his presentation will cover a project to assemble a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device using a new HP Proliant MiniServer Gen. 8 and FreeNAS, Version 9.2. I'll describe the hardware, the FreeNAS software, and the FreeNAS installation process, followed by a discussion of my adventures/mishaps/recovery getting the NAS to work in my home LAN -- with audience input/participation welcomed.
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One of our junior sys admins told me he was trying to figure out how to modify his monitoring script during maintenance windows (the monitoring script is called automatically by the monitoring agent on the box.) I told him to use a "stop file."
At or near the top of your script (a simple bash script,) put a block like this:
if test -f /tmp/do_not_run
Then, during maintenance windows, create the /tmp/do_not_run file and the script will simply exit without attempting to perform any actions against the system. When the maintenance window is over, remove the file and everything goes back to normal.
Video demo of setting up Fedora 16.