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Message 531794 - Posted: 15 Mar 2007, 23:08:09 UTC

Let's see. RAID systems... There were a couple of quick "hangs" in the whole system as our Network Appliance rebooted itself as we tried to add new disks. And I was tweaking with the SnapAppliance and purposefully failed the questionable drive that crapped out yesterday.

There was a longer outage in the afternoon as we had to reboot kryten again for the usual reasons. This time, though, I fsck'ed the upload directories as Eric spotted some file system corruption yesterday. This took a while, but did get fixed, and everything came up normally. Actually I'm still coaxing the splitters back to life as I type this. Eric just said the fsck cleared up problems we were having sync'ing disks with bruno - so that project is back on track. Maybe next week we'll have a new server in play.

A large chunk of my day was spent cleaning up the other lab so I could set up our new Dell 64-bit system. Dave bought this for BOINC development, and it's running Windows Vista. This was my first time playing with the new OS (I'm buried under unix/OS X otherwise all day).

Drink machine ate my $1.25. It's its own friendly way of reminding me not to purchase the junk it purveys.

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Message 531802 - Posted: 15 Mar 2007, 23:14:17 UTC - in response to Message 531794.

Let's see. RAID systems... There were a couple of quick "hangs" in the whole system as our Network Appliance rebooted itself as we tried to add new disks. And I was tweaking with the SnapAppliance and purposefully failed the questionable drive that crapped out yesterday.

There was a longer outage in the afternoon as we had to reboot kryten again for the usual reasons. This time, though, I fsck'ed the upload directories as Eric spotted some file system corruption yesterday. This took a while, but did get fixed, and everything came up normally. Actually I'm still coaxing the splitters back to life as I type this. Eric just said the fsck cleared up problems we were having sync'ing disks with bruno - so that project is back on track. Maybe next week we'll have a new server in play.

A large chunk of my day was spent cleaning up the other lab so I could set up our new Dell 64-bit system. Dave bought this for BOINC development, and it's running Windows Vista. This was my first time playing with the new OS (I'm buried under unix/OS X otherwise all day).

Drink machine ate my $1.25. It's its own friendly way of reminding me not to purchase the junk it purveys.

- Matt


Thanks Matt ;)

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Message 531826 - Posted: 15 Mar 2007, 23:43:07 UTC - in response to Message 531794.
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Drink machine ate my $1.25. It's its own friendly way of reminding me not to purchase the junk it purveys.

And to think that you dream of good healthy locally produced food!

Reminds me of the scene on the Heart of Gold where all ship's resources were blindly dedicated to vending the perfect cup of tea. Meanwhile...

And I won't ask about Vista!

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Message 531834 - Posted: 15 Mar 2007, 23:51:50 UTC - in response to Message 531826.

Drink machine ate my $1.25. It's its own friendly way of reminding me not to purchase the junk it purveys.

And to think that you dream of good healthy locally produced food!


I was waiting for somebody to call me on that. I work on a hill away from civilization. The closest food source by a longshot are some lame vending machines. Once every 6-12 months I cave and get a treat. So sue me.

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Message 531859 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 0:22:02 UTC - in response to Message 531834.

... I cave and get a treat. So sue me.

Who's Sue?!

;-)

My occasional unhealthy treat is some chocolate. Usually so occasional that the chocolate has gone discloured from repeated temperature cycling! Otherwise, much less occasionally there's a beer or few... :-)

Hang in there,

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Message 531862 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 0:24:21 UTC - in response to Message 531826.

And I won't ask about Vista!

Good luck,
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I was kinda waiting for you to jump in on that! ;-)
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Message 531877 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 0:56:42 UTC - in response to Message 531794.

Let's see. RAID systems... There were a couple of quick "hangs" in the whole system as our Network Appliance rebooted itself as we tried to add new disks. And I was tweaking with the SnapAppliance and purposefully failed the questionable drive that crapped out yesterday.

There was a longer outage in the afternoon as we had to reboot kryten again for the usual reasons. This time, though, I fsck'ed the upload directories as Eric spotted some file system corruption yesterday. This took a while, but did get fixed, and everything came up normally. Actually I'm still coaxing the splitters back to life as I type this. Eric just said the fsck cleared up problems we were having sync'ing disks with bruno - so that project is back on track. Maybe next week we'll have a new server in play.

A large chunk of my day was spent cleaning up the other lab so I could set up our new Dell 64-bit system. Dave bought this for BOINC development, and it's running Windows Vista. This was my first time playing with the new OS (I'm buried under unix/OS X otherwise all day).

Drink machine ate my $1.25. It's its own friendly way of reminding me not to purchase the junk it purveys.

- Matt

Do you have the ability to use VxVM file systems?

VxVM can speed up the 'fsck' time since only changes needs to be sync'd.

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Message 531904 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 1:44:33 UTC - in response to Message 531834.

Do you work near the 'ring' (ALS)? If so, I feel your vending machine pain, having to work there for 24h shifts once. Pretty far from anything, but when I found 'anything' it was 'nothing' much at all.

Drink machine ate my $1.25. It's its own friendly way of reminding me not to purchase the junk it purveys.

And to think that you dream of good healthy locally produced food!


I was waiting for somebody to call me on that. I work on a hill away from civilization. The closest food source by a longshot are some lame vending machines. Once every 6-12 months I cave and get a treat. So sue me.

- Matt


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Message 531910 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 1:58:33 UTC

::pockets $1.25:: hee hee hee hee
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Message 531957 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 3:32:21 UTC

I had to post after seeing the vending machine stuff. I put around $5 into those beasts every day. Too lazy to make lunch in the morning, so I eat out of the machines. Perhaps someone should combine the Pink Floyd songs "Money" and "Welcome to the Machine" and make it a vending machine tune.

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Message 532180 - Posted: 16 Mar 2007, 14:13:05 UTC - in response to Message 531910.

::pockets $1.25:: hee hee hee hee


Officer it woz im, he just admitted it, throw the book at im!

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