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Jul
22
comment Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
Okay, I'll forgive you. But I highly doubt that DriveImageXML can handle UFS filesystems.
Jul
22
comment Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
I just about gave you a -1 for suggesting I install windows on a live Unix production box, destroying all the data on the drive I intended to keep at all cost, but I figure this might be helpful to some Windows admin searching the site. So you get -1 for ignoring the question, and a +1 for being helpful to someone else.
Jul
22
comment Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
This is an excellent idea. As the controller only has four ports I'd have to ditch the hot spare but at this point I doubt that matters anyway. Nevermind the fact that the second array would be acting as a live backup in the event of disaster. This sounds like the single most elegant answer so far.
Jul
21
asked Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
Jul
20
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
+1 for the massive waste of time.
Jul
20
comment Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience
I provide this technical support every time I go to my father-in-law's house. :(
Jul
20
comment Linux RAID 5 with non identical disks
+1 for dissing software RAID
Jul
20
answered Get Folder Size on Linux
Jul
20
comment What's your favorite ticketing system?
"Perhaps I'm just being really nit-picky" - Yes, you are. The evidence is here: "Request Tracker which fulfills nearly all the criteria, but had so many dependencies that nothing else I run needs that I finally just decided it wasn't worth it." AFAICT, you just install the dependencies and forget them. How is this "not worth it"?
Jul
20
comment WAMP to Unix-AMP
By "staging server" You can use any random bit of computer hardware collecting dust. *nix itself doesn't require much. Neither does Apache, Perl, PHP and Mysql. Whatever application you have might run a tad slow on a 486, but you're not looking to run 10,000 instances as on a live server. You just want to make it work in a way that would be reproducable on your live servers.
Jul
20
comment System cannot find file even when it exists
@Evan: Wouldn't that be handled by Notepad when you access the file through explorer?
Jul
20
answered What is an good way to deploy shared scripts in a Linux/Unix environment?
Jul
20
comment Building a LAN on in the woods
There's also the question of "how will it get there". Lead-acid batteries are bloody heavy. If you're going to carry them in your truck, you might as well use the cigarette lighter for your 12v source. And there's lots of places you can get voltage converters from that source. Alternatively, you can use 12v solar panels, assuming you can get some sunlight through the trees. You wouldn't need a very large array to power a router, but the laptops would be a different story.
Jul
20
comment Building a LAN on in the woods
@Matt: You're being silly, right? Because by that same token, 2.4 GHz should also make the water in your body boil. And it doesn't.
Jul
15
answered Suggestions for a productive hardware setup with excellent virus protection
Jul
15
comment 5v AC Adapter with multiple outputs?
It looks like he'd also need mini-USB to barrel type adaptors, but this might just work.
Jul
15
comment It is fair to jail my SFTP users to their home directory?
If you create SFTP-only accounts, then set them up with rssh as their shell, that sounds like a good way to do it.
Jul
15
answered 5v AC Adapter with multiple outputs?
Jul
15
comment How do I find out my IP address on a unix-like box?
This makes the assumption that the computer is on the internet, not behind NAT, has a working DNS server configured, and a hostname. If you're on a TCP/IP network that isn't connected to the internet, then this won't work.
Jul
15
comment Suggestions for a productive hardware setup with excellent virus protection
The company is unwilling to switch antivirus vendors, but willing to buy new laptops? Is the antivirus that expensive?