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    doommood got a reaction from Delgado in Using iSCSI to trick Backblaze into thinking my NAS is a local drive?   
    From what I found, there should be no problems with the backups. Some users had this for a while
    https://misdirectedrequest.wordpress.com/2017/12/25/synology-iscsi-pc-backblaze/
    And the performance is quite well. Hopefully, Backblaze does not throttle the upload speed
    https://www.reddit.com/r/backblaze/comments/7yhnlm/large_files_upload_very_slowly/
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    doommood reacted to MoeSabally in Backing up on Hdd   
    It's around 195gb for the folders, and 2tb for the external hdd.
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    doommood reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Backing up on Hdd   
    Try using veeam backup, the windows backup isn't great. 
     
     
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    doommood reacted to Delgado in Using iSCSI to trick Backblaze into thinking my NAS is a local drive?   
    So I set up a temporary iSCSI LUN to see if Backblaze worked and to compare performance against just using a standard mapped network drive. Good news on both fronts! The uploader sees the drive as a local drive, and so does CrystalDiskMark:
     

     
    Are there any disk benchmark apps that can use for an apples-to-apples comparison with a network share? 

    [EDIT] Enabling jumbo frames seemed to help a bit, with the sequential stuff anyway:

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    doommood reacted to Nov845 in Offsite Backup Options   
    Hello,
     
    I'm going for flexibility, but also simplicity for an offsite backup. I'm just wanting to get some opinions and recommendations.
     
    Should an offsite backup have data redundancy? It wouldn't be terribly difficult for me to swap out a failed drive if it had a RAID 0 array. I understand that re-backing everything up would take a day or two.
     
    How far away should an offsite backup be located? My two preferred options are 3 miles or 102 miles away. I have a 3rd less preferable option that's 60 miles away. The site that's 102 miles away is a cabin that has an AT&T mobile hotspot, so I'm not sure if the connection speed is adequate enough for regular incremental backups, after the initial bulk backup is done. The sites that are 3 and 60 miles away have regular broadband internet.
     
    I've been using Dropbox for the last couple years because I like the way its software integrates with File Explorer. I've been looking at Synology's products, but can't get a solid option from them. Does their cloud software integrate into File Explorer? Or does their backup software work like a file synchronization platform? I've been using Acronis for my personal rig backup solution, but I don't like how the backups are stored in a single file of their own proprietary format. 
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    doommood reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Recommendations for external storage for backups   
    There all basically the same, Id get what is cheapest.
     
    Get multiple if you need reliable, any drive can fail at any time.
     
    If its just for one systems backup a nas is probably overkill, but not a bad solution for file storage.
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    doommood got a reaction from UsernamePassword in Transfer everything from an old computer to a new one without hassle?   
    Make the 1:1 clone of your drive using Clonezilla, Acronis True Image, or Macrium Reflect. Personally I used to go with Clonezilla for such tasks. https://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/03_Disk_to_disk_clone 
    To make a backup of a drive and restore it to another one, use Veeam Agent for Windows. It features OS backup and restore jobs. https://www.veeam.com/windows-cloud-server-backup-agent.html
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    doommood reacted to Culverin in File Server For Scaling Capacity and Redundancy   
    @Jarsky 
    Thanks for that info about Proxmox being for virtualization.  Not sure any virtualization is needed for me, not yet.  
    Would it be safe to assume that the file storage and redundancy is still good in Proxmox?  and isn't just an afterthought?
     
    So hypothetically, I transplant my i7 into a new Fractical R7 XL and have up to 16 HDD capacity.
    I buy all 12 new HDD (so I'm not forced into unRAID)
    I'd be doing this with a combination of the 5 free SATA ports of my Asus Z170-A + some HBA cards?
    then file storage/redundancy is handled at the OS level?
     
    What happens when those 12 HDD are full?
     
    What does scaling look like after that?

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    doommood reacted to Jarsky in Recover RAID data?   
    I believe it comes off the Intel chipset, so its Intel RST....a word we despise around here 😄
    So your new motherboard doesnt have Intel RST (Intel RAID)? Or are you trying to migrate to a different system?
     
    Intel has a recovery procedure if you have a failed drive: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/server/RAID_vol_recover_proc.pdf
    But it seems your RAID controller is the issue so the virtual drive is intact, you could just mount it on another compatible Intel based motherboard and import it.
     
