Recent content by Flintstone

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    Supermicro IPMI Password Disclosure

    Many of you may already be aware, but since so many of us use SuperMicro boards - this is important information!
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Check cables, PSU and memory. I suspect nothing is wrong with the disks. ECC? How old is the PSU? Change cables! :)
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    The repository "" has a lot of pre-packaged download managers.
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    The perfect ZFS home server motherboard.

    Too bad - with that amount of trouble this looks like this is a dead end for a cheap portable NAS :(
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    The perfect ZFS home server motherboard.

    Anyone got more success stories with this mainboard?
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    zrep modified for speed

    For anyone using this I have patched the latest release of zrep (1.0.1). Just follow instructions in my previous post to use the following patch 684a685,694 > > portnumber=0 > while [ "$portnumber" -le 10000 ] > do > portnumber=$RANDOM > let...
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    what do you keep on HDDs?

    You guys are funny! I just have a copy of the internet laying around, in case it goes down.
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    Best medium to store backups for 5-10 years?

    It all depends on a lot of factors. To me, a tape drive solution requires a lot of stuff - a working tape-reader, a server which accepts the tape drive interface (SCSI?), the correct software and knowing what software was used, not easy to verify that the media is working each year etc. etc. In...
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    Buying NAS : do I make a good choice ?

    Everyone would view this subject differently I guess. It all depends on how important the data is, what capacity you need, and how bad a disaster scenario would play out. Offsite backups is a must whatever you choose. I have a solution that is far beyond most companies storing much more...
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    Buying NAS : do I make a good choice ?

    No RAID-5 without ECC ram is not safe for me. Google "raid 5 write hole". And the fact that everything is lost if another drive dies during recovery situations should worry you (I've been there recently, where two drives died in a raid!) The components required to build a NAS with server grade...
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    Buying NAS : do I make a good choice ?

    A lot of people need more storage than a off-the-shelf NAS would provide. I've got 50TB worth of raw diskspace now, but running out of space all the time. My question is - how do people get by with 6-bay NAS boxes without ECC or any good way of knowing if their data is safe...? :)
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    Help! SSD died with ESXi/zfs setup.

    Problem is that a lot of people don't backup their VMs since it actually is a bit of a pain to set up. I tend to opt for backing up the filesystem of my OS (zfs replication to my main storage) instead of backing up the VM itself.
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    How many 8087-SATA cable types are there?

    If you were to create a JBOD case yourself I think you need another type of cable (reverse breakout) and certanly if you want to connect a backplane to induvidual sata connectors on a motherboard. I agree that this is a confusing subject! However I seem to fail most on the length of the cables...
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    Should I switch?

    I have a bike and a car - should i just swap them for a motorcycle and a hybrid? Sorry - couldn't resist. :)
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    Anyone using ST4000VN000 ?

    Ah :) Probably the reason I ended up with 10-disk arrays in the first place :) 3 years goes by so fast!