2.5 Admins 30: Hot storage

The OVH data center fire and related tales, drama with WireGuard in FreeBSD, why you should plug your flash drives in regularly, and more.

 

News

OVH data centre destroyed by fire in Strasbourg

OVH outlines recovery plan as French data centres smoulder

OVH founder says UPS fixed up day before blaze is early suspect as source of data centre destruction

Hard lessons learned from the OVH datacenter blaze

In-kernel WireGuard is on its way to FreeBSD and the pfSense router

Painful Lessons Learned in Security and Community

FreeBSD kernel-mode WireGuard moves forward out-of-tree

 

Feedback

Mitigating bitrot with checksums, and why flash isn’t any good as cold storage.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 29: Supply pain

Why it’s so hard to build a PC these days, finding help for ZFS issues, getting started with a homebrew router, and more.

 

Plugs

The history of ARM and FreeBSD

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Discussion

We talk about why it’s so hard to find PC parts and peripherals at the moment. Jim wrote an article about buying a gaming PC.

 

Free consulting

We were asked about how to get help with ZFS issues, encrypting the root partition on ZFS, and how to get started with a homebrew router.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 28: Cluster fsck

Why hard disks will be around for ever, bad news for VR, slowdown from disk I/O, and when clustering isn’t necessarily the best solution.

 

Plugs

Register for Open Source 101

OpenZFS: dRAID is coming

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News

Seagate: Why SSDs will not kill disk drives

Google Cardboard is no longer for sale

 

Free consulting

We were asked about I/O wait on Linux, and clustering Linux machines.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 27: Learning to say no

Where we draw the line when supporting friends and family, monitoring SSL certs, ZFS on single drives, Chromium finally cleans up its act, and more in this feedback-filled episode.

 

Feedback

Chromium finally fixes its DNS issue, a Samba AD server called Zentyal, firewalls, Unraid and SnapRAID, xCloud, and Nagios plugins.

 

Free consulting

We were asked about ZFS on single drives, and how best to support enthusiastic amateur friends. Jim mentioned Sanoid.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 26: RISCy acquisition

Bad news for LastPass users, why Nvidia probably won’t buy Arm, what happens to our servers if we disappear, and using the cloud to avoid bottlenecks.

 

Plugs

FreeBSD Jails – The beginning of Containers

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News

Changes to LastPass Free

Nvidia wants to buy CPU designer Arm—Qualcomm is not happy about it

 

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We were asked about bus factor mitigation, and caching data from a home server in the cloud.

 

 

 

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2.5 Admins 25: Fiat gaming

Stadia and game streaming, Bitcoin and Linux quirks in your feedback, and building a home server for more than just storage.

 

Plugs

Simple and Secure VPN in FreeBSD – Introducing WireGuard

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News/discussion

Focusing on Stadia’s future as a platform, and winding down SG&E

 

Feedback

Follow-up on Bitcoin, and historical quirks of Linux.

 

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We were asked about the best way to build a genral-purpose home server.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 24: Stonk amplification

Reddit trolls Wall Street, bad news for Parler’s new host, why you should learn iptables, and backing up S3-compatible buckets.

 

Plugs

History of FreeBSD Part 4: BSD and TCP/IP

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News

Understanding /r/wallstreetbets

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

 

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We were asked about firewall managers and backing up S3-compatible buckets.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 23: Bitcoin hundredaire

The Bitcoin price is booming again so we take the chance to laugh at Allan for selling too early, then we discuss some of your emails including Arm/x86 combos, switching to Ubuntu, and the importance of using a UPS.

 

Discussion

The world’s cryptocurrency is now worth more than $1 trillion

 

Feedback

Reproducibility, Arm and x86 in one machine, managing Ubuntu servers as a Red Hat user, and attracting more devs to FreeBSD.

 

Free Consulting

We were asked about redundant, and uninterruptible power supplies.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 22: Unexpected migrations

Why Parler is unlikely to come back any time soon, free RHEL, and using a VPS to subvert VPN limits.

 

Plugs

Exploring Swap on FreeBSD

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News

Amazon cuts off Parler’s Web hosting following Apple, Google bans

CentOS is gone—but RHEL is now free for up to 16 production servers

 

Free Consulting

We were asked about using a VPS to avoid limits on the number of devices connected to a VPN.

 

 

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2.5 Admins 21: Reproducible errors

The merits of ECC RAM, why reproducible builds are a good idea, and where to buy used equipment.

 

Plugs

Webinar: Introducing OpenZFS 2.0

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News/Discussion

Linus Torvalds rails at Intel for ‘killing’ the ECC industry

Why don’t PCs use error correcting RAM? “Because Intel,” says Linus

You don’t need reproducible builds

 

Free consulting

We were asked about the best places to buy used equipment.

 

 

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