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Nov
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comment Reroute traffic between two web servers
@unknownsolo originally I thought these were personal servers you were running from home, but it sounds like they are corporate servers for work. I'm voting to move this to ServerFault because you might get better answers there.
Nov
22
comment Reroute traffic between two web servers
@unknownsolo you can use netsh to export or import network settings on Windows. I've added a brief overview to my answer.
Nov
22
comment Reroute traffic between two web servers
@unknownsolo It's a freemium service--basic features are free, and you pay if you need the more advanced features. I'm not sure about the swapping; the idea is that CloudFlare would take the place of the backup website and optionally your hosted firewall. It would automatically serve content from its cache for static content and when the live site goes down.
Nov
22
comment Reroute traffic between two web servers
@PsychoData there's no reason he can't continue to host the "live" site himself.
Nov
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answered Reroute traffic between two web servers
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comment Maximum Disk Space Dell PowerEdge 2900
Which RAID controller do you have in your PowerEdge 2900? Have you contacted Dell to ask them what the maximum capacity is? It's possible that larger disks were not on the market when you purchased your server, or perhaps the server and/or RAID controller requires a firmware update to handle larger drives.
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accepted What is the difference between a PDU and a power strip (both 120V, 15A)?
Jan
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comment Does SpinRite do what it claims to do?
@SteelCityHacker thanks for the link. The bit on "track drifting" (which creates the impression that a bad block has drifted into a track over time) was interesting but it sounds to me like Steve is saying toward the end that improvements in disk technology have addressed this issue.
Jan
22
comment What is the difference between a PDU and a power strip (both 120V, 15A)?
Okay, I guess this brings us full-circle and I can try asking again. :) The first time I asked, they said that it must be a PDU, not a power strip--but as far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing to distinguish a low-end PDU from an equivalently-spec'd power strip, electrically speaking, so it doesn't seem like they should be able to legitimately deny a warranty claim. This might be more an academic question than a practical one at this point, since I also just found some PDUs on eBay in the same price range as the power strip.
Jan
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comment What is the difference between a PDU and a power strip (both 120V, 15A)?
thanks for confirming my hunch. In that case, is it likely that APC (or another UPS vendor that allows the use of PDUs) could legitimately deny a warranty claim if I use a power strip that is at least on par with the vendor's entry-level PDU?
Jan
21
comment What is the difference between a PDU and a power strip (both 120V, 15A)?
Joe brought up a good point regarding "rated PDUs" in a comment on amcnabb's answer, but I'm still not clear on what differentiates a low-end PDU from a power strip like the one I linked to in my question. Is there a certain standard or certification required, or is it safe to assume that any power strip with the same or better specs than the APC PDU (125V, 15A, 1875W, overload protection) can also be called a PDU?
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comment How do I find out which disk in a multi-disk mdadm RAID1 triggered a rebuild?
I already specified in the question that I am assuming for now that the system hang is unrelated (because a properly-behaving system should kick the bad disk off and e-mail me a DegradedArray event). What I want to do is find out (by querying a device or looking at a log) which devices are being resynced, and why. I can infer from iostat that all three spinning disks are being resynced, but I don't know how to confirm this.
Nov
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comment How do I find out which disk in a multi-disk mdadm RAID1 triggered a rebuild?
The machine froze up in all 3 instances and we had to do a hard reset, so there is no information logged. /var/log/messages shows that md7 was resynced upon the subsequent boot, but as far as I can tell, there is no indication which disk(s) needed to be resynced.