Is it possible to create an “always on” environment from a SQL Server on premises to a virtual machine on azure?

I’ve been looking for a similar question here and reading about it about ""Add Azure Replica Wizard", but I heard the it doesnt works because it’s a deprecated feature.

I used to have a primary server and a secondary server on premises as always on, but because of costs I had to delete the secondary "replica".

I would like to know if it’s possible to recreate this always on environment, and then have the primary server On Premises, and a replicated environment on a virtual machine on Azure Cloud.

Then if something happens with our primary, automatically the secondary replica on azure will take the work.

Is there a standard for “virtual receipts”, and is it actually used anywhere?

I just got another e-mail from my food store after I had placed an order. It has no plaintext version, only a HTML one. Only with extreme amounts of efforts from me could I parse out the products and their individual prices and quantities… until they change their e-mails the next time.

I currently "only" parse out the delivery date/time, the total price for the order and the order id. Which is insanity.

Is there really no "digital receipt" standard? They seem to have no hidden JSON/CSV blob anywhere in their e-mail, or even manually downloadable from their website when logged in. How is one supposed to actually make a local database of what they buy and the prices and stuff? Even just figuring out how to parse their e-mails for the total price was quite a bit of work, and I’m certain that almost nobody out there does this.

How come this was apparently overlooked, in spite of being such an important and basic thing for "e-commerce"? Am I really expected to manually input all of this data or spend countless hours figuring out their broken HTML blob and keep updating it whenever they change their e-mails, and do this for every single store I ever buy anything from?

I strongly suspect that there is some standard, probably released as an RFC in 1997 or something, but nobody wants to implement it because it means "giving away control" in their eyes?

Need Help Bracketing & Editing Panos for Virtual Tour

Hi, I'm new to real estate photography. What is the best method to fix the color cast, etc in Lightroom / Photoshop? I shot -2 to +2 EV for HDR merge. I'm shooting with a GoPro Fusion 360 camera which has limited options. It only allows f2.8.

I know I can shoot with my DSLR and stitch but I need to reduce time and workflow. Matterport is too expensive so I have to work with what I've got (GoPro Fusion).

Thanks for any help!!

How do I set up a VM for a warzone to prevent Virtual Machine Escapes?

I am looking to join the warzone hosted by overthewire.org using an Ubuntu VM hosted in VirtualBox on Windows 10. I posted here a few days ago asking whether or not others on the warzone could use my VM to compromise my host machine and/or my home network. Here is the answer by multithr3at3d:

Yes, if your VM is accessible to other participants, it could potentially be attacked and/or compromised. Once the VM is compromised, it can trivially be used to attack the rest of your network.

While this may not be likely for a default install with no services running, be careful what services you expose (if any). Like the site says, a properly configured firewall should prevent most issues.

I responded saying that I would try to contact overthewire’s community, which did not work.

What do I need to do in order to set this up? I presume I need a firewall on the host machine. Are there any extra layers of protection I can add on without forking out cash for paid antivirus?

After more research, I found the term for what I want: I want to stop a VM escape.

Trust in online platforms dealing with virtual goods

I hope this is the right stackexchange for this sort of question. Probably it can be more generalized, but I will explain it using my use-case.
I am implementing an online platform, where third-parties sell virtual goods to clients on a subscription basis. Let’s take for example ebooks as a virtual good in this case.
How can the third-parties trust my platform? How can they know that I don’t cheat with the number of subscriptions I report back to them? Do any solutions exist for this or some papers? I can’t possibly be the first with this kind of problem. The problem is I even don’t know what to search for.
Game theory is also the only tag which I could think of, maybe someone could edit the tags?

Thanks in advance

Installing xampp on virtual box?

I started learning PHP and I wanted to practice PHP code using xampp or wamp server. But after reading this and doing some google research,I thought that installing server software on my home pc might be dangerous. I thought it would be better to install xampp server on a virtual box.
Is this a good idea? Is there any security concerns should i be worried about?
Is installing xampp server on a virtual machine is actually better than installing it on my home computer?

During kali installation on virtual box,avast detected a virus,how is it possible?

I was installing kaly on virtual box,on W7 host,and during the upgrading/installation package,avast has detected 2 threat,in particular on mimikaz package. Question is,how can avast “see” throug the VM?

The package hold for a bit on Host,before going in VM? I’ve always thought that 2 enviroment was isolated and separated. I downloaded kali from official site Thx for your guesses.