Openfiler install on large disk + failover setup + usb install

Linux, openfiler, Opensource, Tutorial
Okay so I've been playing around with openfiler for the past couple of months. We're trying to setup a Student homedirectory NAS device and have a mirror machine that would take over if our primary dies. Our machines are hand built 13-TB NAS servers using 16 x 1TB Seagate disks and a 16 channel sata2 raid controller from 3Ware. There are several problems that one needs to overcome in this type of setup so I will try to cover it, bit by bit as I finish confirming it at work. As I said we're using a Super Micro case and motherboard (Dual Quadcore Xeon) and we've stuffed a 16 channel 3ware 9650 controller in there. The first issue we had was with hardware and the fact that we had some…
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NAB2009 – Valley of Fire, San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tombstone, Bisbee, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Museum, Mount Lemmon, Pima Air and Space Museum, Titan Missile Museum, Aircraft Boneyard, Kitt Peak National Observatory

Flickr, NAB, Photography
Our NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) trip this year started with a pre-trip to Valley of Fire State Park on Sunday, April 19th. Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada's oldest State Park. It covers an area of 34,880 acres (141 km²) and was dedicated in 1935. The Park is located 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation of between 2,000 and 2,600 feet (610 and 790 m). It abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. It lies in a basin 4 miles (6 km) wide by 6 miles (10 km) long, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Clark County, Nevada. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than…
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