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General Discussion / Re: Anyone at AWS re:Invent ?
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:32:22 PM »
 Yup. It's s bit crazy. Cisco live was much more organized. This feels more free for all, for everything.

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General Discussion / Anyone at AWS re:Invent ?
« on: October 07, 2015, 11:12:21 AM »
Probably not but let's grab a beer. I know there's a Riot contingency here but I can't sit in on their talk. Competes with something I need to see more. Good luck.

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Synth's Book Club / Re: Critical Failures
« on: October 04, 2015, 01:57:45 PM »
seems highly rated on amazon too. thanks.

Synth's Book Club / Re: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
« on: October 04, 2015, 01:56:31 PM »
I also hate typing on my phone

My kingdom for internet access on something with a keyboard

will phone work with bluetooth keyboard ?

General Discussion / Re: College football thread
« on: October 04, 2015, 01:54:46 PM »
Yeah, when firing on all cylinders, we're a top 5 team. We have not fired on all cylinder yet. Yes, Fournette is a fucking man amongst boys, but if you hang it all on him we will lose and/or he will get hurt. He's a good kid and deserves some NFL money as soon as he can get it. QB play by the younger Harris has been decent. He's barely got any touch on the short throws, though he has made some improvement from the none he showed last year. His receivers need to represent better if they want more passes to come their way - which we need to open up the running game in the SEC. Luckily we have a few more girl scout games until we get to the meat of the SEC, but we won't know how good we really are until then.

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 30, 2015, 10:46:12 PM »
This FINALLY got situated about a week ago. There were some firewall issues, then routing issues, but I finally got all the Boss' data backed up, and some old projects with large data sets backed up. Haven't checked ACLs yet. I still need to make a replica of our main file server, then see if I should keep running nightly Robocopy scripts from a Windows server, or see if rsync would be best with 2 SMB shares on a Mac Mini.

Spamalot / Re: Hey Daums
« on: September 23, 2015, 02:06:29 PM »

Spamalot / Re: Hell's Club
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:04:25 PM »
that was awesome

Spamalot / Re: On the bus to NYC to see John Oliver
« on: September 17, 2015, 11:04:14 PM »
fuckin awesome.

Spamalot / Re: Hey guys remember Baneden
« on: September 16, 2015, 03:42:11 PM »
Ageless is bringing his A-game to this thread.

enjoyed Jaws reference would do business w/ again

Spamalot / Re: Quiznos rustles Burning Man
« on: September 14, 2015, 06:48:59 PM »
wish I could go. too chicken shit to go by myself, but I'd probably have more fun doing it that way. just get the fuck away from everyone for a bit.

Spamalot / Re: @agelesswrongster
« on: September 14, 2015, 02:31:39 PM »
Well, you DID ruin your own land. They just didn't want you to ruin theirs.

Spamalot / Re: On the bus to NYC to see John Oliver
« on: September 14, 2015, 12:00:33 PM »
so fucking jealous. you suck!

Spamalot / Re: tzt artists - request
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:56:38 PM »
that's very cool.

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 10, 2015, 07:50:45 PM »
Sweet. I get to be a guinea pig. Well, it's really just a hedge against total failure of the, probably, 10 year old NetApp going tits up. At the end of the day, if I saved the data I could probably still come out a hero, since current leadership let us get to this point anyway.

I'll let you know how it goes whenever I get a test run going.

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 08, 2015, 06:48:45 PM »
Oh, and I'm not sure how long I will carry the VDI torch. I won't have access to $$$ until I am named Lead after the end of year, but I am betting we pay a shitload to maintain it properly. Once we lose another ~80 people, it may just not be worth it. Once I consolidate workloads to using all the same management tools, plus modular imaging, I think I can easily pick up a lot of the benefits that VDI gives (us). I could always spin up an occasional desktop VM on the server nodes, to support external collaborators that need access to our infrastructure and software. Also, with the money saved, I might try to implement a desktop backup solution, which seems weird why we never had one before, since we are a data centric business. I won't even mention that I don't think we properly license our virtual workloads to begin with.... Another place that money could be used.

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 08, 2015, 06:39:35 PM »
Thanks for jumping in Truf, I was hoping you would swing by, too. Any thoughts on the ACLs surviving CIFS to CIFS copies, when one location is on another/outside storage location? Have you ever done this for a customer (IIRC you're a CoLo admin?)

So, it looks like ExtremeIO and Nimble are offering similar benefits? Ability to scale both up and out, as needed. What else may I be missing? Also, how will hyperconverged architectures affect this market segment? Seems like vSAN might compete here too, with on-board SSD's in your compute nodes, yes?

