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Oct
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accepted Does a Sneakernet make sense as a backup strategy?
Oct
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Oct
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accepted Is mixing IT infrastructure and development VMs into the same physical machine a bad idea?
Oct
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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
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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
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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.
Oct
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comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Yup - I find my workload is usually disk I/O bound not CPU. I will get very similar hardware and is looking for a software setup that can provide storage (I really like snapshots and copy-on-write in ZFS) and the ability to run multiple OS instances (I have more success with XEN/KVM under Linux that XVM server under (open)solaris). Good advice on tax deduction btw. :)
Oct
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comment Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
new comer here - would clicking the "community wiki" checkbox do the trick?
Oct
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answered Sell partitioning to me
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asked Dream workstation for Sysadmins?
Oct
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answered What are you implementing for communication in small business enviroments?
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Aug
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comment Solaris du --max-depth Equivalent
Chances is that you have GNU du at /usr/gnu/bin/du.
Aug
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answered Is there a paging version of `watch`?
Aug
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comment Howto setup Cobbler with PXE if you can't change the dhcp server?
Judging from their website - I suspect Cobbler has a DHCP implementation included. I would probably do a USB install if I'm working in a restricted network. :)
Aug
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answered How can I accurately determine the age of a hard drive?
Aug
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answered CentOS vs. Ubuntu