so before I tell you all about backing up the openfiler via rsync, I thought I should tell you about how we dealt with the servers themselves, the storages that is.
Just so you understand - I prefer white boxes over brands. Storage-wise anyway.
Why? I’ll explain.
I had to deal with purchasing the storages this past couple of months, so I talked to a lot of dealers.
Man, did they piss me off! You see, they don’t offer to sell you hardware anymore, they offer a solution. Yeah, this new fancy word in the industry. We offer a solution. It’s like they think they invent something so complicated that only they have it, and only they can manage and support it, and eventually you have to pay them like a zillion dollars for something you should call “a solution” and be proud of it.
Archive for ◊ December, 2008 ◊
As promised, the guide for joining of Openfiler to Active Directory.
And a small part of getting in to make a Homedir for every user (not yet tried by me though).
Most of this guide is copied from rossignol’s guide on the forums.
This document was created for use with Openfiler 2.3 final.
Test domain machine is dcnbn.ds. trotfqdn.ab.ca
This document is case sensitive.
dcnbn = domain controler’s netbios name
ds = domain short name
trotfqdn.ab.ca = the rest of the fully qualified domain name.ab.ca
ofnbn = openfiler box’s netbios name
so, it’s night time over here and somehow I don’t feel like talking about computers.
Instead, I wanna tell you about the movies I’ve seen lately and the music I’ve listened to.
Let’s start with the video part.
As for the movies, I can just say that the best movie of this year was definitely the one I saw last week - Zack and Miri make a porno. It was just in the best traditions of Kevin Smith: lots of sophisticated(and not so much) humor, great actors and very nice actresses… and well, some porn:)
Not too much sense in telling you the plot, as you better see it for yourself.
By the way, I liked the way he casted Katie Morgan as Casey, as she is a real porn star, and also… Traci Lords… well, we all know her story. But my true love goes to Elizabeth Banks (Miri), because she’s really close to my definition of a perfect woman.
Anyway, watch it ASAP, you don’t know what you’re missing!
some plugins I found out about last week and now really can’t live without:
Greasemonkey scripts, really.
IMDB pirated version
and the best joke of the week: Pirates of the Amazon.
Those guys really do have sense of humor.
In case you don’t know, you need a Greasemonkey extension to install these.
Pirates of the Amazon website
So I decided to dedicate this first post to some stuff that’s been going on for the past week at work.
We decided to exchange all of our old “Lacie” and “Infrant” NAS units for one normal storage. Finally!
So we bought a white box server, and I set it up with Openfiler OS. Basically, I’m a FreeNAS fan, but the 64bit version is still in alpha stage, so I went for Openfiler, which already is 64bit. (It has to support the 16GB of RAM). Anyway, I don’t remember too many complications at the installation stage, except for the “msdos” and “gpt” issue: had to change the partition label to “gpt” for partitions of more than 2TB(done via parted).
Also, I’ll try to remember posting a “join openfiler to Active Directory domain” guide, as it’s really not that trivial. I’m lucky someone already did that part and published it on the forum.
But what I did have a hell week with was another issue. 2 actually.
First, for some project I was asked to open a share via http/WebDAV protocol, which was supposed to be a two clicks thingy, but turned out to be a 2 days hell.