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Brad Fitzpatrick

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[Feb. 15th, 2001|03:28 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
getting frustrated/discontent these past few hours... there's so much I want to do and need to do with livejournal that nobody knows how to help me with, or that nobody has time to help me. :-/

in other news, i'm getting extremely paranoid about data loss on my personal computers.... i had some minor drive corruption the other day and now i'm set on building myself a reliable file server .... i'm thinking two of these (one per IDE bus), 100 Mbit ethernet card, linux w/ software RAID 1.... in the future i can buy two more if i need more space.
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2001-02-15 03:40 am (UTC)
id help ya if i could :o\
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-15 03:41 am (UTC)

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thanks. :)

jag probably could, but he seems to have little free time also.

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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2001-02-15 10:41 am (UTC)

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ill ask him if he has time :o)

would you rather he call or maill you ?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-15 01:07 pm (UTC)

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that wasn't actually what I needed help with, but thanks. :)

that's just for my personal file storage... no livejournal. i'm not planning on putting much money into it. i already have one 60 gb drive. i don't want to go raid 5.... i don't want that many drives, don't want to buy that many new IDE controllers, don't want to go SCSI, and don't care about performance. all i care about is reliability. instead of 2 IBM drives, i'm going to use a new Maxtor 60 GB I have, plus a 60 GB IBM drive. i am thinking using freebsd instead of linux, though, but need to read up how to do it.

if you have time this weekend, i'd love some help with livejournal system stuff...
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[User Picture]From: erik
2001-02-15 01:22 pm (UTC)
Maxtor is a'ight, but if it were me I'd go with IBM or Seagate. Over the course of almost 10 years, they've consistently proven themselves reliable.

If you want to save money, buy a Fujitsu. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-15 01:33 pm (UTC)

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i'm going to use my maxtor and IBM 60 gb in a RAID-1 array .... that means each drive keeps an identical copy of the data. so i'll have 120 gb of diskspace, but only 60 gb of usable space, and if one fails, I still have my data.
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[User Picture]From: visions
2001-02-15 10:30 pm (UTC)
the ibm 75gcp 45 gig'ers are a lot cheaper.. you can get them for $146, i ordered one yesterday.
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From: (Anonymous)
2001-02-15 05:24 am (UTC)

Need Help?

What sort of help are you looking for with livejournal? I'm a programmer; perhaps I could help out.

Drop me a line: clifford@330software.com

Great job so far!
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[User Picture]From: colin
2001-02-15 07:07 am (UTC)
yo, if you ever get around to building the file server, tell me how it goes...

i need a reliable place to keep my files, too. OSes scare me.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2001-02-15 07:56 am (UTC)

You must have some very bad hardware! Almost all of the machines on my LAN have old hard disks scrounged from places, like my school... from a bunch of 386s! They are that old, and have recieved highschool-type punishment, and they still work!

Obviously I'm not relying on those ones, though... they don't have anything on them beyond an OS and some software.

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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-02-15 03:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm... kinda makes me want to do something about my Western Digital that clicks all the time... Don't want to DIE.
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