Why in the world has the storage industry come up with this name “Hybrid Array” for arrays that are combinations of Flash (usually SSD) and HDD? At first it makes sense, but when you dig into it, it does not. Most of the enterprise tier 1 and tier 2 disk arrays sold in the past… Read More »
I was reminded to data about the availability issues with storage. Of course, I live it every day on the “sell side” working for Pure Storage. But for my home lab and office, I tend to have “less than enterprise” requirements. Even so, my primary use of my DroboElite has been for secondary copies (backups)… Read More »
Here’s how you can reboot any iSCSI Drobo (DroboElite or B800i, anyhow) on your network: Install FreeBSD 8, 9 or 10 on a system or VM Fire up the iSCSI initiator (old version with FreeBSD 9 or earlier, or new version with FreeBSD 10 beta) Connect to the Drobo With the earlier version of the… Read More »
I have updated my PGP key, as I’ve long lost access to my old keys. See http://plein.org/pgp or http://blog.plein.org/about/ for my latest public key.
My friend Earl did a quick writeup of how to disable AMBER alerts on your iPhone, for those of you who are so inclined. Here you go http://earlruby.org/2013/08/how-to-turn-off-amber-alerts-on-an-iphone/