Month: October 2018

How to remove an offline file sync partnership

Windows Offline Files

Removing the offline files sync partnership via the GUI isn’t straightforward. If you can’t delete the sync partnership from the GUI you will need to do the following: 1. Go to Control Panel –> Sync Center –> Manage…

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Symbiosis Backup Reference (backup2l)

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Symbiosis uses the backup2l software to handle backups. backup2l is a lightweight command line tool for generating, maintaining and restoring backups on a hard disk. Backups are created autonomously by a cron script. It features differential backups at multiple hierarchical levels…

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Installing Bytemark Symbiosis on Debian 9 (Stretch)

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Start with the network install or “netinst” image to install the operating system. This image contains just the minimal amount of software to start the installation and fetch the remaining packages over the internet. I’m using the 64…

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Sending Symbiosis backups to a server outside Bytemark

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Symbiosis is an easy to use hosting environment developed by Bytemark. The system includes backup2l to handle backups. backup2l is a lightweight command line tool for generating, maintaining and restoring backups. The backup2l configuration is generated from the…

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How to prevent web page caching across all browsers

HTTP Headers bbc.co.uk

There are two main types of cache headers, Cache-Control  and Expires . They define the caching characteristics of your resources. Typically, Cache-Control  is a better approach than Expires , however, both headers can be used simultaneously. Cache headers are applied…

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Deleting directories/files with paths too long for Windows delete

Windows Source Path Too Long

In Windows API the maximum length for a path is defined by MAX_PATH  which is 260 characters. A local path is structured using drive letter, colon, backslash and folder names separated by backslashes, followed by a null terminator….

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Using .htaccess to redirect a .co.uk domain to .com for all pages

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Customers often register .co.uk , .com  and .uk  domains to protect their brand. Domains can be left dormant or configured to redirect to the active site. A redirect is useful if visitors try to guess your top level domain…

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