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Old school UNIX head who loves to virtualize servers and use software driven storage


Oct
5
comment ZFS volume as ISCSI target
If you are using FreeNAS with VMWare, use NFS. There are some space freeing bugs in the iSCSI implementations in the current stable FreeNAS releases. They are being fixed, but NFS works well out of th ebox
Jun
3
comment Pfsense PPTP VPN Error 806
You should try switching to using OpenVPN under pfSense. it's relatively easy to setup and it will work when tethered via your iPhone, etc. Also it is a lot more secure the PPTP
May
24
comment JAVA blocks File Manager in Webmin
This was also asked on SO: stackoverflow.com/questions/21142422/…
May
14
comment Sanity check on 40TB server configuration
You can have 25 disks in your zfs volume but you will to consider you put them together.
May
14
comment ODBCs by Application
Have you asked Microsoft via your CustomerSource login? You may want to consider doing that in case you run into some issues down the road and then need their help
Mar
11
comment Best practices for updating passwords on a large number of machines running Windows Server 2012?
On my MacBook Pro, I can use Function + Control + Option (aka Alt) + Backspace to bring up the screen to change my password on Windows 2012
Feb
28
comment HP LaserJet 1300 printer “Print Error”, Windows 7 x64
@Alexander We ran into the same issue with issue with the HP 1100 and 1200 series. The driver is not stable and it crashes the windows PrintSpooler service. even HUPing the service doesn't fix the problem sometimes.
Feb
15
comment Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?
@ewwhite I hear you about Nexenta... I am also looking at OmniOS
Feb
15
comment Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?
@ewwhite Cost is the only real issue with CrashPlan ProE (CPPE). We budget the cost to be around $60 per user per year on low volumes. You pay per user who can have up to 4 machines included in that license. There is no cost for the server portion. That allows us to use a big master server and several smaller NAS type boxes for distributed off-site backups. For ZFS we have been using OpenSolaris/Nexenta. We will probably switch over to FreeBSD/NAS 10 for the next project due to the strangeness in Nexenta's release cycle.
Feb
15
comment Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?
Avoid Retrospect. It was great at some point. We have been using it since version 2.0 when Dantz owned. It's out of date and not as reliable as other options
Feb
15
comment Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?
+1 for CrashPlanProE. It works very well and the block level dedup on the client end allows for easy local and remote backups to a private backup server. We use a ZFS + NFS backend to a linux server CrashPlanProE server front end
Jan
3
comment zfs regular read pauses
Have you run a scrub on your system since this problem started?
Sep
6
comment What can we use as an alternative to IP whitelist in Windows Firewall?
@user21146 Try pfSense. It has really nice OpenVPN support
Jun
23
comment Running pfSense server after load balancer, dhcp?
+1 For drawing a helpful and nicely illustrated drawing for a topic that you are learning about :)
Apr
11
comment command for MAC broadcast
@T.Webster your network switch's MAC Table should supply that info as Keller G suggested
Apr
11
comment How to use a switch as a network tap?
Have you enabled port mirroring for port 7 to 8?
Apr
4
comment Issues connecting to HP ProCurve switches
Which model switches are you using? And does using the serial port work any better?
Feb
7
comment Allow users to remove printers via group policy
@ash GPP is Group Policy Preferences. See technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/cc732092.aspx
Aug
21
comment Possible to migrate RAID 10 system from 2TB Seagate to 2TB WD?
One of the problems using desktop drives is with TLER. By swapping out the drives one at a time, you may end up exacerbating the problem on the remaining three drives. Do make sure you have multiple, current, tested backups. We have had a similar situation and ended up creating a parallel RAID 10 system with the RE4 level drives instead.
Jun
6
comment Publish jpg file as a ScreenSaver via GPO
For step 1, you can instead use Group Policy Preferences to copy the file the special folder