Upgrade InfluxDB 1.8 to 2.x on Ubuntu 20.04

This procedure is based on InfluxDB installs from the official InfluxDB repo apt-based installs with all files at the default locations. Make sure you backup all your data. All of it. Seriously. Also, AFTER backing up, take a snapshot if you are running in a virtual environment. It took me more than 12 attempts on… Continue reading Upgrade InfluxDB 1.8 to 2.x on Ubuntu 20.04

Post mailbox migration Exchange 2013 ActiveSync failures

There is an issue with Exchange 2013 first reported around the CU2 release date and is still an issue as of CU8.  The issue presents itself to existing users with an ActiveSynced device after mailbox migration. Symptoms: Users experience an outage on mobile device for up to 16 hours, but typically it resolves itself within 8… Continue reading Post mailbox migration Exchange 2013 ActiveSync failures

Convergence Factors – Why I’m not sold on Hyperconvergence, yet.

Tech buzzword alert 2014, Hyperconvergence has hit the mainstream and is coming to a datacenter near you… If you’ve spent anytime this year in the compute space or have talked to vendors about purchasing equipment then there is no doubt that you’ve been exposed to the concept of hyperconvergence.  Besides having the most corporate-appealing marketing name of… Continue reading Convergence Factors – Why I’m not sold on Hyperconvergence, yet.

IT, the aging workforce, and future generations.

I work for a somewhat unique company in that the average tenure is over 18 years.  This has been and continues to be incredibly valuable to my company; training costs, HR costs, and customer relationships are all better off.  It also poses a huge looming issue that is facing many companies, the retirement of the… Continue reading IT, the aging workforce, and future generations.

Computer science, Information technology and why I probably can’t help you.

First, I want to be perfectly clear that this is not a diatribe directed towards anyone, or even a diatribe at all. It is an explanation, with the hope that it will help more “users” (for the lack of a better term) understand why “computer” people (again, for the lack of a better term) can… Continue reading Computer science, Information technology and why I probably can’t help you.

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