Panic! At the Filesystem

Replacing disks in a software RAID is a nerve-wracking, stress-inducing, ITIL-remembering, backups-checking activity. And I’ve done it six times in the past week. First round was to replace the 5 disks in my FreeNAS box to upgrade the storage from 8TB to 16TB. Thankfully, ZFS is a stupendously rock-solid volume manager and filesystem. It has […]

Icosiennial

Twenty years ago, I remember feeling hope. Was working a shit job doing overnight front desk at a hotel, night audit. Living in my mother’s rented house. Scratching my ankles every day because the carpets were still tainted from the flea bombs we set while moving in nine months prior. Glaring at the daylight streaming […]

Owncloud and Fail2ban Mismatch

For the past mumble years at home I’ve had an installation of Owncloud running, and one thing that’s been on my To-Do list is to put fail2ban in front of it to inconvenience any bad actors attempting to bruteforce their way into the Owncloud server (use random passwords, yo). I initially installed F2b on my […]

Pile

cd ~ wget somepackage.tar.gz tar -gxf somepackage.tar.gz man tar tar -zxf somepackage.tar.gz cd somepackage-1.23-45 less README less INSTALL ls less INSTALL.DEBIAN ./autogen.sh chmod u+x autogen.sh ./autogen.sh ./configure apt-get install libtool ./configure # grunt make apt-get install lib-dependency1824 make apt-get install lib-dependency692 make # wait 7 minutes apt-get install lib-dependency324 lsb_release -a # google lib-dependency324 on […]

Back Dat NAS Up

Things I have learned this weekend: mysqldump is an important part of your backup workflow, but be sure to flush. CRON WILLS IT, but only if you incant the ancient prayer with “-e“. NFS root_squash is not a vegetable, but it can turn a capable man into one. ZFS listens to xattr and ACL, but […]