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bio website stuartc.posterous.com
location South Africa
age 29
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coder, photographer, all round geek, recent capetonian, mountain biker, thinker


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comment What does the “Refresh” feature in Windows 7 do?
It comes from Windows 98, when Internet Explorer 4.0 was released. The desktop was based on ActiveX. Also it's useful when looking at network shares that don't announce changes... :)
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comment Adding drives to a RAID 10 Array
Great way of managing a growing dataset, much easier than most. Tricky part is keeping track of which drives have failed in which which mirror set. But yeah great suggestion!
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comment Is it possible to dd the current disk you are booted off?
Thanks for a great answer, I was hoping for an easy way out, but you are correct, I can't imagine a good scenario arising out of what you pointed out.
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comment Adding drives to a RAID 10 Array
Mostly just storing media, but also mounting an NFS share for photo editing, so was hoping for some good write speeds as well as reads.
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comment Adding drives to a RAID 10 Array
I was hoping for better write performance than RAID5.. But I guess the lack of flexibility rules that out..
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comment Adding drives to a RAID 10 Array
Thanks! Appreciated, also another good hint this isn't going to happen quickly either is that I can't find one hardware RAID card that does it either.. RAID5 it is..
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