A system for allowing the reboot of servers with encrypted hard drives when you arent physically present to type in the passphrases. It relies upon strictly timed encrypted network communications with trusted systems and the use of PGP to decrypt some of the keying material.
An excellent wiki tutorial on how LVM (logical volume management) for Linux works, how to set it up, and how to manipulate it.
A procedure for turning a Debian Linux (Lenny) system installed on a single drive into a Debian Linux system running a two-disk mirror without rebuilding the whole thing. The procedure also shows you how to configure GRUB to boot from either drive.
Everything you need to know about administering software RAID on Linux in a nutshell.
Online app that converts file sizes into other units (i.e., megabytes into bytes, kilobytes into gigabytes).
Someone made up stickers that you can download, print, and put on all of your laptops over the hard drives in case you ever feel the need to run a power drill through them.
An excellent step-by-step article on how to partition and format hard drives larger than 2TB on Linux machines. It involves the use of a GPT partition table instead of a DOS-legacy partition table and the use of GNU Parted. Note that you'll need a fairly recent version of parted (I had to install v3.0.0 on my boxen).
Newer versions of fdisk will do this for you.
Kiwix is a utility which lets you archive web pages so that they can be read offline or copied and distributed in the event that there is no connectivity. While it was designed to work with Wikipedia it will actually work with just about any website you throw at it. Cross platform, runs on Windows, Linux, and other OSes. There is even a portable Windows version that doesn't require installation.
Microsoft's KB entry on using Group Policy to disable removable media on AD member machines.
A du one-liner for figuring out which directory trees are accounting for your disk space utilization.
du -a /some/path/here | sort -n -r | head -n 10
Minio is an opensource object storage system that is functionally compatible with Amazon's S3 service. It's written in go and aims for minimalism, scalability, and reliability with automatic erasure coding and checksums of data. If you can throw it in an S3 bucket, you can throw it in a Minio bucket. Objects top out at 5TB in size. The executable itself tops out at 22 MB in size. Even has an online webapp that lets you browse buckets and their contents.
A howto for activists that describes how to capture and archive video footage. Includes archival of metadata, keeping files intact, raw and edited video concerns, organization, storage concerns, cataloging, sharing, and preservation. Treats it in a verifiable, library-like manner. Can be downloaded, too.
The original whitepaper for Amazon's DynamoDB data storage system.
The more-or-less official file format for offline reading of Wikipedia. The full byte-by-byte description of ZIM archives can be found here. There is also a zimlib-git AUR package for Arch Linux.
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python module for recording, creating, and playing back web archives. Used to build Wayback Machines. Look into setting this up on Leandra so Antigone can make a better copy than Jackhammer can.
A utility that lets you edit disks and recover data, including entire partitions. Supports multiple operating systems.
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