NIC teaming on Debian Etch and Lenny

There are plenty of HOWTOs on so called NIC teaming or NIC bonding for Debian, but of the ones I’ve seen, they’ve all missed some rather important bits. Below is the method I personally found to work reliably: apt-get install ifenslave echo "bonding" >> /etc/modules…

Reconstructing heavily damaged hard drives

[EDIT: Hey guys, thanks for the feedback! Someone over at virtuallyhyper.com has an awesome write up that deals with SD cards specifically (but is highly relevant to hard drives too), with a set of much improved and updated scripts. I’d strongly recommend taking a look…

Full, recoverable, DVD server backups

If you’re responsible for one or more Linux servers, (they provide packages for Linux distributions only, but it may be easily ported to other Unixes) you may be interested in the lesser known tool MondoRescue. It’s essentially nothing more (but it is a lot!) than…

Moving a Linux install

Continuing with the theme of broken backup servers (oh boy am I having fun this week) I decided it may be worth giving a short explanation of how to clone or move a Linux install from one hard drive to another (note I’m not talking…

Linux and large hard drives

I just finished rebuilding the backup server, and I discovered something new about Linux which I didn’t know (although I did assume it was possible). I’d tried googling for the answer to this question without avail, so I’ve blogged it here to hopefully answer the…