Author Archives: Brendon

Installing Zabbix 1.8.x on CentOS The Easy Way!

Update: This has been updated for 2.2.x. Follow this link. Original Posting and Script This is an updated script to install Zabbix 1.8.x on CentOS/Red Hat 5. I have tested it on CentOS 5.4. The script was made for Zabbix 1.8.0, but … Continue reading

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Excluding .svn from Windows Search in Windows 7

As I see it, its not possible to exclude .svn directories from Windows Search. At least not in Windows 7. Before Windows 7, I was using Copernic to index my data, but I thought I’d give the Microsoft solution a … Continue reading

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ZFS = Amazing Disk Based Backups

A project I was recently involved with was basically revamping a failing Backup system due to the environment outgrowing Symantec Backup Exec. The environment was mostly UNIX. Backups were inconsistent and a lot of administration and babysitting had to occur … Continue reading

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The Landmark Forum Experience… why not?

Recently I attended The Landmark Forum and had a very positive experience. Luckily, I took the advice of my friend to take the class and did ZERO research before signing up. If I had done some research, I think I … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix The Easy Way

Update: This has been updated for 1.8.x. Follow this link. I was following the Zabbix forums and people are constantly having problems installing Zabbix. To make things easier, I wrote a magic install script for CentOS/Red Hat 5. I have … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix v1.6.1 on Debian Etch

As of this writing, Etch is the current “stable” version of Debian. This is how to install Zabbix! Add an unstable deb-src repository to your sources.list. If you have problems later, make sure the following deb-src line is the only … Continue reading

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Box Backup, the unknown remote backup gem

Box Backup specs: Server: UNIX (probably Linux), with a lot of hard disk space Clients: UNIX or windows. Clients can be configured as lazy (CDP) or snapshot mode What it does well: File level backups from UNIX or Windows hosts … Continue reading

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Open-E Review, Not a Storage Server

About a year ago, a client needed a NetApp (NFS server), but the IPO wasn’t there yet, and the startup’s balance sheet was still in the Red. Needless to say after a few trials, we ended up with Open-E DSS … Continue reading

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My First Entry… What’s the point of blogging and why I’m here

I’m constantly online reading, writing, and more reading. When I have a problem I’m trying to solve, I start googling. I start skimming the search results, weeding out the bogus entries in my head. We all know that a URL … Continue reading

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