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    Reliable HD-SDI video over IP
    posted by Rob LaRose on May 1, 2015, 10:40 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Hi folks,

    I need to send HD video from my facility downtown to get onto the video hub there.  The only connectivity I have for now is IP, so I thought Id use Artel's DLC610+DLC410 solution, but just found out that it doesnt handle 24fps, making it a non-starter.

    Before I go back to trying unknown quantities, can anyone recommend a system youve used with success?  The artel was gonna do JPEG at 200Mbps, so uncompressed video is not a requirement, but its gotta be very good and STABLE the receiver will be downtown, so if its the kind of thing that needs to be reset often, that would be a real drag.

    Thanks!

    Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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    Hi folks,

    I need to send HD video from my facility downtown to get onto the video hub there.  The only connectivity I have for now is IP, so I thought Id use Artel's DLC610+DLC410 solution, but just found out that it doesnt handle 24fps, making it a non-starter.

    Before I go back to trying unknown quantities, can anyone recommend a system youve used with success?  The artel was gonna do JPEG at 200Mbps, so uncompressed video is not a requirement, but its gotta be very good and STABLE the receiver will be downtown, so if its the kind of thing that needs to be reset often, that would be a real drag.

    Thanks!

    Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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  • 05/01/15--09:30: ASA IOS 8.6(1)2
  • ASA IOS 8.6(1)2 <-- need image
    posted by Greg Whynott on May 1, 2015, 12:30 p.m. (1 day ago)
    I am in need of the image in the subject for a ASA 5510 home lab device. Problem solving a site to site vpn issue and want to recreate it at home to test.

    my home 5510 isn't on smartnet obviously, nor is it being used for business. If you should have access to the software I'd love to get an off list email from you. ;)

    thanks very much and have a great weekend all!
    -g


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    I am in need of the image in the subject for a ASA 5510 home lab device. Problem solving a site to site vpn issue and want to recreate it at home to test.

    my home 5510 isn't on smartnet obviously, nor is it being used for business. If you should have access to the software I'd love to get an off list email from you. ;)

    thanks very much and have a great weekend all!
    -g



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    Canadian employees have right to privacy in work email
    posted by Andrew Klaassen on May 4, 2015, 11:05 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Here's something I wasn't aware of that might be handy for Canadian sysadmins and IT managers to know when crafting or advising on work email policies: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-employees-have-right-to-privacy-on-work-computers/article4625660/ "Workplace computers contain so much personal information nowadays that employees have a legitimate expectation of privacy in using them, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a major ruling Friday. "The court said an individuals Internet browsing history alone is capable of exposing his or her most intimate likes, dislikes, activities and thoughts. "'Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected,' Mr. Justice Morris Fish said, writing for the majority." If you thought your job wasn't confusing enough already, good luck determining when personal use might be "reasonably expected". Andrew To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Here's something I wasn't aware of that might be handy for Canadian sysadmins and IT managers to know when crafting or advising on work email policies: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-employees-have-right-to-privacy-on-work-computers/article4625660/ "Workplace computers contain so much personal information nowadays that employees have a legitimate expectation of privacy in using them, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a major ruling Friday. "The court said an individuals Internet browsing history alone is capable of exposing his or her most intimate likes, dislikes, activities and thoughts. "'Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected,' Mr. Justice Morris Fish said, writing for the majority." If you thought your job wasn't confusing enough already, good luck determining when personal use might be "reasonably expected". Andrew To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Canadian employees have right to privacy in work email
    posted by Todd Smith on May 4, 2015, 11:15 a.m. (1 day ago)
    That should be written into the contract they sign, and the End User Agreement they click each time they access the internet.  At least that's how we have tackled it in the past.

    Would probably be a different use case for producers or other executives with more mobile footprints.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    Here's something I wasn't aware of that might be handy for Canadian sysadmins and IT managers to know when crafting or advising on work email policies:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-employees-have-right-to-privacy-on-work-computers/article4625660/

    "Workplace computers contain so much personal information nowadays that employees have a legitimate expectation of privacy in using them, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a major ruling Friday.

    "The court said an individuals Internet browsing history alone is capable of exposing his or her most intimate likes, dislikes, activities and thoughts.

