Month: September, 2009

bigger UPS mods

Posted on September 21, 2009 by

Since adding the 85ah deep cycle battery to the old conext900 has gone well, I’ve decided to move forward with the project and install and modify a larger UPS. I searched ebay and lost my first few auctions, finally I have won a dell DLA3000RM2U, which is reportedly new in the box, and so it […]

More UPS hacking

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

I ran a 60 odd watt load on the autozone powered UPS for 24 hours or so…no issues, and lots of run-time being reported via ‘nut’. So I moved it over to a bigger load. Here is what is being reported currently: root# upsc autozone battery.alarm.threshold: 0 battery.charge: 096.0 battery.charge.restart: 00 battery.date: 10/07/02 battery.runtime: 1320 […]

QNAP iSCSI with (snow) Leopard and global SAN

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

At the office we picked up a QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo, and loaded it with 8 1.5T drives. The QNAP is an interesting, if a little pricey device. Essentially it’s a mini-itx core 2 duo MB with 2 Gig-Es, some usb’s and lots of sata ports. 8 of which are in nice little hot-swap trays. In […]

The Production

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

In addition to dirving seperately to the mall whenever I need to go, now everybody and their brother also has a blog or five. Hence, it’s about time I start an online journal as well. For a long time I considered the whole concept somewhere between childish and uberdorky, however I’ve reconsidered. Though many (most) […]

UPS using Autozone Battery

Posted on September 14, 2009 by

I have a hodge-podge of UPSes, many are loaded to 80%+ capacity, and many are > 2 years old. As such my runtime during power failure isn’t even enough to actually shut down any of the machines. Instead of buying some new ones, I decided to experiment with using a ‘car battery’. These UPSes all […]

10.6 Server upgrades

Posted on September 14, 2009 by

This weekend I upgraded some of my home servers to 10.6(.1) server, using the developer keys. I wouldn’t say that it went ‘without a hitch’ or even smoothly, but overall it wasn’t bad. The first machine to get 10.6 was the one with the most complex setup. It was an OD master, mail server, and […]