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Re: wheezy drive recognition?

On 04/16/2015 11:19 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
... I discovered the atom based box for <$300 which are
great for a one stop solution for the machinery controls.  So this
phenom box was my last real build, 8 years (nominally) ago.

Please tell us about your Atom box(es). (I've been eyeballing the D2500CC for IPCop.)

What machinery?

Switch it for a router running dd.wrt.

I'd love to, but my Netgear FVS318G isn't supported.

I could probably bring in the lappy from the shop, it has mint 14 on it
at the moment.  Bring it in and get an email agent working so I am not
exactly 100% locked out of help on the net. Some house cleaning is in
order to make room for it. Which I should probably get to already...

My ~1997 laptop has enough power to do simple desktop stuff, but not much more. I'm starting to realize this is a good thing, because it forces me to do my experiments on other machines. So, the laptop stays simple and working.

You then maintain your own local mirrors of the repos you need?

I set up a 5 GB HTTP proxy and hosts entry in IPCop, and added a line to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf in each machine:

    Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy:8080";;

Using amanda here, which has the bare metal recovery covered.
Small drive is relative, it will be a 1T Seagate thats about a year old.
This time I envision that 1T as a boot drive, the 2T as /home & /opt, and
temporarily another 1T for amanda. That drive is at about 65% of
capacity now & also has the shop machines included in its disklist.
But that drive now has >50,000 hours on it, so will likely be replaced by
the 2nd 2T I just bought, in due time of course.

So, 1 laptop, 1 desktop, 2 @ 1 TB drives (1 newer, 1 older), and 2 @ 2 TB drives (both new)? I assume the laptop has a HDD?

Do you know if the laptop or the desktop machine can use a USB flash drive as the system drive? My 945 chipset and newer machines can do this. It is one of the best cheap Linux tricks I've ever discovered. I use the SanDisk Ultra Fit 16 GB USB 3.0, ($10.57 on Amazon), and they perform at least as well as small 7200 RPM HDD's; even on USB 2.0 ports.

I would recommend:

1. Do a fresh install of Wheezy (!) with your favorite graphical desktop on the laptop, and move into that as your personal workstation.

2. Get a small system drive for the Phenom box, do a fresh install of Wheezy (!) with or without X/ window manager/ graphical desktop, use the newer 1 TB drive for data, set up file serving (NFS, Samba, whatever), use the older 1 TB drive for Amanda, and use the 2 TB drives for copies of the Amanda archives (at least one off-site at all times).

3. Buy or build a machine you can mess with (Jessie, whatever), and leave the other two alone.

4.  Consider building another Wheezy box for Amanda.


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