Linux Software Raid Notes – Replacing Drives

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This post is going to be somewhat of a “link dump” for me of some pages that I’ve been perusing lately. After playing with RT (request tracker) – I added a few ticket items for the home network. Now, if you’ve been a longtime reader and sorted through ALL of these posts here you’ll know [...]

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon coming

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The release date for the 7.10 Ubuntu release is coming soon. I’ve installed a beta into a virtual machine to see what’s what and so far haven’t had much time to play around. I seem to recall the localization question being new in the installer, but then it’s been a while since I used the [...]

Software raid fun…. device detection order

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Anyone that’s setup software raid on a system with multiple storage adapters has probably run into this kind of issue, but I thought I’d mention it. Last weekend I built a machine to replace my server (the server was to be captured into a VM). The main system was going to be installed onto dual [...]

Linux software raid notes

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Here are a few other notes on linux software raid. I created a directory called raidinfo to keep information in to make it easy to maintain the raid array. First… from the software raid howto, I’ve done the following…. sfdisk -d /dev/hda > /raidinfo/partitions.hda sfdisk -d /dev/hde > /raidinfo/partitions.hde So…. I’ve now got a good [...]

Firewire/USB card and ethernet incompatibilities on Ubuntu 6.06

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

I’ve had a machine for quite a while that I’ve been working on as a “backup server”. My goal with it is to have a RAID1 setup with two 250GB drives and I also wanted USB2/firewire functionality so that I could even add a USB drive to the array for the purpose of having a [...]

More linux software raid fun

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

OK, I know there are probably quite a few looking at this thinking…. “Hello where has he been?” when I’m talking about playing around with software raid under ubuntu linux, but…. in spite of all I’ve done supporting desktop systems and even small business servers I’ve never had an opportunity to setup a raid array. [...]

Software raid under linux (Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

First, I should disclaim that this is going to be a brain dump of the resources and experience of a quick setup of Ubuntu 6.06 on a software raid based storage system. This may be less than ideal, but is doable and seems relatively solid as a system. First off, what is RAID (redundant array [...]

Strange Desktop issue resolved….

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Well, it’s annoying to me when my own computer has issues that I can’t seem to track down and off and on for the last year I’ve had annoying seemingly random shut downs (I mean it’s as if someone pulled the power plug). It was an AMD XP 1800 system. The first I noticed the [...]

Looks as though the FTC has broken up a spyware ring

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

A bit of good news on the spyware front, the FTC has announced that it’s frozen the assets of a spyware ring. Apparently they spread spyware through a network of sites and blogs that pushed ringtones, lyrics, and pictures. Good to see some progress made against spyware pushers….    Send article as PDF   

Linux home office article part 3

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Newsforge has the third article in their series on Best Practices for the Linux Home Office. The main highlighs in this entry are RAID and backups and disaster recovery.    Send article as PDF   

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