I ran into some trouble with the Android SDK on a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 14.12 with OpenJDK due to an empty Java CA certificates keystore. Both version 7 and 8 of OpenJDK seemed to be affected. A fix is described below. Continue reading
While the bigger QNAPs with multiple drives allow replacing the internal drives with bigger and newer disks quite easily due to a process called ‘Online RAID Capacity Extension’, it is slightly more difficult with a one-bay NAS – but possible. These are the necessary steps: Continue reading
For the last couple of days I’ve been plagued by a Time Machine problem for which seemingly nobody (that Google could find) had a solution:
23.01.14 09:53:44,125 com.apple.backupd: Failed to attach to image: /Volumes/Data/Justus MBP13.sparsebundle, DIHLDiskImageAttach returned: 999
After quite a lot of bug searching I finally found a fix.
Rather than not writing about it at all just some quick notes:
- The Droboshare Dashboard software includes the Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator.
- If you want to use the initiator with non-Drobo iSCSI targets you will have to use the command line interface to configure the target and connect to it. The tool is called xtendsancli. This command line interface (cli) is written in Java and using RMI to talk to some backend which could open up some DIY GUI options.
- The only limitation of the included Xtend initiator (besides the missing GUI) is that it checks if the target name begins with “iqn.2005-06.com.drobo:”. If you can configure the server side there is no difficulty or downside in just using that name and making your iSCSI target look like a Drobo.
That way I was able to make the Drobo iSCSI initiator talk to a Ubuntu 13.10 ‘iscsitarget’ (thats the name of the package) on OS X Mavericks.
Nick Farina wrote a great piece on how it feels to start programming Android apps if you’ve previously breathed XCode and Interface Builder air and learned the hard way to play the strings of Apple´s stringent certificate management.
I agree with every single word. And its all but black and white.