     
     
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    doommood got a reaction from Nitr0_AC in HDD OS to SSD step by step help pls.   
    Correct. Here is a step-by-step procedure I follow for such operations.
    make a bootable media running a cloning software you like.  shut down PC. Connect a new drive to it. boot from that media. run cloning job. shut down PC. disconnect (physically) an old drive. make changes to the BIOS boot order. boot to the system on the new disk.  check the performance. commonly all should run the same way as were before cloning (or faster since the new drive is an SSD). connect the old HDD. boot to the OS on the SSD. Clean up the HDD manually deleting or moving files, or format it to make it a secondary physical drive.
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    doommood reacted to curiousgamer121 in HDD makes this noise on start-up   
    Thanks guys, I'll keep this backup running until it's finished, and replace it. It's been a good 5 years.
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    doommood reacted to UsernamePassword in Transfer everything from an old computer to a new one without hassle?   
    Still misses the 1:1 backup & restore for all shortcuts etc
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    doommood reacted to Xayrn in Transfer everything from an old computer to a new one without hassle?   
    Unplug the harddrive, then plug it into the new one.
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    doommood reacted to Redjo in External HDD   
    So is it safer to go SSD? 
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    doommood reacted to Electronics Wizardy in External HDD   
    It can, hdds can fail randomly at any time. Multiple backups are key for important data.
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    doommood reacted to Master Disaster in Which Nas should I Buy?   
    Synology's built in software (called DSM) is quite honestly the best experience I ever had when setting up a new device. Everything is fast, nice looking, very simple to do exactly what you want and most importantly it all just works. That's not to say you cannot delve deeper into the advanced options if you really want to. DSM is quite honestly amazing.
     
    I cannot comment on QNAP however I will say one of the reasons I didn't go for one was because I hear the software is pretty slow, buggy and not intuitive to use but you are correct in saying its normally true QNAP devices come slightly better equipped than Synology devices do.
     
    Feature wise I believe there's not too much difference between them, both support Plex, Web Servers, iSCSI, Torrent downloading and all the stuff you would expect so there's no much to choose between them here either.
     
    Honestly the deciding factor should be your budget and which will fit best into your home setup because ultimately you'll be good with either one.
     
    Oh and you'll hear that Synology devices only support 8GB of RAM, this is not true. You can only fit one extra stick in (the other 4GB module is preinstalled and hidden behind the shroud) and Synology say it only supports a 4GB stick but I have an 8GB in mine right now (making 12GB) with no issues at all.
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    doommood reacted to Windows7ge in I need a server to share photos with my friends.   
    If your budget is $100 you'll definitely want to use either an old PC or a raspberry pi. The old Athlon could work.
     
    I would recommend GNU/Linux. There are many distributions with user interfaces that are user friendly. FreeNAS is popular, it should work with 4GB but I'd recommend 8GB of RAM.
     
    If all you're uploading are pictures (even sizable ones) 10/2 should be fine for now.
     
    Well, the thing with a NAS would be people would likely connect using a SFTP client. This would require a username and password for them to login and the pull files. I do believe there are packages similar to dropbox that could make this easier for clients but that's outside my field of knowledge to setup.
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    doommood reacted to Windows7ge in I need a server to share photos with my friends.   
    Well, there's a number of factors to consider:
    How important is the data you're storing? What is your budget? What hardware do you have available? What software are you comfortable with using? (Windows/Linux, GUI/CLI) Does your ISP allow Port Forwarding? What is your Upload bandwidth? You could make a File Server borderline out of a toaster that your friends could connect to and pull files from but weather or not you want to do that depends on your needs and desires.
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    doommood reacted to kkpatel87 in I need a server to share photos with my friends.   
    You could create an owncloud or use a commercial NAS like Synology and their own version of cloud sharing.
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    doommood got a reaction from Slayerking92 in What is the best automatic backup solution?   
    Veeam Agent for Windows or Duplicati. Both are free.
    Veeam features file restore to whole image backup but also just a backup of selected files and folders. And it is free for a single job. https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html
    Duplicati is also powerful free backup software that does not limit you with the number of backup jobs and features upload to probably any storage. https://www.duplicati.com/
    Both provide backup history.
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    doommood got a reaction from Jarsky in Will Freenas/Unraid run in proxmox?   
    I agree with the statements above. You can set up Debian/Ubuntu server running Proxmox and ZFS. This means you can use ZFS and Proxmox at the same time, but you can use FreeNAS. It is build using FreeBSD. Taking into account the recent announcements, TrueNAS Core (which is FreeNAS) is going to be developed on Debian. https://www.truenas.com/ 
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    doommood got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in What is the best automatic backup solution?   
    Veeam Agent for Windows or Duplicati. Both are free.
    Veeam features file restore to whole image backup but also just a backup of selected files and folders. And it is free for a single job. https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html
    Duplicati is also powerful free backup software that does not limit you with the number of backup jobs and features upload to probably any storage. https://www.duplicati.com/
    Both provide backup history.
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    doommood reacted to Enderman in Do u need a nas or just more drives?   
    Motherboards have 4-8 sata 3 ports so you have plenty of room to add a few more drives.
    8-12TB drives aren't that expensive so I would just do that.
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    doommood reacted to Drearo in Purchase of NAS VS Normal HDD used on server/gaming pc   
    That sounds very expensive. Something I may not be able to accomplish.
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    doommood reacted to jaslion in Purchase of NAS VS Normal HDD used on server/gaming pc   
    It's best practice. At the very least get backblaze which is 60 a year for infinite cloud storage.
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