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Just thought I would let people know that I have borrowed the source from http://pixelcity.com/s/ (as it was broke 20090818) so that I can continue to look at a fast loading Slashdot for my iPhone. For more information visit http://www.pixelcity.com/slashdot/ - Thanks for the sweet (but very hacky) code :).

The URL:

http://cooperlees.com/s/

I made a couple of very small changes:

  1. Put cooperlees.com in the title.
  2. Changed the useragent sent via curl to be the Safari useragent string (so it gets the Slashdot returned that a normal Safari browser would get).
  3. Also wgetting all the images - They are copyright to their original creator.

Get source here.

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At home (on this server) I have a Zpool consisting of 3 disks in a RAIDZ1 group. I needed more disc space, so 1 by 1 I changed my 3 x 500G drives to 1tb drives. This would of been pretty much no down time (except for an export and import of the pool) if my hardware had hot swapable drive - The cheap Dell SC430 doesen't do that unfortunately.

It took around 8 hours each for the first two discs - But the last one took over 20 hours! No idea why - My system was idle with just the resilvering taking place. If you have had experiences with this leave me a comment with how long this process took you.

SO my pool 'dump' went from

dump                   921G    37K   112G     1%    /dump

to

dump                   1.8T    37K   1.1T     1%    /dump

If you want to ever do this process, ZFS (once all the discs are the same size) just sees that and grows. All you need to do is replace your discs 1 by and and let them rebuild. No mucking around moving data. The best part is your Data is still avaliable, during the whole process, all be it slow to access but if you need a something you can get it. 🙂

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