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Comment: ZFS (Score 4, Interesting) 303

by zorkmid (#29420783) Attached to: OpenSolaris vs. Linux, For Linux Users

Having had a few EXT3 filesystems go tits up because they've been quietly borking themselves on a 24/7/365 server being able to do a weekly "zpool scrub" in a 4TB array without the downtime is a beautiful thing. Kernel CIFS with proper ACLs and integration with ZFS snapshots is pretty great as well. When btrfs is released and gets a few miles on it I may switch back. But for now my file server stays OpenSolaris.

Comment: Check your employee manual first. (Score 5, Funny) 262

by zorkmid (#26302619) Attached to: Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

Make sure you don't have a "no moonlighting" clause. I used to work for a company that had one and vigorously enforced it. And I mean Security goon standing next to your desk with a box for your stuff and a quick frog march out the door style enforcement. It's a real bad time to be trashing a steady paycheck.

Comment: Good grief. (Score 1) 711

by zorkmid (#26302263) Attached to: Why Mirroring Is Not a Backup Solution

To think I was actually so paranoid that I missed our Datasafe offsite pickup thursday that I drove in, swapped the tapes out and took them home.

Earthquakes, building fires, meteor strikes, Super Volcano blowing. If you don't have offsite backup and redundant offsite servers Murphy's and Finagle's laws are going to spank you. Hard.

In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.