Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thinking and ramlbing out loud

Because of the games box, any solution needs to be efficient on the network; and only maintain an interesting connection on demand. While the laptop could (and has) put up with NFS/CIFS type solutions, I don't want it clogging up bandwidth, the desktop is a bad enough piece of shit as it is >_>.

The concept that I was thinking of last year, was using a mixture of CVS and RSYNC to branch and version important files on a host specific basis, although important stuff like my $ENV and vimrc files are made highly-portable, not everything else is, hence the value of a VCS/SCMS. Whilist all the mumbo jumbo about the algoritm used by rsync would be used for mirroring file sets between boxen at login/logout.

I reckon now is a great time to abuse it into working.

Since I began initial testing, I have looong since moved to using Git for all my active projects instead of CVS and SVN. However the master source of everything still is Dixie, that is my laptop! While things have gotten fairly cramped on the desktop, mostly due to development files being shoe-horned into Windows XP; my laptop has plenty of free space, despite having A LOT of software and a plethora of development files.

My file server is still holding quiet nicely:

To days date is: Sun Aug 16 21:34:08 UTC 2009
Terry@vectra$ df -h
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/wd0a      147M   41.8M   98.1M    30%    /
/dev/wd0h      393M   46.0M    327M    12%    /home
/dev/wd0d     98.3M    670K   92.7M     1%    /tmp
/dev/wd0g      6.7G    995M    5.4G    15%    /usr
/dev/wd0e      148M   40.6M   99.7M    29%    /var
/dev/wd1a     11.8G    275M   10.9G     2%    /usr/local
/dev/wd1d     44.3G   14.8G   27.3G    35%    /srv

wd0 is an old Maxtor 8GB EIDE drive, wd1 is an 80GB EIDE drive. I also have a 40GB disk somewhere with the systems original Windows XP Home install somewhere.

wd1a was used to off load installed software to a second drive; basically a way of moving /usr/local off the original /usr file system. wd1d was created primarily as a sotrage depot for use with NFS/Samba.

In lacking a suitable place to dump crap, and not having a notion to put it under /var; I created a /srv directory to hold data for services. As such, it basically holds my code repositories, backups, and webserver files. It would be easy to rebuild the partitioning on wd1, or just create a new bsd partition:

# disklabel -p g wd1
# Inside MBR partition 3: type A6 start 63 size 156234897
# /dev/rwd1c:
type: ESDI
disk: ESDI/IDE disk
label: IC35L080AVVA07-0
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 63
tracks/cylinder: 16
sectors/cylinder: 1008
cylinders: 16383
total bytes: 74.5G
rpm: 3600
interleave: 1
trackskew: 0
cylinderskew: 0
headswitch: 0           # microseconds
track-to-track seek: 0  # microseconds
drivedata: 0

16 partitions:
#                size           offset  fstype [fsize bsize  cpg]
  a:            12.0G             0.0G  4.2BSD   2048 16384  328
  c:            74.5G             0.0G  unused
  d:            45.0G            12.0G  4.2BSD   2048 16384  328

'c' means the entire disk, meaning there is roughly 17GB held in reserve.

I think I will begin cleaning up stale files in /srv, and moving unimportants to the desktop, which has around 40-50GB of free space for cold-storage.


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