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Maladict

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« on: July 27, 2020, 11:25:47 am »
Toying with the idea of getting a NAS as a media hub. My current backup HDDs are full so I need something new/extra anyway.

Any advice/tips?

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Re: NAS
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 02:54:09 am »
How do these USB slots on routers work? I have never tried them but wouldn't they be enough for your home network?

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Re: NAS
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 03:07:39 am »
How do these USB slots on routers work? I have never tried them but wouldn't they be enough for your home network?

Mine doesn't actually have any, but I'm assuming multiple users streaming video from multiple HDDs through the router is not what is was designed to do.
Regardless, I can't replace mine since it is owned by the ISP.

Ordered a NAS with 2x4TB in RAID 1. That should solve my storage and backup problem for a while.

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Re: NAS
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 03:09:08 pm »
How do these USB slots on routers work? I have never tried them but wouldn't they be enough for your home network?

Mine doesn't actually have any, but I'm assuming multiple users streaming video from multiple HDDs through the router is not what is was designed to do.
Regardless, I can't replace mine since it is owned by the ISP.

Ordered a NAS with 2x4TB in RAID 1. That should solve my storage and backup problem for a while.

I built mine as a PC server.   Used it for the company, as well as my personal use.  Had to install Windows Server for the company, but any Linux distro would do fine.  More flexibility, easier of use.  You can use it to send remote command to download torrents, or use a software like Jdownloader.
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Re: NAS
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 01:39:57 pm »
I built a simple one using a Raspberry Pi 4, two 2TB drives set up as a RAID, and Nextcloud for the software. I mainly use it to share access to files, not for media streaming. It's probably too low-powered for that. But for storage purposes it works well.
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Re: NAS
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2020, 08:10:22 pm »
Toying with the idea of getting a NAS as a media hub. My current backup HDDs are full so I need something new/extra anyway.

Any advice/tips?

Synology has a bunch of ready-made NAS boxes that are pretty simple and should do anything you need.  I've been running a Synology DS212j in my office for about 8 years now with no issues (well, until yesterday, but no harm done other than causing irritation for a day).

Another way to go might be to build or otherwise obtain a low power mini-pc and loading something like Unraid on it.  I keep hearing that it can allegedly work as a server for nearly any purpose.  For my part, I'm thinking about rolling my own NAS running FreeNAS, you know, when I've got some free time or the little Synology decides to die finally.
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Re: NAS
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2020, 09:57:16 pm »
Toying with the idea of getting a NAS as a media hub. My current backup HDDs are full so I need something new/extra anyway.

Any advice/tips?

Synology has a bunch of ready-made NAS boxes that are pretty simple and should do anything you need.  I've been running a Synology DS212j in my office for about 8 years now with no issues (well, until yesterday, but no harm done other than causing irritation for a day).

Another way to go might be to build or otherwise obtain a low power mini-pc and loading something like Unraid on it.  I keep hearing that it can allegedly work as a server for nearly any purpose.  For my part, I'm thinking about rolling my own NAS running FreeNAS, you know, when I've got some free time or the little Synology decides to die finally.

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Re: NAS
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 04:42:19 pm »
Been keeping busy!  The little business (CPA-Lawyer stuff) I started back in 2012 has grown a lot.  I think I've got, like, 250 unique clients now.  In other words, it's bigger than the webhosting thing...

How about you?  I saw from one of the other threads that you're married and have kids.  Congrats!
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Re: NAS
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2020, 10:47:53 pm »
Been keeping busy!  The little business (CPA-Lawyer stuff) I started back in 2012 has grown a lot.  I think I've got, like, 250 unique clients now.  In other words, it's bigger than the webhosting thing...

How about you?  I saw from one of the other threads that you're married and have kids.  Congrats!

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Re: NAS
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2020, 10:55:28 pm »
Actually, got one that's on-topic for this thread...

Anybody had any experience running VMs from a Synology? I'm getting too old to deal with hardware for a homelab, so I'm thinking of taking something like a DS218+ and lobbing a few server roles into VMs on it like a Samba4 AD domain controller and maybe a piHole and/or some tweakable DNS to blackhole everything from advertising CDNs...
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Re: NAS
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 12:53:22 am »
How about you?  I saw from one of the other threads that you're married and have kids.  Congrats!

How long have you been gone?  Married 16 years, a dad for 10 (now of 3 boys).  Enjoying the hockey dad lifestyle as just spent a day where I was on the ice for 8 hours doing hockey evaluations.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2020, 09:10:07 pm »
A while.  So I re-registered my account here in 2009 and then apparently popped up in 2013 to post in Mono's investing thread about stock dividends or some such.  But mostly I've forgotten things.  I do remember you being an attorney over in Alberta though.  But anyway, all new (again!) to me, so congrats!  :hug:

One thing I didn't forget; incidentally, is CdM.  Saw how he rage quit.  Shame, but it seemed like he was... different and angrier generally.  Hope he's okay however he landed.

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I haven't thought about Order of the Red Star in years.  I think CoD or BF beat us to the topic anyhow.  I think I still own the domain name though.  So... wanna make a game?   ;)
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Re: NAS
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2020, 02:08:26 pm »
I have a Synology. It is great. 

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