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Tue, 20 Apr 2010

Partitioning Woes

Who partitions servers like this? A braindead hosting provider, that's who.

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sd1 16G 1.5G 13G 10% / /dev/sd3 4.8G 275M 4.3G 6% /var /dev/sd2 246G 564M 233G 1% /home /dev/sd0 99M 18M 77M 19% /boot

I mean think about it.../tmp, /usr/local, and /usr are all lumped into the root partiton. /boot is tiny, given that this is a 300GB disk, and on CentOS (this is a CentOS 5.3 dedicated server) that tiny /boot will fill up after a few kernel upgrades - since the old kernels and related files hang around unless you delete them. And 5GB for /var? Again, it's a 300GB disk...meant to be used as a web/database server - you could be a bit more generous here. While we're at it, LVM would be nice. Sheesh.

posted at: 12:46 | path: / | permalink | WTF, sysadmin

Fri, 16 Apr 2010

HTML Tag Removal Utility - unhtml

I updated 'unhtml' [0] today and copied it into /sys/sdf/bin so others could use it. Unhtml is a command-line utility to strip tags from HTML source. I'm using it to convert pyblosxom posts to gopher-suitable text.

posted at: 13:27 | path: / | permalink |

Thu, 15 Apr 2010

Some More Light Reading...

I like the Forgotten Realms novels so much, I've been reading all of them. Right now I'm reading the Paths of Darkness Collector's Edition [0]. So far all of RA Salvatore's books in this series have been great, although I'm guessing you'll like them better if you were or are into D&D.

posted at: 12:06 | path: / | permalink | Books, Fantasy, ForgottenRealms