    "'Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected,' Mr. Justice Morris Fish said, writing for the majority."


    If you thought your job wasn't confusing enough already, good luck determining when personal use might be "reasonably expected".

    Andrew


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    That should be written into the contract they sign, and the End User Agreement they click each time they access the internet.  At least that's how we have tackled it in the past.

    Would probably be a different use case for producers or other executives with more mobile footprints.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    Here's something I wasn't aware of that might be handy for Canadian sysadmins and IT managers to know when crafting or advising on work email policies:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-employees-have-right-to-privacy-on-work-computers/article4625660/

    "Workplace computers contain so much personal information nowadays that employees have a legitimate expectation of privacy in using them, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a major ruling Friday.

    "The court said an individuals Internet browsing history alone is capable of exposing his or her most intimate likes, dislikes, activities and thoughts.

    "'Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected,' Mr. Justice Morris Fish said, writing for the majority."


    If you thought your job wasn't confusing enough already, good luck determining when personal use might be "reasonably expected".

    Andrew


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    Canadian employees have right to privacy in work email
    posted by Rob LaRose on May 4, 2015, 11:35 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Most places Ive worked (USA only) have had very clear language in employee paperwork expressing that there is NO expectation of privacy on company-owned computer systems.

    Is that not typical in the Great White North?

    I suppose the test will come when reasonable expectation comes up against you signed a form acknowledging no privacy.

    Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

    On May 4, 2015, at 11:14 AM, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:

    That should be written into the contract they sign, and the End User Agreement they click each time they access the internet.  At least that's how we have tackled it in the past.

    Would probably be a different use case for producers or other executives with more mobile footprints.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    Here's something I wasn't aware of that might be handy for Canadian sysadmins and IT managers to know when crafting or advising on work email policies:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-employees-have-right-to-privacy-on-work-computers/article4625660/

    "Workplace computers contain so much personal information nowadays that employees have a legitimate expectation of privacy in using them, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a major ruling Friday.

    "The court said an individuals Internet browsing history alone is capable of exposing his or her most intimate likes, dislikes, activities and thoughts.

    "'Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected,' Mr. Justice Morris Fish said, writing for the majority."


    If you thought your job wasn't confusing enough already, good luck determining when personal use might be "reasonably expected".

    Andrew


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    Most places Ive worked (USA only) have had very clear language in employee paperwork expressing that there is NO expectation of privacy on company-owned computer systems.

    Is that not typical in the Great White North?

    I suppose the test will come when reasonable expectation comes up against you signed a form acknowledging no privacy.

    Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

    On May 4, 2015, at 11:14 AM, Todd Smith <todd@sohovfx.com> wrote:

    That should be written into the contract they sign, and the End User Agreement they click each time they access the internet.  At least that's how we have tackled it in the past.

    Would probably be a different use case for producers or other executives with more mobile footprints.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    Here's something I wasn't aware of that might be handy for Canadian sysadmins and IT managers to know when crafting or advising on work email policies:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-rules-employees-have-right-to-privacy-on-work-computers/article4625660/

    "Workplace computers contain so much personal information nowadays that employees have a legitimate expectation of privacy in using them, the Supreme Court of Canada said in a major ruling Friday.

    "The court said an individuals Internet browsing history alone is capable of exposing his or her most intimate likes, dislikes, activities and thoughts.

    "'Canadians may therefore reasonably expect privacy in the information contained on these computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected,' Mr. Justice Morris Fish said, writing for the majority."


    If you thought your job wasn't confusing enough already, good luck determining when personal use might be "reasonably expected".

    Andrew


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    POST Production Storage Solution (Ingest, storage, archive, MAM)
    posted by Michael Hatton on May 4, 2015, 3:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Take a look at these guys. Unfortunately not much on the website, but they're competitively priced.
    www.opendrives.com

    Very knowledgeable, with a lot of industry experience and very friendly.

    Michael


    On 5/4/2015 2:29 PM, Bobby Jain wrote:
    Hello Sysadmins!

