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Thoughts and feelings on data storage implementations after four years of immersion.

This post is a commentary on my experiences so far with data storage and networking in a power-user-home-environment. With the intended audience being a person who is considering how to store their data.

With bit rot being something I’ve personally experienced long ago and lost data to, I couldn’t imagine storing my data on anything but ZFS from now on. Getting the correct software and hardware configuration just right for your use and needs is tough. I hope this post can illuminate your way if you are still trying to achieve data storage nirvana. Continue reading

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Temperature monitoring with hourly reports to a CSV file.

I hacked this script together for an old good friend of mine. Recently one of his NAS drives bit the dust and among many of the paranoid questions I inquired was “Do you know the recent temperatures of the drives?” … Continue reading

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How to keep photos safe while on vacation.

This is a script I wrote to backup a friend‘s photos from his Compact Flash cards to both a USB drive and a remote server while he visiting Japan for the next month. This script also verifies data transfers by … Continue reading

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Displaying SATA hard drive temperatures on Solaris 11 Express.

Coming from FreeNAS I used to pull up the Disk Info page on the WebGUI to conveniently check the hard drive temperatures. I did this mostly out of curiosity at the time, as the drives had a 120mm fan per three … Continue reading

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A script to clean my car radio’s media thumbdrive of hidden files upon ejecting from OSX.

I bought a car stereo for the first time ever, one of it’s many features is a USB connection on the faceplate. I bought the smallest thumb drive I could find, removed the plastic housing, and have left it permanently … Continue reading

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