May 212016
 

Every year PGCon holds a charity auction as part of the closing session. All proceeds go to The Ottawa Mission, a local group. The auction includes items you would keep as art, and some you would consume before you left town. Others, such as empty paper bags or cardboard boxes are left in the recycling […]

Apr 132016
 

I upgraded my pfSense box to 2.3 last night. Here is what I got: uname -a FreeBSD bast.int.unixathome.org 10.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE #4 05adf0a(RELENG_2_3_0): Mon Apr 11 19:09:19 CDT 2016 root@factory23-amd64-builder:/builder/factory-230/tmp/obj/builder/factory-230/tmp/FreeBSD-src/sys/pfSense amd64 These are the package repos they are using (as taken from pkg -vv): Repositories: pfSense-core: { url : “pkg+http://firmware.netgate.com/pkg/pfSense_factory-v2_3_0_amd64-core”, enabled : yes, priority : […]

Mar 062016
 

I have recently added two 480 GB SSDs to a 10 x HDD raidz2 system. The SSDs will be mainly used for spooling to tape during backups, but I’m going to use a small part of it for a SLOG. Not all systems benefits from a SLOG (Separate intent LOG), but synchronous writes, such as […]

Mar 022016
 

Last night, I moved a SAS card and had to renumber some devices. I also moved two SSDs into the same box (see photos). Those SSDs were the boot drives from the system from which I pulled the SAS drive. That box, tape01, contains the Bacula configuration file I need for this new box. I […]

Mar 022016
 

Last night, I added a SAS card into a box which is connected to a tape library (photos here). After starting up the box, Nagios reported that the tape device was no longer present. I first added such checks back in 2012 and updated them for more recent acquisitions. This means that the copy-to-tape jobs […]

Feb 272016
 

I do have a FreeBSD-11 box, cuppy: $ uname -a FreeBSD cuppy.int.unixathome.org 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r279394: Sat Feb 28 21:01:21 UTC 2015 dan@cuppy.unixathome.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 $ That box is used mostly for testing and/or erasing DLT tapes. The current status of that box is not healthy. It’s running fine, but it is not optimal: Let’s […]

Feb 182016
 

These appeared overnight: Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA48. ACB: 25 00 90 a8 f0 40 4b 00 00 00 f0 00 Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: ATA Status Error Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): ATA status: 51 (DRDY SERV ERR), error: 40 (UNC ) Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: […]