    I work for a TV production company that makes kids shows, and we are creating far more media than we know what to do with. This year we will create ~300TB of new data (mostly R3D footage). We have been using an old home brew server for our POST department, which has worked reasonably well for the last 6 years. It has 400TB of usable space, and is a simple NAS serving data over AFP to our clients. Some of the data is backed up onto LTO5 tapes, some on to bare archive drives, some onto a nearline server. The data is every where and we want to consolidate.

    We are in the market for a new solution, ideally one that is all encompassing, primary disk, and tape archive. We initially looked simply at tape archive, but decided we needed a refresh on the disk side as well. In an ideal world, we would buy new primary disk, with an attached LTO6 library, that could move data back and forth as needed, and convert our old server to be nearline/DR.

    So far we have seen proposals and configs from Oracle (DIVA), Quantum, Editshare, CatDV, Qstar, Archiware. They all look interesting, but obviously quite expensive.

    What we are looking for:
    • 100-200TB of usable disk
    • 2GB/s of throughput from disk, 275MB/s for single largest stream
    • 200TB of tape
    • 16 craft editors, 5 online editors
    • active archive scenario, where data moves from disk to tape in a semi-automated way
    • ability to backup other NAS appliances
    • LTFS, ideally
    I have spoken with a few shops here in Toronto, and it seems we are in a bit of a unique situation than most, in that we have the opportunity to buy from the ground up, almost as if we were starting as a brand new company. We have seem many implantations of different tech, which bridges legacy systems, because a) so much data is already archived using product x, or b) too much money has been invested for a fork lift upgrade.

    One key requirement that I seem to be stuck on, is if we buy disk and archive, from the same vendor, then we have to stage the data on the new disk. This seems to happen because I have 'active archive' as a key requirement, so the archive software needs greater integration with the disk. I would love to point the archive system at another NAS, and backup as needed.

    From a work flow perspective, ideally the footage would come in, be copied to the server, which would then make a proxy (MAM or external conversion), archive R3D footage to tape. Then when we are ready for the online stage, the R3D footage would come back to disk (MAM, manual, or active archive software).

    If you use any of these products, or are in a similar boat, then please share your experiences. I'll follow up with a post about some of the proposals, and pro's and con's that I see.


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    Take a look at these guys. Unfortunately not much on the website, but they're competitively priced.
    www.opendrives.com

    Very knowledgeable, with a lot of industry experience and very friendly.

    Michael


    On 5/4/2015 2:29 PM, Bobby Jain wrote:
    Hello Sysadmins!

    I work for a TV production company that makes kids shows, and we are creating far more media than we know what to do with. This year we will create ~300TB of new data (mostly R3D footage). We have been using an old home brew server for our POST department, which has worked reasonably well for the last 6 years. It has 400TB of usable space, and is a simple NAS serving data over AFP to our clients. Some of the data is backed up onto LTO5 tapes, some on to bare archive drives, some onto a nearline server. The data is every where and we want to consolidate.

    We are in the market for a new solution, ideally one that is all encompassing, primary disk, and tape archive. We initially looked simply at tape archive, but decided we needed a refresh on the disk side as well. In an ideal world, we would buy new primary disk, with an attached LTO6 library, that could move data back and forth as needed, and convert our old server to be nearline/DR.

    So far we have seen proposals and configs from Oracle (DIVA), Quantum, Editshare, CatDV, Qstar, Archiware. They all look interesting, but obviously quite expensive.

    What we are looking for:
    • 100-200TB of usable disk
    • 2GB/s of throughput from disk, 275MB/s for single largest stream
    • 200TB of tape
    • 16 craft editors, 5 online editors
    • active archive scenario, where data moves from disk to tape in a semi-automated way
    • ability to backup other NAS appliances
    • LTFS, ideally
    I have spoken with a few shops here in Toronto, and it seems we are in a bit of a unique situation than most, in that we have the opportunity to buy from the ground up, almost as if we were starting as a brand new company. We have seem many implantations of different tech, which bridges legacy systems, because a) so much data is already archived using product x, or b) too much money has been invested for a fork lift upgrade.

    One key requirement that I seem to be stuck on, is if we buy disk and archive, from the same vendor, then we have to stage the data on the new disk. This seems to happen because I have 'active archive' as a key requirement, so the archive software needs greater integration with the disk. I would love to point the archive system at another NAS, and backup as needed.

