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Real Name: Chris Francy

I work as a Senior Network Analyst at Northwest Educational Service District #189 in the Technology Services department.

The Technology Service department, in addition to supporting the staff at NWESD, provides network support services to 35 K-12 school districts in Northwest Washington region.

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Oct
9
comment Managing Distribution Groups from Outlook
Hrm, this is one of those cases where I find it easier to just move the list over to a list server like mailman or something.
Oct
9
comment Managing Distribution Groups from Outlook
Is there some reason why you can't just manage the group as an Outlook distribution group stored in some shared contacts folder?
Oct
8
comment Strong and easy to remember password : Nonsense sentence or random chars?
In 2 cases password B is much more stronger. if the attacker knows your password B is a set of 4 dictionary words, then correct calculation might be (size of dictionary)^4. But if he doesn't know that then the attacker might have to try every possible connection of letters and numbers which would be far larger. Unfortunately we live in a world where both the good guys and bad guys can read xkcd.
Oct
8
answered Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
Oct
6
comment Disk Partitioning Advice
See: serverfault.com/questions/449395/… and several of the other questions in serverfault.com/questions/tagged/….
Oct
6
comment Duplicate disk shows in explorer, not in disk management
In disk management if you right click on the drive and choose 'Change Drive Letters and paths' you don't see multiple drive letters assigned right?
Oct
4
comment Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
BTW just to see, it might be useful if you posted the output of fdisk -u -l /dev/sdc /dev/sdb.
Oct
4
comment Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
So, during syncing my system is highly vulnerable. Don't see any reason to use RAID then. Why do you think people are working on ZFS, BTRFS, Windows Storage spaces and so on. Most of the common RAID levels are becoming far less useful given our current drives sizes and their error rate characteristics.
Oct
3
comment Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
The drives being identical is irrelevant. Newer drives align to 4k blocks, in the past they aligned to 512 byte blocks. If your partition is aligned improperly then every read and write operation actually involves reading 2 blocks off the hard drive when it should have read one. It makes a huge difference during something like an initial sync of a large RAID1, since a misaligned drive would be doing two times as much work.. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_alignment and superuser.com/questions/tagged/advanced-format
Oct
3
comment Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
BTW, are you sure you have your partitions properly aligned? If those are 4k drives and you didn't align things you could be be impacting performance a lot.
Oct
3
comment Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
Why it doesn't read and compare then? that is basically what it is doing. It just takes a long time. It is likely your drives can only do ~150MB/s at the absolute best. But if you are doing anything else on your system then it won't be able to perform the sync efficiently.
Oct
3
comment Why RAID1 is resynching so long?
MD is not stupid about how it does the initial sync. On new drives on a completely inactive system. The initial sync on my 3TB drives a few months ago was at 60-70MB/s which is about 1/2 of the theoretical max speed of my drives of 140MB/s.
Oct
3
comment How to safely shred unlinked files on a Unix-based file system?
Honestly I have never worried about it that much. If you are worried enough about security that you think you would need to regularly shred files, then you probably should just encrypt the data in the first place.
Oct
3
comment Import ovf and/or vmdk to Hyper-V
possible duplicate of Converting a VMDK to VHD
Oct
3
comment How to safely shred unlinked files on a Unix-based file system?
zerofill all the free space on your filesystem.
Oct
2
comment How Does a Router Map Inbound Traffic to LAN Nodes?
I am not sure where you are reading all that, but it is wrong. Any device performing NAT is stateful, with the exception of the rare one-to-one NAT. I would guess 99.9% of the consumer broadband routers sold in the last 10 years are NAT capable.
Oct
2
revised Setting up DirectAccess on Windows 8.1
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Oct
2
answered Setting up DirectAccess on Windows 8.1
Oct
2
comment What's the proper way to setup TrueCrypt and Crashplan?
Ah, well to be fair his comment was about backing up an encrypted container. I wasn't clear in my answer but I was assuming the OP would be using Truecrypt in full-disk-encryption mode. With that setup there really shouldn't be any impact. I can certainly agree that things would be far less optimal if you aren't using truecrypt FDE, and just a container.
Sep
30
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