Category Archives: Vendor rant

Sending mail from home

If you run a mail server at home you might find outbound email doesn’t go.In my case, I had AT&T DSL for years before switching to Charter for better speeds.   Now if only they didn’t tack on hidden fees … Continue reading

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CA Arcserve 15

Thank goodness for huge conglomerates with lengthy portfolios.  What would I do with my time if not for you? I’ve spend the last few days trying to figure out how to upgrade Arcserve license keys from 12.5 to 15.  I … Continue reading

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Drobos and VMware

Quick post: If you buy the DroboElite because it’s on the VMware vSphere HCL and want to use VMware Data Recovery don’t add the space as an RDM. The Drobo is not compatible with the format scheme of the DR … Continue reading

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WatchGuard NAT

Client called me with an FTP issue on Monday.  His FTP server was blocking all traffic for security reasons. Turned out the Watchguard firewall (750e) dynamic NAT was relabeling traffic with the IP address of the firewall, so the FTP … Continue reading

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