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Feb
21
comment RHEL Clones (Centos, Scientific, CERN) network installation on XenServer 6.2
+1 The installer for Clear OS Community v6.5.0 succeeded with this work-around.
Feb
21
comment RHEL Clones (Centos, Scientific, CERN) network installation on XenServer 6.2
I am having the same problem with Clear OS Community v6.5.0.
Jan
19
comment XenServer Linux guest booting off iSCSI SAN (ZFS storage): Will a non-checksumming guest file system still be at risk?
(Thanks for the advice, btw! I definitely have a plan for backups, but I'm also trying my best to avoid known points of failure, common or obscure.)
Jan
19
comment XenServer Linux guest booting off iSCSI SAN (ZFS storage): Will a non-checksumming guest file system still be at risk?
Wow! So if a guest file system is always at risk for corruption, would NFS directly to the NAS file system be immune, or at least only subject to file-by-file corruption? I'm trying to virtualize several NAS boxes for privacy (and cost) on top of a physical NAS--complete with all the redundancy you recommend. I need the best solution for data integrity, while keeping the virtual NAS boxes separate so each group of users has complete control over their own NAS. But the files don't have to live inside a virtual file system if that is more dangerous vs NFS from the guest to the phys NAS.
Jan
19
comment Rack Storage - Backplane with 20 SATA connectors or backplane with 5 Mini SAS connectors?
Thanks for the feedback. I ended up picking the all-SAS option, because I found there would be no performance penalty as each channel on the SFF-8087 cable would offer 3 Gbps equivalent to SATA2 (and faster SAS is available with mini-SAS HD cables). The choice between all SAS or all SATA really depends on the controller hardware chosen (ex: expensive 20 port SAS controller vs 8 onboard SATA connectors + 8 port SATA expansion HBA).
Jul
8
comment Windows Network File Transfer to Samba server: “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?”
I overlooked the ADS part, so I was looking in the wrong place. Thank you very much! I don't know why my "file server" question was voted off-topic for ServerFault, so also thank you for helping before it got closed.
Jul
8
comment Windows Network File Transfer to Samba server: “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?”
Closed as off-topic? Questions about optimally configuring a file server are not permitted on ServerFault?
May
1
comment PuTTY Fatal Error dialog - Can it be suppressed?
@Henderson Thanks, but that doesn't work if any of them have the "fatal error" modal dialog. That's actually why I asked this question. Regardless, it is now closed as "off topic" -- I assume that to mean PuTTY usage does not fall under server administration with the way I asked it. Maybe Super User would have been a better SE to post under.
May
1
comment PuTTY Fatal Error dialog - Can it be suppressed?
@Jacob "massive security concern" -- What security concern could there be if I'm using the sessions up to the point I turn off the computer which then terminates all of them? I disagree that it's "lazy" to ask for a method to close them all at once.
May
1
comment PuTTY Fatal Error dialog - Can it be suppressed?
Yes, I probably do. :-/ But I meant when I'm already late, there's often no time left to spare for closing browser tabs, emails, whatever. I'm really not meaning to be argumentative--just explaining it's not always practical (for me, at least) to avoid the situation although I'd like to.
Apr
30
comment PuTTY Fatal Error dialog - Can it be suppressed?
Thanks for the answer. I have keepalives enabled. The disconnect happens because I sometimes have to sleep my computer before disconnecting each session explicitly (often half a dozen or more with my work). I was just hoping for a way to disable the dialog that is intrusively telling me the information I already know.
Apr
30
comment PuTTY Fatal Error dialog - Can it be suppressed?
Thank you for the advice, but suggesting I leave work later than I already do doesn't really answer my question. :) FWIW, if I need to leave my computer on overnight or unattended, I do explicitly log out of my sessions, but I'm okay with a disconnect due to timeout (sleeping the computer) if I need to leave in a hurry.
Dec
18
comment How to create a LXC container on LVM from an OpenVZ template?
The config part might be where I'm stuck. With OpenVZ, there are sample configs in /etc/vz/conf and the command vzctl create --ostemplate {something-in-/vz/template/cache/} --config {something-in-/etc/vz/conf} handles everything. Does lxc-create not have anything similar, other than a "script" template (-t)? And are there any included sample configs? I can do all the extracting, no problem, but I guess you had to make /etc/lxc/Lancaster_Test.conf from scratch originally?
Dec
18
comment How to create a LXC container on LVM from an OpenVZ template?
@ewwhite With OpenVZ, I have always made a volume per container and edited the config to point to the appropriate mounted volume (OpenVZ didn't know it was a volume). I like that LXC has support for LVM, but when the container is running (created with the command above) I cannot see the volume mounted anywhere with df. Does that mean I'm using a raw volume? I basically want the benefits of LVM, and I am fine with LXC managing it, but it would be nice to have direct file access too IMO.
Sep
17
comment Is there any way to do “mail server parking”?
What email services (IMAP, SMTP) and which software (qmail, Postfix, Exchange) are you using?
Sep
11
comment Can a 3ware 9500S-4LP controller use 3TB drives?
@AaronCopley Oh, I thought I did. Done. Thanks!
Feb
9
comment How can I automatically inject an email signature server-side with qmail or other MTA?
Thanks for the help! I plan to try this soon as an experiment when I get some free time, so I'll report back later.