Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by telns on Thu 29th Nov 2012 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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rsync all the way over dd...

I will say that Windows really isn't bad at this, though certainly less generic. I had a file server fail recently, and simply mounted the latest backup VHD on another server and tweaked the cname to point to the new place. Only took a couple of minutes, and everything kept working without interruption as far as the client desktops were concerned until I could bring up a proper replacement.

Was kind of cool really.

DFS replication could have made it all seamless, but that takes a lot of overhead.

Edited 2012-11-29 22:42 UTC

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