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Comment: Re:How do you back up Ceph? (Score 5, Informative) 18

by ScuttleMonkey (#46880383) Attached to: Red Hat Acquires InkTank, Ceph Maintainers

(Inktank community guy here)

There are a number of different options for backup/disaster recovery solutions with Ceph, depending on what piece(s) of the platform you are using. For instance, the object gateways (think S3) from multiple clusters can be plugged together for multi-site replication. The CephFS and block device portions both have snapshotting built in that can be replicated offsite.

In the medium-term we're looking at having a way to replicate your entire cluster over the wire at the RADOS level (underlying object store). Longer-term we'd love to be able to offer WAN-scale replication for a single cluster and the ability to snapshot a cluster (or portions/pools therein) easily.

I hope that helps. If you have more questions hit me up on #ceph at OFTC.net IRC.

+ - High school student faces Federal charges for scientific curiosity

Submitted by SemperCogito
SemperCogito (1517121) writes "This petition at Whitehouase.gov (http://wh.gov/zx1m) explains:

Kiera Wilmot is a Florida high school student with a perfect behavior record and good grades. She was recently arrested, hauled from school in handcuffs, expelled, and now faces Federal charges — all because of shameful over-reaction by school officials and law enforcement.

Out of curiosity and the scientific spirit, she mixed some common household chemicals together, creating a vigorous reaction that blew the top off the container she used. No one was hurt — no damage was done. But instead of appluading her boldness of spirit and connecting her to a science teacher that could mentor it, she is being treated like a criminal!

This travesty of justice and education must be stopped. Reinstate her, and wipe her records clean. Then celebrate her!

More on the story: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2013/04/florida_teen_girl_charged_with.php Her principal's email address: Ronald.Pritchard@polk-fl.net"

Comment: Re:What it needs is some beef (Score 1) 152

by ScuttleMonkey (#41769179) Attached to: Does OpenStack Need a Linus Torvalds?
As one AC already pointed out, you should check out Ceph (full disclaimer: I work for Inktank now, the consulting services company that employs most of the core Ceph devs). Ceph is, at its heart a Distributed Object store, but we allow you to access in a number of different ways:
  • * Native API
  • * Via a RESTful interface that can handle native Amazon S3 and Swift API calls
  • * As a thinly provisioned block device
  • * Mount it as a POSIX-compliant file system via CephFS (although this is a bit rough for production environments just yet)

Josh Durgin has actually done some really interesting work in using the block device (RBD) to back Cinder which you can read a bit about here.

The cool part about Ceph is it was designed to be massively scalable (petabytes and beyond) and extremely fault tolerant / HA / etc. DreamHost actually just built out a huge production deployment of Ceph and OpenStack for their new DreamCompute / DreamObjects offering. If you have questions feel free to hit up the #Ceph irc channel at irc.oftc.net or poke me via email (my UN at inktank.com) and I'll see if I can't find the right person to help.

OpenStack really has some awesome potential, and we're excited about poking at it more with our semi-sharp Ceph-stick. Good luck.

Comment: Storage advancements in the kernel? (Score -1, Redundant) 460

by ScuttleMonkey (#41587649) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions
Now that Ceph is gathering momentum since having been included in the mainline kernel, what other storage (or low level) advancements do you see on the horizon?

(full disclosure: I work for Inktank now, the consulting/services company that employs most of the core Ceph engineers)
Intel

+ - Intel and Micron Unveil 128Gb 20nm NAND Flash->

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ScuttleMonkey writes "A joint venture between Intel and Micron has given rise to a new 128Gb die. While production wont start until next year and distribution mostly likely not until 2013, this little beauty sets new bars for capacity, speed, and endurance. "Die shrinks also tend to reduce endurance, with old 65 m MLC flash being rated at 5,000-10,000 erase cycles, but that number dropping to 3,000-5,000 for 25nm MLC flash. However, IMFT is claiming that the shrink to 20nm has not caused any corresponding reduction in endurance. Its 20nm flash uses a Hi-K/metal gate design which allows it to make transistors that are smaller but no less robust. IMFT is claiming that this use of Hi-K/metal gate is a first for NAND flash production.""
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Technology

+ - Stack Exchange Website Profiler Now Open Source->

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ScuttleMonkey
ScuttleMonkey writes "Joel Spolsky sent out smoke signals this morning about the recent release of the Stack Exchange Website Profiler as open source. Sam Saffron expounds on why this profiler is perhaps "best and most comprehensive production web page profiler out there for any web platform." The project is available via Google Code or NuGet."
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Sony

+ - Sony hacked again->

Submitted by mcgrew
mcgrew (92797) writes "Computerworld is reporting yet another breach of Sony's laughable (it must be) security, saying $1,200 worth of "virtual tokens" have been taken.

The same article notes that F-Secure has discovered a phishing site in Thailand that's hosted on Sony's servers."

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+ - Internal Security Agency fights free speech->

Submitted by PythonM
PythonM (2184020) writes "On Friday at 6AM local time, the Polish government's Internal Security Agency (ABW) searched premises and confiscated laptop of 25-years old man because his website parodied Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski [source: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=pl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rp.pl%2Fartykul%2F661531_ABW_wkracza__bo_serwis_parodiowal_prezydenta.html ]. The Civic Platform punish any criticism against its prime minister Tusk or its president Bronislaw Komorowski, who is particuraly well known for funny statements [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FlL8_awJDo ]. Recently the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in a letter to the polish Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration protested against the closure of stadiums because of the anti-government content on the banners. Will the ruling party (Civic Platform) close stadiums for Poles during Euro 2012 to silent anti-government criticism?"
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+ - Military action against Hackers? Yep, it could hap->

Submitted by kingkaos69
kingkaos69 (1977596) writes "“When warranted, the United States will respond to hostile acts in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country. All states possess an inherent right to self-defense, and we recognize that certain hostile acts conducted through cyberspace could compel actions under the commitments we have with our military treaty partners.""
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+ - Mainstream Media Looks at Anonymous->

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ScuttleMonkey
ScuttleMonkey writes "In an uncharacteristically accurate writeup of Anonymous, the Guardian has published a look at the assembled mob behind the mask. A great place to send those unfamiliar with who or what Anonymous really is. 'This collective identity belongs to no one in particular, but is at the disposal of anyone who knows its rules and knows how to apply them. Anonymous, the collective identity, is older than Anonymous, the hacktvist group – more to the point, I propose that the hacktivist group can be understood as an application of Anonymous, the collective identity.'"
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Comment: Re:Do nothing (Score 1) 709

by ScuttleMonkey (#33736920) Attached to: Could Anti-Texting Laws Make Roads More Dangerous?
While I agree the gene pool could use a bit more chlorine...what happens when one of these undesirables happens to jump the curb and take out a Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, etc? It's not just the individual hurting themselves which is what drives the lawmakers to action. Personally I'm all for on-the-spot executions for any infraction, just watch out for the white fences. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708739/

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