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  1. 2 points
    I have been using the TIVO Arris MG2 DVR and 4 TIVO Pace Mi3 minis across 5 TVs in my house for the last couple years. I live in an area where TV stations are all 50-100 miles away. OTA signals are bad. Can't beat TIVO except for the price. The TIVO Arris MG2 DVR hands a 1080p signal to my SONY XBR-65A1E (OLED) which upscales to 4K Dolby Vision signal. Beautiful picture. The DVR has 6 tuners and can playback 5 at one time, while still recording on the 1 remaining. Start viewing recording on living room TV, pause and finish it on the bedroom TV, without skipping a beat. There's no need to go to a football game, I have the real thing on my TV. STARZ Outlander is absolutely gorgeous. HBO Game of Thornes is fantastic. AMC The Walking Dead is too real. Showtime Homeland is great. CBS All Access delivers scary Star Trek Discovery. Netfix, Hulu, and Prime are all first rate. Sound is handled by a SONY HT-ST500 soundbar providing Dolby Atmos 7.1 channel signals. Sometimes the soundtrack is as good as that heard at the movie theater. All devices are hard-wired to our household network connected to a 100M internet service. The TIVO devices are connected using a MoCo 2.0 network. I also have 2 AppleTV 4Ks, and a Sling TV Box attached to my system. I sometimes use the Sling TV Box to watch DVR recordings remotely (like while waiting in a doctors office) using my iPad or iPhone and AirPods. I control the living room TV and soundbar with a Logitech Harmony 650 remote. I also use a Bluetooth Logitech Keyboard (K380) for some programming. I still have my Windows Server 2016 attached, backing up 6 home laptops, and storing my iTunes collection of music and movies.
  2. 2 points
    LOL, I know I am digging old dirt here but I am in the exact same situation as the OP. My V1 server has been chugging along for over 10 years total now. Seven years since I rebuilt it on new hardware. Just got a 918+ from Adorama this week. Working on it now. The only thing I am likely not migrating to the synology is my weather station. I think I will put that on a pi.
  3. 1 point
    Happy new year everyone. I'm headed out to CES tomorrow and I'll be looking at this section for anything you might be interested in. Post a news story, link, or whatever you find from all the CES announcements. I'll also be sending out photos and info on Twitter if you like that sort of thing. http://twitter.com/mccabeio I try to keep it to a minimum. I don't tweet a whole lot. I'll copy the email that went out to the forums down below. That's it, post what you find interesting or let me know something to go check out for you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy New Year! The new year is off to a great start in the RESET forums and I hope you can drop in and participate. The new year always starts off fast and furious for the RESET community. CES 2019 begins January 8th and I'll be heading out there to see a few things. This year I would like you to participate! I have created a new section in the forums for CES 2019. You can get to it here - https://homeservershow.com/forums/forum/207-ces-2019-coverage/ If you see anything announced that looks cool please drop a post in this section. I'll use your posts to go see what is new. Also, if there is something announced that you want more information on let me know. I'll put a post in there for you to do so. If you have any questions for Synology, QNAP, Seagate, ASUS, Gigabyte, Dell, LG, DJI, or any other company you are interested in please let me know! I'll also be dropping in a few posts when I can. I also plan on getting a few videos out for you. Drop by the YouTube channel and Subscribe! RESET YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/davidmccabe RESET Podcast Are you listening to and subscribing to the RESET Podcast yet? Give it a shot. Subscribe here - http://reset.fm/ The past two shows - RESET 56 - Fire TV Recast Review RESET 55 - The ASUStor AS4004T 10Gbe NAS Review That's it! Thanks for reading down to the bottom! This is a simple e-mail list of only the members of http://homeservershow.com Forums. Your address has not been sold and never will be. There are no tracking mechanisms in this e-mail and I won't be gathering any data via your clicks. It's just a little information from the forums. If you really don't want to receive any more you can update your preferences here - https://homeservershow.com/settings/ Click Notification Settings. I won't send out a lot of mail (last one sent was April 2018) but I like the idea of being able to tell you about community events. Thanks for being a HSS/RESET member. - Dave
  4. 1 point
    Not much to it...just a fun video.
