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+ - Home-brew, Open Source High Availability Clusterin->

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Digimer writes "I wrote a tutorial for sysadmins who are using KVM and might like to make them highly available using commodity hardware. This tutorial expects no prior clustering knowledge and covers everything from the bare OS install clear through to final testing. It's based entirely on OSS; Built on EL6, DRBD for replicated storage and RHCS for service recovery. Happy clustering!"
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+ - Poll; Do you still use tape drives?

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Digimer writes "Four year ago I began writing an open-source backup program. I made the decision back then that I would not support tape drives, as I felt they were obsolete in the face of cheap, large "disk" storage. As I began demo'ing the first version a couple years ago, the most frequent question I got was "Does it support tape drives?".

Now, I am writing the next version. So I want to ask Slashdot to help me with a very formal, scientific poll:

1. Do you use tape drives?
2. If you were looking at a new backup solution, would you want it to support tape drives?"

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