September 9, 2006 archive

About the system:

Ok, I know the question is coming, so here it is:  This system is running on a Dell PowerEdge 2650 with 2x 2ghz processors and 2GB of RAM.  Running VMWare with 4 virtual machines, only one of which has anything to do with the site. The VM in question is RedHat, the blog site software is …

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Raid as backup? Only if you have your resume spell checked.

So my cousin runs a small ISP in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Nothing special, a few hundred DSL and Dial-Up users, webmail, etc.  A couple of weeks ago, I was down visiting and he was wringing his hands over a technical “glitch.”   Apparently a drive in his raid set had failed and due to either …

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