Link Aggregation For The Masses

make multiple internet links act as one

#aggregation  #link  #routeros  #mikrotik  #bonding  #balance-rr  #balance-xor  #networking 
Living in a rural part of the country, I’ve encountered a serious problem. Can’t get anything other than a 3G or satellite internet connection. Using satellite connection is out of the question; not so much for it’s high price tag, rather than reliability and high round trip time, especially during bad weather. Link reliability is the key for me because I need persistent VPN connections to work, and any reconnects can destroy quite a bit of work. [Read More]

btrfs

is it better or just butter

#btrfs  #butter  #disk  #partition  #benchmark  #speed  #fast  #ext3  #filesystem  #backup 
Surprised by the number of articles all around t3h interwebz about btrfs having problems and saying it corrups/hangs/overheads , I’ve decided to describe my really pleasant desktop use experience. Use case is quite simple. I have 3 drives that are used to keep data on my computer. Data being video and audio files, all kinds of linux-based distro images, torrents and vm machines that I use for testing purposes. I consider all of this data expendable, meaning that I would not be sorry if any of it got deleted or corrupted. [Read More]