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Comment Re:ZFS and lots of redundancy (Score 1) 475

ZFS also has the "set copies=n" option which stores a file multiple (n) times. If you really want maximum protection, you can try something like this:

- use ZFS mirroring
- use "set copies" to store files multiple times (You can even use this is in a single-disk non-mirroring setup as well).
- use "zfs send" and "zfs receive" over SSH to make offsite backups to a remote ZFS machine (or multiple machines).

Comment that clause.... (Score 1) 114

Many software licenses include similar like this:

"The software is provided "As is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. "

This is from the MIT license, I'm sure other open-source licenses have a similar clause. It basically tells you that using this software, is at your own risk.

Comment Re:We Were Attacked! (Score 5, Informative) 77

>> 7. People realise that running their own DNS is more resilient?

LOL! You think so? Let's say your own DNS infrastructure is a victim of this attack with the same magnitude. Are you able to handle this?

There is a easy solution: Don't make your DNS a single point of failure. Make sure your DNS records are mirrored on two different DNS providers, and make sure you list all IP addresses of both providers' DNS servers in your registrar's settings.

That's what we did. We have our DNS records on Dyn and another provider. We barely were impacted.

Comment I don't care .... (Score 2, Insightful) 311

I never used the headphone jack on my phone. While I go running, I use a BT headset and my car also has BT connectivity.

Besides, an adapter is included. It's not that big of a drama.

The biggest complainers fall in the category of either:
- "I will never buy an iPhone, but now it lost the headphone jack, I will certainly NEVER going to buy one!!", raging fists included.
- People who consider everyone who buys this as "dumb" or "sheeple". However, the missing audio-jack is not a deal-breaker for most current iPhone users. There are lots of other interesting upgrades that makes current iphone users consider upgrading.
- People who, for some reason, are offended that other people buy products that they personally don't like.


The only users who have real reasons to complain, are the ones who use both the audio-jack and the lightbolt adapter at the same time (like when your car doesn't have BT yet, and use the aux-in option). But that's like 1 or 2 percent of the current iPhone users.


Oh, and I'm not an Apple "fanboy" btw, so spare me the insults

Comment another way... (Score 1) 247

I have a managed switch, and an Intel NUC with one network interface. Luckily, the NIC supports VLAN. I installed the free VMWare ESXi on the NUC, and attached it to the managed switch (port configured as "trunk"). I created two VLANS: one for the incoming internet connection, and one for local network. Then, I created a virtual machine with two virtual NIC's for each VLAN. Then I Installed VyOS router on it. The ESXi software is installed on a cheap usb-stick which is plugged into the intel NUC, and I use my Synology NAS for storage for the virtual machines (using NFS). So, no internal hard disk required for the NUC.


So now, I have a single machine with only one NIC, acting as a router :-) This was just for testing purposes, but it worked quite nice. I'm sure you can also plug a usb wifi-dongle in the NUC, and assign it to one the VM's you want to act as a wifi hotspot.

Comment Re:What's DevOps? (Score 1) 166

Actually, it's quite simple: DevOps is an ATTITUDE. Nothing more, nothing less.

For Developers: No more: "It works on my machine, It's Operations' problem now".
For SysOps: No more: "I won't automate it because then everyone can do it and I like job protection."

That DevOps-attitude has a goal: Continuous Delivery. Automate your deployments, so you can deploy at any moment. Involve your developers in the monitoring proces, so they can get involved when things go wrong in production.

Comment Re:Oh yeah, this is just what I want (Score 2, Insightful) 71

Overreacting much? You still have a choice on HOW you store your data in the cloud. I keep a backup of my personal data in Amazon S3, but I'm using Duplicity, which encrypts my data with GPG.

And solved for 30 years? Really? I don't recall having a backup service like this 30 years ago with such uptime, and certainly not in my own home.

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