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Transfer OpenBSD from one disk to another

    

For some reason, I need to switch my main (and only) disk running OpenBSD. As it is a production machine, I want to do it fast and painless. The system will go from the internal SSD disk to an external USB FlashVoyagerGT stick. Yeah, quite weird, but this is temporary :) Anyway, here are the directions.

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Restore Aperture library in Desktop Background

    

Once in a while, I reinstall OSX. I have both a SSD for the system and a SATA drive for /Users. This way, I can recover my personal files in only a few seconds. The problem is, when I do that, the Aperture library disappears from the desktop background selection. I found a tweak on the Internet which states that you have to go to Aperture’s preferences, in the “Previews” section and unset/reset “Share previews with iLife and iWork”, restarting Aperture between switch.

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Three ways to backup your Thunderbird's mail

    

This article will present three ways of backing up the e-mails stored with Thunderbird. This could be needed for safety or to recover from a computer outage. The examples will use Thunderbird 3 on Windows XP. But this should apply to any Thunderbird version. The files location may vary according to the OS you’re running.

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Backup and restore MySQL

    

I used backup/restore to move my databases from one server to another.

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