Security Drama Queens

Okay, at the first moment i was really in fear that we have installed OS images with a nasty new security vulnerability or we installed a solaris version with the...

Future of NFS

Interesting article about NFS at EnterpriseStorageForum - “The Future of NFS Arrives”: I believe that NFSv4.1 is going to make a number of file systems look very bad.

TagCrowd

Nice tool to create a tag cloud based on a website or text apple archiving business c0t0d0s0 comments configuring continue crisis das data defined del der die eastern entry features...

Suicide Thursday

Jedesmal, wenn es mich in Richtung Norden verschlaegt, passiert irgendetwas. Nicht das ich nicht ohnehin schon missmutig in den Tag gestartet bin, nein … etwa kurz vor Krupunder hat sich...

I wish you a merry ... eastern ???

Ich war über Ostern in der Heimat … einfach mal ausspannen. Irgendwie war ich aber Sonntag dazu geneigt zu fragen, was es denn nun Heiligabend geben wuerde. Dieses Bild ist...

Economic crisis

Excellent summary of the sub prime crisis: The Sarbanes-Oxley was put in place to safeguard the economy and the investors from an Enron-like disaster, which compared to the sub-prime crisis...

links for 2008-03-25

How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong (tags: apple business it management technology hissteveness)

Less known Solaris features: SamFS

Pheewww … i´ve finalized my SamFS tutorial, a long text. SamFS is the hierarchical Storage Management Filesystem from sun. Several new concepts, so you have to explain some theory before...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 9: Conclusion

Okay, this was a rather long tutorial and i didn´t even talked about the configuration of tape devices. As i told you before: Only the toes in the atlantic ocean....

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 8: Usecases and future directions

Okay, after all this configuration. How can you use it? Well, the most obivous usage of SamFS is Archiving. And many customers use it for exactly this task: Archiving audio,...

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 7: Working with SamFS

Now we´ve configured a file system and we set up the archiver for it. Now let´s use it. Looking up SamFS specific metadata At first let´s create a test file....

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 6: Configuring disk archiving

Okay, we will use the simplest case of archiving. It´s disk archiving. In this configuration SamFS doesn´t use a tape drive for storing data, it simply uses filesystems, or to...

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 5: Configuring a SamFS filesystem

Okay, now we can configure our first filesystem with SamFS. Prerequisites Before we can configure SamFS, i want to describe the prerequisites for this task: We need some harddisks for...

Less Known Solaris features: SamFS - Part 4: Installation of the packages

It´s quite easy to install SamFS. It´s just installing two packages and answering some questions. Obtaining the binaries At first, you have to download the iso image with the binaries...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 3: The jargon of SamFS

As usual, this technology has it´s own jargon. Thus i will start to define the most important words at first. The circle of live Before defining the jargon, it´s important...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 2: The theory of Hierarchical Storage Management

I think, i should start with the theory of Hierarchical Storage Management(HSM). The technology of managing data and their position on different media isn´t really a widespread feature for most...

Less known Solaris Features: SamFS - Part 1: Introduction

Okay, this is tutorial isn´t really about feature of Solaris itself. But the feature of this tutorial it´s deeply coupled with Solaris. Thus you can view it as an optional...

links for 2008-03-24

Replacing Wire With Laser, Sun Tries to Speed Up Data - New York Times (tags: Sun technology)

links for 2008-03-23

Imitating A Scanner Darkly | Illustrator Techniques (tags: illustrator tutorial photoshop design howto art) INTERNATIONAL EARTH ROTATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEMS SERVICE - Bulletin C The bulletin for announcing leap seconds...

Less known Solaris Features: fuser

You know the problem. You try to unmount a filesystem, but all you get is a “Device Busy”. How do you find the process blocking the unmount? fuser fusers enables...