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Couple quick questions please!

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04-06-2001 02:43 AM
Hi there, I just need to know what components of each station make up the
server code. Going to be creating a redundant server and rather than trying
20 machines to get the 3 matching digits in the code increase my chances if
there are more common variable's with matching machines.
Also, when doing backup's are there any ADLM programs running etc... that
need to be shut down for a successful backup. Anything to watch out for or
just a normal backup scenario?

Thanks.

--
Byron S.
*martin, jason
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Re: Couple quick questions please!

04-06-2001 03:43 AM in reply to: *BS
Byron -
To be honest I have no idea what the first digits of the server code are based on. The
tech docs all say that it is based on the ipaddr, the etherenet addr and the dns name of
the machine, but I don't know what determines whether its a 64/ or a 1536/. I do know
that it has been forever since I've had a 64/ server code. I'd probably start by making
sure that all of the machines I used in the redundant pool had the same type of network
card in them.

As far as backups of the adlm machine, I don't know that there are any gotcha's. The adlm
runs as a service (assuming that you're running NT). We don't generally back ours up
anyway. If it crashes, I'll just find another nt machine, install the adlm as a I call
autodesk. By the time I get someone on the phone I'll be able to generate my server code
and get back the auth codes. The longest part is having to type in the 96 digit (okay, so
I'm exaggerating) auth code for each product. It's your call but I generally don't
recommend people going with the redundant server scheme (unless they have 3 machines
sitting around not doing anything). We tried it for a while. We had 1 machine in the
network room that no one used and there were 2 other machines that were "user" stations.
Since you must have over 50% of your adlm servers up at any time we were constantly
dropping everyone's license because the two people running adlm on their machine would
boot at the same time (and one of them was me). We now have a PI class machine sitting in
the network room that does nothing but adlm. No one touches it. It doesn't have anything
but NT and the adlm installed on it. It's been down once in the last year (probably
longer, but I haven't kept track) when it wasn't a scheduled outage. I generally re-boot
the machine every 3 to 6 months just for good measure (usually on a scheduled preventative
maintenance weekend).

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza
"BS" wrote in message
news:252B151840701B5953874BF936874DFB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi there, I just need to know what components of each station make up the
> server code. Going to be creating a redundant server and rather than trying
> 20 machines to get the 3 matching digits in the code increase my chances if
> there are more common variable's with matching machines.
> Also, when doing backup's are there any ADLM programs running etc... that
> need to be shut down for a successful backup. Anything to watch out for or
> just a normal backup scenario?
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Byron S.
>
*BS
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04-06-2001 04:50 AM in reply to: *BS
Thanks for your thoughts/input!

--
Byron S.

"jason martin" wrote in message
news:C1AB82DED172C32AFAE7533A8D16EBA5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Byron -
> To be honest I have no idea what the first digits of the server code are
based on. The
> tech docs all say that it is based on the ipaddr, the etherenet addr and
the dns name of
> the machine, but I don't know what determines whether its a 64/ or a
1536/. I do know
> that it has been forever since I've had a 64/ server code. I'd probably
start by making
> sure that all of the machines I used in the redundant pool had the same
type of network
> card in them.
>
> As far as backups of the adlm machine, I don't know that there are any
gotcha's. The adlm
> runs as a service (assuming that you're running NT). We don't generally
back ours up
> anyway. If it crashes, I'll just find another nt machine, install the
adlm as a I call
> autodesk. By the time I get someone on the phone I'll be able to generate
my server code
> and get back the auth codes. The longest part is having to type in the 96
digit (okay, so
> I'm exaggerating) auth code for each product. It's your call but I
generally don't
> recommend people going with the redundant server scheme (unless they have
3 machines
> sitting around not doing anything). We tried it for a while. We had 1
machine in the
> network room that no one used and there were 2 other machines that were
"user" stations.
> Since you must have over 50% of your adlm servers up at any time we were
constantly
> dropping everyone's license because the two people running adlm on their
machine would
> boot at the same time (and one of them was me). We now have a PI class
machine sitting in
> the network room that does nothing but adlm. No one touches it. It
doesn't have anything
> but NT and the adlm installed on it. It's been down once in the last year
(probably
> longer, but I haven't kept track) when it wasn't a scheduled outage. I
generally re-boot
> the machine every 3 to 6 months just for good measure (usually on a
scheduled preventative
> maintenance weekend).
>
> hth
>
> jason martin
> frankfurt-short-bruza
> "BS" wrote in message
> news:252B151840701B5953874BF936874DFB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hi there, I just need to know what components of each station make up
the
> > server code. Going to be creating a redundant server and rather than
trying
> > 20 machines to get the 3 matching digits in the code increase my chances
if
> > there are more common variable's with matching machines.
> > Also, when doing backup's are there any ADLM programs running etc...
that
> > need to be shut down for a successful backup. Anything to watch out for
or
> > just a normal backup scenario?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > --
> > Byron S.
> >
>

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