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RAID Redone

January 29th, 2006 No comments

Found a 300 GB Seagate IDE drive yesterday at a decent price at Circuity City. It will become my new USB backup drive, my current 200 GB USB backup drive will move into my RAID array (losing 80GB in the process), and the current 120 GB drive in the array is being trashed, since its 3 year warranty expired January 8th (21 days ago).

Everything in the raid recovery went well, I shutdown the system, swapped disks, and started back up. After several hours of rebuilding, the array is running again in normal mode and all data is still intact.

Categories: hardware, server

Fun with RAID

January 28th, 2006 No comments

Woke up this morning to find this in my inbox:

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WARNING: Some disks in your RAID arrays seem to have failed!
Below is the content of /proc/mdstat:

Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid5]
md0 : active raid5 sdg1[6] sdf1[5] sde1[4] sdd1[3] sdc1[2] sdb1[7](F) sda1[0]
703121664 blocks level 5, 64k chunk, algorithm 2 [7/6] [U_UUUUU]

unused devices:

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Which means I get to buy a new hard drive today since everything in my RAID is out of warranty, and I don’t have any spare drives at the moment. I’ll be looking for something with a decent warranty and a big trunk.

Categories: hardware, server

Rails on Lighttpd with Apache!

January 21st, 2006 No comments

After struggling all day yesterday, I finally got my typo installs going on Lighttpd with Apache passthough. I think it was the virtual server aspect that kept messing me up, but after 4 hours yesterday, I somehow got it going after 30 seconds of work this morning.

Typo feels much faster now than when it was running on plain Apache2 + FCGI.

Categories: rails, server, software

new hdd

January 16th, 2006 No comments

Picked up a 300 GB SATA Seagate w/16MB Cache hard drive at Frys today for a really nice price (even better after the MIR). It took 75 minutes to copy the 160 GB on my current drive to the new one, and my comp is smoother now. Gotta figure out what to do with my 250 GB SATA now, I’ll probably hold on to it and rebuild my raid array with it, to replace the current 7x120GB.

After that was at Circuit City waiting for Christina to return some stuff and saw that the laptops were picking up some rogue wifi signal (linksys + att dsl) so I downloaded and installed firefox on a couple of them. Then I opened up reviews of the current model in FF and left it open. One got 5/10 at cnet, which is quite a feat.

Categories: hardware

nokia 770

January 15th, 2006 No comments

This is my first post from my nokia 770 internet tablet. This thing has not stopped impressing me since I got it. I have previously owned a palm m100 and a dell axiom w/wifi, but neither come anywhere close to what this thing can do.

So far I have installed openssh, xterm, vncviewer, vim, doom, xchat, gaim, and bash. I briefly tried the built in email app, but ditched it in favor of webmail, which looks so much nicer. All my pim stuff is already done on the web, so the 770 just makes it easier for me to access it. My only issue is that I don’t know how to add stuff to del.icio.us from it.

Categories: hardware

Digg

January 15th, 2006 No comments

The LiveCD List made the front page of Digg again today. Someone made a comment that I may be the most duped Digg, which is pretty cool. Maybe I can get up again for that :)

Categories: ramblings

today was a fun day

January 4th, 2006 No comments

Woke up this morning to my server being partially down. My store was still up, hooray for flat html and apache, but everything else was down. I had to request a reboot. After 330 days of uptime and upgrading every package on the machine several times, including the kernel, it was probably time. Culprit of the semi-crash appeared to be filesystem corruption, which appeared to be fixed while it restarted.

Then, while driving home from work, I was rear ended. Nothing big, just some person driving 5 mph hit my rear bumper as I waited to make a right turn. It’s all scratched up now, so that sucks. I have to clear up the rest of the mess tomorrow. It’s too dark to see the damage right now.

Categories: ramblings