Another great find (this tech note just came out today) of some improvements that have found their way into DAOS in 8.5.2.
I am really liking DAOS now (I always have, it’s more an increase of like-iness) . It is so much easier to sell a client on DAOS now as the feature has been around for a while and you can show and document the evolution of issues, their resolution and the current state of the product. Along with the DAOS estimator that kind of documentation is a powerful tool that can be used to overcome allot of rather irrational fears.
Many clients are – understandable – hesitant to do anything with attachments … it gets them all nervous. Once you can show them the advantages though it becomes easier – especially if you start talking of performance increases on the server and that even if they get nervous – DAOS is bound to each server individually and that makes them feel safer if some other server has the “full” (a misnomer, but effective) replica.
I like to introduce it on to servers that are used for archiving, back-up and redundancy. Back-up times are quicker, tapes are fewer, AV scans are MUCH quicker and the server (usually not the fasted one in the crowd) performs better. A great way to get a client comfortable and then have them implement it system wide.
Social Connections VI – I am signed up and going!
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 8:12a Victor Toal Well then, Stuart McIntyre announced the conference this morning and here I am already signed up! I Used to live in Europe and had visited Prague often on business and I am looking forward to see how it has changed in the last 15 years. Beer and dumplings … well, I guess I will have to listen to some presentations as well if that will get me beer and dumplings!
Hi Victor, this is your registration confirmation forSocial Connections VI – Prague
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Connections Certified – Finally!
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 2:10p Victor Toal As if yesterday I am now finally IBM Connections certified:
I had had just no time previously but here at Connect the certification tests are all free for participants so I went for it – and past! It was about time too, having worked with Connections for the last 6 years not having a certification just seemed strange. I do not test well (my dyslexia makes it hard for me) but I guess doing all these crazy IBM Connections projects finally paid off.
Yippie! Filed under: Admin Conferences, Ce [read] Keywords: admin
Lotus Protector and the endless search
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 7:10a Victor Toal I have been helping a client with a new Lotus Protector setup and I ran into a new problem for the first time myself and as I can’t find anything on the web or in the documentation this is a prime candidate for a blog entry:
By default Lotus protector is accessible by two ports: https on port 443 for the admin interface and over https on port 4443 for the client access (e.g. the Notes client displaying your spam queue). I had never felt it necessary to change this before but my current cli [read] Keywords: admin
2013 in review – My Blog Stats
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 9:12a Victor Toal As far as blogging goes, 2013 was not my most productive … but this will likely change in the near future with some more regular posts and interesting technical tidbits I hope!
See you guys at Conenct 2014?
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take abo [read] Keywords: blogging
Going to Connect 2014
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 9:15p Victor Toal I have not been a prolific blogger as of late – being permanently busy does that to you I guess. I do have a few topics I want to blog about saved and hidden up my sleve but I just don’t have the time to sit down and put the virtual pen to paper as of yet … hopefully soon!
But for now I just wanted to let everybody know I signed up for Connect 2014 and will be going! Looking forward to it quite a bit since it is the one time in the year I get to meet up with allot of “u [read] Keywords: blogger
MWLug 2013 – The Agenda and Schedule
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 10:14a Victor Toal The actual schedule for MWLug are now out, here the link:
I am speaking on Thursday afternoon. Hmm, can I keep people awake that late in the afternoon, especially since they will be thinking of beer …. let’s see if I am up to the task!
Filed under: Admin Conferences, MWLug [read] Keywords: admin