Archive for September, 2008

USA preparing for civil unrest?

It seems that the U.S. government seems to think there is some impending calamity ahead, as it will be deploying the army on home soil for the first time.
What problem does the government foresee? Who knows, but if they’re making it public by putting this info on the internet then it’s obviously not that [...]

FAA using ZFS

Quote from eWeek.com:
The embattled FAA, which has suffered a number of embarrassing flight-plan system crashes this year, has upgraded its legacy internal business systems to a new open-systems server and storage infrastructure supplied by Sun Microsystems and an IP network provided by Cisco Systems. If all goes as planned, this architecture may replace critical systems [...]

Link list: September 2008

Here are a few selected links from my trawl through the blogosphere and information super highway, aka The Internet for September 2008. As always, as with any information you read, check for authenticity by doing your own research. Enjoy!

Home Fileserver: Active Directory Integration

Matt Harrison wrote to me recently, to notify me about a guide he’d written showing how to integrate a ZFS-based OpenSolaris fileserver with Microsoft Active Directory.
His guide covers all the necessary areas like: configuring Kerberos, synchronizing time/dates, enabling the CIFS server, joining the domain, user and group mapping, ZFS datasets, setting ACLs and auto-sharing [...]

Home Fileserver: RAIDZ expansion

Recently I decided to expand the storage capacity of my ZFS home fileserver’s ZFS storage pool, which was configured to use a single RAIDZ vdev comprising of three 750 GB drives.
I wanted to expand the RAIDZ vdev by adding one extra 750 GB drive.
As you may or may not be aware, it is currently not [...]