We used to run IBM FastT 600 storage servers here, which are the ancestors of the DS series, using the same Ingenio controllers. With those you could add expansions units without downtime. The procedure involved cabling up the the new units, then powering them on, then, once recognized, inserting the disks a couple at a time, waiting until they are recognized. Of course, advice from IBM support would be a good idea :-) ... For example IBM would sometimes caution that firmware in the new ESMs could be at a higher level that the existing ESMs, and could cause problems. Best of luck! -- Graham Stewart Network and Storage Services Manager Information Technology Services University of Toronto Libraries 416-978-6337 On 13-05-14 09:59 AM, Adam Wead wrote: Hi all, Hardware question for anyone with experience using IBM products. I have a DS3500 disk array with dual controllers. I've installed an expansion unit, with dual ESMs, and want to connect it up with the array without having to power everything down. I'm almost positive I can do this, but haven't been able to find a definitive answer. Can anyone speak to this from experience? Are there any special procedures or pitfalls? Thanks in advance, …adam __ Adam Wead Systems and Digital Collections Librarian Library + Archives Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 216.515.1960 aw...@rockhall.org This communication is a confidential and proprietary business communication. It is intended solely for the use of the designated recipient(s). If this communication is received in error, please contact the sender and delete this communication.
Hi, I may be able to assist you with the content mirroring part of this. The University of Toronto Libraries hosts one of the Internet Archive scanning operations through the Open Content Alliance and we host content originally scanned by the Archive through the OCUL Scholarsportal project at this URL: http://books.scholarsportal.info In order to retrieve content from the IA (since it is sent immediately to San Francisco as it is scanned) I've written a set of scripts that download content based on various parameters. -the starting point is a list of IA identifiers and other metadata pulled from an advanced search query. -from those which file types you want to download (*.pdf, *_marc.xml, *.djvu, *_meta.xml, etc.) can be specified. -The downloads are then queued and retrieved to specified local file systems. The system uses a mysql backend, perl, and curl for http downloads, with an option for rsync. Designed to run on Linux systems. It contains fairly sophisticated tools for checking download success, file size comparison with the Archive, md5 error checking, re-running against the Archive in case content changes, and can be adapted to a variety of needs. So far we've downloaded about 400,000 pdfs and associated metadata (about 14 TB altogether). It could be used, however to, for example, just download marc records for integration into an ILS (a separate challenge, of course), and to build pointers to the archive's content for the fulltext. Have had plans to open source it for some time, but other work always gets in the way. If you (or anyone) want to take a look and try it out, just let me know. -- Graham Stewart graham.stew...@utoronto.ca 416-550-2806 Network and Storage Services Manager, Information Technology Services University of Toronto Libraries 130 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A5 On 10-05-14 03:34 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote: We are doing a tiny experiment here at Notre Dame with the Internet Archive, specifically, we are determining whether or not we can supplement a special collection with full text content. We are hosting at site colloquially called the Catholic Portal -- a collection of rare, infrequently held, and uncommon materials of a Catholic nature.  Much of the content of the Portal is metadata -- MARC and EAD records/files. I think the Portal would be more useful if it contained full text content. If it did, then indexing would be improved and services against the texts could be implemented. How can we get full text content? This is what we are going to try: 1. parse out identifying information from metadata (author names, titles, dates, etc.) 2. construct a URL in the form of a Advanced Search query and send it to the Archive 3. get back a list of matches in an XML format 4. parse the result looking for the best matches 5. save Internet Archive keys identifying full text items 6. mirror Internet Archive content locally using keys as pointers 7. update local metadata files pointing to Archive content as well as locally mirrored content 8. re-index local metadata If we are (somewhat) successful, then search results would not only have pointers to the physical items, but they would also have pointers to the digitized items. Not only could they have pointers to the digitized items, but they could also have pointers to services against the texts such as make word cloud, display concordance, plot word/phrase frequency, etc. These later services are spaces where I think there is great potential for librarianship. Frankly, because of the Portal's collection policy, I don't expect to find very much material. On the other hand, the same process could be applied to more generic library collections where more content may have already been digitized. Wish us luck.  Catholic Portal - http://www.catholicresearch.net/  Advanced search - http://www.archive.org/advancedsearch.php
Hi, We run many Library / web / database applications on RedHat servers with SELinux enabled. Sometimes it takes a bit of investigation and horsing around but I haven't yet found a situation where it had to be disabled. setsebool and chcon can solve most problems and SELinux is an excellent enhancement to standard filesystem and ACL security. -Graham -- Graham Stewart Network and Storage Services Manager, Information Technology Services University of Toronto Library 130 St. George Street Toronto, Ontariograham.stew...@utoronto.ca Canada M5S 1A5Phone: 416-978-6337 | Mobile: 416-550-2806 | Fax: 416-978-1668 Ken Irwin wrote: Hi all, Thanks for your extensive suggestions and comments. A few folks suggested that SELinux might be the issue. Tobin's suggestion to change one of the settings proved effective: # setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1. Thanks to everyone who helped -- I learned a lot. Joys Ken -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Greg McClellan Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:04 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] calling another webpage within CGI script Hi, I had a similar problem a while back which was solved by disabling SELinux. http://www.crypt.gen.nz/selinux/disable_selinux.html -Greg
An interesting topic ... heading out to cast vote now. In our environment, about 6 years ago we informally identified the gap (grey area, war, however it is described) between server / network managers and developers / Librarians as an obstacle to our end goals and have put considerable effort into closing it. The key efforts being communication (more planning, meetings, informal sessions), collaboration (no-one is working in a vacuum), and the willingness to expand/stretch job descriptions (programmers sometimes participate in hardware / OS work and sysadmins will attend interface / application planning meetings). Supportive management helps. The end result is that sysadmins try as hard as possible to fully understand what an application is doing/requires on their hardware/networks, and programmers almost never run any applications that sysadmins don't know about. So, SELinux has never been a problem because we know what a server needs to do before it ends up in a developer's hands and developers know not to pound their heads against the desk for a day before talking to sysadmins about something that doesn't work. Well, for the most part, anyway ;-) -Graham Ross Singer wrote: On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Graham Stewart graham.stew...@utoronto.ca wrote: We run many Library / web / database applications on RedHat servers with SELinux enabled. Sometimes it takes a bit of investigation and horsing around but I haven't yet found a situation where it had to be disabled. setsebool and chcon can solve most problems and SELinux is an excellent enhancement to standard filesystem and ACL security. Agreed that SELinux is useful but it is a tee-otal pain in the keister if you're ignorantly working against it because you didn't actually know it was there. It's sort of the perfect embodiment between the disconnect between the developer and the sysadmin. And, if this sort of tension interests you, vote for Bess Sadler's presentation at Code4lib 2010: Vampires vs. Werewolves: Ending the War Between Developers and Sysadmins with Puppet and anything else that interests you. http://vote.code4lib.org/election/index/13 -Ross Bringin' it on home Singer. -- Graham Stewart Network and Storage Services Manager, Information Technology Services University of Toronto Library 130 St. George Street Toronto, Ontariograham.stew...@utoronto.ca Canada M5S 1A5Phone: 416-978-6337 | Mobile: 416-550-2806 | Fax: 416-978-1668