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  1. System Administartor

    Isn't this just a repost?
  2. Superfast SSD RAID

    One way to work this is to scale the SSD solution to how much "active" data you would ever have. Even with millions of transaction I suspect at any given hour of the day, the company isn't working on 4TB sized databases. I imagine your budget would be a pinch bigger if that were the case lol. One possible cost effective solution... You could create a very large L2ARC (~1TB) backed by consumer disks (or RI SSDs) and a ZIL (~500gb) backed by enterprise grade or SLC SSDs for write intensive moments. The main 4TB can be backed by consumer SSDs. You can probably just squeeze in under $4.5k USD (assuming you're paying US prices over in ZA). From experience I can tell you sync writes to a consumer SSD is painful. Ultimately the best advice is going to come from a vendor - who can offer support. If the databases are that important it's better to buy premade enterprise gear that comes with support.
  3. Setting Up External Server for 24/7 stream

    Just one idea, you can lookup co-location solutions in your area. Or ship it out to something like https://joesdatacenter.com/colocation/.
  4. Remote management program suggestions

    Just to add, one of the annoying issues with FTP is opening all those PASV / passive ports. Not hard, just annoying. If you go those route, at least change it from the default port so automatic bots don't go knocking on your FTP door.
  5. Port forwarding fails

    Please make sure you're not totally open to the world. Head over to https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 and test "All service ports." If they're all blocked, enjoy your gaming :-)
  6. Deluge here as well, works fantastic. Threw up a quick CentOS + deluge, enabled the web GUI and called it a day.
  7. Ethernet to phone jack

    Hmm majority of US houses are 2 pair behind the wall, unless it's really old - which is possible. Certainly worth pulling the jack out to verify before spending any money (though if money is going to be spent, I'd go powerline). Even then who is to say it wouldn't cause issues with the DSL service using it in such a way.
  8. M.2 NVME Network Access

    Just food for though, if using your desktop is an option at all - you could just use RDP and work off your desktop vs laptop. On a LAN connection, getting 30fps is easy. 60fps is just a quick registry tweak. As for what setup is good for editing I have no idea. I didn't even realize editing 4k on 1920x1080 was a thing, guess it just scales down?
  9. Ethernet to phone jack

    I hear you, when they first came out even the 200mbit/s ones were $100us+. I think I'm using a slightly older version of what I posted with an AP and Vonage phone connected to it, works great.
  10. utorrent bittorrent deluge all allow you to set a "hot" folder. They will monitor this folder for .torrent files. So you could just download the .torrent to say a google drive - have google drive installed and sync'd on said torrent box, and have your favorite torrenting software monitor that folder. Just be sure to set the download directory to something other than your google drive. https://superuser.com/questions/119011/how-to-automatically-download-torrents-through-utorrent-that-are-downloaded-in-f hopefully that's still the same path to set the "watched' folder for whatever version you're running.
  11. Samba share not showing

    I second network discovery settings. You could also just map it to a letter and call it a day.
  12. OS Deployment

    Check if your server came with IPMI, in the rear you should see a lonely ethernet port with a wrench or "idrac" written just beneath it. If you do, then connect it to your network - fire the server up and hit whatever key it is for idrac/ipmi and configure it. Throw it in chrome/firefox/whatever and mount your ISO via console. How did you burn the ISO to disk, drag and drop or double clicking it and letting windows extract it to a CD? Can another computer boot from the CD you made? How did you put the files on USB, using win32diskimager / drag and drop / rufus / easy2boot?
  13. Port forwarding fails

    When using the website to test if the ports are open, it is important to make sure your ark server is running. If there is no service accepting connections then it will be listed as closed. Look for logging on your fritzbox, have your friend try to connect, then review the logs during that narrow window of time for connection attempts.
  14. Ethernet to phone jack

    Well actually you could, 100mb only requires 2 pairs, you could splice in RJ11. It'd be RJ45 > RJ11 > phoneline wall jacks > RJ11 > RJ45 > computer. However it could cause interference with your phones/modem upstairs. I'm sure the frequencies are all different but I imagine it being an issue. I mean if you have a crimper, RJ11/RJ45 ends, and time - can't hurt to try. If you have to spend money... then.... If you have ~$50 laying around you could just buy a powerline adapter, which for internet speeds is great. http://a.co/cqBunVL
  15. Wake on LAN over internet

    I'm not sure how you're imagining it. Since I don't really know what you're sending a WOL packet to, lets assume a computer. If you connect to the VPN, you will be "behind" your firewallr/outer, thus when you send a WOL packet it will turn on your computer. If you want to send a WOL computer from say Work to your computer at Home - it will never work. The WOL packet only has a MAC Address, which is not routable over the internet. You need to get onto the same network as the device you want to send a WOL packet to, and this is usually done by VPN/SSH or somehow remotely connecting. You could do the worst thing possible and expose your router/firewall to the internet, log into the web console, and send the WOL packet. Work > VPN > HomeRouter >> WOL Packet > Computer.
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