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  1. Just now, ThatFlashCat said:

    You may be able to sync between Google Photos/Drive and OneDrive with IFTTT though I'm not positive.

    That depends. RAID 1 isn't a backup but it is still better than nothing. If you really don't want to lose your data, have a backup as well. If it's just for backing up a system I'd say RAID 1 is fine though, whereas you'd want an additional backup for pictures and such if you weren't already using cloud storage for them.

    Is your server cloud hosted? A local box is probably simpler for what you are trying to do.

    Thank you for your suggestions. My server is local hosted, on the same network as the 2nd desktop computer (the one running Linux.) I don't really store anything important on the server alone at the moment, other than movies. I would need uploading over the internet because of the 1st desktop computer, which is in a completely different physical building. I used to have a second server on that network as well, with a site-to-site VPN, however I shut that down because I didn't use it a lot. And I had issues with performance on it anyway.


    I will probably stick with just RAID 1 then, and I'll look into IFTT. Thanks again!

  2. Hello,


    So I have a rather unusual and complex setup of computers. I have 2 homes, and spend equal amounts of time in both of them, and both have their own desktop computers. One has a 750GB SSD+1TB HDD and runs Windows 10 Enterprise, the other has a 500GB SSD only and runs Linux Mint 19. I also have a server, which has 2*1TB drives in RAID 1, with plenty of available space, running Ubuntu 18.04 Server. I also have 2 laptops: an HP Probook 455 G1, running Windows 10 Home and packing a 256GB SSD, and an HP Stream x360, with a 32GB eMMC drive running Linux Mint 19. Right now, even though I store some files in the cloud, I have no system in place for restoring system state should there be a failure.


    My current situation and some of my thoughts are as follows

    • Important documents are stored in either Google Docs or Microsoft OneDrive, but not both at once.
    • Photos from my phone are backed up automatically to Google Photos. I've also organised some into albums, for easy access, and have backed up copies of some albums to Microsoft OneDrive. This leads me to my first question: would there be a way to automatically have the copy in OneDrive be updated, should there be changes to the one in Google Photos?
    • The first desktop computer, the one with a 750GB SSD and 1TB HDD, has a lot of programs installed, all with their own settings, and setting everything up again from scratch would be quite time-consuming. This is the main computer that I want to back up, all others are second to this. I'm thinking of using Windows System Image Backup to back up the entire contents of the SSD onto the HDD, and to prevent problems should the HDD fail, I'm gonna run File History backups on it. However, I'm not decided yet on where to save them. Should I use an external hard drive (I have old internal drives lying around which I can easily put in a USB enclosure), or use my server for this? If I were to use the server, I would somehow need to upload backups over the internet, as it is on a different network. Are there any such software solutions available, preferably free?
    • For other computers, the system state isn't as important, but I would still want to have a File History (or a Linux equivalent) solution set up. Are there any such programs available for Linux?
    • If I choose to back up to my server, should I make a backup of the server itself as well? Or is the redundancy from RAID 1 enough?

    Any thoughts on this are welcome, and feel free to suggest alternative solutions to mine.

    Huge thanks in advance.

  3. 1 hour ago, Butterchicken2 said:

    Ahh I see, and that's relieving. My only concern would be that will the current router that is upstairs now limit the new router I purchase and put down here?

    It won't. Again if your connection is below 100/100 it'll handle just fine, even on WiFi. Over that it will handle too, but I suggest using ethernet. Ethernet can do up to 1 Gigabit, and no home router has higher bandwidth ethernet available right now.

  4. 1 minute ago, Epickenny22 said:

    I need a new laptop to use for school before next summer, but I want to be able to run games after I can start my job. I have been thinking about getting a laptop with Thunderbolt 3, so I can run an external GPU when I can afford it. My current budget is only 300 but I will 600 by Christmas. Just wondering if this a good option to run my games and any good laptops with a core i5 8 GB of ram and 1 Thunderbolt 3 port


    Storage and screen size/ resolution do not matter 

    I don't think you'll find any laptops with an i5, 8GB and Thunderbolt 3 with $300.

