Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
Yeah, Jayce. How long did that take you to learn all that?
In all reality, not too terribly long, at least if you lump everything up and add it back to back. Samba was one of the first things I tackled dating back to 2006, whereas software RAID is as recent as 8 weeks ago. I remember ZoneMinder was an accidental find when I was searching for Linux based how-to guides on YouTube. I clicked the video out of curiosity and there was ZoneMinder. I didn't have a network based camera, but I was able to utilize a USB webcam instead to at least get the feel of ZoneMinder. That's what got me started there. Samba was kind of an open and shut case since I just read some guides online and got the basic jist of it. That little GUI helped me since I could set up shares then check the smb.conf to see how it's done manually. SSH I learned with me asking some curious questions in the ##linux IRC channel. RAID was more of a recent find. Traditionally I would just do:
HDD 1 - OS
HDD 2 - /home
HDD 3 - an rsync'd copy of /home that runs via script every 6 hours
I began to wonder, why am I rsyncing data locally? Why not just do RAID and not worry about it? There again, a 2 page guide later I was done.
Bottom line: I asked questions.