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About Chaz042

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    Systems Administrator


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97I AC LGA 1150 - Mini ITX
  • RAM
    HyperX FURY 2 x 8GB DDR3 1866MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC
  • Case
    Corsair Graphite 380T - Portable Mini ITX
  • Storage
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 250GB RAID 0 :: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB :: WD Black 1TB 7.2K :: 4.5TB via 12x 450GB 15k SAN over iSCSI
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600M - 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Logitech G430 - W/ USB Dac, no 7.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

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  1. First thing I checked sadly. on the MSI mobo I have, it's all in one mode, RAID only or AHCI only.
  2. Also, looks like this was posted to the wrong forum, should probably be under, "CPUs, Motherboards, and Memory" of hardware, or "Servers and NAS" for RAID. Sorry
  3. Hello everyone, while troubleshooting an issue with my GPU, I was forced to clear my BIOS settings, after doing so, my issue was fixed but my OS failed to boot due to a failed RAID 0 group. Based on what I could see, my SSD is fine, and the data is there... well half. Does anyone know how to place the drive back in to the RAID group, option 4 for Recovery is grayed out? While I have backups of my OS and important data is not stored on this RAID, I'd like to avoid the multiple hours of work to get this recovered and to reinstall all of my games, also I have a 1TB data cap. I've tried disconnecting the drives to delete the group from Intel RST, however, I forgot that the RAID info is stored on the drives, at least IIRC. Any help would be appreciated. Relevant Specs below. Picture of Intel RST attached. System Specs: CPU: i7-4790k Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC LGA 1150 Intel RST Version:
  4. Yea, you'd think a server tech would know this...
  5. A NAS is a server, just not an enterprise server like a Dell PE R720/1950 or HP DL380.
  6. A NAS is basically a software service running on a device/server. The cheap NAS units for $150 ~ $400 are servers that just have enough power for hosting file sharing services, they're more than likely running an ARM CPU instead of an x86 desktop/server CPU like Intel/AMD, leading to low performance, low cost, and low power consumption. However, when you get into the $400 ~ $1000+ range for a NAS, it's usually running an x86 desktop/server CPU, this is where you get advanced services because it's just a standard PC without standard I/O like VGA, DP, HDMI. With DiskStation Manager on Synology devices, you can run a Plex server, CCTV DVR, email server, VPN server, web server, Active Directory server, virtual machines running Windows Server, Windows 10, Linux. At the high-end of Synology's device lineup, there's the FS & XS Series, these are servers just running their own DiskStation Manager OS. If you want to put your own server together as a NAS, it's much cheaper to buy used enterprise gear if you want to do some work, you'll also get more performance per $. A good resource for hardware and software is r/homelab's wiki on Redit, https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/wiki/index For daily backups, you could do a setup with highend equipment for the core of your use, then back it up to a cheap device like the DS115j with an 8TB drive. For setting up the software of the backup, there are thousands of scripts using a number of tools to help you. Also, you could also do hourly incremental backups if you really need it. TL:DR: A NAS is a server, most NAS devices after $400+ you can use it like an enterprise server hosting services. An enterprise server as a NAS can do anything a NAS device can do, but better with more flexibility on hardware upgrades, I/O card, and OS.
  7. Hey, Just got my fist MikroTik device a few weeks ago, the Mikrotik CRS317-1G-16S+RM, 16 port 10gig switch. Any tips I should know?
  8. We have a Teamspeak and Arma 3 server where we play semi-serious/casual Dynamic Recon/Combat Ops, looking to expand our group to full-on custom Zeus missions if possible. Please contact me on via LTT or Steam: Chaz042 Thanks.
  9. Based on my past experience, you're gonna wanna shoot above 8GB of RAM, 16GB if possible. For CPU, you're gonna want a high clock speed above 3.0Ghz more in the 3.5Ghz range with 6~8 cores, or 2 quad cores at this speed would also work. For bandwidth, your gonna want 200Mbps~400Mbps, bandwidth caps are another hurdle later on if you have one. Then for storage, you're gonna want 15GB~20GB of storage per server, more if you have a lot of custom maps and content so 2x 128GB SSD in RAID 1. Note: there are ways of using one server directory to run multiple servers then logging the data to different files but if you're new to hosting/server work, don't attempt this to start. Finally, for the OS, use a Linux server distro with no GUI such as Ubuntu or CentOS.
  10. Just an FYI, I believe Microsoft Imagine's license forbids the use of its software in a production environment, where a development environment is okay, please check into this!
  11. @Matthew45985 I'd like the see the final as well, please update when you can.
  12. If you get off every list, give it a few days, it should return to normal in a lot of cases, you're playing the game of propagation now. Below is a list of the pages to get started. Good luck with Spamhaus, I've never had to deal with them but I've heard stories in the past where basically it was extorsion to get your IP(s) removed. Barracuda: http://www.barracudacentral.org/rbl/removal-request SORBS/DUHL: http://www.sorbs.net/overview.shtml Spamhaus: https://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/delistingprocedure/ Just a heads up, in the future, have a spare system on a different IP block or different ISP where you can do a manual failover in the event something like this happens again. It sounds like you are just starting out but email is the lifeblood of a lot of business, the next time this happens you could lose all your clients. Best of luck.
  13. @Jelly Boy After 5 years in IT, please don't change the DNS settings on the client side..... It should only be done on the router or server side. By changing the DNS on the client side it can break netbios name resolution. This is if you are on your own network, if you're on a college or business network, it may cause you to lose access to internal resources depending on firewall and DNS rules, you may even lose full internet access. Another issue while adding the rest of the issues on top, the router or firewall may redirect your DNS request to whoever else they normally use without you knowing. Changing your DNS servers won't speed up your internet, just the resolution of DNS names to IP addresses. Also, Open DNS isn't even the fastest or easiest to remember, Google is (Primary) and (Secondary), another good option is Level 3, although, they do resolve names to their own service when no record is found, not good .,, and to my knowledge, they also have 2 other servers at 209.244.0.X, he's a list.... https://www.lifewire.com/free-and-public-dns-servers-2626062 With all that's been said, we still haven't covered IPv6, you have IPv6 and fail to change these servers as well, then you fail. IPv6 I believe is served over IPv4 in almost every case if your ISP gives you IPv6 and your router has it configured. If you want the best DNS servers for you, use this tool by GRC's "DNS Benchmark Domain Name Speed Benchmark tool" here: https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm I don't think it supports IPv6 however . TL:DR: You shouldn't change your DNS on your PC/Phone it can break stuff. OpenDNS is not always best depending on ISP. IPv6 will also need to be changed if you go this route and you have IPv6 enabled. Use this tool for the best IPv4 DNS servers.
  14. Chaz042

    Cat 5 A B

    When running cabling across a building or house, always use A to A or B to B. TIA/EIA-568 A to A should be used for vertical runs, i.e. MDF on floor 1 to IDF1 on floor 2. TIA/EIA-568 B to B should be used for horizontal runs, i.e. IDF1 on floor 2 to a desktop on floor 2. Straight Through vs Crossover patch cables TIA/EIA-568 A to B or vice versa should be used as a crossover cable to connect same type devices, i.e. switch to switch, PC to PC, router to router, PC to router. (Also check out Auto MDI/MDIX) TIA/EIA-568 A to A and B to B should be used as a straight through cable to different type devices, i.e. switch to router or switch to PC. Hope I gave some useful info.