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Apr
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revised How can I accurately determine the age of a hard drive?
minor fixes
Apr
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Nov
5
comment Do dell perc 6i cards support online expansion of a raid 1 array when both drives have been replaced with larger ones?
Can you point me to the doc please?
Nov
2
comment Snow Leopard iSCSI initiator
Would save others a lot of time if you list what you have tried here. I, for one, use globalSAN in 32bit mode.
Nov
2
answered Should I switch to 64bit Ubuntu?
Oct
30
answered How many and which partitions should I create for a linux server?
Oct
7
answered Test Printing On Solaris
Oct
4
comment Are there any reasons NOT to run an Ubuntu server?
Unlike Debian, Ubuntu has a predictable life cycle - the long term support release is quite suitable for most shops - so you can plan for site upgrades...
Oct
4
answered Suggestion for a simple LDAP server and client
Oct
2
answered CentOS user management through LDAP
Oct
2
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Oct
2
comment Automated configuration of ldap authentication for RHEL5 servers
Don't include ldap.secret if you don't want root on the clients gain access to your directory. Make sure you include all the SSL certs if you use any. ;)
Oct
2
accepted Does a Sneakernet make sense as a backup strategy?
Oct
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Oct
2
accepted Is mixing IT infrastructure and development VMs into the same physical machine a bad idea?
Oct
2
comment Is mixing IT infrastructure and development VMs into the same physical machine a bad idea?
Yes I work in a small shop so it's likely that I will be forced to do so soon. Good point on the fact that you can move VMs when it gets bad. :)
Oct
2
comment Is mixing IT infrastructure and development VMs into the same physical machine a bad idea?
Yup - disk performance is always the weakest link...
Oct
2
comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Yes I do find myself doing the same thing as well. Get everything you need on the servers and remote access from a lappy - my choice is a MacBook. Having said that I am looking for a box that does remote backup AND being able to run a few VMs for various things - it's likely to stay at my home so I prefer something that don't sound like a jet engine. :) Thanks for the response so far.
Oct
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comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Too expensive for too little memory - no thanks. :)
Oct
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comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
That would be my choice if I were only using this as a desktop and not for offsite backup - I have a storage box running OpenSolaris and with ZFS I can do file system snapshots very cheaply. Major advantages being: 1) online scrubbing (fsck). 2) copy-on-write. 3) cheap snapshots 4) easy full/incremental backup to remote sites. Oh and with libvirtd one can manage LinuxKVM, XEN and qemu with the same interface remotely.