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comment FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?
Since Zfs doesn't support simple concatenated volumes, I can't point you to any zfs docs that describe it. Check your zpool man page for supported RAID levels (mirror, raidz, raid1 (same as raidz), raid2, raid3). Likewise, I don't have any docs that support zfs filesystem recovery for a failure mode of a raid type it doesn't support.
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comment FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?
I don't believe that zfs provides a concatenated pool like what you're describing. Though even if it did, I don't think you can count on restoring any files if a single drive failed. I wouldn't worry about the extra load on the disks when using striping - unless you have unusual I/O activity, the drive will likely die of old age than extra seek time from stiped I/O.
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answered Why do some RJ45 plugs have the lock release clip under a rubber cover?
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comment My RAM / memory sticks got wet, can I still use them?
I don't think 100C temperature would hurt the RAM... I pulled up a random spec sheet and their RAM is rated for storage at up to 100C, another manufacturer rated their ram for up to 150C storage temperature. Though I agree that such high temps aren't really neccessary to dry it. Oh, but I'd rinse with distilled water to be sure no residue is left behind.
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comment Windows 7 or 8 when replacing XP
I know this is outside the scope of your question, but if all you use the laptop for is web browsing, then when you're ready to ditch WinXP you might be better off with some lightweight Linux variant like Xubuntu. It'll run in as little as 256MB of RAM and 5GB of hard drive space.
Jun
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comment Does a computer use more electricity when charging USB devices?
My UPS has a power meter, and when I suspend my computer with no USB devices plugged in, the power usage measures 0 watts. If I plug in a tablet and two phones for charging (the USB ports are always powered while the computer is suspended), the power usage reads 7 watts. I don't know how accurate the UPS power meter is, but there's definitely measurable power used. I haven't checked USB power usage while the computer is powered on, but the computer hovers around 80W while idle, so I'm assuming that USB charging would push it to around 87W.
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comment Unknown port : Asterix port 8600?
Try running sudo netstat -lpn | grep :8600 to see what process is listening to that port. Port 8600 may be commonly used for asterix (which I'm not familiar with), but any other process could be configured to listen on that port.
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comment Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?
I don't think he expects it to be of higher quality than the input source, but wants to know if, say, transcoding a 128kbs AAC to a 192kbs or 256kbs MP3 will sound better than if he transcodes it to a 128kbs MP3. I've wondered the same thing since I have a bunch of AAC files that I sometimes convert to MP3 since the car player only understands MP3.
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comment Insert Single Character in Vim?
Here's the command to map Ctrl-I to insert a single character: ":nmap <C-i> i_<esc>r"
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comment I/O fails to nfs mount (occasionally) - server timed out
Anything in Ark's log file? Maybe it's a disk timeout.
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answered Move mysql tables to another disk/partition
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answered unable to create txt record using amazon route 53