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About Mikensan

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  1. AIW Media Center Storage Options

    That thing is huge. You could buy a chromecast, and build a new HTPC/NAS and stick it in a closet somewhere. Is there a desire to have an actual desktop environment on your TV? If there's there's room in the budget I'd use an AndroidTV box or AppleTV box - I've had some issues streaming beefy movies to chromecast while my xbox plays them flawlessly. If you have a huge hankering to have a desktop environment on your TV, then instead of a Chromecast/AndroidTV you could buy something like an Intel Nuc - and still keep the NAS/HTPC in a closet. I'm not sure of your layout but you could put the HTPC/NAS in a closet, and since wireless keyboards/mice use 2.4ghz these days it'll work through the wall - just need to either run HDMI through the wall or use wireless HDMI. Just a few idears anywho
  2. Need Advice on Server Rack Pr0n

    There's 25u, 32u, 42u - just depends on the vendors. Hell if you lived in the mid-atlantic area you could come get my 32u rack for free which is about 5ft on coasters.
  3. 36 upload? Buddy just outside Brisbane would kill for it, think he's on ADSL last I checked.
  4. Need Advice on Server Rack Pr0n

    I posted a link to it in my post just above yours actually ;-P @Deaerator That is freaking huge dude, are you going to be able to get that through the door and stand it up? Plans to bolt it to the floor? Think that's like 7ft for most 45u enclosures.
  5. You could add a tag to everything that isn't h264 and then optimize by that filter/tag. Personally since my upload is so bad I want everybody playing 720p externally but everything I download is 1080p - so everything get optimized in the end.
  6. Reverse proxy UDP

    Since it's teamspeak what's the issue with giving players hostname.com:port? It's not like a website where it could cause confusion or problems. Problem isn't that it's UDP, it's that the request that hits your network won't have HTTP headers for the reverse proxy to forward traffic. There has to be some "clue" to give the proxy as to which server to forward the traffic. I'm using SNI from the TLS/SSL handshake to forward web traffic, which ultimately uses UDP traffic in the end. The only thing your fqdn is providing to a teamspeak client is an IP address it resolves and then connects to. It will then just connect to the IP and not forward the fqdn it used. So at this point you can't expect a reverse proxy to know where to send traffic. Otherwise your only other option is load balancing as mentioned above, which I don't think achieves what you want. Or you could force people to log into teamspeak and host all 3 servers in a single instance and use permissions to dictate which channels they can and can't see. So tl;dr... just give the clients the hostname.com:port to connect to and use NAT to forward the ports.
  7. Game server Change IP location

    Players from NY are going to quit instantly once they see 250ms+ latency. If you could get your russian IP onto the "master" list they likely get ping time or connection quality listed beside it, and won't join. It won't do you any good hosting the server in Russia, doesn't matter how many you have. Use money you generate from local players to run a server in the US and start generating money to help self-sustain. Or find a willing American to host and let you manage. An IP from Florida would show on players' list who live in NY, usually server lists go by time-zone. Isolating to a single state would show too few servers, so I can't imagine games being so narrow. So to say you're in Florida and not showing up a NY player's list is unlikely.
  8. Exchange Server Issue

    Are you sure the emails you're sending aren't landing in the spam folder? Lot of big name companies like google/yahoo/office365 do a lot of validation and if you fail 1-2 checks it will route your mail to spam. You should be able to look at the transport logs and see that the mail was handed off to the destination mail server else you should get a kickback message from either your mail server or the remote mail server after a couple days.
  9. LTT Storage Rankings