Spamalot / Re: Hey Daums
« on: September 05, 2015, 11:54:00 PM »
keep the streak alive. you're doing too good.

Spamalot / Re: Hit pedestrian in China = FINISH HIM
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:30:31 PM »

General Discussion / Re: FF 2015
« on: September 04, 2015, 09:55:33 PM »
which FF thread do you freaks want stickied?

The problem is, this:
Less than 7% of the private sector benefit from anything you have googled

is not true, or rather is an effect of:

Unions get "smeared" because of the host of things I've pointed out. Union membership will be lower again next year because of how terrible they are.

It's disconcerting that you or AD even question my  point that unions aren't situational and they aren't for a specific type of worker. They either work, or they don't. Currently they don't.

Yes, I'm willing to agree that only 7% of the work force is in Unions, but they have definitely benefited from Unions of Christmas past. That's the issue here.

General Discussion / Re: College football thread
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:30:57 AM »
This may be another year where I can't keep up due to work, plus we changed cable providers on the road to cutting the cord, to get a better deal and lost some channels (kept 1 SEC though). We're ranked pretty well right now.

Spamalot / Re: Just covering "One" on a Ukelele, no big deal
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:27:20 AM »

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 03, 2015, 07:43:37 PM »
gotcha. thanks.

I can also probably deduce from current usage how/why I should configure things in the future.

Also, I was going to just drop a Mac Mini with a USB3 and a Thunderbolt external disks and do it that way, from my Racks at LAN speeds, but we already have a 10GbE link to them any way and how to access this storage we bought has already come up again in the last day, so I do need to figure this out one way or another. My google-fu was weak for checking basic questions like, will CIFS to NFS destroy Windows ACLs (I'm pretty sure yes) and can you use rsync on CIFS shares (like using the Mac Mini as sync host), and finally will CIFS to CIFS copies between non-domain members preserve Windows ACLs.

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 03, 2015, 06:59:18 PM »
yeah, we just bought it and a whole NetApp setup too, for VMware (Servers + VDI), and grid/project storage. Of course that means I will have to figure out how to support complicated storage appliances for the next 5+ years with 0 experience. That's what I was getting at, as far as how to administer storage, though also the basic shit like when/what RAIDs to use behind the scenes.

I finally caved and admitted my ignorance asking WTF he means.

Tech Heads / Re: Storage Administration question
« on: September 03, 2015, 04:59:08 PM »
If they don't, virtual SANs will certainly kill the NetApps due to commoditization of direct attached storage.

As for ACLs, I don't care if they are readable on the other site, so long as they are there and unmodified during a copy back, if necessary.

Backstory: my coast was never meant to have a datacenter. We have always leveraged our main campus in Maryland for that. But, as it always goes, some infrastructure has creeped in over the years. We eventually got 2 "Big RAM" boxes several years ago and an out of support NetApp to handle holding the data for computation. Even though everyone was told, "this is out of support and can die at any moment" and "we aren't going to back any of this up" it has come to handle storage for just about everything on this coast. Now, some of it may have been replicated to the East Coast, to run on the grid, but not enough to avert disaster I am sure.

This all came to light again, now that this will become my headache as we slowly kill the MD office. The Datacenter, and a lot of newly purchased NetApp and Isilon storage, is heading this way before Dec 31. I just need a DR spot to hold the ~4TB of data that's not backed up here, until storage comes online and we can kill these old hosts, or at least repurpose them to less dire tasks.

This "other site" was initially presented as NFS, but due to the Windows ACL requirements, they said that they could do CIFS, as well. So is that the deal for the UID request, they are expecting me to use a Linux host to replicate the data? Can you use rsync to replicate CIFS shares and retain ACLs?

Tech Heads / Storage Administration question
« on: September 03, 2015, 02:35:46 PM »
I am woefully unprepared to administer storage, but then again I think it's an easier topic to learn about. Questions:

1) I am in a situation where I need to backup an internal CIFS share (preserving all windows ACLs), disk-to-disk, to what is essentially another storage area, outside our network, at a CoLo; CoLo in this case is actually a University that we have free rack space at, that is also playing the role of ISP. They are asking for a UID from the system I will use to access the share. This is a Windows machine, so what are they really asking for?

2) As long as this is CIFS to CIFS, even though this is not within our domain, the ACLs will persist as meta data during the copy, right?

3) What's a good place to start/continue reading about storage and best practice, including backup topics?   

General Discussion / Re: White man shame thread[Golf]
« on: September 01, 2015, 02:24:26 PM »
If I want to pay to be pissed off, I'll drive to work.

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