Comparing diskperformance between my laptops

Posted on Sun 28 March 2021 in linux, apple • Tagged with apple, linux, intel, dell

Intro

Last week I was executing some disk performance measurements for a client. As part of the session I tested my Macbook and a Dell XPS laptop. The results seemed to indicate the Dell XPS outperforming the Macbook. As the laptops were only tested for comparison, I left it at …


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Running Debian 10/unstable on Apple Powermac G5

Posted on Sat 13 March 2021 in linux, apple • Tagged with apple, powerpc, debian, linux

Introduction

Updated on 14-mar-2021 with webbrowser and diskperformance info.

G5 internals large

As an Apple fan I've been collecting some vintage hardware. The Powermac G5 was bought from a video editor like five years back and was actually used by her up till that point. After booting it and enjoying the pretty …


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Hoe Eelco zijn backups fixed

Posted on Wed 24 February 2021 in linux, macos • Tagged with synology, btrfs, disaster recovery, backup

Dit document is geenzins een advies aan anderen. Het is mijn manier om de setup te documenteren en anderen wellicht te inspireren om hun backup ook goed te regelen. Wie weet pik je er nog iets van op. Zoals het nu ingericht is, zou het ons redelijke bescherming tegen verlies …


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How Eelco handles his data backups

Posted on Wed 24 February 2021 in linux, macos • Tagged with synology, btrfs, disaster recovery, backup

This is not any sort of recommentation for anyone. It is my way of documenting the setup and maybe giving someone else a hint or idea how personal backup strategy might look like. As it is, it should provide adequate safeguards against the loss of the main storage or a …


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snapper as time machine alternative on Debian GNU/Linux

Posted on Thu 14 January 2021 in linux • Tagged with opensource, btrfs, debian, backup

Goals

It must have been a year ago already that I reinstalled my Dell XPS laptop with Debian GNU/Linux. At install time I figured I really wanted to be able to snaphot filesystems, so I made sure I used btrfs as filesystem. Actually doing something with it was put …


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