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I've always liked Arch Linux for that. The base...
I've always liked Arch Linux for that. The base install is very stripped down and you build what you want. The fancy GUI desktops, package managers, etc. are all available but won't be installed...
Forum: Solaris 09-09-2010
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Sounds like you've checked this already, but I've...
Sounds like you've checked this already, but I've had E450s that wouln't power up because the case wasn't seated properly in the past, so maybe double check that or when you have the cover off check...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 08-26-2010
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Read "The Practice of System and Network...
Read "The Practice of System and Network Administration" by Limoncelli and Hogan. Teaches you how to be an Admin or Engineer, not just how to do Unix. The authors were consultants with decades of...
Forum: AIX 08-13-2010
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Look at /etc/rc.d/init.d and /etc/rc?.d. Put...
Look at /etc/rc.d/init.d and /etc/rc?.d. Put your startup script in the init.d directory and link to it from the run level you want it to start at. Google AIX init.d for more info if you need it,...
Forum: Solaris 08-12-2010
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qio is a setting telling it to use Veritas...
qio is a setting telling it to use Veritas QuickIO for direct I/O instead of buffered I/O. A few years ago when I administered Solaris servers with Oracle on them the Oracle DBAs usually wanted...
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I don't know of a good way to do that. Even if...
I don't know of a good way to do that. Even if you kill all the terminals you'd still be leaving the login processes out there which would be a mess to clean out. Exiting each of the user shells...
Forum: Solaris BigAdmin RSS 06-30-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
You can certainly do just the HBA upgrade. All...
You can certainly do just the HBA upgrade. All the jumbo patch bundle is is a collection of individual patches applied in a particular order. You just need to determine which patch(es) are the HBA...
Forum: IP Networking 06-28-2010
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Your home router should be able to assign a...
Your home router should be able to assign a static address to your Unix box so it gets the same IP every time it boots. My home printer is network enabled and that's what I had to do in order that...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-18-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
I started on a SunOS 4.something system in 1990...
I started on a SunOS 4.something system in 1990 at Ohio State University. The department had Sun workstations for the grad students to use. The first day I figured out how to send an email and told...
Forum: Solaris 05-20-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
They are very old (late 1990's) direct attached...
They are very old (late 1990's) direct attached storage arrays Sun used to sell. They used what by modern standards would be tiny, slow drives but were state of the art back then. Stuff like 2-9gb...
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Posted By rhfrommn
Yes, joining your local linux users group would...
Yes, joining your local linux users group would be a good idea. The learning part is obvious, but more important might be the contacts you'd make. The chances to find an entry level position,...
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One comment I'd have is that a large fraction of...
One comment I'd have is that a large fraction of the admins I know had an experience in their career where they got thrown in way over their head and they had to learn under pressure. One of my...
Forum: Hardware 04-19-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
A rack unit is 1 3/4 inches. There are 3 holes...
A rack unit is 1 3/4 inches. There are 3 holes in the rack for screwing equipment in. There is a 1 inch gap between two of them and 3/4 inch gap to the next. Rack mountable equipment will have...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 04-16-2010
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Hi Chlordane, I posted a couple replies to...
Hi Chlordane,

I posted a couple replies to your original post way back when so I was interested to see this follow-up. I'm happy to report in answer to your current question that I think I've...
Forum: Advertise with Us 04-12-2010
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I worked as a contractor several times in...
I worked as a contractor several times in Minnesota. So what I say applies to the U.S. only.

It depends on if you're an independent contractor or working for a company. In all my contracts I was...
Forum: Infrastructure Monitoring 03-23-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
We used splunk mostly for alerting and problem...
We used splunk mostly for alerting and problem monitoring. But it's totally configurable so we could easily have written the scripts to collect performance data as well.
Forum: Infrastructure Monitoring 03-22-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
Check out Splunk. Not free, but very, very good....
Check out Splunk. Not free, but very, very good. Easy to use and implement, and tons of features - very powerful.
Forum: Advertise with Us 03-22-2010
2,062
Posted By rhfrommn
Do it. There are more Windows jobs, but MANY...
Do it. There are more Windows jobs, but MANY more Windows admins. Once you've proven yourself as a Unix admin you'll be extremely employable. After 10 years, I quit Unix for a technical trainer...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 02-26-2010
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My wife and I are on a custom nutrition plan our...
My wife and I are on a custom nutrition plan our Personal Trainer wrote up for us. That means we can't have any real chips due to the rules of lowfat, organic, no artificial ingredients, etc. Of...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 02-19-2010
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Posted By rhfrommn
4. is AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979.
4. is AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979.
Forum: Solaris 12-17-2009
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Posted By rhfrommn
You could use FTP or rcp to copy files if you...
You could use FTP or rcp to copy files if you don't have SSH.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 12-07-2009
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Posted By rhfrommn
Very good article. Not every point he makes is...
Very good article. Not every point he makes is true of every IT job I've had, but all of them fit at least some of the jobs.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 11-24-2009
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Posted By rhfrommn
In the U.S. $5000/month would be in the ballpark...
In the U.S. $5000/month would be in the ballpark for a junior AIX admin. A senior position should pay well over that. Check sage.org for their latest salary survey information. SAGE Salary Surveys...
Forum: Solaris 11-24-2009
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Posted By rhfrommn
You are probably right that it is a bad dvd...
You are probably right that it is a bad dvd drive. However, check to make sure that alias is pointing to the dvd correctly in case that is the problem. Try "probe-scsi-all" at the OK prompt.
...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 11-20-2009
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Posted By rhfrommn
I also started with a Commodore 64 purchased with...
I also started with a Commodore 64 purchased with summer job money in 1984 or 85. I also have an answer for the "how did you get programs saved" question. I remember clearly getting copies of...
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