Large filesystem “support”

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I’ve written recently on how to handle systems with very large storage subsystems. One would think that as we make our way through 2009 that the supporting tools for such large filesystems are at the top of their game, but as I’ve been playing with 24TB of storage I’ve realised that this is hardly the […]

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Standards? Who needs standards?

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Anyone in the sysadmin or developer worlds will know many examples of flagrant violations of standards in the IT world. Some are perpetrated by our coworkers, but a surprisingly high amount are perpetrated by vendors. Not all of them are by Microsoft, either! One big win for systems administration at Anchor is our use of […]

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Filebucketing to the MAXXXXX

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Every now and then we see an example of application failure so astounding it literally brings tears to our eyes. We have a client whose legacy application is unfortunately still running on an ancient version of Oracle Weblogic and which must be maintained until the new, flashy .NET version of their site is complete. We […]

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A tale of two drives

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It’s no secret that we’d rather be working on Linux than Windows here at Anchor. It is, by and large, much more annoying to actually get anything done, but it also just breaks in opaque and unexplained ways. O Windowes, let me count the ways in which you are broken! This is one such problem […]

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