My trouble with bonded interfaces

Date April 21, 2009

In an effort to improve the redundancy of our network, I have all of our blade servers configured to have bonded network interfaces. Bonding the interfaces in linux means that eth0 and eth1 form together like Voltron into bond0, an interface that can be "high availability", meaning if one physical port (or the device it […]

Tape Labeling in AMANDA

Date March 20, 2009

Alright, I'm once again appealing to people with more experience than I have. Waist deep in learning AMANDA, I have questions about tape labeling. I'm attempting to find the best practices for labeling tapes, both physically (via barcode stickers on the tape) and the "logical" label written using the 'amlabel' command. Anyone who knows better, […]

How to ask questions on the internet

Date February 22, 2009

This was originally written on October 23rd, 2007 and post in my livejournal. It ends short, but the idea isn't too bad, and the content isn't yet out of date. As the internet has become ubiquitous over the past decade, it has become our primary research tool. Seemingly endless in the knowledge it contains, we […]