Native Encryption for ZFS on Linux is here!
Aug15

Native Encryption for ZFS on Linux is here!

You heard right! Click here to read about the github commit Tom Caputi has signed off on the patch for encryption in ZFS on Linux!  The part that really caught my eye reads: The last addition is the ability to do raw, encrypted sends and receives. The idea here is to send raw encrypted and compressed data and receive it exactly as is on a backup system. This means that the dataset on the receiving system is protected using the same...

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1
Aug03

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1

Sometimes you just need a ton of storage capacity – in this post I share a ZFS build I’ve been working on!

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Red Hat discontinues support for Btrfs
Aug02

Red Hat discontinues support for Btrfs

Red Hat removed Btrfs not only from “Technology Preview” but from future releases entirely

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FreeNAS Corral pulled from “RELEASE” to “TECH PREVIEW” status
Apr13

FreeNAS Corral pulled from “RELEASE” to “TECH PREVIEW” status

Wasn’t really expecting this! I checked my normal daily feeds and saw a post titled “Important announcement regarding FreeNAS Corral” on the FreeNAS forums.  Once I opened it, I realized it was Kris Moore (direct of engineering for FreeNAS) posting.  Uh oh. I half expected that this post was going to say that Corral is going the paid route or someone bought it.  Instead, with a heavy hand, Kris Moore typed out that...

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DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)
Mar23

DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)

It’s been a while, but here is my Part 2 of my DIY SAN/NAS build featuring the Dell R510 and FreeNAS!

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vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations
Feb22

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations

Hello all and welcome to Part 1 of my LogInsight 4 series.  If you wish to visit past or future sections, use the links below: vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had In this section we’ll talk about and discuss the planning that goes behind a successful LogInsight 4 deployment.  Having a consolidated logging server is only beneficial if the asset cannot be exploited, right?  Because heck, if...

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