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I am in the habit of writing mini-shell scripts to paste into an SVC or Storwize terminal to create mini reports. While the GUI does make all this quite easy, I am quite often remote from the machine, or at the … Continue reading
One of the fun parts of my job is problem solving…. I wont lie… I love it. Step one in problem solving is always the same: define the problem. Step two: get the data needed to solve the problem. Step three: … Continue reading
On September 24, 2014 some new exploits to gain unauthorized access to Unix based systems that have a bash shell were revealed. Known collectively as shellshock it has caused tremendous consternation and activity in the IT industry. What has … Continue reading
Many Australian organizations, both Government and Private Enterprise acquire IT technology through a tender process. No not that kind of tender…. More like this kind of tender (anyone want a bridge shaped like a coat-hanger?). The process of creating and … Continue reading
I once sat in a project meeting in which the Project Manager declared that: Default settings are always the best settings, since they were the ones the vendor made default! While you may think there is some logic in the … Continue reading
Storage space consumption is always a major bone of contention in all data centers. It seems 100 TB of new storage can fill up in a blink of an eye and then you have to buy some more. … Continue reading
This is fascinating stuff that pretty well exactly matches my experience with almost any IT product. Congrats to Backblaze for collecting and sharing this information. Backblaze Blog » How long do disk drives last?.