    From a work flow perspective, ideally the footage would come in, be copied to the server, which would then make a proxy (MAM or external conversion), archive R3D footage to tape. Then when we are ready for the online stage, the R3D footage would come back to disk (MAM, manual, or active archive software).

    If you use any of these products, or are in a similar boat, then please share your experiences. I'll follow up with a post about some of the proposals, and pro's and con's that I see.


    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe


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  • 05/04/15--20:15: Hyper-V vs RHEL 6.5/6.6
  • Hyper-V vs RHEL 6.5/6.6
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on May 4, 2015, 11:15 p.m. (1 day ago)
    In case someone else is playing with RHEL/CentOS in Hyper-V: was looking at some CentOS 6.5 VMs and noticing that the load average seemed spurious at 1.00 even though the VM was idle. Turns out this is a bug in the Hyper-V integration, a kernel task reporting memory information back to the hypervisor once a second would sleep in non-interruptible state and thus be counted against the load average:

    https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/2/13/562

    Fix appears to be back-ported into RHEL / CentOS 6.6, and indeed after a "yum update" the VM is now happily showing a 0.00 load average.

    JF


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    In case someone else is playing with RHEL/CentOS in Hyper-V: was looking at some CentOS 6.5 VMs and noticing that the load average seemed spurious at 1.00 even though the VM was idle. Turns out this is a bug in the Hyper-V integration, a kernel task reporting memory information back to the hypervisor once a second would sleep in non-interruptible state and thus be counted against the load average:

    https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/2/13/562

    Fix appears to be back-ported into RHEL / CentOS 6.6, and indeed after a "yum update" the VM is now happily showing a 0.00 load average.

    JF



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    POST Production Storage Solution (Ingest, storage, archive, MAM)
    posted by George Fitz on May 5, 2015, 11:35 a.m. (1 day ago)
    NAS. It's ZFS storage.


    On May 5, 2015, at 6:51 AM, Bobby Jain <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:

    Thanks Michael, I have emailed them.  Any idea if they are  NAS or FC based?

    On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:09 PM, Michael Hatton <michael.hatton@gmail.com> wrote:
    Take a look at these guys. Unfortunately not much on the website, but they're competitively priced.
    www.opendrives.com

    Very knowledgeable, with a lot of industry experience and very friendly.

    Michael



    On 5/4/2015 2:29 PM, Bobby Jain wrote:
    Hello Sysadmins!

    I work for a TV production company that makes kids shows, and we are creating far more media than we know what to do with.  This year we will create ~300TB of new data (mostly R3D footage).  We have been using an old home brew server for our POST department, which has worked reasonably well for the last 6 years.  It has 400TB of usable space, and is a simple NAS serving data over AFP to our clients.  Some of the data is backed up onto LTO5 tapes, some on to bare archive drives, some onto a nearline server.  The data is every where and we want to consolidate.

    We are in the market for a new solution, ideally one that is all encompassing, primary disk, and tape archive.  We initially looked simply at tape archive, but decided we needed a refresh on the disk side as well.  In an ideal world, we would buy new primary disk, with an attached LTO6 library, that could move data back and forth as needed, and convert our old server to be nearline/DR.

    So far we have seen proposals and configs from Oracle (DIVA), Quantum, Editshare, CatDV, Qstar, Archiware.  They all look interesting, but obviously quite expensive.  

    What we are looking for:
    • 100-200TB of usable disk
    • 2GB/s of throughput from disk, 275MB/s for single largest stream
    • 200TB of tape
    • 16 craft editors, 5 online editors
    • active archive scenario, where data moves from disk to tape in a semi-automated way
    • ability to backup other NAS appliances
    • LTFS, ideally
    I have spoken with a few shops here in Toronto, and it seems we are in a bit of a unique situation than most, in that we have the opportunity to buy from the ground up, almost as if we were starting as a brand new company.  We have seem many implantations of different tech, which bridges legacy systems, because a) so much data is already archived using product x, or b) too much money has been invested for a fork lift upgrade.

