It was mentioned elsewhere that Ansible or Spacewalk can help here. I want something completely independent.

You could get those tools to push the results to the web service.

I know I have posted about this in the past, but this morning I feel very motivated to have a centralized list of what packages are installed on each host.

I know I can query the hosts, but having it centrally located means I can 'instantly' identify all the hosts which have foo-1.03 installed.

Use service names, not hostname, whenever you can. It will avoid work in the future.

dan.langille.org/2019/10/13/se

The current estimated delivery is Wed, Oct 23 - Mon, Nov 04.

Hindsight is wonderful. I'll keep the R720 powered off until then. The R710 is doing just fine.

I planned to zfs send | zfs receive the data from the old host to the new host. I was reading up on that & forming ideas.

I thought about selling the R710. I'd sell it without the drives, because I keep drives if I can. Oh, yeah, I can mount them in the R720.

DOH!

I don't have to send | recv that data. I can simply move the drives from one system to another. That is a fundamental aspect of ZFS.
Where are those drive caddies now?

On Oct 11 (two days ago) they left on a flight from Hong Kong.

My new-to-me R720 has

* 16 x hot swap drive bays
* 8 x 400GB SSDs for data
* 2 x 100GB SSDs for something undecided
* 1 x 80GB SSD for booting, mounted internally (another SSD is on order)

That leaves 6 drive bays unused, and without drive caddies.

My goal with this R720 was to replace the R710 I now use for hosting PostgreSQL databases and FreeBSD package repositories; it is my poudriere server.

When I see Gigabytes processed [10^9 bytes] and values of read - 2993.760 & write 53460.414 ... is that 3TB & 53TB respectively?

If so, this 400GB SSD has seen some writes.

gist.github.com/dlangille/d879

Since that gist, all drives listed have passed both long & short tests.

Anyone else having issues uploading photos today? No error message when trying.

Have you ever tried powering 2x SSDs from the 4pin power connector usually attached to the CD/DVD in an R720?

That's my plan.

Are you using a PCI slot for a hot-swap drive? What drive bay are you using?

I see stuff like StarTech S25SLOTR and think I could use two of them for a mirror of the OS

newegg.com/p/N82E16817998052

Photos of the R720, new HBA, etc. Things I want to do before installing the OS:

* drive cages
* 8087 cables
* PCIE drive cards
* 2x SSDs for OS
* 2x SSDs for ZIL
* Install a new SSL certificate
* fix the System Board Intrusion Chassis is open message

dan.langille.org/2019/10/05/pr

You know why all the old software people liked IRC?

Because when you wanted to ask a question in some channel you'd never been to before, you didn't have to spend 10 minutes going through forms to set up account usernames & passwords and unsubscribing from newsletters and alerts like you have to today with the damn web forum software you think is so great.

I had a tool installed, which launches from crontab. I could not find how/where that was done.

Then I stumbled across /usr/local/etc/cron.d/ where I found individual files for various applications.

Yes, this is the way it should be done. Don't touch /etc/crontab, leave that unchanged.

freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?cron(8)

I had a tool installed, which launches from crontab. I could not find how/where that was done.

Then I stumbled across /usr/local/etc/cron.d/ where I found individual files for various applications.

Yes, this is the way it should be done. Don't touch /etc/crontab, leave that unchanged.

freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?cron(8)

We have the first commit process via git into FreshPorts.

github.com/FreshPorts/git_proc

Work remaining:

1 - check out that commit into the working copy of the files
2 - run make -V on the working copy to get the refreshed values for the port[s] affected by this commit

The 2nd part - very little code change.

The 1st part is just playing with git.

My thanks to Sergey Kozlov for his code which creates the XML FreshPorts needs for commit processing. That has been a great timesavings to me.

My last day in Lillehammer for 2019.

I enjoyed my time. A very welcoming group, as seen both towards me and towards others. The cross-project camaraderie remains strong.

I especially enjoy introducing people from one project to another and see their mutual ideas flourish. Last night was a great example of that.

If you have not been to a conference, I encourage you to do so.

full disclosure: I organize conferences (but not this one).

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