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    By Dave Young -

    you got things you need to keep from the NSA?

    +1 for bacula btw. i've said it 1000x before: its a total pain in the ass to set up but rock solid once you're goin. you don't even need to build BAT which is (arguably) the hardest part


    From: "Pete Smith" <pete@realisestudio.com>
    To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 3:18:57 AM
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Low Cost Backup Alternatives to Commvault and        Netbackup

    Bacula will give you all the love you need.

    Amazon glacier looks interesting, but I'm not super keen about handing
    my backups directly over to the NSA ...

    On 21 June 2013 03:47, Jeff Yana <jyana@ranknfilesys.com> wrote:
    >
    > I am looking for a low cost alternative to backup solutions provided by the major players (i.e. Commvault or Symantec). The only requirement is that it must support NDMP. I don't need de-dupe (I am backing up directly to tape), archiving, VMware or Exchange support or any other nice-to-have feature, I am just looking for a solid, reliable and easy to use solution that does not cost an arm and a leg.
    >
    > I have looked briefly at Zmanda, Netvault, BRU and Bakula. While I have used Netvault and find it solid, its still a bit on the pricey side. Zmanda and Bakula look interesting, but not sure how well they perform/scale in a Media and Entertainment environment. I dislike BackupExec, I think it is rubbish.
    >
    > Privately I like Netbackup but I loathe Symantec and think it far too complex and expensive a solution for this particular application.
    >
    > For those that might be interested, here is a nice little matrix that nicely summarizes the features of all the major players.
    >
    > http://wiki.bacula.org/doku.php?id=comparisons
    >
    > Not included here, but an area of interest to me, is cloud-based solutions. These seem unrealistic for most M&E customers without a whole lot of dedicated bandwidth and massively expensive SLAs.
    >
    > Thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > jy
    >
    >
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    --
    Pete Smith
    DevOp/System Administrator
    Realise Studio
    12/13 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB
    T. +44 (0)20 7165 9644

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    By Ken Spickler - Does anyone have a particular vendor that specializes in security and access controls in the LA area? ?We have an existing access control (prox cards) ?system that we're looking to add on to, and I'm not convinced the company we've been using is up to the task.



    Thanks,
    Ken

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    By Greg Whynott -

    No numbers yet but just a quick update,  since moving our file systems over to the Nexenta from Blue Arc,  artists are in their glory.   Getting kdo's from many.   The blue arc would fall over every time we submitted a big job but now things are going threw I am told 5X quicker.    They are sending in 5 jobs at a time instead of 1/2 a job too,  whatever 1/2 a job is....  I just smile and say 'nice!`.


    We had some hurdles to get over which ultimately made our environment 'better' but we are good now.   Anyone considering using Nexenta in a mixed environment,  do yourself a favor and step up to NFSv4 if you haven't already,  if you are in a mixed environment and rely on ACLs quite a bit it'll be mandatory.   


    When I say blow the socks off the blue arc,  this is an understatement.  the load on the nexenta is 3X over what would cause a BOSSOCK depletion in the blue arc and bring the studio to its knees.  This is on a volume with LESS physical disks than the blue arc.   All network threwput and IOPS charts are in areas that we never seen with our dual BA cluster combined!

    It'll take on any HDS or EMC lover!   

    in a week or so I'll write up a large email  (or maybe I should start a blog!) and go into the challenges,  thoughts on support and the entire picture.  Over all the message will be I think you are wasting your money on any of the incumbent propitiatory storage vendors these days,   for most M&E storage requirements.    Unless they re-do pricing you are just buying your friendly and always smiling sales guy who takes you out for a few lunches he expenses his next Benz or cottage on the lake.


    watch the system blow up as soon as i send this email now.  8)

    http://youtu.be/4AQXPVEmvog


    take care,
    -g





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    By Brian Krusic - Hi,


    Has any one by chance run apps over the network hosted from a server using XFS+inode64?


    - Brian

    ~ Chef Burger ~










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    By Bobby Jain -

    How is everybody else holding up?? We are in Liberty Village and are still experiencing rolling black outs.? Most of my equipment has been fine, but weird small things like USB hubs and NICs have bitten the dust.

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  • 07/10/13--11:05: 42u rolling rack
  • By Michael Oliver -

    We have a 42U Racks Unlimited Inc rolling rack in excellent shape ready to go. ?Only has a locking side panel on one side ?Needs to get picked up today. Pre drilled 10-32 holes. ?A couple trays. Picture attached.


    Also 3 broadcast monitors (make an offer):
    PVM-20M4U
    BVM-D20F1U
    BVM-20F1U

    Location:
    12910 Culver Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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  • 07/10/13--12:05: R&H auction?
  • By Brian Krusic - Hi,


    I just saw an email that looked like a full auction at R&H.

    Thought (hoped) they were simply reorganizing, are they shutting/relocating?

