Yearly Archives: 2012


Exclude ZFS filesystems from zfs-auto-snapshot on Ubuntu and remove them 2

Just ran into this quick blurb… zfs set com.sun:auto-snapshot=false butank/DATA/backups So I have backups running to a secondary storage ZFS pool in my server and today I realized my disk space was consumed by ZFS snapshots.  I thought, there’s no way even my backups are using that much data, even […]


Finally got my iPad Mini and I love it

My awesome wife brought home an iPad Mini for me last night. :) My super quick review….  pretty much like most other reviews… Kicks butt!!  The nerds out there who complain about the non-retina screen, I partially agree with. Regular people won’t care. The nerds complain about the older processor […]


UnixODBC on Ubuntu 12.04 broken and unable to connect error 3

Recently I upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. We had UnixODBC running fine in 10.04, but something changed because the odbc drivers couldn’t be found.  I got an error while running isql: isql -v gregtest [01000][unixODBC][Driver Manager]Can’t open lib ‘/usr/lib/odbc/libmyodbc.so’ : file not found We also couldn’t run our Acucobol apps anymore […]


Carbon Copy Cloner backup saves productivity and downtime during OSX Mountain Lion upgrade 2

Carbon Copy Cloner backup saves productivity and downtime during OSX Mountain Lion upgrade because of a damaged disk error. I could’t wait, I had to install OSX Mountain Lion on my main, production MacBook Pro.  Yeah, shouldn’t have done that.  Well, I had a Mac Mini that I already upgraded […]