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  1. Ah, Thanks for the info. Does CommVault create archived filestubs? This may be the solution we're looking for. Currently 99% of our infrastructure is visualised across three ESXi/vSphere hosts. A few machines run Windows Server and provide shares. Would CommVault work with this setup?
  2. Hm, Well we're needing to archive older data as well as backup recent data. We need to be able to pull a file that's been deleted/archived anytime in the past several years. Generally, because we're using a limited size share we clear it out by deleting files, they can later be found in backups if they're needed again. a file normally sits for a good few months after last time it was needed. We're trying to avoid buying more storage, we really want to get data offsite in the event of a natural disaster or fire. Wasabi is looking like a decent alternative to Glacier in terms of pricing.
  3. Yeah, The main issue is getting the data into the cloud with the ability to get rid of old backups and grab a file thats needed at a moments notice. Wasabi looks like a decent storage provider. But again, getting a large amount of data into the cloud reliably is an issue.
  4. I did look into this, however I'm in need of a cold archive system where files can be pulled from within the last 7-10 years due to law and regulation surrounding the data we process where I work. It's a nightmare trying to keep so much data for so long when 1-2TB of data can be produced in one week for one project.
  5. Hihi, I'm looking for some advice on backing up large quantities of data to an offsite storage provider. This is for the company I work for so we're dealing with important data and lots of it. In the realm of 32TB and more. I obviously cannot go into detail about the companies practices. We have two 16TB Windows shares that hold expensive data that's mainly output from sensors and such. It can cost £££££'s to recapture this sensor data so it's extremely important it's backed up. We're looking at backing it up to something like Amazon Glacier. However we have no idea how we'd get the data from the shares to the storage provider. We want to keep storage size low, for example taking snapshots every week or two and being able to delete old full snapshot with differential backups inbetween. We've recently purchased a 48TB Synology storage server we can use as a temporary storage location. e.g. copying the shares to the storage server then performing the backup on that rather than trying to backup from a Windows share directly. In previous experience with two different backup solution providers they both failed to manage this, one couldn't manage the quantity of data and the other couldn't successfully copy from the Windows shares without file read errors. Any advice on how other companies manage to backup large amounts of data to the cloud reliably would be really appreciated. I've looked at Arq, Veeam and others but can't find one that matches our needs. Many thanks!
  6. I dont wish to bump this thread, but in the event anyone stumbles across it I'll provide some useful advice based on the build I went with. I'd like to preface this post by thanking those helped me choose parts. I ended up going with this selection of parts: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TMFKSOFT/saved/mdgV3C It's been over a year since I built the machine and so far it's served me absolutely fine with a few hiccups along the way. Problem #1: I resolved the non-booting issue, turned out I had to plug more than one power connector in. The CPU wasn't recieving enough power to boot the system. A simple rookie mistake chatting to friends on IRC helped resolve this. Resolution: If you build a machine with a demanding CPU ensure you plug in both CPU1 and CPU2 power connectors. Problem #2: The motherboard I chose only has one USB 2.0 connector on that's spare. This I chose to plug my liquid cooler into. Doing so resulted in having no headers to plug my NZXT Lighting strip into, the motherboard lacks any lighting headers and only had USB 3.0 headers remaining. Luckily for me, my case has rubber gromits on the back that I were able to run cables out of (No idea the actual purpose, liquid cooling maybe?) I chose to run a USB cable out of the back and into a free USB port in order to use my lighting (This is a bad idea, I caught the cable and destroyed my NZXT's USB port and ended up soldering on a USB port seperately in pure jank fashion in order to carry on using it) Resolution: I ran a USB cable out of my case and into a free USB port, a possible proper resolution would be some form of USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 header adapter. If you don't go with liquid cooling you'd be able to use the USB 2.0 header that the liquid cooler would be using for usb communication. Problem #3: This isn't much of a problem for most, I chose to not go with a DVD drive. This occasionally is a pain. It's a great idea if you want to declutter and not have DVDs and CDs hanging around as it pushes you to move towards digital distribution. However I occasionally have old disks with photos on that I can't read anymore and end up using my laptop to transfer them to my NAS. God forbid I purchase anything with a CD Installer (I'm thinking the usual Chinese junk) Resolution: Get a DVD drive and a case with a DVD drive slot. Even if you go for a case where the front opens and closes to reveal or hide the drive bay. Pro's and Cons of my build: The case is great and I couldn't be happier. It's a nice sleek case and I love it a ton because of this. The downside is that it's a larger case. I have plenty of space under my desk for the case but those who dont should really consider the size of the case they purchase. Really heavily consider whether you're actually ready to make the full leap from physical media to digital media when it comes to games and films. If you choose to do this like I have, it may be worth investing in a USB DVD drive in the event you need to read a disk, then consider making a digital backup of that disk to access in future. When buying parts not only ensure they're compatible but ensure you have enough connectors. In my case I fell short of one USB 2.0 header leading to a janky work around that ended up breaking my NZXT Hue+ (Which I then repaired in an even more janky way) I ended up opting for a 1TB SDD, this is technically overkill but suits the fact I have a lot of programs. I'm really happy with my decision to get 5TB of secondary storage. This was a great idea and I've yet to fully fill all my storage. If you purchase a Samsung SSD you may be able to speed it up with the Samsung Magician application. My read/write speeds are pretty crazy now. Though this may shorten the lifespan of your SSD. Conclusion: Do your research heavily, it's a good idea finding compatible parts but its also another thing ensuring they'll actually go together. Nothing worse than buying parts and finding out you dont have enough space for them all. Really take a moment to decide if you're happy with your system and whether you still will be 12 months down the line. I am certainly happy although I'm left with a janky setup for my NZXT Hue+ and dealing with CD's is a chore. After thoughts: I enjoyed properly building my own system from scratch. I've built a few before from spare parts but generally always started out with a predefined CPU, Motherboard and PSU. It's a great experience to build something yourself that's unique. Few people out there have the same setup as I do. It's entirely custom and all mine. I really recommend building your own system purely for that. Not everyone can make a wooden cabinet or repair a car or something complicated but a lot of people can slot parts together and have a working system. The satisfaction that is sitting back at the end of the day and playing your favourite game on a system you built cannot be put into words alone. It's a great feeling and experience. Thanks for reading. Notes: To those above, I thank you once again for helping me out. I recorded a build video which I really should edit. The audio was terrible and I decided to scrap the video in the end. However I should pull it out of the dirt and clean it up. Maybe some nice music, cuts and narration could do it justice. Moderators, feel free to lock this thread. Apologies for bumping an old thread, I couldn't resist thanking those who helped and providing some advice for first time builders like myself. Admittely a large majority of the above is worth its own thread. However, this thread has served its purpose. There's no promise I'll be posting my build video. I'd like to. If I do, it can be found on posted on my LTT Forum profile along with images of my build. The build video was recorded before I invested in a lot of camera gear that would've drastically improved the video and images I took. You learn something new every day.
