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I am a Unix admin, doing remote application management for external customers currently.

Nov
23
comment Distributed fs which is shrinkable. Ceph?
Ceph needs a local file system. Those local file systems could be resized off line, I'd expect, and then mounted and ceph turned back on. Ceph is a bit fussy about the underlying file system, btrfs works, I think xfs does, I'm not sure anything else really does.
Nov
23
comment Rsync destination folder bigger than source
Perhaps links are being resolved instead of copied? On my phone, or I'd have a look at the man page. Check out the man page for find to see about showing link types (hard and soft).
Nov
11
answered iozone: 5 concurrent threads random read of 300K blocks does more ops/s than using only one thread, what could be the underlying reason?
Nov
11
comment How do I monitor RAID status when using an external eSATA RAID5 SATA port multiplier?
So you recommend a web cam? :-)
Jul
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
8
awarded  Yearling
Nov
30
answered Is there a decent way to manage accounts across disparate web services?
Nov
24
comment High Memory 64bit server, not using all ram
Yes, you are showing 0.1%wa, so it's not like you are wasting time hitting the disk, if you want to get more work out of these systems, have a look at a good book on tuning, and figure out where the bottleneck is, because it's not the disk.
Nov
23
comment Can I mount a BTRFS snapshot of a live filesystem?
[That is a normal use][1], well, mounting multiple snapshots of the same fs, I think you cannot have them rw, but I wouldn't even bet on that. Give it a try [1]: btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/FAQ#What_is_a_snapshot.3F
Nov
20
awarded  Custodian
Nov
20
reviewed No Action Needed Authentication just for HTTPS Requests in Apache
Nov
20
reviewed No Action Needed Find computers in domain with static IPs - PowerShell
Nov
20
reviewed No Action Needed Mount servers at the center?
Nov
20
answered RedHat 5.4 Monitor File For Changes
Nov
20
answered Multiple electrical supplies in a server room
Nov
19
awarded  Custodian
Nov
19
reviewed No Action Needed NGINX Reverse Proxy Sharepoint 2010 authentication fails
Nov
19
comment If I `sudo reboot` my Ubuntu 12.04.2 server with Postgres running, can I lose data?
Sorry I took forever (though a fairly easy google) here is an example milek.blogspot.com/2010/12/linux-osync-and-write-barriers.html
Nov
19
answered How to measure a sysadmin's workload?
Nov
19
answered Commercial Routers with internal switch