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Entries for June, 2013

Fix ZFS Array Appearing Corrupted When Adding A Hot Spare

Yesterday I assembled a new ZFS array. It’s a 7x 1TB SATA RAID-Z1 array. Having to replace a failed drive within the first hour of the array’s life, I decided adding a hot spare would be a good idea. After installing it in the server (hotplugging) I checked with dmesg that it was detected as […]

Why I Hate Western Digital

It’s been a while since I’ve ranted about something, and my experiences a couple days ago triggered this post. First, a little bit of back story. Less than 3 years ago, I built a home server that would function as a file and web test server. The storage portion required me to purchase five 1TB […]