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    Happy New Year to you too Dave ... … you lucky bastard! I'm interested in computing and gambling so if I wasn't so lazy I'd be joining you in LV!! Trouble is it would be my last trip anywhere and I'd have to buy the return flight ticket in advance 😉 If this is the 'what do you want me to look at' post: - networking vendors: WE WANT AN AFFORDABLE 10G SWITCH to go with our Aquantia 5G and 10G NIC's, can't you even manage say 4/5 ports? That's not going to ruin your datacentre/cloud business anytime soon. - NAS vendors: if a 4-bay unit with 10G costs $400, can we have an 8 bay unit for $500 (it's largely more metal) and a 12 bay unit for $600 … or else we build a real computer with a fast CPU and an Aquantia 5G NIC for ourselves - motherboard vendors: more offerings with 5G, 10G and Thunderbolt already - case vendors: what is taking you so long to provide an affordable case with 12 or 16 by 3.5" disk bays (we don't need 2.5" 'cos those drives are expensive and we've put our OS on an M.2 NVME drive .. or a few such with VROC) - DELL/HP: if you actually sold the workstation upgrade kits advertised as 'SKU for installation by the customer/user' rather than locking them away you would sell more workstations and parts and make more money - HP/DELL/MICROSOFT: why don't you offer consumer PC configurations with the OS on a small SSD and 2/4 disks with REfS as a premium device (let engineering not marketing decide the price)? Have a nice show.
  6. 1 point
    Still going great !! I just use the Windows Defender but am open to better suggestions.
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    Curious about Ring's showing. They have a lot of Mr. Beams stuff hitting the FCC right now. Have Fun!! Get lots of give-away swag for the rest of us!
  8. 1 point
    I always walk around this section. The 3D printers area. This year....I'm walking down it! I really think this is the year I need to get into a 3D printer. This section at CES is always so cool looking, colorful with all the filaments, and buzzing with excitement. The buzzing could be all the printing going on too! It's time though. Are you interested in 3D printing? Let me know.
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    Present! I have ESET Internet Security.
  11. 1 point
    I've been using the channel master stream plus for the last 8 months and very satisfied, also has a free 2 week channel guide https://www.channelmaster.com/Stream_OTA_DVR_p/cm-7600.htm I realy dont like the user interface on fire tv devices - seems to that amazon mixes up paid and personal and really clutters up the interface. Worse now that they are pushing subscription services in their video app
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    Follow Up I just took the Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13 out of its shipping bag. I'm looking forward to dragging it around with me at CES. I'm also going to try the PD Field Pouch for a few days at CES. I'm hoping I can stuff it with the things I need and get around without so much weight on me. I'll let you know!
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    Random thoughts on some of the Smart Array controllers. Used P430 and P440 controllers have dropped into the $100-$135 range. These controllers also appear to work well in HPE UEFI based systems. For HPE servers with backplanes with female SFF-8087 connections, cabling options are fairly easy to come by. I have been playing with a P430 in the MicroServer Gen8 and Gen10. I had a female to female SFF-8087 connector to make the cabling work, but they are expensive $60. The P440 is a good choice for the ML30 Gen9 as the server board supports the battery connection. I will share pictures as soon as the forum will let me upload.
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    This one works. I didn't use the metal case hope it reduces heat. Inside it looks somewhat similar to the first one above. Didn't try the other ones.
  15. 1 point
    Not that I know of. Give the internet some time and maybe! I would recommend it for Amazon owners or even if you were new. You don't have to have an Alexa to use it. Still a functional DVR without it.
