Archive for October, 2009

Resizing the Broadworks Datastore (DSN)

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Mark in BroadWorks, SIP, Unix

As the database grows on the Broadworks Application and Network servers there will be a need to change the memory allocation for the TimesTen datastore. The Maintenance Guide does not contain all the required steps. The rule of thumb is the allocated “perm” size should not exceed more than 25% of total system memory and […]

Mac OS X: Copy CD/DVD to your Hard Drive as an ISO

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Mark in Unix

Download the free program for Mac called Burn. 1. Insert the CD or DVD in your Mac. 2. Click Copy on the top of the Burn application. 3. Drag your mounted CD/DVD to the center of the Burn window. You may also use a DMG file. 4. Click the Save button and your dragged item […]

Snow Leopard Trash error code -8003

Posted: 11th October 2009 by Mark in Unix

When trying to empty the trash in Snow Leopard the error code -8003 may prevent the task from completing.  This is due to the files and their permissions.  Open TERMINAL and enter the following command to force the trash to empty. sudo rm -Rf ~/.Trash/*

Cisco IOS Archive Command

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Mark in Cisco

Something commonly overlooked is how to store incremental backups of your Cisco router configurations. Some people use Rancid or Kiwi Cat Tools and they are great, but what most people do not realize is IOS 12.3(4)T and higher has an archive command. Each time you perform a write mem or copy run start the router […]

Passed CCIE Written Exam

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Mark in Cisco

Today I passed the CCIE written exam. Now it is time to buckle down and prepare for the practical. Major work ahead.