    :(


    - Brian

    ~ Chef Burger ~










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  • 07/10/13--16:05: phone service spam?
  • By Wayne Chang - did anyone else receive an email from some Holder guy offering telecom services, or was the spam just to me? To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 07/10/13--18:20: $300 data recovery (WOW!)
  • By Bill Heiden -
     Just had the data from an iPhone 5 recovered by $300 Data Recovery:

    http://www.300dollardatarecovery.com

     The iPhone had bricked, the data was unavailable, and it had not been recently synced.   The OS could have been re-installed, but it would have wiped out existing data.  I contacted Drive Savers and they quoted the recovery somewhere between $700 to $1200 and over two weeks to complete.  $300 Data Recovery took only a few hours and only cost $300!

     The tech I spoke with said that a majority of drives/devices sent out do not require disassembly in a clean room environment.  Drive Savers was going to open up the iPhone in a clean room, which isn't necessary for a Solid State device.  I have mucho respect for Drive Savers, but $300 will be my first choice for data recovery.  
     


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    By Brian Krusic - Any one got a large Flame storage for 3 week rental?


    Lookin to need no less then 12TB usable.

    In LA area.

    Pls don't ask, yes its for one project.

    - Brian

    ~ Chef Burger ~










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  • 07/11/13--16:40: Lingon
  • By Bill Heiden -
     Been using this utility to schedule jobs on some of our Macs.  It's only $10 and the license is good for two machines.   Makes it easy to deal with launchd.

    http://www.peterborgapps.com/lingon/

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    By Andreas Martin Aanerud - http://www.tvbeurope.com/main-content/full/hevc-goes-beyond-hd;jsessionid=18519015384F8FB405385F01B02093B1#.UePTjGS96A2 -- _____________________________ Andreas Martin Aanerud, ing. Cell: + 47 90978137 email: a.m.aanerud@gmail.com To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    By Brian Krusic - Hi all,


    Fusion IO support couldn't give me a definitive answer on wether there Fusion IO Extreme Pros work in either FreeBSD 9.1 or Centos 6.

    Does any one know the answer?

    I haven't had time to actually try it yet.  But rather then waste my time, I'd rather waste yours :)


    - Brian

    ~ Chef Burger ~










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    By William Sandler -

    Hi all,
    ? ?I'm looking to expand our current farm which is about 75 nodes, each with Dual E5-2620's and 32GB of RAM. ?Space is becoming a constraint so we're looking into stronger CPU's and less total systems. ?

    I'm having trouble finding which CPU metrics are most important for 3DS Max rendering. ?I'm assuming it's more reliant on cache, cores, and threads than raw clock speed, but I'm not sure. ?Google was little help, as were the Autodesk forums. ?

    Regards from a sysadmin who is new to the studio niche,

    -Will

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    By Dan Young -

    Check it out here;


    Entry-level position!

    DY

    --
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    Dan Young
    CineSys-Oceana New York
    347-334-0132

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    By Rob LaRose -


    Anyone had good or bad experience with monoprice's cat6 patch cables?  They seem *way* cheaper than everyone else's...

    Alternately, recommend a provider you use & trust?  I'm building a new room, will need buy a bunch all at once.

    --Rob


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


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    By Rob LaRose -


    Interdubs is reporting a DNS outage this morning.  Networksolutions.com is unreachable from here.  But nothing on their twitter.

    isitdownrightnow.com says it's up, but comments there indicate a lot of affected customers...

    Anyone know the scoop?

    --Rob



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


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    By Mike Owen -

    Hi Fabrice,
    How are you connecting the monitor and what graphics card are you using + what driver version?
    Mike


    On 18 July 2013 11:45, Fabrice Altman <fabrice@studioaka.co.uk> wrote:

    Hello,

    ?

    Just purchased a batch of Dell U2413 monitors. They all show the same artefacts.

    ?

    When an object made of bright flat colours moves across the screen, it leaves a very noticeable and disturbing dark trail behind itself

    and also between the colour areas it is itself made of. As soon as the object stops moving, the dark trail disappears.

    The object does not even have to move very fast, just going frame by frame on the timeline does it.

    I have played the same test file on practically all the different monitors types and brands plus various playback software we have in the building and

    the U2413 is the only one that gives us this us this annoying issue.

    This extensive review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2413.htm does not suggest this monitor is much worse than others in this area.

    ?

    Any ideas?

    ?

    Cheers,

    F.

    ?

    ????


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    By John Hickson -

    Passing this info along to anyone in the area next week....

     

     

    We are hosting a meetup next Monday July 22 about Deadline 6.0 and how they use MongoDB and thought it would be of interest to your group. ThinkBox is presenting in SIGGRAPH 2013 next week and they are kind enough to stop by and present for our group. 

    Here is our link to our meetup. Hope folks in your group find this interesting and can attend. There is no cost for our meetups btw. 

    http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-MongoDB-User-Group/events/128955642/

     

    -John

     

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