Category Archives: SysAdmin

MDRAID Common Commands

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MDRAID Common Commands Creating an array Then you need to create a configuration file mdadm.conf And write the changes to the boot image: Work with array Mark a disk as… Read more »

Failing Disk or Failed Disk Woes

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Failing Disks on a Dell Laptop A friend was telling me the story of how her laptop (Dell Studio Laptop 1737) had failed and that she had taken it to… Read more »

Challenges with Super Micro H8SSL-R10

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Challenges with Super Micro H8SSL-R10 This week I found a little time to do some preventive maintenance on one of my servers.  It was configured as a software raid 5 with… Read more »

Windows 2003 NTBackup Scheduling

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Windows 2003 NTBackup Scheduling Anomalies I admit that I don’t spend much time with microsoft windows computers but today I found myself helping a small business with their backup strategy and… Read more »

Apache Servers are CPU Bound

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Servers How many have you had this happen to you?  It is late Friday afternoon and you are getting ready to pack it up… Read more »