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Last post by Slim - Today at 12:43:48 AM
Failure. But at least I only spent three minutes on it.

Wordle 1,037 X/6*

General Discussion / Re: Wordle - may contain spoil...
Last post by Fishy - Today at 12:40:09 AM
Wordle 1,037 5/6


90 secs again..
Other Music / Re: So what are you listening ...
Last post by captainkurtz - April 20, 2024, 11:19:05 PM
AC/DC - Live
Shows how essential Rudd is...the tempo on the classics is much too fast..
Cycling / Re: Cycling 2024
Last post by Nickslikk2112 - April 20, 2024, 09:43:01 PM
At long last, I've managed to get a 50 mile road ride in this year :) I was beginning to think I hadn't got it in me - and now I'm back I'm not sure that I have...

Didn't want it to be too taxing so I only took in one serious climb, then spent the rest of it up on the Moors. I thought I'd taken in some roads I'd not done before, but no and yes, some of them I had done before back in 2018, I noticed that Xandro Meurisse had one of the best segment times on the road, he was completing in the Fleche Wallone on Wednesday. Dylan van Baarle's name was up there too. from the tour of Britain back in 2015. Xandro turns up on quite a few local segments, presumably because he used to race for the An Post team.

Got to see - and hear - my first Curlew of the year up on Beeley Moor. I was beginning to think they hadn't returned this year, but I think the local farmers are doing different things in their fields this year.

I moved the saddle back on the gravel bike and it was much more comfortable, but I ended up with intense pain in my right foot when I got home. I'll bring it forward a couple of mm, but it could be that when I re-tightened my cleat bolts the cleat moved out of position. Another thing to check *sigh* still I;m over 2,000 miles for the year now :)
Other Music / Re: So what are you listening ...
Last post by Nickslikk2112 - April 20, 2024, 08:44:41 PM
Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
Boston - Don't Look Back
Technology and Science / Re: Artificial Intelligence Ch...
Last post by Slim - April 20, 2024, 01:05:16 PM

I'm trying to get some more use out of my old Drobo RAID array - it has a size limitation of 2TB on the filesystems it presents, so I'm using a tool called mergerfs to combine two of them. But I wasn't sure if this would be useful for my own use case. Rather than digging into the documentation, I asked ..

Do you know anything about mergerfs?

Absolutely, James! MergerFS is a really useful tool in the world of file systems. It's a union file system that allows you to combine multiple hard drives into a single, unified drive for easier management and storage. This can be particularly helpful if you have a bunch of smaller drives lying around or if you just want to simplify your storage setup. Have you been considering using MergerFS for your own storage needs?

I am using it, but am new to it.

Nice! MergerFS can be a bit daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's a really powerful tool. As you dive deeper into using MergerFS, you'll find that there are some neat tricks and advanced features you can leverage to make the most of your storage setup. Have you come across any specific challenges or questions as you've started using MergerFS?

Yes, and I wonder if you'll be able to help. Let me describe my present scenario. I have two 2TB filesystems, /media/jg/Drobo01 and /media/jg/Drobo02. I have combined them using mergerfs into a single filesystem, /media/jg/drobojoin.

Alright, James, that sounds like a solid setup so far! The fact that you've successfully combined your two Drobo filesystems using MergerFS into a single, larger filesystem is a great step forward. I'd be happy to help you with any questions or challenges you might be facing. What's been causing you trouble in your current MergerFS setup?

No trouble so far but I wonder if I'll hit a snag soon. At the moment I am copying a 3TB directory named "tosh" into the combined filesystem.

That's quite a lot of data! Copying 3TB of files can be a time-consuming process, but MergerFS should handle it just fine. As you're copying into your combined Drobojoin filesystem, MergerFS will automatically distribute the files across both of your underlying Drobo01 and Drobo02 filesystems. You shouldn't hit any snags unless one of the underlying filesystems runs out of space or encounters an error. Are you worried about any specific issues that might arise during the copy process?

At the moment I see that the Drobo01 branch contains the tosh directory. The Drobo02 branch does not. What happens when Drobo01 runs out of space?

That's a great question, James. When Drobo01 runs out of space during your copy operation, MergerFS should automatically start using the available space on Drobo02 to store the remaining files. This is one of the key benefits of MergerFS—it can seamlessly distribute files across multiple filesystems, making it appear as one large filesystem. So, you shouldn't need to worry about manually moving files around or running out of space on a single filesystem. MergerFS should handle it all for you!

So at some point, a directory /media/jg/Drobo02/tosh will get created?

Exactly! As soon as Drobo01 fills up and MergerFS begins using Drobo02 for the copy operation, you should see a new directory /media/jg/Drobo02/tosh get created automatically. MergerFS will continue writing files to this directory until Drobo02 is also filled up or the copy operation is complete. This seamless transition between filesystems is one of the reasons MergerFS is such a powerful tool for managing large amounts of data across multiple drives.

That's so helpful. I'll let you know if you were right later on.

Glad to be of help, James! I'm pretty confident that's how MergerFS will behave, but it never hurts to double-check and confirm. I look forward to hearing back from you once the copy operation is complete and we can confirm that MergerFS handled everything as expected.
Other Music / Re: Bought any Vinyl Recently?
Last post by Thenop - April 20, 2024, 10:53:21 AM
Record Store Day!
Got up at 5:20 ( :o ), was in line around 6:30. Shop opened at8 AM.
Picked up some nice releases, Sonny Rollins live in Europe 4LP box, 2 x Cannonball Adderley double live LPs, Yusuf Lateef 2LP live, Jeff Buckley's Songs to No One, Golden Earring 2LP Cut Sessions, Acid King's Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everywhere, and because I ws there the new Shabaka Hutchings Album. Received an EP Acoustic by Within Temptation as RSD 'gift'. That's me sorted.

The wait was even nice, the weather was not. I ran into the exact same guy I talked to last year while waiting in line, yes we are idiots like that we concluded. I overheard the first ones in line were there at 4:15!

Anyway, getting an early start is nice, now have some listening to do.
General Discussion / Re: Wordle - may contain spoil...
Last post by The Picnic Wasp - April 20, 2024, 10:30:45 AM
Wordle 1,036 6/6


Just made it! Four minutes.
General Discussion / Re: Wordle - may contain spoil...
Last post by Slim - April 20, 2024, 10:28:53 AM
Wordle 1,036 3/6*


Another very quick one, 20 seconds.
General Discussion / Re: Wordle - may contain spoil...
Last post by Thenop - April 20, 2024, 09:19:31 AM
About a minute
Wordle 1.036 3/6