  7. I'd choose the Blade (But the stealth version is just as noice), It looks just as pretty as my Chroma Keyboard. I absolutely love Razer's keyboards. I'd be excited to see how well their laptops quality would stack up against their Keyboards. Not to mention I have a nice Laptop from MSI but as of a few weeks back it's slow and has stopped charging. Been less than a year since I bought it new. Maybe Razer can beat MSI into the ground. I'd love to see. Not forgetting few really nice, pretty and powerful laptops are actually small. My MSI laptop is a beast in terms of size and taking it around with me to both game and run my business off is a pain. Sadly finding a bag to fit the MSI into is difficult unless you want a large rucksack. No thanks. My other half bought me a really nice NES backpack for my MSI which ended up not fitting. I'd love to take around a smaller, thinner laptop that I can do work on and enjoy while marvelling at the keyboard. Make my dream come true? Or not
  8. Basing off purely the content of the LTT Video, the projector looks amazingly small and handy. Perfect for those whose space is at a premium, like mine in the UK. Unless I want to remove a wall I can't sit and enjoy a wall showing my favourite movie or game. Playing the latest games in HD on my wall is merely a dream. A dream I'd like to see come true. Paired with a soundbar and a nice controller it'd be an experience to be rivalled!
  9. 10 days later! and 6 hours of building. I've ran into a massive issue. I've built the PC from all the parts I've ordered. I've come to power it on to install the OS and such and it doesn't boot up. Fans spin up, the motherboard lights up. everything seems to be online. However the monitor doesn't see any signal. Nothing beeps or anything. The machine just sits there doing nothing except being lit and spinning fans. Any idea what could be the issue? I've checked the seating of the GPU and its fine. It has plenty of power running to it. both hard drives are connected. I'm completely lost. I can only assume it doesn't like the amount of ram or the CPU is having an issue.
  10. I've combined some of the parts from both lists you guys have suggested me with some help from some friends of mine on an IRC Network. This is what I've come up with: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/hLJzzy PC Part Picker doesnt spot any issues so I should be fine. Will I need to buy anything extra such as cables and thermal paste?
  11. Yeah. Many thanks guys. I'll follow up shortly with my proposed build. Hopefully a mix of both of your suggestions. Regarding the RAM suggested. Whats the major difference? Packaging?
  12. I were thinking I could look at putting the lights on the underside of the inner lid and front panel. they'd be pointing down across the vents. So they may not put out much light?
  13. Oh, I'm referring to LED strips. If I wanted to put them behind the vents or something so they'd effectively light the case. but they could partially block the vents.
  14. The NZXT case will probably be the one I go for, It looks really nice and sleek. However If I choose to light it with RGB strips, how would I be able to do that? I really want them to light up the vents nicely. But this makes me worry about how I could be affecting the cooling.
  15. Would this case be a suitable case for either of the setups mentioned? https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-obsidian-750d-airflow-edition-black-full-tower-chassis-with-window-aluminium-steel-9x-expans?utm_source=google+shopping&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CjwKEAiAmY-3BRDh7pjvg46p1iYSJADQ78gNZUl361-YKqmYWQwzztzWCt8YDc1gT9LCTJ6zOJWEwRoCVbnw_wcB It appears to have the ports on the front just as I liked and looks large enough. My worry is putting a liquid cooler in, would it fit? While writing this reply, I also got recommended this case: https://www.nzxt.com/products/h440-black-windowless Thanks Cldfire on Spigot's IRC I REALLY REALLY like this one, however I'd probably find myself trying to fit in the strips next to the vents to light up the edges of the machine, which would be my favourite type of lighting. My worry with that case is fitting in liquid cooling. I do want to have a liquid cooled CPU as I pushy my machine pretty hard. I have no clue how its not died yet. p.s. I've not read any replies between my last reply and this reply