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    I also uploaded the bundle via ftp because I kept running into disk space issues if I downloaded directly. I used this command to upgrade: esxcli software profile update -p HPE-ESXi-6.7.0-Update1-Gen9plus-670.U1.10.3.5.12 -d file:/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/patches/VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-Update1-10302608-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U1.10.3.5.12-Oct2018-depot.zip I would strongly recommend taking a backup though if you boot from a USB stick. Countless times I have had to reinstall whilst experimenting. -paul
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    I have just done this myself. Collective wisdom is to upgrade to 6.5 U1 and then apply the 6.7 bundle separately. The Gen9 bundle seems to work, for now at least. If you have RAID volumes you may have to downgrade one driver to get any sensible performance. I don't have any RAID, instead I use 4x individual drives (2x 4GB WD Reds plus an Intel and Samsung SSD). I found that if I downgraded like others recommended then the performance really tanked and just froze after a period of running. So I am just sticking with the VMware native drivers for now. The VM performance is acceptable but not stellar despite raw dd commands showing quite poor performance from the ESXi cli. -paul
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    Please go back and read this post https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/16697-hssreset-forums-policy-update-and-reminder/ Anyone providing links to copyrighted materials (this includes HPE Service Packs) is violating the Terms of Service that was agreed to when you signed up to use these forums. Asking for someone else to violate the ToS also places you at risk of having your account removed. Please do not request HPE Service Packs.
  19. 1 point
    Hi everyone, I am just now switching over to a synology 918+ from a WHS V1 that I setup thanks to the Home Server Show podcast and all the great blog posts and forum posts here. I had prepaid several years worth of Crashplan family unlimited during a Black Friday sale back in 2016 and that converted over to pro and is good into 2020, however my server went unsupported about 100 days ago, so I took that as my trigger to make the change. I am working on migrating the server to the 918 now and even have Crashplan pro working with it! However, I decided I would pick up one of these 119 units and a big hard drive that I will run in my fireproof gun safe as a local mirror of the 918. I had seen an earlier post by Dave about doing this with a 115 I believe and the idea seems solid to me. Dave, I too would be interested in a tutorial on integration the surveillance part between the two. I'm a complete newbie to Synology. I am just thankful for this site and all the great information from everyone here.
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    Interesting dilemma - as NRF pointed out and you confirmed, none of this is really backed up. A flood, fire, theft or even something as random as an electrical surge or lightning strike could wipe out everything you have with little chance of recovery. Something most members of this site are very familiar is the "one is none" and "two is one" saying about backups. You may already realize most of this, so I apologize if I'm beating a dead horse. But you really need actual backups that are not part of your server (and preferably not right next to it on the shelf). You also need something in a different location, which could be a cloud backup or the ever-popular "Grandma" backup where you fill up a cheap external drive and take or send it to someone's house far away, where it would be safe in the event of a large natural disaster at your home. There's lots of good reading and many ways to implement this here if you have time to dig through the threads. But getting a backup solution in place doesn't help your current issue. If you are happy with how your current setup works (except for space) I wouldn't throw out your server and start from scratch -- if it does everything well but just needs more room that's not hard to fix. Replacing one or more drives with larger-capacity drives would be simple. I would suggest keeping most of your current 6TB drives but changing what they do. Stop using them for backups inside the server as that only protects against a failure of one of the drives - not much else. If you want all your movies on one drive, replace that with a larger one. Move the .PST and RAW files to separate drives...this will give some breathing room, and you can always replace with larger later. But then add an inexpensive backup solution to all this. Get a 2-bay Synology or QNAP and fill with two drives large enough to back up everything, plus room for growth. Put it somewhere else in your home and set your server to back up to that device regularly. THEN, also implement some sort of cloud or remote-location solution. If cloud, there are plenty of ways for the NAS or your server to back up automatically to a cloud service. If Grandma, make sure it's far enough away and happens with some regularity. Also (and this is personal preference, but something I recently struggled with) maybe make some hard decisions about whether you want to keep ALL of the .MKV and RAW files you have. I polled the family and found there were about a third of the movies we had on our NAS that nobody was interested in watching again. Gone! Yes, it feels like (since I paid good money for them years ago) I should keep them forever, but if nobody is ever going to watch them again, what's the point? Similarly, I also had thousands of RAW files - was I really going to go back and work on those pictures from Italy from eight years ago? Or was this just another project I would probably never get to? I did find I could prune a good chunk of those files and not need to upgrade or reconfigure my storage so often. I think that since disk space is so cheap, we often feel we should keep everything forever. That's possible, but as the collection grows, it becomes more and more unwieldy to manage and especially to back up. I ended up classifying my stuff into things I back up daily (family records and paperwork that changes almost daily, current pictures, things we are actively working on), and things that change less frequently or never. I have family pictures dating back to the 1930s but those are never going to change - once they are backed up in a couple of places I don't need to worry about them. I only back up new movies we've ripped about once a year. I back up our music collections just a couple times a year....this is becoming less important as my kids are almost purely streaming listeners now. The best analogy I have is the way our collection of storage boxes grew every time we moved (12 at last count since marriage). Since most of these were corporate-paid moves we didn't need to think hard about what to keep - the movers took anything not nailed down (including a full garbage pail once). But after years of this we had no idea what we had and where it was - we just kept storing them. At the point where we moved into a smaller house and had to put a bunch of stuff in a storage unit, I began systematically going through and tossing or giving away what we no longer needed. We now don't have the storage unit - my basement storage room is half as full as it was this time last year, and I'm getting close to thinking I'm done. But just like the household stuff, I find data increases if not managed, pruned and judiciously disposed of. I am hoping by the time I retire (6-10 years) I can be down to half what I have now, and when I finally kick the bucket, my kids aren't stuck with a huge mess of stuff to sort through. Just suggestions - ymmv, but good luck and let us know what you end up doing.
