Archive for December, 2008

Dec 05 2008

Move files into an existing directory structure, on Linux

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I recently needed to move a large number of files (millions) in a deep directory structure, into another similar directory structure, “merging” the contents of each directory and creating any missing directories. This task is easily (though slowly) performed on Windows with Control-C Control-V in Explorer, but I could find no obvious way to do […]

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Dec 02 2008

Large, economical RAID: 10 1 TB drives

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I recently needed a file server with ample capacity, on which to store data backups. The typical data access pattern for backups is that data is written once and read rarely, so bulk backup storage has much lower performance requirements than, for example, disks used for database files. I need to store a great number […]

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