Saturday, 4 December 2010

Smartermail 5.5 ClamAV log files (Revised)

You may need a file unlocker for this...

Just when you thought you had all your log files under control so they didn't expand to take up all available disk space we discovered that the SmarterMail + ClamAV combo had a bug which was writing temporary locked files to a folder on the Windows 2003 server c:\ drive.


Also the folders would show as 0 bytes when in reality they could be using up to 50MB of disk space so you may have noticed a discrepancy between reported disk size and available space.

If possible, stop all SmarterMail and ClamAV services, or other processes that may be using the files, then use file unlocker to move the files to a more appropriate place (or delete the files)

LeaveTemporaryFiles No*

*(don't know if this really works - files seem to appear and disappear but after a while a few get left behind)

can be added as a new line to clamd.conf

in %ProgramFiles%\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\Service\Clam\etc

to prevent the temporary files being kept after use, but you have to ensure that the \Clam\etc folder and all contents are not set to read-only and that the required users (e.g. System, Administrator, etc.) have full permission to modify/write (and delete) files.**

**not an elegant way of doing it and doesn't work properly - Eminent South of Scotland Coder provided a simple batch file example to be used with Windows Task Scheduler which is more effective.

At least that's the theory for now... ***

*** The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Friday, 26 November 2010

Snow revisited

Quick thanks to the team at PowerDNN (now with a UK presence) after an online support session for The legacy DotNetNuke installation is at an impasse with the version of ASPDotNetStoreFront and issues arise, unsurprisingly when the website is being hammered with online sales. Thankfully the website was only offline for a few minutes...

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Snow forecast

The perennial threat of winter snow has sent the Sledges website sales on a rocket this month. This website is due an overhaul and Callisti will be working with the Glenmore Mountain Shop team to develop a staff- and user-friendly website and interface in 2011 when the madness subsides.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

ClamAV (ClamWin) on Windows servers

Heads up from SmarterTools, provider of SmarterMail server software: recent ClamWin update causing some Windows files to be quarantined and seriously affected Windows servers.

Callisti tip: check ClamWin settings are set to report issues without quarantining or deleting so that the server administrator can review any files before taking action.

More info...

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Flip off

We are experimenting with ways of presenting a wedding brochure or album of images on Comlongon Castle gallery using the FlippingBook plug-in for wordpress (2.5 or above). There is a developer/pro licence or a site-by-site licence so could well consider it as an option.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Persits persists

Ha, it turns out Heart Internet's shared Windows servers do have ASP Upload (Persits.Upload.1) installed.

But you can also try Free ASP Upload if you're looking for a license-free version to muck about with.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Post production video services

Gently trying to improve relevant content for a video post-production services website to improve Google Adwords quality score.

The website is built using flash so providing readable content is the challenge. Some of the original quality scores for seemingly relevant keywords were like 3/10 which is not good enough. Directing the Ad link to the relevant page containing richer content can help improve advertising budgets significantly.

In this case a simple jQuery script is used to toggle content