goodbye llnl

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HAHAHUGOSHORTCODE-0xc000f10a00-1-HBHB Well, after about 9 and a half years with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 11⁄09 was my last day. Now, I wasn’t the only admin besides Jenny (thats the email you see there), but she was my closest friend and peer while I was there. There was a little poetic license there, but it was accurate. It is hard to quantify the emotions about leaving LLNL. I do not know if I have the appropriate words to describe the feeling. Read More...

bacula in the enterprise part 2

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Software As mentioned many times, this is a FreeBSD based environment. Some good sysinfo output below: HAHAHUGOSHORTCODE-0xc001059400-1-HBHB Bootloader settings for the Director/Database node: The /boot/loader.conf has the following contents: HAHAHUGOSHORTCODE-0xc001059400-2-HBHB All of the storage nodes and the director are running a GENERIC kernel with very few system tweaking. One of the storage nodes has a Chelsio 10Gb controller, but that hasn’t had a high enough load to crack the 1Gb/sec barrier. Read More...

the redeem team rose peak

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If you want to refresh your memory of why Rose Peak is my Moby-Dick, you can (re-)read last years post. In short, I didn’t make it to the top. I’ll hold you in suspense no longer, I made it to the top, and back down, without any physical issues like cramping. The hike was in fact, very pleasent, and it rained on us but it was nice. Last year’s experience was a really good learning experience, and it made me a lot more aware of the warning signs of fatigue. Read More...