Archive for December, 2007

Slow Browsing of Network Drives

December 16th, 2007 1 comment

One frustrating thing I noticed after using Vista was what seemed to be a compatibility issue with Windows 2003 Server 64bit Edition. Browsing network shares and folders on the server from the Vista machine was painfully slow. It would take five plus seconds to just display a directory listing or open a text file. After an hour or so of searching Google I found the answer. Read more…

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Useful Mdadm Commands

December 16th, 2007 1 comment

Below is a collection of commands for mdadm that I have found useful. Use these at your own risk. Read more…

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RAID Explained

December 16th, 2007 No comments

RAID, which stands for “redundant array of independent” disks provides a way to group disks into one volume and/or provide fault tolerance. There are three way to implement RAID: hardware, a combination of hardware/software, and software only. Read more…

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Installing Debian/Ubuntu on an Existing RAID/LVM

December 13th, 2007 No comments

I like to test all the possible scenarios before putting a server into production. One of these tests was whether I could reinstall linux without disturbing the RAID arrays. Unfortunately the Debian and Ubuntu installers do not make this easy. When you reach the partitioning stage it will just show you the physical drives with the linux raid partitions and not the md devices. Here are the steps that worked for me. Read more…

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