Ya one of the largest points of re-doing everything is to get it to a point where we can schedule it (we currently run it 2 times a week and then enter some information)
So we are also trying to get all the cells that we would manually add information to populate.
There are alot of one off reports (using this report) that people want, for example we currently run it on Monday and Thursday, but people also want then different time frames etc so while scheduling it eliminates the time problem it only really half eliminates it.
I was actually able to make a few changes and got the report down to 27 minutes, so I'm back on track for optimizing the report!
Central logging offers a lot of potential. Lots of reasons for it but just some...
Really easy to produce central reports to look for issues across the entire estate, not just server by server.
Easy to give log access to people who are not system admins.
Much more secure, you can look at logs without access to the systems themselves.
Works on systems that don't even have the ability to log into (like Windows Nano and DevOps systems.)
Encourages good tooling, like nice graphical interfaces, reports, etc.
Allows for correlation between systems, apps, etc. Compare a single app on many servers at once, etc.
Protects logs in case of system failure
Stores logs in a permanent way for ephemeral devices.
Increases the reliability of alerting.
Increases options for alerting.
Allows files to be backed up under a central policy.
You create a local backup with Veeam - which of course creates a snap.... and then you do a replication with Veeam from one hypervisor to another? why are you using Veeam to do that instead of the built in hypervisor tools? But that's really beside the point.
Doing that clearly makes the server run a snap twice (unless it can be run in a single job). and put strain on the VM host while replicating to the remote site.
Backups run nightly.
Not all servers are replicated
Replication gives you more restore points throughout the day in addition to the failover capability
How do you get number 3?
It creates replication points? That's not how I've ever understood how replication works.
Even Hyper-V has this built into replication. You can choose to keep XX number of replication points. Honestly this is not much different than people keeping XX snapshots on the local host for immediate rollback needs.
you can't pick and choose roll backs, if you pick two snaps ago, you loose the one from one snap ago.
See above about replication I just posted. I'm using replication like JB in that I'm just using it for convenient backup not true replication for DR failover. JB may be doing it similarly.
Does that use 12x time disk space of the VM?
Not at all. It similar to Forward incremental. One big file with delta snaps.
Cool feature in Veeam.
Built into every replication system I am aware of.
Install the printer on a server, install all driver versions needed for that printer.
Even if you are setting up an IP direct printer, you can have GPOs tell the systems to pull the drivers from a server. There are 3-5 other GPO keys that you need to set to allow users to install printers as non admin.
Hmm so finally got infront of a computer, started from the bottom and worked my way up through the solutions and the most annoying thing is the problem more so appears to be my "content content content..." eh? Copied 5 paragraphs for Lerem Ipsum; turned height to auto and bam everything was perfect.
It didnt even attempt to format to the right when I copied the paragraphs in....
So thats really strange and annoying cause I was already adjusting height: auto; before making the post =/
Thanks for all your help guys! And hey, if you've got any suggestions for the website I'd love to hear them.
P.S. what are these developer tools you all speak of? The only website tool I've used is Firebug so I'd love to know of something else.
EDIT: Literally didnt even need to height: auto; just added the paragraphs and bam, worked how I wanted it. I literally didnt even have a problem! Just the content I added somehow screwed it all up???
Developer tools is like firebug but its on chrome, but its built in. Just hit F12. Firefox has tools built in also.