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Second-generation sysadmin who enjoys jobs and projects where the goal to create the best possible technical solution to a problem happens to align with the need for the best possible business solution. Regrets the choice live has forced me work on real-world immediate problems to solve a business need and ignore interesting research and development that makes the world a better place in software, but after a few years of latency.

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comment Common mistakes made by System Administrators and how can we avoid them?
Someone who left a machine overnight without saving their work is ripping off the company. They were paid for the day's work but they never committed it to permanent storage.
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answered Save Temporary Internet Files
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comment Is RAID5 more robust than RAID1
I think it's possible to say that RAID1 needs an even number of disks, and that a third mirror is something other than RAID1. So few implementations support a third mirror that the terminology has never standardized.
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answered Is RAID5 more robust than RAID1
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answered RAID and Databases
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answered When/why to use a web proxy/gateway?
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answered What is the risk of introducing non standard image machines to a corporate environment
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answered Temporarily banning IPs for accessing certain ports
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comment How to bring .vimrc around when I SSH?
Considering NFS-mounted home directories on production systems should be a last resort. For example, are you going to have redundant servers sharing a single point of failure like that? And NFS can be a failure point even if you don't think you're relying on it. A library path that touches it, a script that runs df, operations staff unable to log in to machines after a transient failure of the NFS server. Remember, NFS-mounted home directories mean widespread chaos and panic when the NFS server goes down.
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answered Store DVDs + How do DVDs get scratched?
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answered Backing up audit data with growisofs
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comment Can I use a Mac Mini as a web server and database server? What are the pros and cons?
If storage is an issue, terabyte 3.5" SATA drives in hot-swap brackets can fit in a variety of popular rackmount machines, with decent RAID controllers. I do see storage overcharged for in certain colocation or virtual server situations, but if you're managing the hardware, you can definitely find something that's reasonable for a datacenter but also allows for significant storage. I don't mind storage as an unstated requirement, as it allows answers to help a variety of people, but the original question would be better answered if the huge gap in requirement understanding was narrowed.