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Jasgriff
16-08-2013, 13:21
How many minutes have you been waiting for so far?

rickyday
16-08-2013, 12:56


Here I am waiting for my servers!

jadrake
13-08-2013, 10:32
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
My ancestors are from Devon.
Do you think we could request a sub-forum just for us?!

For what it's worth, I'm from the Midlands, via Canada. I settled here 10 years ago. I can't speak the language!

JaiRagwani
13-08-2013, 00:03
Aha!

Myatu
12-08-2013, 23:55
Quote Originally Posted by jadrake
www.familydetective.co.uk - affordable, professional family history research!
Quote Originally Posted by JaiRagwani
Nice to see that you're Devon based, jadrake - I live in Torbay!
Oh! Since I've noticed this... My ancestors are from Devon. Well, up to 1896 anyway, when one of them decided to try his luck in London. Thankfully, his luck went well, because here I am.

... So, yes, totally random and off topic

JaiRagwani
12-08-2013, 20:57
Nice to see that you're Devon based, jadrake - I live in Torbay!

jadrake
12-08-2013, 20:57
Hmmm, thought adding a signature would include it in every post but it doesn't appear to - only adds it to new posts. Learn something new every day!

jadrake
12-08-2013, 20:50
I've been on Ubuntu for years! I bought a Dell 1720 laptop a number of years ago - it came with Windows 7. I refused the EULA and installed Ubuntu onto it with the plan to go 100% linux. It worked - I'm typing from the same laptop running 12.10 currently and have pretty-much no need for Windows any more.

My kids all run Ubuntu. Only my wife uses XP as she uses some bespoke software for her genealogy business. Link in sig!

Cheers,

Adam

Jasgriff
12-08-2013, 20:14
It's a good idea

I have played around with Linux a couple of times but never really known enough to like it. For example a friend of mine bought a Linux net top and I used to get really annoyed when installing things and changing passwords etc!

So I have ordered a couple of Kimi's to play around with a get back to basics with a raw server rather than being lazy and using cpanel

After ordering the servers I installed Ubuntu on an old laptop and I have spent a few days connecting to it through my desktop and setting up different things on it which has been quite satisfying.

At the moment I use another host to look after about 5 websites for friends. They don't take up a lot of bandwidth so I might use one of them to hosts their sites and the other to play around with.

I might use one to try and stream my films to XBMC too that was I can view them at home and at the GF's.

Does anyone know why the forum veterans all have how long they have been an OVH customer for in their sig?

Andy
12-08-2013, 19:53
Haha, we still use a few TB a month which isn't bad really. Everyone who visits already has a copy of everything they want really so it's got lower over the years

Of course it's password protected I wouldn't want anyone I didn't know to use it for security reasons etc. Sorry, it's not an open proxy

rickyday
12-08-2013, 19:45
Quote Originally Posted by Andy
I got a VPS last week but it wasn't very good (running Windows). I'm waiting on a refund for it.

I run an older EG (Xeon Quad Core, 12GB RAM, 2x1.5TB, Windows 2008 R2 Standard) which is used for hosting my e-mail, websites, etc. I need more disk space for my site's archive though. We're already running on 2 servers (one hosted on a broadband connection in Sweden) to host the 5.2TB archive
Funny you should mention your site Andy, I couldn't resist taking a look yesterday as I was bored and had a look at the bandwidth graphs!

You need some more leechers to utilise all that bandwidth you now have

PS carried a little security audit out as well good to see that proxy password protected.

PS what's the username and password?

Andy
12-08-2013, 19:37
I got a VPS last week but it wasn't very good (running Windows). I'm waiting on a refund for it.

I run an older EG (Xeon Quad Core, 12GB RAM, 2x1.5TB, Windows 2008 R2 Standard) which is used for hosting my e-mail, websites, etc. I need more disk space for my site's archive though. We're already running on 2 servers (one hosted on a broadband connection in Sweden) to host the 5.2TB archive

rickyday
12-08-2013, 17:25
Well being a Microsoft person, I am dabbling with Server 2012 at the moment, testing all the new features and having lots of fun with the new Hyper V features within WS2012 (Hyper V Replica and Live Migration amongst others), and ordering hopefully this week 4 servers for experimenting with a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) and tinkering around with System Center 2012 SP1 and S2012 R2.

Next will be looking at setting up a Private/Hybrid Cloud solution utilising SC2012 and WS2012 in preparation for the MS Cloud Certs

Will be popping nix on one of the servers to test Hyper V alternatives, ie Xen for instance.

Tz-OVH
12-08-2013, 17:16
Nice idea...

I've ordered a KS-2G so that I can move my entire webhosting setup off from another provider (this saving me 100$/yr in hosting fees) to OVH.

I'm trying out ISPConfig 3 since thats the cheapest (read: free) option for a frontend that comes pre-configured.

Having 0 (read: negative ) Linux interest and experience, I'll have a few friends on hand to guide me in updating the distro (since it comes with Debian 6).

Trapper
12-08-2013, 16:20
Hi There,

I am also waiting

The KS2G's I have ordered are for me to try and learn a bit of *nix. eventually I like to use them an Name Servers, but I gotta work out how to do that on Debian or Ubuntu. I have started a thread to get some help, but can't do without the servers..!

~Trap

jadrake
12-08-2013, 15:19
Ok, so here's an idea. I appreciate that many of us (me included) are waiting on dedicated server deliveries and we're all getting a bit tetchy ...

But how about talking about something else while we're waiting? I don't mean to belittle anyone's situation, as I'm sure there are a lot of people for whom this is their livelihood, however, why don't we discuss something else to pass the time?

For example, I've bought a VPS and am waiting on 2 dedicated servers. I was planning on using my VPS for CMS sites that are important, and using one of the cheap dedicated servers for simple static sites.

I've also got a remote desktop just to fanny about with.

How about you lot? What are your configs, and what do you use them for?

I'll put the kettle on ...

Adam