    One key requirement that I seem to be stuck on, is if we buy disk and archive, from the same vendor, then we have to stage the data on the new disk.  This seems to happen because I have 'active archive' as a key requirement, so the archive software needs greater integration with the disk.  I would love to point the archive system at another NAS, and backup as needed.

    From a work flow perspective, ideally the footage would come in, be copied to the server, which would then make a proxy (MAM or external conversion), archive R3D footage to tape.  Then when we are ready for the online stage, the R3D footage would come back to disk (MAM, manual, or active archive software).

    If you use any of these products, or are in a similar boat, then please share your experiences.   I'll follow up with a post about some of the proposals, and pro's and con's that I see.


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    NAS. It's ZFS storage.


    On May 5, 2015, at 6:51 AM, Bobby Jain <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:

    Thanks Michael, I have emailed them.  Any idea if they are  NAS or FC based?

    On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:09 PM, Michael Hatton <michael.hatton@gmail.com> wrote:
    Take a look at these guys. Unfortunately not much on the website, but they're competitively priced.
    www.opendrives.com

    Very knowledgeable, with a lot of industry experience and very friendly.

    Michael



    On 5/4/2015 2:29 PM, Bobby Jain wrote:
    Hello Sysadmins!

    I work for a TV production company that makes kids shows, and we are creating far more media than we know what to do with.  This year we will create ~300TB of new data (mostly R3D footage).  We have been using an old home brew server for our POST department, which has worked reasonably well for the last 6 years.  It has 400TB of usable space, and is a simple NAS serving data over AFP to our clients.  Some of the data is backed up onto LTO5 tapes, some on to bare archive drives, some onto a nearline server.  The data is every where and we want to consolidate.

    We are in the market for a new solution, ideally one that is all encompassing, primary disk, and tape archive.  We initially looked simply at tape archive, but decided we needed a refresh on the disk side as well.  In an ideal world, we would buy new primary disk, with an attached LTO6 library, that could move data back and forth as needed, and convert our old server to be nearline/DR.

    So far we have seen proposals and configs from Oracle (DIVA), Quantum, Editshare, CatDV, Qstar, Archiware.  They all look interesting, but obviously quite expensive.  

    What we are looking for:
    • 100-200TB of usable disk
    • 2GB/s of throughput from disk, 275MB/s for single largest stream
    • 200TB of tape
    • 16 craft editors, 5 online editors
    • active archive scenario, where data moves from disk to tape in a semi-automated way
    • ability to backup other NAS appliances
    • LTFS, ideally
    I have spoken with a few shops here in Toronto, and it seems we are in a bit of a unique situation than most, in that we have the opportunity to buy from the ground up, almost as if we were starting as a brand new company.  We have seem many implantations of different tech, which bridges legacy systems, because a) so much data is already archived using product x, or b) too much money has been invested for a fork lift upgrade.

    One key requirement that I seem to be stuck on, is if we buy disk and archive, from the same vendor, then we have to stage the data on the new disk.  This seems to happen because I have 'active archive' as a key requirement, so the archive software needs greater integration with the disk.  I would love to point the archive system at another NAS, and backup as needed.

    From a work flow perspective, ideally the footage would come in, be copied to the server, which would then make a proxy (MAM or external conversion), archive R3D footage to tape.  Then when we are ready for the online stage, the R3D footage would come back to disk (MAM, manual, or active archive software).

    If you use any of these products, or are in a similar boat, then please share your experiences.   I'll follow up with a post about some of the proposals, and pro's and con's that I see.


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    LTO tape backup/restore software suggestions for Linux?
    posted by Fredrik Averpil on May 5, 2015, 1:08 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hi,

    We have been using Symantec Backup Exec for years on Windows but now feel we'd like to move the tape drive onto a Linux server. This, unfortunately, is not supported (we're on CentOS 7). Does anyone have a recommendation on choice of software?

    Bacula, Bareos, Amanda?

    Anyone?

     

    Cheers,

    Fredrik

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    Hi,

    We have been using Symantec Backup Exec for years on Windows but now feel we'd like to move the tape drive onto a Linux server. This, unfortunately, is not supported (we're on CentOS 7). Does anyone have a recommendation on choice of software?

