293 reputation
315
bio website
location Sydney, Australia
age
visits member for 5 years, 7 months
seen Jan 26 at 21:44

Jan
23
revised How to protect an SSL certificate (Apache/CentOS)
Fix a couple of small typos
Jan
21
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
13
awarded  Editor
Oct
22
accepted Can Docker help me install Oracle 11g database on Ubuntu?
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
2
comment uploading via http post (multipart/form-data) silently fails with big files
I'd try to use a command line client with verbose logging.
Dec
30
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
13
comment Can Docker help me install Oracle 11g database on Ubuntu?
To clarify - I'm in the build engineering business of a pure software company. This isn't for internal consumption but for verifying that our web applications can talk to Oracle. We use Oracle Express for that and don't need Oracle's support.
Sep
13
asked Can Docker help me install Oracle 11g database on Ubuntu?
Aug
9
awarded  Critic
Aug
9
comment calculating days until disk is full
Thanks for your insights. I see your points. I still think that constant thresholds just try to reflect "how long have I got to remediate?" and feel somewhat vindicated by your "adjust your thresholds" comment. Simple graphite derivatives don't work because the original graph is not smooth. Thanks for the pointer to IBM's tools, what you describe sounds just like what I started thinking about (extract last two minimums and calculate the slope from them).
Aug
7
comment calculating days until disk is full
Our servers are split between VMware VM's using IBM XIV for disks, and KVM's using local SD's. I'm not sure we have access to that kind of information (my team does not manage the VMware or XIV) and would prefer a product-independent solution.
Aug
7
asked calculating days until disk is full
Jul
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
14
awarded  Notable Question
May
27
awarded  Yearling
Mar
23
comment Is execution of sync(8) still required before shutting down linux?
Tapes are character devices. "mount" operates on block devices. I've been there (running "dump" on Vax 11/750 with BSD 4.2 in the mid 80's) and there was no such thing and running "sync" on the tape device. The tape would be auto-rewound if you opened it as one device name and stay where it was if you opened it with another, and you could send explicit commands using "mt" if you had to.