xubuntu everywhere. Laptops and my backup server.
BTW, I used to do external USB drives for backups, have zillions of
them sitting around unused now. What I do now is I have a backup
server in my guest house (w/ gigabit cable to the house, wireless
was flakey) and two 4TB drivers as /backup1 and /backup2. I just
do rsyncs to backup:/backup1/`hostname` and I've got all the stuff
backed up and I haven't filled a 4TB drive yet. It's WAY more efficient
than going "oh, I've got a 500GB SSD in this laptop? Let me create a
500GB partition for it." because of:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 462G 179G 260G 41% /
I need to mirror that 4TB to a cloud machine or a work machine so I have
offsite backups but it would take a pretty big mess for me to lose both
buildings. It's possible, we live in forest fire country.
On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 08:12:57PM -0400, Arthur Krewat wrote:
What's your UNIX of choice to do normal
"real" things these days?
Home file server (NAS), business stuff, develop code, whatever.
Mine is Solaris 11.3 at this point. Oracle has provided almost all the
"normal" utilities that are used by Linux folk, and it runs on Intel
hardware rather well. My main storage is a raidz2 of 24TB and I get
1.2GB/sec to a bunch of 3TB 512-byte-sector SAS drives.
It serves my vmware farm with iSCSI at 10gbe using COMSTAR, which also
houses a bunch of Solaris 11 guests that perform various chores. It also
houses some Linux and Windows guests for prototyping/testing. It's also my
Samba server, servicing a few Windows workstations.
This is all in my home office where I do all my personal/professional work.
What do you all use for day-to-day development and general playing around
with new stuff?
Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com http://www.mcvoy.com/lm