How long is your rack?

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Tue Aug 16 06:11:55 CDT 2011



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Ihnen [mailto:os10rules at gmail.com]
> Sent: 16 August 2011 11:57
> To: Leigh Porter
> Cc: Bryan Irvine; Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX); nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: How long is your rack?
> 
> 
> On Aug 16, 2011, at 3:03 AM, Leigh Porter wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Bryan Irvine [mailto:sparctacus at gmail.com]
> >> Sent: 15 August 2011 17:42
> >> To: Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX)
> >> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> >> Subject: Re: How long is your rack?
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX)
> >> <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:
> >>> I hope someone will explain the operational relevance
> >>> of this ...
> >>>
> >>> Sun V100         FreeBSD firewall/border gateway
> >>> Sun V100         Plan 9 kernel porting test bed
> >>> Sun V100         OpenBSD build/test/port box
> >>> Intel 8-core     Solaris fileserver and zones host
> >>> AMDx4            Random OS workstation crash box
> >>> Epia-EK          Plan 9 terminal
> >>> MacBook x        Snow Leopard build/test host
> >>> Intel-mumble-ITX Win2K8.2 development host
> >>> Supermicro XLS7A Plan 9 File server
> >>> Supermicro XLS7A Plan 9 CPU/Auth server
> >>> Sun V100         Oracle (blech) new-Solaris test/porting box
> >>> Sun V100         crashbox for *BSD firewall failover tests
> >>> Sun V100         *BSD ham radio stuff, plus Plan9 terminal
> >>>                 kernal testing.
> >>
> >> OK, you've piqued my interest.  What use have you found for Plan 9?
> >>
> >
> > How do you guys find time for all this? I used to have a couple of
> racks of boxes in the basement, then I got married, had three kids and
> started a Theology PhD program.. Now anything I do at home is purely
> practical.
> >
> > I took on some ideas for backup though, so I am sorting out a
> backblaze account and using Randy's fantastic sync thing that he
> mentioned. I really do not want 18 months of research to vanish.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Leigh Porter
> >
> 
> One thing about Backblaze is they don't have redundant sites. They have
> only one facility so if a giant meteor takes it out your data is gone.
> Amazon's S3 is the way to go for data that matters.
> 
> 
> Greg

I actually used S3 for a while and it was pretty good. I just need a single off-site backup dump.

What do people use to automatically sync windows/mac/Linux desktops to something? I am using sugarsync at the moment, I would rather do something myself to sync say whenever I connect to my home network to a home server.

--
Leigh




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