Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.04

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This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 12.04) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 12.04 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

Ubuntu 12.04 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

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This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 12.04 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.

http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu-12.04-samba-standalone-server-with-tdbsam-backend

Virtualization With VirtualBox 4.1 On A Headless Ubuntu 12.04 Server

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This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.1 on a headless Ubuntu 12.04 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

June 30th -- Wheezy is now "frozen"

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Today is June 30th and, as announced earlier, the Debian Wheezy release is now frozen!

Normally Debian package maintainers/developers can upload software into the Sid (unstable) or testing releases of Debian. But the frozen status is special. Frozen means new software nor major new versions of software no longer will be accepted into Wheezy; instead, all efforts will be put towards bug fixing the release for the day that Wheezy is released as "stable".

NFS locking up after fresh install when starting UI

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Man, I used to really like Debian a lot. Four boxes in my home running it. An intern had recommended it once to me back in the early 2000s. I have an NFS server running on the i386 architecture, lots of disks, all was fine. In the living room, I had a passively-cooled "hush" workstation, also running Debian, lenny at the time. xine, vdr, streaming vdr content to the living room, mplayer, it was our web kiosk using Firefox and Thunderbird as our e-mail client. The CLE266 on board was good enough to decode DVDs and DVB-T broadcasts.

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