How to export messages from Outlook 2003 to ThunderBird?

How to import messages to ThunderBird from Outlook 2003?

From my last experience I can say that the easiest way is to import/export this way:

Outlook 2003 -> Outlook Express – > Thunderbird

Next step could be using MozBackup application to make backup (export) database, eg for deploying on other machine.


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How to export messages from Outlook 2003 to Gmail?

Just use dedicated Google Application: Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook

From my exprience – export of 250 000 messages took 7 days (no matter of the Internet connection speed).

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How to run native Linux Bash on Windows 10?

You need 64-bit version of Winows 10.

  1. Join Windows Insider Program
  2. Go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Advanced and Login to your Windows Insider Account
  3. Chose rs1_release
  4. Restart PC, wait about a day for new Windows Insider Preview version available to update
  5. You will need version 1607, compilation 14931
  6. Go to Settings -> Updates & security -> For Developers -> Activate Developer mode
  7. Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows Features On or Off -> Enable the “Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta)”
  8. After installation, reboot computer
  9. After reoot go to Start -> type ‘bash’ and run it
  10. Follow instructions on the console to odwnload native Ubuntu for Windows

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Script to monitor server total file amount and send e-mails

If you are using an usual hosting or VPS you probably have limit of about 1 mln or eg. 0,5 mln of files (iNODEs). It’s crucial to monitor amount of files especially if you have a lot of aplications generating cache or session files. Hosting providers not always has such monitoring systems, so when you reach the limit hosting will be automaticly blocked and in most cases you cant even login to your admin panel if it’s on the same virtual account.

I wrote short script to count files on your server, check if its exceeds limit and eventualy sends e-mail with warning.

Put it as eg. as low directory as possible eg. “/” for VPS or in /home/username/ directory for standard hosting.



How to test performance of VPS, Cloud or dedicated server?

When it comes to choose the right VPS or dedicated server for your solution, you may want to test its performance.

Some time ago, I stood before such choice. To optimize the testing process, I wrote a bash script for Ubuntu distributions based on SysBench.

  • You can also use it to test performance of any PC machine.
  • You will need root access.
  • Script will perform CPU, I/O and MySQL performance test, ten times each, so it should be 30 log files to take medium values and comapre with other machines results


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I’m not a specialist in linux bash so if you spot a mistake, you have questions or suggestions feel free to write a comment below!