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  • VJ's Avatar
    Today, 03:35
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    Yes... but then: would you trust raid5 on a NAS? I mean, if the disks are too big, you risk failing the rebuild. As most simpler models only offer 4...
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  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Today, 02:51
    Problem with server RAID management is notification of drive failure, unless you have a fancy controller and ILO or at least lights on the front....
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Today, 00:16
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    I'm still worried about using systems I don't fully grasp. This post on raidz is a bit worrying:...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:07
    Doc, I like your science and tech posts because I'm not following this actively and it's good that you keep us in the loop. Don't think if we don't...
    1 replies | 28 view(s)
  • Dr Mordrid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:03
    With my bear like build finding clothes can be...interesting, and losing significant weight can make me ill. Been there, doc says not again. He says...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:37
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    The noise thing is indeed true. So it is strange that no mainstream manufacturer came with a standard case, for server use. A micro ATX board should...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37
    The case experience: HP, Supermicro cases are generally designed to be in server rack or noisy office at best and not in the home. So I assume they...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    On VirtualBox, I'm now testing several linux based systems: OpenMediaVault, Ubuntu Server, ... I most likely will need to replace my TV tuner and am...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37
    I found thread with issues about installing FreeNAS on MicroServer Gen10. Also note that ECC is desired for data protection and ZFS likes lots of...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13
    That HP mini is interesting. I wonder how quiet is it. Before I had Gigabyte board with 64-bit Sempron cooled with Ninja mini and 2 WD green 2TB...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    I'm still first trying to figure out which standard to use for the redundancy of a VDEV. Currently I'm playing with the idea of one system with...
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  • cjolley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41
    cjolley replied to a thread If it fits your macros in The Lounge
    It's osteoarthritis. Basically the cartilage is worn off of my lower vertebra. Thing like pedaling a bicycle that rock my spine sideways are very not...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39
    Probably something like 6-bay case. Hotswap is not needed. I'm thinking something ultra quiet (5400RPM drives, high end CPU cooler). Then you use 4...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    But the thing is: ZFS in itself is not adding redundancy, it is just pooling multiple VDEVs. You need to add redundancy within each of the VDEVs,...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16
    You want ZFS. Check this out, this is what I'm building next instead of Covfefe Lake gaming rig I want. (Data is more important)....
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07
    VJ replied to a thread redundancy... in General Hardware/Software
    Yes, I know raid is not a backup... but after the typical old-school raid systems, it became such a mess to figure out good policies for redundancy...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • Umfriend's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:15
    I use DP (DrivePool, not Double P.... :D) on my server and like it very much. No clue about Linux. Having said that, DP is more like a file based...
    14 replies | 39 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10
    Hello, What is the current best practice to have redundancy of your data? Typical Raid5 is considered risky with big harddisks due to the risk...
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  • Belwarrior's Avatar
    22nd October 2017, 16:38
    Crunches may not be the best thing, try swimming or cycling. Just a lazy lap around the pool or a relaxing rides to the convenience store, should be...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Fat Tone's Avatar
    22nd October 2017, 09:14
    Fat Tone replied to a thread If it fits your macros in The Lounge
    Well done Chuck. A lot of people ask me how I have lost so much (52+Kg is somewhat noticeable!) so I say low-carb and you can see them thinking...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    22nd October 2017, 03:34
    It's not so difficult! You put flash and camera in M mode. Then you select desired aperture for your subject (F2 or lower for portraits). You put...
    11 replies | 178 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    22nd October 2017, 00:20
    To me, good flash photography makes it look as if no flash was used. The photo's are better, but it is not immediately clear a flash was there. With...
    11 replies | 178 view(s)
  • cjolley's Avatar
    21st October 2017, 16:21
    cjolley replied to a thread If it fits your macros in The Lounge
    Must be something in the air. Been doing this for a year and a half. Practically no carbs at all + exercise. Good results. I have pretty serious...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    21st October 2017, 14:40
    I snapped a couple of quick portraits of dad and results are great. Even he (doesn't know much about photography) noticed the pictures are better...
    11 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Fat Tone's Avatar
    21st October 2017, 08:00
    I am on Virgin Media and I just had to turn off Web Safe to view the site even on the Edge browser. I submitted a complaint but don't expect it'll...
    27 replies | 654 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    21st October 2017, 05:50
    It works! Needed to figure out to dial down SB 700 from 1/1 to at least 1/2 in order to sync.
    11 replies | 178 view(s)
  • VJ's Avatar
    21st October 2017, 04:04
    VJ replied to a thread If it fits your macros in The Lounge
    :D It does not look that bad as I have very wide shoulders (a problem for buying suits: either trousers are 3 sizes to big or jackets 3 sizes too...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
  • UtwigMU's Avatar
    20th October 2017, 13:51
    UtwigMU replied to a thread If it fits your macros in The Lounge
    I agree on getting sick. This summer I got sick (ate something, likely virus so the doctor said), took my first sick leave in life. I couldn't eat...
    10 replies | 142 view(s)
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