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More loop devices

More loop devices

I have this very special server at work : a sunfire x4200 8 core 8GB RAM To use the full given power, I tried to install xen on ubuntu, but it were freezing all the time. It seems to be a “TAP” problem, but I couldn’t fix it. So I tried a Debian 5.0.3 dom0, and the problem is slightly different : now the domU won’t find its drives if I use “tap:aio”. Ok, go back to the old “file:”…

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Raid1 to Raid5

Raid1 to Raid5

My new HDD has just arrived ! 1 more terabyte to play with 😀 Now the funny part begins : here’s what I already have in my computer : – 1 x 500GB for all my operating systems – 2 x 1TB RAID1 for my documents $ cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[1] sdc1[0]       976759936 blocks [2/2] [UU]       unused devices: My documents partition…

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Backup-manager

Backup-manager

I’m currently trying to find a backup program that fits my need. I found backup-manager, which seems to be easy to install, easy to use, and does what I want : filesystem backup in tarballs, incremential backups, even database backups or svn backups. On ubuntu, just aptitude it : sudo aptitude install backup-manager The config file is here : /etc/backup-manager.conf. Take the time to fill it correctly, it’s very well explained inside.

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