29

Microsoft says they'll fix this next year, in the meantime they suggest these workarounds.

They've got to change the servicing timeframe, we're still in the process of moving to 10, but have no confidence on 1809, but 1803 is due to not get updates on Pro after November 2019.

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LiveAction Delivers Industry's First Unified Network Monitoring Platform Combining Flow, SNMP and Packet Data for Unparalleled End-to-End Visibility - Virtualization Information - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:27
LiveAction released LiveNX 8, the first Network Performance Management and Diagnostics (NPMD) platform to integrate flow data with packet capture and analysis, giving customers the most comprehensive network management solution on the market....(read more)

How best to get DNS working across two subnets?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:24

Today I humbly come before you (with my 1 day old account) after much lurking to ask for some advice. Please forgive my ignorance but I need to ask a question about that most dread subject; DNS.

We have a head office and a branch office. Head office on subnet A is a domain environment. Branch office on subnet B is a workgroup. The sites are linked by a firewall to firewall VPN connection. Each firewall is responsible for DHCP for its subnet and hands out the DNS server IP addresses from the two domain controllers in subnet A.

From subnet B everything is pingable but I can't resolve any server or workstation names in subnet A. Before I can domain join anything, look at sites and services config or supply a pair of domain controllers for the branch site I need to get DNS going.

What I've mostly read is that I 'just' need to add a reverse lookup for subnet B on the DNS server, but I've also seen talk of IP Helpers, relays or second zones.

I'd very much appreciate any suggestions or advice on how this is best accomplished. i'll probably start with the reverse lookup, but I'm still trying to ensure I properly understand what needs to be done.

Thank you

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Auto-answer phone call and dial 9; will pay for solution

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:08

When a certain number calls, I'd like to be able to have my Android phone answer automatically and dial 9 from the keypad. I have Tasker and MacroDroid, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it using either. My phone is not rooted.

I'm willing to pay $75 for a solution and can send payment via PayPal.

Thank you in advance.

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2012R2 VMs not coming up after restarting to apply updates - does this fall under KB2966870?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:06

I've got two VMware VMs, both DCs in a non-production environment. Their SCSI controllers are set as LSI Logic SAS controllers.

Each VM, over the last couple of days, rebooted to apply updates. After reboot, they were stuck at the Server 2012R2 splash screen with the circling dots going on endlessly. They were like this for at least 5-6 hours - the reboots happened at around 3 AM, I only got complaints or noticed the issues after 8ish AM when I arrived.

If I power the VM off and back on, it boots normally, applies the updates, and returns to normal functionality.

Some research into 2012R2 boot issues led me to but I'm not really stuck in a boot loop, just stuck waiting for boot to proceed. Does this fall under the KB link or am I looking at a different issue?

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Simple Task Site - Looking for recommendation.

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:05

I'm looking for a simple, self-hosted (ideal), solution to keep VERY simple task lists for users. Think Google Keep like. The only real requirement is that it needs to support authentication (LDAP\AD) and that admins can see other users tasks.

I tried Lavagna but it was much more advanced for our needs.

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CNCF Survey: Cloud Usage in Asia Has Grown 135% Since March 2018 - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:02

The bi-annual CNCF survey takes a pulse of the community to better understand the adoption of cloud native technologies. This is the second time CNCF has conducted its cloud native survey in Mandarin to better gauge how Asian companies are adopting open source and cloud native technologies. The previous Mandarin survey was conducted in March 2018.

Full disk?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:59

I have a few computers connected to the domain and I they seem to be full but I don't see any files I am aussuming I have to take ownership of the profile and just start freeing up some space.

I am looking for other opinions any thouhgts?

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Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:59
23-year-old fined $4,000, volunteers services for Perth Zoo, zoo says thanks but nah

Ever found yourself overcome by cuteness while gawping at sad, caged animals that you just had to take one home with you? Us neither, but that's exactly what 23-year-old Jesse Hooker did on a trip to Perth Zoo in Australia.…

Sysadmin Milestones?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:59

Hey all. I need some help. I have a meeting soon with my manager to go over any milestones that I want to have for the next quarter. I just started here 3 months ago. I have about 130 users I'm responsible for. All mac environment. Can you give me some milestones you have set for yourself? I'm really lost on how I can improve or what he's asking for.

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Update 1809 locking up anyone else's machines?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:52

The handful of Windows machines we have that started updating yesterday all locked up at least once. A couple have finished updating after a hard restart, but our most important ones stall out around 18 or 20%. I've disabled updates on them for now, but I've only seen a few sporadic reports of this. Anyone else having this issue since yesterday?

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Backing up physical servers with centralized management, Veeam?

Sysadmin - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:52

So, taking over a new customer and their backup strategy is questionable at server backup on some, cobian backup on some, acronis trial on some...

I have not looked into physical server backups for many years now since all our environments are virtual and this one will be when the next server replacement time comes as well.

I got quoted $4000 USD for BackupExec for 5 servers which seems very high...

I know Veeam does physical now as well and the pricing for the server agent seems really nice at a tad more than 100 bucks/year/server

But as i understand if we want centralized management we also need to purchase Backup & Replication?

Would love some input, what solution would you go for in my position?

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SolarWinds Adds Access Rights Management to Its IT Management Portfolio, following the Acquisition of 8MAN - Virtualization Information - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:42
SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has launched SolarWinds ARM following the acquisition of 8MAN, an early stage Access Rights Management (ARM) solution company with technology that fits the SolarWinds model of easy-to-use products designed with the needs of the technology professional in mind....(read more)

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta Now Available, LF Deep Learning Foundation Announces First Software Release of the Acumos AI Project, Google's Project Fi to Offer Google-Run VPN and Deepin 15.8 Released

Linux Journal - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:39

News briefs for November 15, 2018.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is now available: "you can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor, and at the smaller price of $25." You can order one here. The blog post notes that cases for the RPi 3 Model A+ will be available early next month.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta makes its debut. RHEL 8 Beta features hundreds of improvements and several new features. One highlight is the introduction of "the concept of Application Streams to deliver userspace packages more simply and with greater flexibility". It also supports "more efficient Linux networking in containers through IPVLAN", has several security enhancements and more.

The LF Deep Learning Foundation (a project of the Linux Foundation) yesterday announced the first software release of the Acumos AI Project, Athena. From the press release: "Acumos AI is a platform and open source framework that makes it easy to build, share and deploy AI applications. Acumos AI standardizes the infrastructure stack and components required to run an out-of-the-box general AI environment. This frees data scientists and model trainers to focus on their core competencies and accelerate innovation." See the full release notes here.

Google's Project Fi has launched a new project allowing users to route all traffic through a Google-run VPN. According to The Verge, "your traffic will be going to Google's servers, so Google will be able to see what you're visiting." However, Google has said it isn't tying traffic to accounts or phone numbers or "any other user identifiers". The traffic also will be encrypted.

Linux Deepin 15.8 was released today. The Deepin team notes that the "new release is featured with newly designed control center, dock tray and boot theme, as well as improved deepin native applications, hoping to bring users a more beautiful and efficient experience." To download, click here.

News Raspberry Pi Red Hat Linux Foundation Deep Learning Acumos AI Google Project Fi VPN Deepin Distributions

Zoho Analytics Empowers Organizations to Make Smarter Business Decisions Using Auto-Blending of Data and an AI Powered Assistant - Virtualization Information - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:32
Zoho announced the release of Zoho Analytics, its most advanced self-service business intelligence and analytics platform yet....(read more)