Using lzop on Windows

I wanted a fast way to backup an AppDynamics MySQL database directory on windows. The answer was lzop.

Tools GoW 0.8.0 (GNU on Windows) lzop for Windows Setup Set your Enviornment PATH

After installing GoW and extracting lzop.exe set your environment PATH to include the directory where you extracted lzop.exe

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backup perfmon counters

How to backup your perfmon counters

The easiest way to backup your perfmon counters is to use the lodctr tool


Registers new Performance counter names and Explain text for a service or device driver, and saves and restores counter settings and Explain text.

Syntax lodctr [\\ComputerName] FileName [/s:FileName] [/r:FileName] Example lodctr /s:”perf backup1.txt” . . . → Read More: backup perfmon counters

firefox keeps crashing fixed

If you are on Windows Vista/7 and notice Firefox 13 constantly crashing the culprit is the new “Protection Mode” (which makes flash run in a sandbox).

To disable this you need to append “ProtectedMode=0” to the flash config file “mms.cfg”

Detailed Instructions STEP 1: Open Administrative Command Prompt Click Start. In the Start Search . . . → Read More: firefox keeps crashing fixed

hudson svn windows auth cache fix

Example error when attempting to update the svn credentials on hudson for windows:

hudson svn windows “the request doesn’t contain a multipart/form-data or multipart/mixed stream”

To fix this download svnkit- to your hard disk. Login to computer hosting hudson as the user that hudson runs as. For example, if hudson runs under tomcat and tomcat . . . → Read More: hudson svn windows auth cache fix

hash windows shell extension

looking for a hash windows shell extension? Hashtab is probably one of the best.


HashTab provides OS extensions to calculate file hashes. HashTab supports many hash algorithms such as MD5, SHA1, SHA2, RipeMD, HAVAL and Whirlpool. HashTab is supported as a Windows shell extension and a Mac Finder plugin. HashTab provides an easy way . . . → Read More: hash windows shell extension

install ssh windows

How can you install ssh on windows?

Follow this step-by-step how to:

How to install a ssh client (called ssh, from OpenSSH)

(1) Create a folder c:\cygwin

(2) Download cygwin’s setup.exe from and save setup.exe in c:\cygwin

Click Start…Run…and type c:\cygwin\setup.exe

When it asks for “Local Package Directory”, type c:\cygwin When a selection screen . . . → Read More: install ssh windows

Windows 7 Search Alternative

Windows 7 Search Alternative Roundup




X1 is by far my top pick but it has some drawbacks:

14 Day Free Trial It can eat up a lot of cpu (at least on server 2008 r2) However, it is lightening fast. This will increase your productivity because you won’t waste time looking for . . . → Read More: Windows 7 Search Alternative

recursively hash directory

need to recursively hash directory ?

Then you need hashdeep created by the us government. It is free and it is fast!

It is part of the md5deep project (man page here).

They do have a decent start guide which can be found here but i’m providing a quickstart.


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howto visualsvn load dump file

howto visualsvn load dump file

This article assumes you have already dumped your repository and are looking to import it in to VisualSVN

Path to Visual SVN – D:\Program Files (x86)\VisualSVN Server\bin>

Path to Repositories – D:\repositories

Dump file: d:\repositories\examplerepo.dump


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