    Bacula, Bareos, Amanda?

    Anyone?

     

    Cheers,

    Fredrik


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    LTO tape backup/restore software suggestions for Linux?
    posted by Dan Young on May 5, 2015, 1:40 p.m. (1 day ago)
    I believe Commvault works under linux...
    I like ours just OK.

    Netbackup could be what you're looking for.

    Both are astronomically expensive.

    On 05/05/2015 10:17 AM, Jon Calmes wrote:

    Hey Frederick, I have not had a ton of experience with the OpenSource crowd above, are you all physical or a mix of physical and virtual?

    Backup Exec has had a continual decline since Symantec aquired them. are you on the current version or an older version?

    give a look at Dells Appasure, Novastor's DataCenter (who I work with) and Unitrends. there is also Commvault but it may take a pile of cash to break into them.




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    I believe Commvault works under linux...
    I like ours just OK.

    Netbackup could be what you're looking for.

    Both are astronomically expensive.

    On 05/05/2015 10:17 AM, Jon Calmes wrote:

    Hey Frederick, I have not had a ton of experience with the OpenSource crowd above, are you all physical or a mix of physical and virtual?

    Backup Exec has had a continual decline since Symantec aquired them. are you on the current version or an older version?

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  • 05/05/15--12:41: Artists working from home
  • Artists working from home
    posted by John Hickson on May 5, 2015, 3:41 p.m. (1 day ago)

    All,

    I would like to have a quick poll on what methods and/or rules and/or thoughts about Artists working from home.

    1) Who - What departments/Types of Jobs

    2) How - Handling of Machines, Network, Licensing, Security etc

    3) Issues/Stories

     

    -John

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    All,

    I would like to have a quick poll on what methods and/or rules and/or thoughts about Artists working from home.

    1) Who - What departments/Types of Jobs

    2) How - Handling of Machines, Network, Licensing, Security etc

    3) Issues/Stories

     

    -John


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  • 05/06/15--20:30: Door Hold Open Alarm
  • Door Hold Open Alarm
    posted by Tommy Asbee on May 6, 2015, 11:30 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a door ajar alarm that could be used in a main building area. I need something that would beep once a bay door was left ajar after a certain amount of time. Oh and shouldn't be disruptive to the other clients :)

    We do use a detex alarm in our vault but it is unbearably loud and really isn't suited for main building area.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Tommy


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    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a door ajar alarm that could be used in a main building area. I need something that would beep once a bay door was left ajar after a certain amount of time. Oh and shouldn't be disruptive to the other clients :)

    We do use a detex alarm in our vault but it is unbearably loud and really isn't suited for main building area.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Tommy



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  • 05/07/15--02:50: Racking MacPros
  • Racking MacPros
    posted by  on May 7, 2015, 5:50 a.m.
    Looks more sophisticated than the Sonnet stuff.

    http://photos.imgix.com/racking-mac-pros



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    Looks more sophisticated than the Sonnet stuff.

    http://photos.imgix.com/racking-mac-pros



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  • 05/07/15--02:55: Racking MacPros
  • Racking MacPros
    posted by  on May 7, 2015, 5:55 a.m.
    And the manufacturer...

    http://www.racklive.com/indexMain.php

    On 07.05.2015 11:47, Jathavan Sriram wrote:
    Looks more sophisticated than the Sonnet stuff.

    http://photos.imgix.com/racking-mac-pros



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    And the manufacturer...

    http://www.racklive.com/indexMain.php

    On 07.05.2015 11:47, Jathavan Sriram wrote:
    Looks more sophisticated than the Sonnet stuff.

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    VIP Event: Private Showing of Mad Max Fury Road - May 14, 2015
    posted by John Hickson on May 7, 2015, 9:15 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Forwarding this along to those that are in the LA area....

     

    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    9:00am – 12:00pm


    It’s summer and the season of action packed movies! Be our guest and join us for a sneak preview of one of this year’s most anticipated movies, Mad Max Fury Road.

    This is an invitation only event and seats are limited. Register today to reserve a seat for yourself and one guest. Breakfast will be provided.

