Jul 192015
 

World, please meet varm, the newest addition to my home lab. Some of the hardware has been described in an earlier blog post and not all of the hardware has been installed. But for the record: $ uname -a FreeBSD varm.int.unixathome.org 10.2-BETA2 FreeBSD 10.2-BETA2 #0 r285678M: Sat Jul 18 15:30:34 EDT 2015 allan@Trooper.HML3.ScaleEngine.net:/usr/obj/media/svn/installfix/stable/10/sys/GENERIC amd64

Jul 082015
 

NOTES: All prices exclude taxes and shipping, unless otherwise specified. When a price indicates delivered, it includes delivery and taxes. All prices are in USD. Yes, it’s time to build a new server because my current backup server is running out of space. This server will be used for more than just backups. What else, […]

Jun 102015
 

My disks are full. [dan@knew:~] $ zpool list NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT system 27T 21.4T 5.57T 79% 1.00x ONLINE – [dan@knew:~] $ zpool status pool: system state: ONLINE scan: scrub in progress since Tue Jun 9 03:26:26 2015 12.9T scanned out of 21.5T at 98.1M/s, 25h32m to go 0 repaired, 59.92% […]

Jun 062015
 

I have 5 Raspberry Pi 2 here. I’m going to install FreeBSD 11.x on them. I’ve already done one. The second is started, and now I’m going to write it down so I know what to do the next time. The wiki entry will contain the latest status. The binaries Rasperberry Pi 2 only runs […]

May 102015
 

I recently implemented Fail2ban on a FreeBSD jail host. It monitors log files within the jails, from the host. Offensive IP addresses which act up in one jail will be blocked at the host, thus blocking the rascal IP from all jails. This has been running for about two weeks. Today I added another tool, […]

May 102015
 

I felt I was backing up way too much on my jail server. I was backing up files which would be installed as part of the OS. Let’s look at the esimate: *estimate level=full job=”slocum jail snapshots” Using Catalog “MyCatalog” Connecting to Client slocum-fd at slocum.int.unixathome.org:9102 2000 OK estimate files=2,824,716 bytes=239,568,332,325 * I decided to […]

Apr 172015
 

I noticed this tonight: {:timestamp=>”2015-04-18T01:01:54.363000+0000″, :message=>”Failed parsing date from field”, :field=>”syslog_timestamp”, :value=>”Apr 18 01:01:49″, :exception=>java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid format: “Apr 18 01:01:49″ is malformed at ” 18 01:01:49″, :level=>:warn} It seems this is the cause: For the record, here are all such instances: One day, I’ll come back here and fix that.

Mar 292015
 

I have no idea when I wrote this. It got saved but never published, until today. I recently had the boot drive at one of my servers change. It’s really a VM on a box, but at least it’s running FreeBSD. To fix it, I got a VNC session going to their server, and was […]