[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Sep 20 10:26:27 AEST 2017

xubuntu everywhere.  Laptops and my backup server.

BTW, I used to do external USB drives for backups, have zillions of
them sitting around unused now.  What I do now is I have a backup
server in my guest house (w/ gigabit cable to the house, wireless
was flakey) and two 4TB drivers as /backup1 and /backup2.  I just 
do rsyncs to backup:/backup1/`hostname` and I've got all the stuff
backed up and I haven't filled a 4TB drive yet.  It's WAY more efficient
than going "oh, I've got a 500GB SSD in this laptop?  Let me create a
500GB partition for it."  because of:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       462G  179G  260G  41% /

I need to mirror that 4TB to a cloud machine or a work machine so I have
offsite backups but it would take a pretty big mess for me to lose both
buildings.  It's possible, we live in forest fire country.

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 08:12:57PM -0400, Arthur Krewat wrote:
> What's your UNIX of choice to do normal "real" things these days?
> Home file server (NAS), business stuff, develop code, whatever.
> Mine is Solaris 11.3 at this point. Oracle has provided almost all the
> "normal" utilities that are used by Linux folk, and it runs on Intel
> hardware rather well. My main storage is a raidz2 of 24TB and I get
> 1.2GB/sec to a bunch of 3TB 512-byte-sector SAS drives.
> It serves my vmware farm with iSCSI at 10gbe using COMSTAR, which also
> houses a bunch of Solaris 11 guests that perform various chores. It also
> houses some Linux and Windows guests for prototyping/testing. It's also my
> Samba server, servicing a few Windows workstations.
> This is all in my home office where I do all my personal/professional work.
> What do you all use for day-to-day development and general playing around
> with new stuff?

Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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