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Comment: Re:Never consumer ready (Score 1) 228

by machine321 (#49457563) Attached to: 220TB Tapes Show Tape Storage Still Has a Long Future

FYI 15000RPM SAS drives will provide significantly more IOPs per disk than 7200RPM SATA drives

It's almost exactly double. As a rule of thumb, if you have a 10-drive 15k array, you can get the same performance out of a 20-drive 7.2k array. The problem comes in when people buy for capacity, not performance.

Comment: Re:Never consumer ready (Score 1) 228

by machine321 (#49457533) Attached to: 220TB Tapes Show Tape Storage Still Has a Long Future

There is NO difference in reliability between "consumer" and "enterprise" drives.

That's not quite true... vendors continue fixing bugs in "enterprise" drive firmware when they almost never fix bugs in retail drives.

With that said, we've had terrible luck with a particular brand of 2TB SATA enterprise drives (think of the opposite of Eastern Analog) where we have to keep a shelf of hot spares so RAID 6 can rebuild in time for the next failure. I think we've had a >50% failure rate, but I'm not in that department any more so I'm not sure.

Comment: Re:Could be a great update! (Score 1) 115

by machine321 (#48574963) Attached to: FreeNAS 9.3 Released

I prefer Nexenta's feel. But a 4tb limit on the free option doesn't work for me and I had lots of issues with it's stupid cut down command line when you ssh in.

Nexenta is no-charge (non-commercial) for up to 18 TB of data (actual data on disk, not raw storage). You also get a normal bash shell by logging in as admin (instead of root) and using sudo.

My biggest complaint is getting used to ZFS ACLs when sharing to Windows systems, which I guess I'd have on any ZFS system.

Comment: Onenote or similar (Score 1) 97

At work IT uses Onenote notebooks for documentation. I never tried it for video, but we've had good luck for it with text/images. No programming knowledge needed, adequate search, OCR/search of text in images. You can sync the content using a file share or Sharepoint, and probably WebDAV. I understand it's cost-free for Windows and Mac. You get a web interface if you use Sharepoint, but I don't care for it. If you're a primarily Windows/Office shop it might be worth testing.

Comment: Maintenance (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by machine321 (#47593979) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

If you don't want to maintain a system, then don't deploy it. Either pay someone to maintain it for you, or plan to maintain it yourself. You seem to want to be a hero and give unknowing non-technical users a complex system and then abandon it because it takes too much time.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 1) 379

by machine321 (#46799267) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

- If a change is security related, and obviously needed, then why wasn't it made earlier? Didn't that make a mockery of all the "many eyes" arguments oft touted in favor of Open Source?

"Many eyes" rarely helps; you need to get the right eyes to look at a bug. If you follow vulnerabilities, you'll notice a handful of people find most of the bugs. The main advantage of open source is that the code is available for those eyes to view.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 2) 379

by machine321 (#46799239) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Does OpenVMS still require the byzantine workarounds that were in OpenSSL, or can it compile modern software without substantial changes?

I think part of the problem is that the OpenSSL developers are publishing code paths that they never test; this was tedu@'s original frustration when trying to disable the OpenSSL internal memory management; there was a knob to turn that nobody had tested, and the code was too hard to read to make the bug obvious.

If there's a demand for OpenVMS SSL libraries, they obviously can continue to use OpenSSL, or someone can re-port this new SSL library.

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.