    Hosted by:

    Panasas

    In association with:

    Aspera

     

    HGST

     

    P1 Technologies

     

    Spectra Logic

    AMC Century City 15

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    Forwarding this along to those that are in the LA area....

     

    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    9:00am – 12:00pm


    It’s summer and the season of action packed movies! Be our guest and join us for a sneak preview of one of this year’s most anticipated movies, Mad Max Fury Road.

    This is an invitation only event and seats are limited. Register today to reserve a seat for yourself and one guest. Breakfast will be provided.

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    Panasas

    In association with:

    Aspera

     

    HGST

     

    P1 Technologies

     

    Spectra Logic

    AMC Century City 15

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    Los Angeles, CA 90067


     

     

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  • 05/07/15--14:40: ceph file system
  • ceph file system
    posted by Kimball Thurston on May 7, 2015, 5:40 p.m. (1 day ago)
    All -

    is anyone using Ceph in production that can share any (horror/joy) stories or insights? Seems like it has some very interesting properties, but wasn't sure if anyone had taken the plunge.

    thanks,
    Kimball
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    All -

    is anyone using Ceph in production that can share any (horror/joy) stories or insights? Seems like it has some very interesting properties, but wasn't sure if anyone had taken the plunge.

    thanks,
    Kimball

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    Video Encoding Software For Autodesk Flame
    posted by Christos Georgallides on May 8, 2015, 6:57 a.m.

    I'm looking for video encoding software or hardware I could integrate into my work flow for use with Autodesk Flame. What are people using in their pipeline? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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    I'm looking for video encoding software or hardware I could integrate into my work flow for use with Autodesk Flame. What are people using in their pipeline? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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    Barium Ferrite LTO6 Tapes anyone?
    posted by Saker Klippsten on May 8, 2015, 2:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Ordering more media for our Spectralogic. They have a promo forBarium Ferrite tapes where I get an extra 10 for the same cost as the MP.The BF is about 4$ more per tape without the promo..

    Anyone use them yet? vs. the Standard MetalParticle ? Any issues?

    I plan on sticking with the MP for now but wanted to know more about it.

    Quick Search brought me to this document explaining more about the new type of tape that most likely LTO7 will require.


    http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA4-4613ENW



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    Ordering more media for our Spectralogic. They have a promo forBarium Ferrite tapes where I get an extra 10 for the same cost as the MP.The BF is about 4$ more per tape without the promo..

    Anyone use them yet? vs. the Standard MetalParticle ? Any issues?

    I plan on sticking with the MP for now but wanted to know more about it.

    Quick Search brought me to this document explaining more about the new type of tape that most likely LTO7 will require.


    http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA4-4613ENW



    -S


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    Fun Tool Friday - Dropbox Uploader
    posted by Will Rosecrans on May 8, 2015, 2:45 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Not quite "Funny Friday," but a tool I found useful not too long ago that I don't think has been mentioned here, and figured somebody else might find handy:


    Instead of setting up "magic" sync or running a daemon in order to stuff something into a client's dropbox. (Obviously not something that meets the security needs of S*ar Wa*s or adverts for the secret next big iDevice, but still useful in some cases.)

    Dropbox lets you set up an API key for a specific sandboxed folder, and you can give the uploader script access to just the sadndbox. Or you can give it access to the whole Dropbox. Then, you can basically rsync directly to Dropbox on a command line. So you can delete the local copy when you are done uploading without worrying about magic sync clobbering the remote copy. Or you can run uploads as a task on any farm machine without having to run a daemon on all of them. Supports HTTP proxy!
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    Not quite "Funny Friday," but a tool I found useful not too long ago that I don't think has been mentioned here, and figured somebody else might find handy:


    Instead of setting up "magic" sync or running a daemon in order to stuff something into a client's dropbox. (Obviously not something that meets the security needs of S*ar Wa*s or adverts for the secret next big iDevice, but still useful in some cases.)

    Dropbox lets you set up an API key for a specific sandboxed folder, and you can give the uploader script access to just the sadndbox. Or you can give it access to the whole Dropbox. Then, you can basically rsync directly to Dropbox on a command line. So you can delete the local copy when you are done uploading without worrying about magic sync clobbering the remote copy. Or you can run uploads as a task on any farm machine without having to run a daemon on all of them. Supports HTTP proxy!

