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Now that we are growing strong as a community, I figured that it was time to update the introductory post.

WELCOME to the Linux Data Storage community my fellow Linux (and open source) aficionados!

We have built up this community to encourage both novice and experts alike, in the field of data storage and how it relates to open source technologies. While this community is geared primarily toward Linux, you are still invited to post related non-Linux open source topics.

If your interests are filesystems, data backup / recovery, portable & LAN based storage, there is a section for you....and plenty more. There is also a section for more advanced topics ranging from RAID, Logical Volume Management, etc.

Our only guidelines to posting topics and or comments are as follow:

* Please post topics under their appropriate category.
* No spamming allowed.
* Please be respectful of others when posting topics / comments.
* Racially offensive, abusive, obscene, profane or otherwise socially unacceptable language, literal or implied, and pejorative name-calling (expressed or implied) are prohibited at all times.
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Petros Koutoupis
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A little nerd humor.
 
* FAVORITE JOKE *
A RAID member disk walks into a bar. Bartender asks what's wrong?
"Parity error."
"Yeah, you look a bit off." via @SwiftOnSecurity

#Funny   #Sysadmin   #Joke   #IT   #Unix   #Linux   #Hardware  
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Ravi Kumar

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Secure way to login wihtout entering username and password Using Putty. Setup Passwordless connection using Pageant from windows machine, Its very useful when you want run a scripts from windows.
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Petros Koutoupis
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Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.
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What is the best distributed FS for normal files? I am reprogramming a few NAS devices for use in an Orange Pi PC cluster.
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If two nodes, use drbd8 and ocfs2. More nodes, use drbd9. Assuming you want to write to each machine at the same time.... Otherwise use drbd and any fs you want...
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Petros Koutoupis
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Containers can be considered the third wave in service provision after physical boxes (the first wave) and virtual machines (the second wave). Instead of working with complete servers (hardware or virtual), you have virtual operating systems, which are far more lightweight.
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Jeremy Mordkoff

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Can anyone recommend a 6Gbps SAS HBA and linux distribution? I need to build a backup server. I have a Tandberg T24 and a HP half-height LTO-6 tape drive. I would prefer Centos but all options are on the table.
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The most of my experience is with LSI HBAs. The best part of their HBAs is that the drivers are in the mainline kernel and have been supported by most modern distributions for nearly a decade. So, if you plug in a 6Gb SAS HBA from LSI, the mpt2sas kernel module should automatically detect on CentOS (Red Hat) and even Ubuntu Server. 
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New release, version 3.2. The following changes have been made to the code:

- Replaced procfs management to sysfs.
- Identified & corrected a couple of memory leaks.
- Massive code cleanup (intended for kernel submission).
- Minor code optimizations (slight performance improvements).
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Open Source Topics on Volume Management, RAID, File System, Data Backups, High Availability, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Clustering, and many more; as it relates to Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Windows, and more.
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I just noticed this (introduced in 4.2), which is kind of neat. I had worked with a very early iteration of similar code also produced by Intel for NVDIMM technologies. I wonder how much has changed since....
#ramdrive   #ramdisk  #linux #kerneldevelopment #ssd   #flash   #nvdimm  
Parent directory · File · Kconfig, 2488 bytes. File · Makefile, 443 bytes. C file · blk.c, 9738 bytes. C file, btt.c, 35962 bytes. C file · btt.h, 5511 bytes. C file, btt_devs.c, 10195 bytes. C file · bus.c, 17307 bytes. C file, core.c, 10817 bytes. C file · dimm.c, 2180 bytes ...
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Petros Koutoupis
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Software Defined Storage  - 
 
 
Open source servers are a good choice for many enterprise storage needs. Here are five excellent tools that are ready to help you build and deploy.
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Open source? Check. Flash storage? Check. Faster than a bat out of heck? Check, check.
What do you get when you put open-source software and flash drives together? The first open-source software-defined storage array.
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BAE Systems is looking for a Storage Area Network Specialist in New Malden, UK #job #ITjobs #analyst #cloud #software #hardware
Click the link provided to see the complete job description.
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Ravi Kumar

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Thin provisioning:    Thin provisioning is used in large environment because we can assign the more space than what we have in current environment.   If we take an example that, if you have 1TB storage space in SAN still you ...
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Petros Koutoupis
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Software Defined Storage  - 
 
 
Experience new enterprise class SDS features & product enhancements in #RedHat #Gluster #Storage 3.1 - Learn more! http://red.ht/1Po5E6N
This Release Notes provides high-level coverage of the improvements and additions that have been implemented in Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1.
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RIFT.io ( http://www.riftio.com ) has an opening for a linux sysadmin/devops/IT engineer, and a release engineer and a contract opening for a linux engineer to port some stuff from FC20 to RHEL 7.1. All opening in Burlington, MASS. Contact  me privately. 
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Petros Koutoupis
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I know I already posted on this, but here is another article....
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.
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