    Hardware CASE: Rosewill RSV-L4411 PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 MB: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCL CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220v3 HS: Stock Intel heatsink RAM: Mushkin Enhanced PROLINE 32GB DDR3 1600 ECC RAID CARD 1: IBM M1015, Flashed with "IT" firmware SSD: Intel 128gb (not sure of model, had it laying around) HDD 1: 5x 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000 HDD 2: 4x 3TB WD red WD30EFRX Software and Configuration: My server is running FreeNAS 11u3. My main array consists of 5 4TB disks in RaidZ1 using the 128GB SSD for SLOG with NFS and SMB shares.. The second array is RaidZ2 with a SMB share. It is joined to active directory to manage permissions to the smb shares. I'm not using any plugins/jails. Usage: I have a NFS share on bigboy mounted to my vmware lab for idle VMs that need large storage and a windows share for data. It is effectively silo storage for my hypervisors. I was using iSCSI but wanted to give NFSv4 a shot. I also store movies / torrents / data on bigboy. I host plex on a VM within my vmware lab and mount a SMB share, running it within a jail is a hassle*. I do have a second FreeNAS box with 3 SSDs striped for vms that need more giddyup (backed up routinely by veeam). Backup: I use veeam for my backups which mounts to a smb share on tinyboy. I also drop my manual backups of network devices to tinyboy. At this time I do not use any cloud storage but hoping to find a really good friend or a nearby co-location site to stick a server. I use replication to backup some of the datasets to the backup volume (tinyboy). Additional info: *When FreeNAS updates the FreeBSD kernel, the current jails do not get updated. As a result when you go to update your ports/plugins it wants the new kernel. To update the jail's kernel you have to delete it, update the template, and create a new jail. Too much of a headache. Rack is a Startech 4POSTRACK25U (not sure if I'm allowed to link to where I bought it or not?) The Rosewill case is great except that it's pointless as a "rackable" case... They made it too wide for rails of any kind. So it's sitting on a shelf -_-. Photo's: Just the rack in the dark Rack with the lights on. Top left: Cable modem (150/10) Top Right: Custom box for pfSense Stray cable shooting out the left above the switch - runs out to another power outlet where I'm using powerline ethernet. Drooping cable with PoE injector is used for a Ubiquiti AP-Pro mounted higher up on the wall. 16 port netgear - has a nice web GUI, bought it for VLANs (ignore the poor unplugged blue cable) Dell C1100 (32GB, L5520) is off, was a ESXi node. May switch from the custom pfSense box to the C1100. Dell R610 (96GB, X5670) running ESXi IBM x3650m2 (32GB, X5670) running ESXi FreeNAS-1 (what this post is about) TP-Link switch is used for IPMI, piss poor cable management by yours truly (always changing things, hard to keep up). Little 8 port gigabit switch ontop of the TP-Link was something I was testing. Cyber Power 1500 UPS, just bought new batteries for it few months ago. Volume overview Bigboy volume status
  10. You and me both, especially when dealing with large numbers of disks. Hell of a lot of data to lose because gremlins take out 3 disks in a vdev. I'd get more warm and fuzzies in clustered storage solutions (think I've seen you talk about glusterfs a few times) but on a single machine... risky business. At least in a production environment, but a home lab I might take more chances (IE my SSD stripe with no parity).
  11. Just wanted to chime in on ZFS - it is my understanding that unlike a fancy raid controller, it's better to go for Raid 10 for performance. RaidZ1 or RaidZ2 will suffer write performance and have less IOPS compared to Raid 10. I can't directly speak on the difference in the real world, only what I've read from various forum posts. It's also easier to expand a volume comprised of mirrored sets of vdevs. L2ARC cache and SLOG helps but if you're working with terabytes of data at a time for extended periods of time locally - it might not make much impact. You could have multiple volumes and then use a software solution to group the volumes together similar to Microsoft's DFS or Storage Spaces. I don't know what would do that under linux as I'm not that well versed with linux. I imagine there's a solution however. By breaking it out to multiple volumes you reduce the impact of a total vdev failure. I've recently begun using CentOS where I can (including a file server running ZFS) and I quite like it. Very cool project, would love to see the results when done.
  12. Need Advice on Server Rack Pr0n

    Cheapest solution is used ikea furniture. https://wiki.eth0.nl/index.php/LackRack Else, I bought a 24U 4 post rack off amazon for $250. Which is now on sale for $200: http://a.co/a2DhnLa
  13. Setting Up A Proxy Server At Home

    If you're using your own personal laptop at school, that means you're free to install whatever software you want. I'd suggest keep it simple and use teamviewer or the like. Teamviewer offers the option of tunneling traffic over 443 which shouldn't be blocked. However if you want to use the school's computers and are not able to install software (or copy executables) then you could look for remote desktop software that uses HTML 5. An example is apache guacamole. https://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/ The issue with proxying is the great firewall likely isn't some cheap solution and is intelligent enough to recognize what you're doing. Ultimately blocking your home IP which would suck. I don't know about the typical rules where you live, but here if you're caught circumventing policy then you lose your rights - just keep in mind if the risk is worth it.
  14. NAS: e3 1220v3 | 32gb 5x 4TB disks in Raidz1 Personal PC: i7 4770k / 16GB neither a slouch by any means.... I'm getting 16MByte/s compressing a Windows 8 ISO using 7zip directly on the NAS. I normally don't do any zip/unzip actions over the network. ZFS uses lz4 by default to help save space (thus no reason to zip anything), and if I already have a zip on the NAS and I need that zip on my desktop - I copy the whole thing over and uncompress it. I also avoid rar/zip torrents for this reason. Nuisance to deal with.
  15. Need help to Build/Buy NAS

    Plan for failure, buy extra disks and a shell ahead of time. Sounds like you'll be piecemealing your solution so just plan ahead for how you yourself will handle the problems sans vendor. Make a serious effort to plan it out and evaluate the cost. If you already have hardware running you could look at direct attached storage solutions. Most companies offer their storage solutions in this configuration (like the dell powervault). Won't save you a ton of money but just an alternative to consider. Have you looked at how much throughput the cameras require? It'll certainly influence the network choice and disk configuration. Earlier you mentioned pulling and replacing disks every 3 months - will this be the entire 200TB per node? Keeping the ability to pull disks creates a headache. Depending on the link speed between each node, consider clustering them in order to fully utilize every byte of storage.