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    LTO tape backup/restore software suggestions for Linux?
    posted by Peter Smith on May 11, 2015, 7:10 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hmm. Looks like a real bitchfight: https://web.archive.org/web/20140618151805/http://blog.bacula.org/category/bareos At least it's been settled: http://www.bareos.org/en/news/items/lawsuite-between-bacula-systems-sa-and-bareos-gmbh-co-kg-copy.html -- Pete Smith Engineer Smoke & Mirrors d: +44 (0)20 3206 6511 m: +44 (0)7738 067455 e: petersmith@smoke-mirrors.com t: +44 (0)20 7468 1000 www.smoke-mirrors.com 1-5 Poland St London W1F 8PR ________________________________________ From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Ben De Luca [bdeluca@gmail.com] Sent: 11 May 2015 11:48 To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] LTO tape backup/restore software suggestions for Linux? do you both use bacula? http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/Free-Enterprise-Backup-with-Bareos The opensource version has really stopped being support and was forked more than a year ago. Im all for opensource but just supporting some thing because it is doesn't help anyone. My experience with bacula was I was glad it was opensource ! else there was no way to get our data off it, I spent far to much time fixing it. when I had to use it :( On 11 May 2015 at 07:30, Brian Krusic wrote: > Hi Dan, >> I agree 100%. >> The way I look at it, ppl hire me to save them money so spending it seems > counter intuitive. >> Besides, I enjoy working hard, even if its a bit too hard at times. >> - Brian >> Technologist... > i.e., Purveyor of the ironic" >> On May 10, 2015, at 3:51 PM, Dan Mons wrote: >> On 8 May 2015 at 03:22, Ben De Luca wrote: >> bacula is a giant pile of sheeet! >>> I don't think so. Sure, there's more expensive stuff out there that > does an awesome job out of the box, but Bacula (with a bit of effort) > can be made to do amazing things. >> Typical open source story, I guess. Build your house with your own > materials and hard labour, or go pay someone else for one that's > already built. >> -Dan > To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to > mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe >>>> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to > mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hmm. Looks like a real bitchfight: https://web.archive.org/web/20140618151805/http://blog.bacula.org/category/bareos At least it's been settled: http://www.bareos.org/en/news/items/lawsuite-between-bacula-systems-sa-and-bareos-gmbh-co-kg-copy.html -- Pete Smith Engineer Smoke & Mirrors d: +44 (0)20 3206 6511 m: +44 (0)7738 067455 e: petersmith@smoke-mirrors.com t: +44 (0)20 7468 1000 www.smoke-mirrors.com 1-5 Poland St London W1F 8PR ________________________________________ From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Ben De Luca [bdeluca@gmail.com] Sent: 11 May 2015 11:48 To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] LTO tape backup/restore software suggestions for Linux? do you both use bacula? http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/Free-Enterprise-Backup-with-Bareos The opensource version has really stopped being support and was forked more than a year ago. Im all for opensource but just supporting some thing because it is doesn't help anyone. My experience with bacula was I was glad it was opensource ! else there was no way to get our data off it, I spent far to much time fixing it. when I had to use it :( On 11 May 2015 at 07:30, Brian Krusic wrote: > Hi Dan, >> I agree 100%. >> The way I look at it, ppl hire me to save them money so spending it seems > counter intuitive. >> Besides, I enjoy working hard, even if its a bit too hard at times. >> - Brian >> Technologist... > i.e., Purveyor of the ironic" >> On May 10, 2015, at 3:51 PM, Dan Mons wrote: >> On 8 May 2015 at 03:22, Ben De Luca wrote: >> bacula is a giant pile of sheeet! >>> I don't think so. Sure, there's more expensive stuff out there that > does an awesome job out of the box, but Bacula (with a bit of effort) > can be made to do amazing things. >> Typical open source story, I guess. Build your house with your own > materials and hard labour, or go pay someone else for one that's > already built. >> -Dan > To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to > mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe >>>> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to > mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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