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Setting up Project Quotas under XFS in Debian GNU/Linux

Quick and dirty notes for getting XFS project quotas running: I’m working on making storage areas for various capstone design class groups, vehicle teams, etc. I’d like to ensure that they don’t take an excessive amount of storage, too. These instructions are slightly different than what I’d found elsewhere, and I’m hoping to have someone […]

Giving a Presentation at the Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium

I’m heading to the IT Symposium this morning to give a talk on creating a managed Unix infrastructure from scratch, somewhat of a summary of several things I’ve posted here over the last year or so. Thanks to the folks on #puppet who read over them and gave editing suggestions. Slides for presentation Handouts for […]

Unattended Debian Installations (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the preseed.cfg)

A CMR project recently bought 12 new Dell PowerEdge SC1435 servers to replace some of our aging compute cluster systems. In previous server rollouts, I’d generally get one system installed and configured, image it with SystemImager, and then PXE-boot the rest of the systems to pull that image. However, it’s tough to audit exactly what […]