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RE: How long is your rack?
From: Leigh Porter <leigh.porter () ukbroadband com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:11:55 +0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Ihnen [mailto:os10rules () gmail com]
Sent: 16 August 2011 11:57
To: Leigh Porter
Cc: Bryan Irvine; Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX); nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: How long is your rack?

On Aug 16, 2011, at 3:03 AM, Leigh Porter wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Irvine [mailto:sparctacus () gmail com]
Sent: 15 August 2011 17:42
To: Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX)
Cc: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: How long is your rack?

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX)
<lyndon () orthanc ca> wrote:
I hope someone will explain the operational relevance
of this ...

Sun V100         FreeBSD firewall/border gateway
Sun V100         Plan 9 kernel porting test bed
Sun V100         OpenBSD build/test/port box
Intel 8-core     Solaris fileserver and zones host
AMDx4            Random OS workstation crash box
Epia-EK          Plan 9 terminal
MacBook x        Snow Leopard build/test host
Intel-mumble-ITX Win2K8.2 development host
Supermicro XLS7A Plan 9 File server
Supermicro XLS7A Plan 9 CPU/Auth server
Sun V100         Oracle (blech) new-Solaris test/porting box
Sun V100         crashbox for *BSD firewall failover tests
Sun V100         *BSD ham radio stuff, plus Plan9 terminal
                kernal testing.

OK, you've piqued my interest.  What use have you found for Plan 9?

How do you guys find time for all this? I used to have a couple of
racks of boxes in the basement, then I got married, had three kids and
started a Theology PhD program.. Now anything I do at home is purely

I took on some ideas for backup though, so I am sorting out a
backblaze account and using Randy's fantastic sync thing that he
mentioned. I really do not want 18 months of research to vanish.

Leigh Porter

One thing about Backblaze is they don't have redundant sites. They have
only one facility so if a giant meteor takes it out your data is gone.
Amazon's S3 is the way to go for data that matters.


I actually used S3 for a while and it was pretty good. I just need a single off-site backup dump.

What do people use to automatically sync windows/mac/Linux desktops to something? I am using sugarsync at the moment, I 
would rather do something myself to sync say whenever I connect to my home network to a home server.


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