Computer Stuff

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Fixing RAID5 array after replacing a disk on QNAP TS-453A

I have a QNAP TS-453A NAS with 4 6TB disks configured as a RAID5 storage pool. Currently with firmware 4.4.2.1262.

Yesterday I discovered that one of the disks (disk 3) had failed, and that the storage pool was in a "Degraded" state.

I quickly got a new disk. The old disk was a WD Red 6TB WD60EFRX, the new one is a WD Red 6TB  WD60AFEX. I hot-swapped the disks. According to the documentation, the new disk should be detected automatically, and the storage pool should automatically start rebuilding ("Rebuilding" state). But nothing happened.

amavisd-new rpms for Fedora 8 mhy Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:21

After adding DKIM signatures on outgoing email, I needed DKIM verification of incoming mail. Reading up I found that version 2.6.0 of amavisd-new includes direct support for DKIM, instead of using the DKIM plug-in in SpamAssassin.

SpamAssassin rpms for Fedora 8 mhy Tue, 08/23/2011 - 13:45

I have built rpms of SpamAssassin for Fedora 8, by backporting spamassassin-3.3.0-5.fc11.src.rpm from Fedora 11 and rebuilding with the latest available version.

SMTP proxy for SQLgrey whitelisting mhy Fri, 04/29/2011 - 17:34
This page describes the SMTP proxy that I started out with when I added sender whitelisting to SQLgrey. It's based on smtpprox.