    With $600 you may find a used laptop with a better dedicated graphics adapter, but that likely won't run any AAA titles at 60 fps.

  5. Just now, Butterchicken2 said:

    Ethernet is technically not a requirement, however I do prefer it over wireless connection. I'm also not educated on router setup, in other words, would setting up a router as an access point, like you stated earlier, cause me some trouble? I have no problem with setting a router up considering I have to learn some day, when I do it, I just want to be doing the best setup I can, reducing the chance of me having to ultimately restart and figure out a new format to use for stronger connection.  

    Router setup isn't that complicated, you'd have to disable the DHCP server on the router and plug in the incoming ethernet to the LAN port. (not WAN). The ethernet ports are good for up to 1 Gigabit, and the WiFi can do 1167 mb/s theoretically, and if you have a wifi adapter that supports it.

    I can also guarantee from personal experience that you can get up to 100 Mb/s on Wifi if your hardware supports it. Then again, my hardware only had a theoretical maximum speed of 450 mb/s.

  6. 1 minute ago, fyisi said:

    Halp. I am looking for a good budget phone for my mom around 300$ budget. 


    She needs it mostly for simple tings.

    The most demanding thing she uses is messenger calls with cam to her grand daughter. 

    So priority is face cam, battery life, large screen size and durability.


    Her age is 69.


    Right now im looking at motorola line after endorsement by the great Louis Rossman. 


    (Ps..   Im very drunk so that may explain typos or other shizniz... , but i am seriously looking forward to your response to read when im sober..)

    My aunt bought a Moto G after I recommended it, and she's quite satisfied. I agree with Rossman, get a Motorola.

  7. 3 minutes ago, TheThymo said:

    Hi there,


    I'm having some problems with my memory settings, whenever i set the memory to do its rated speed (3000 mhz) through the docp option in the bios, my system will sometimes work but also sometimes start up, shut down and startup again, spewing an error message telling me that my memory settings have been reset.


    I just want my freaking pc to work stable, if you can help me achieve that, please :)



    How many DIMMs of memory are you running? If multiple, try running with just one.

  8. 1 minute ago, Butterchicken2 said:

    Would this be a more viable option compared to just purchasing an extender? This was my first consideration for dealing with this problem.

    Well, depends if you need ethernet. If you don't, a Ubiquiti access point is a much cleaner solution and you can either wall or ceiling mount it. If you need ethernet, what I'd suggest to do is buy an AC Wireless router with gigabit ethernet, such as the TP-Link Archer C1200.

  9. I can also recommend Ubiquiti, however they can be a bit difficult to set up at first. You could also buy a router and set it up as an access point, disabling all the routing functionality. It also doubles as a switch so if you want to run ethernet from there to your PC, you can do that.

  10. You'd be better off with a separate modem and router than a combo. My suggestion for a router would be the TP-Link Archer C7. Assuming you're on DOCSIS (Cable internet), your best modems of choice would be from Netgear's CM series. Now I don't know what exactly you mean by "fibre", will it be all the way to the house or just a cabinet on the street? 

  11. Hello

    I've had my HTC one m8 for over 2 years now and recently the micro USB port has been acting up. It only works , i.e can charge and transmit data, when the cable plugged in is at a certain angle, usually it has to be bent downwards (with the screen facing up), but not too far down. Sometimes it needs to be bent to the right or left as well. I've tried moving the connector around in the port with a flat head screwdriver, but it doesn't change anything. Since my warranty ended in November, is there anything in can do?

  12. Yes, it is possible with most routers. You could just create an additional WiFi service set with a different, or no password. Some higher-end routers can also isolate the traffic between these two networks and prevent guests from communicating with other devices on your network.

  13. 9 hours ago, Wombo said:

    I would just create a layer 3 VPN, it will be the easiest and most flexible. If you want a security layer for the VPN just use regular IPsec, by default it doesn't allow multicast/broadcast traffic to pass through. If you want to allow some multicast/broadcast traffic but not others, I'd use GRE, and IPsec if you want the security layer.

    I'll just do layer 3 then, thanks. The VPN software I use (SoftEther) has capabilities for both types of VPNs, but their tutorial made layer 3 routing sound more difficult.