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Message 883179 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 23:15:25 UTC

Outage day today. No big news there on the mysql backup/compression front. We're busy building indexes that were lost during the pulse table rebuild, so that's adding some load to the science database. That may slow splitters/assimilators down at points over the next few days. We shall see.

I did shut down server milkyway for good today, which was our last solaris system still running. This makes me sad. In general, I still prefer solaris over linux, for what that's worth. And I definitely have had much better luck with Sun hardware than with anything else.

Lost in radar/ntpckr coding, hence the short note today. Now I have to catch a bus...

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Message 883183 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 23:20:36 UTC - in response to Message 883179.  

Aha! The truth comes out, you Unix geek you! :)


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Message 883224 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 0:51:38 UTC - in response to Message 883179.  

I did shut down server milkyway for good today

That would explain why I can't get any work over there and Travis has been missing.

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Message 883335 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 11:04:06 UTC - in response to Message 883179.  

...

I did shut down server milkyway for good today, which was our last solaris system still running. This makes me sad. In general, I still prefer solaris over linux, for what that's worth. And I definitely have had much better luck with Sun hardware than with anything else.

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So go ahead install solaris on Thumper and use ZFS - should be a lot easier than the md-device juggeling of last week... ;)

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Message 883416 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 16:00:54 UTC - in response to Message 883335.  

...

I did shut down server milkyway for good today, which was our last solaris system still running. This makes me sad. In general, I still prefer solaris over linux, for what that's worth. And I definitely have had much better luck with Sun hardware than with anything else.

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So go ahead install solaris on Thumper and use ZFS - should be a lot easier than the md-device juggeling of last week... ;)

... except that means that SETI would be running two different operating systems instead of standardizing on one Linux distro.

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Message 883506 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 20:34:21 UTC - in response to Message 883416.  

...

I did shut down server milkyway for good today, which was our last solaris system still running. This makes me sad. In general, I still prefer solaris over linux, for what that's worth. And I definitely have had much better luck with Sun hardware than with anything else.

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So go ahead install solaris on Thumper and use ZFS - should be a lot easier than the md-device juggeling of last week... ;)

... except that means that SETI would be running two different operating systems instead of standardizing on one Linux distro.


Then put Solaris on them all.

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Message 883550 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 22:01:56 UTC - in response to Message 883506.  
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... except that means that SETI would be running two different operating systems instead of standardizing on one Linux distro.


Then put Solaris on them all.

If they were asking me, I'd say some sort of BSD seems appropriate.

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Message 883551 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 22:06:06 UTC - in response to Message 883550.  

... except that means that SETI would be running two different operating systems instead of standardizing on one Linux distro.


Then put Solaris on them all.

If they were asking me, I'd say some sort of BSD seems appropriate.


:) Yes, it would be, but we don't know how Matt feels about it, and he's the one who has to deal with most of the System Administration issues it seems (though I could be wrong on that).

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Message 883937 - Posted: 10 Apr 2009, 13:11:24 UTC

Just as a side comment you might want to look at Scientific Linux:
https://www.scientificlinux.org/
It is built off the Red Hat source and is controlled by CERN & FERMI. It is the distro. that we will be migrating to for the ISS (International Space Station) PCS (Portable Computer System) OS in the near future.


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