Monthly Archives: March 2007

RAID10 over 6 devices

I’ve been struggling to find the best layout for my 6 drive RAID10 device: I settled for near with 2 copies, and a 1M chunksize. As far as I understand this I get the r/w speed equivalent to RAID0 with … Continue reading

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Scythe Kama Bay Black

Ok, so to solve the cooling problems, I’ve ordered 3 of these. I have 9*5.25 drive bays in the array box. So these should fit. They better be silent though….! It also begrudges me to order from a company who’d … Continue reading

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Backup using tar over SSH

I’ve now got a fairly large (0.5Tb) external drive. A Lacie. Now it’s a RAID 0 pair of 250Gb drives, which is not exactly a reliable backup medium. But I like it and since it’s firewire 800, it’s pretty dammed … Continue reading

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flash based SCSI drive

One of these babies would be a nice fit in my Christmas stocking. It would be an excellent move in my desire to quieten my 9 drive array since I started working from home.  It’s just too noisy. Currently plans … Continue reading

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2000AD: 30 years of the future

BBC NEWS | Magazine | 30 years of the future Thanks to Raj For reminding me that 2000 is now 30 years old. The main thing is that it reminds me how old I am. I remember seeing the advert … Continue reading

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HOWTO Find broken symbolic links – Gentoo Linux Wiki

HOWTO Find broken links – Gentoo Linux Wiki I was trying to find some broken links. however, although using find . -type l shows all links, it does nto use the cool flashing RED that BASH can do to shwo … Continue reading

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HASH key on a Mac Keyboard with Linux

Right I’ve had a bit of a palaver with the HASH key on my Mac. Well actually with a Mac keyboard attached to a Linux box. After getting my nice new MacBook Pro, I had a issue trying to find … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2

WordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2 Eeek. Anybody who upgraded to WP 2.1.1 (released a few days ago), better upgrade to 2.1.2 pretty damm quick!

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