2018 Aug 04 By itops_admin 0 comment

In my years in IT I’ve handled a lot of storage (proprietary and open source solutions). But one of the main issues that I had (beside design of large storage and backup) is the rouge user/script/program – sometime one of them will act up and fill the storage with large amount of files or one massive file (for example a big log file). From time to time someone comes to me and say “Well my script isn’t working” – one of the first things I do is running “quota -u <USERNAME>” and 90% of the time We both see that…

2018 Aug 04 By itops_admin 0 comment

Few years ago after several critical storage catastrophes (that fortunately ended with no data lost) I’ve decides to move my most important files to the cloud (mainly my and my family photos) After checking several cloud storage providers I’ve decided on Google (back then I think drive was non existent or at beta) to backup all my pictures to Picasa. The plan was very good: Legacy Plan 80G for 20$ a year – for something with the features of the drive and more this price is very good. After Google Drive was working on my desktop I’ve deserted Picasa as…

2018 Aug 04 By itops_admin 0 comment

A week ago one of my old colleagues ask some help with an error he has on one of his servers, I was happy to oblige. He had several servers all working exactly the same, same hardware, same OS and same configuration (apart from IP’s). One of his server crashed and after the reboot one of his batch scripts stopped working specifically on this server. The script tried to determind if a specific volume (for example: /mnt/volA) exist and have enougth free space, This he did by invoking the “df” command and the “quota” command (Or their equivalent in the…