Dropbox is deprecating the "free" tier of their storage plans
got an email from them this evening that "I cannot link any new devices" and the only alternative is to upgrade to a $10/month plan
This is from their forums
"Dropbox device limit
Dropbox Limits Its Free Accounts To Maximum Of Three Devices. Previously, there was no such limit implemented. According to the Dropbox website, as of March, users of its free Basic tier can add their account to a maximum of three devices. However, if they already had the device linked to more than three devices, then they will continue to function. "
I don't know how hard and fast this is - I tried installing a dropbox instance on my cell phone and couldn't this evening - I think my main PC
is on the list - I couldn't find a listing of existing "connected devices" on my dropbox account.
I don't even know what my other two devices are - probably long gone my old windows cell phone for example.
Just as Well - Dropbox was my main cloud storage about what 10 years ago but with the improvements to OneDrive/Gdrive, and my eventual use of Office 365 storage became kinda moot. will probably just cancel my account, which is probably what they wanted anyway
what is the old saying "If you aren't paying for the product, you are the product"
also "once bitten twice shy" Cloud Storage is not a true backup
due to Crashplan's demise, this winter I backed up all my irreplaceable data ( family photos, documents) on M-Disk archival Blu ray disks.
I have a copy in my firesafe and at my Brother's house in another state.
I have a HP Microserver Gen 8 upgraded to Xeon E3 1265 v2, 16Gb RAM, SSD 256 Gb on the ODD Port and 2 x 3 TB WD RED disks
In the SSD I have an ESXi 6.5 U2 (HP custom image) version installed (driver downgraded to 5.5.088 from 5.5.102) and the WD Disks are in RAID 1 for datastore of vmware related files
I just bought a HP 410 Raid Controller with 1gb FWBC and battery
I did read a lot about this subject, I know that isn't possible to be monitored by ILO 4....but I would like if someone can confirm me my thoughts about how to made this migration
1) Plug HP410 on the mobo
2) Connect Cable used in the disks WD to the lower port of the P410
3) Connect ODD cable used for the SSD Disk in the upper port of the p410
4) Turn On microserver and enter in the SSA and check if arrays created in the b120i are visible for the p410
5) If is OK, restart
- I have that to do something for to boot the SSD that has ESXi installation when boot up server?
- Driver 5.5.088 hpvsa will see the datastores on the p410 without no action from my side?
- Must I disable b120i on bios or is possible co-live with the P410
It'll be very apreciated the help
Hello! I put P222 on my Gen8 server, but I can not use RAID6. Can someone share the key?
I have "new" HP MS Gen8 with HP smart RAID B120i. CPU G1610T, factory date cca 2016(?)
I cant use FREENAS with software raid (as on my old BlackCube) because my G8 colect my HDDs to RAID at all AHCI BIOS/Setup configurations
Whan I try use F5 to disable RAID, HP app Smart Store Administrator show me message:
"No licenses found on the selected controller."
HP Smart Store Administrator show me "0 Physical drivers" (3x WD 4TB + 1x WD 3TB, all HDD3,5" NAS ware 3.0)
and in Freenas I can see one "disk" 7,7TB ... :-(
I used directly connected LCD and keyboard for elininated iLO trouble.
Box is out of HP warranty.
q1: Do you have some idea about restore Raid Licence ?
q2: How eliminated Smart Raid function?
q3: Exist any HP or community firmware to convert B120i as only AHCI mode without Raid functions ?
thanks for every useful advice Josef
After a shutdown my perfectly working HP Microserver gen8 with Windows Server 2016 didn't start again. In the HPE Smart Storage Administrator everything looks fine, the arrays are in place, but Windows don't seem to recognize it anymore. If I try to boot from the installation media I'm unable to load the b120i driver, the installtion just hangs. If I use Intelligent Provisioning I'm afraid to start the installation because it sais:
Pressing continue will install the selected operating system and will reset all drives to a freshly installed state. Data currently on this server will be lost. This is normal when installing an operating system.
I choose to keep all array settings in the beginning of the guid. I'm ok with my system disk being wiped clean, but I don't wan't to loose the stuff that's on the other disks, there are photos, documents there that I need.
Does anyone know if the other disks are safe if I press continue? Or if there is a way to get the smart array recognized by Windows Server again?