  21. 1 point
    This is really just what I need....another gadget to suck hours of my life into an abyss.
  22. 1 point
    Probably a historical relic? UniFi doesn't use Java at all. It isn't designed as a standalone a la carte system (buying just one or a few AP's). The key architectural benefit of UniFi is that is uses an Enterprise (some may say "Enterprise-like") centralized management model using an integrated web console to manage all their devices. From a "single pane of glass" you can manage Unifi Switches, Access Points, Security Gateway/Router, etc. Although individual products come close to "best of breed" on their own merits (and most exceed the typical consumer products like Eero, Orbi, etc.) I wouldn't suggest anyone try UniFi unless they are interested in a unified view of their network and/or plan on using at least some of their gear beyond simple AP's. Honestly, the systems to compare it to are Cisco, Open Mesh, Ruckus, Meraki, etc. In that league of product, UniFi is the only one that is widely available to consumers, doesn't require restrictive dealer training/authorization, and be purchased one piece at a time. In the consumer space, it is really suitable for the power user / hacker /expert that hates hardware that hides or limits features, considers the user "stupid" that needs to be protected from themselves, etc. Whereas with a Cisco or traditional gear you are going to have learn a cryptic, proprietary command line language and an entire philosophy of operation to configure and get the most out of the gear, Unifi can be completely installed and operated by very straightforward mobile apps or a nice full-size web browser. Uber users can SSH to any UniFi gear and have direct command line access to a real Unix/Linux kernel - if you know what you are doing, you can install your own modules and reconfigure anything - even things not exposed in the regular GUI web interface. Having said that, many of their products can be used as "dumb" hardware devices if you don't actually configure them (e.g. they have a nice line of 8-port PoE Smart Ethernet switches, but if you just plug them in and use them they work fine as "dumb" switches.) In particular, the AP's by themselves can be set up in "standalone mode" with a few clicks of their smartphone app. You don't get all the benefits of the centralized management system, but you can do it (I say don't; stick with Eero or other things if you aren't going to use real capability of UniFi).
  23. 1 point
    Below is Synology’s official procedure for configuring MR2200ac with Ethernet backhaul: https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/SRM/tutorial/Network/How_do_I_deploy_a_Wi_Fi_system_via_Ethernet_cable I have a Synology RT2600ac as my primary router and two MR2200ac to extend my network. I added the first MR2200ac successfully with Ethernet backhaul. Performance is great and roaming works really well. However, I’m having trouble adding the second one. I have a support ticket opened against Synology. The MR2200ac is very new so I think setup is rough around the edges and I expect it to improve as firmware matures. I really like the Synology SRM interface. Also, I like how the RT2600ac supports two WAN interfaces. I use a cable modem as my primary interface and LTE as my backup interface, so if my cable modem connectivity goes down, the LTE hotspot takes over automatically. It’s rare that my cable modem connectivity goes down, but I’s so dependent on Internet access that its great to have automatic failover.
  24. 1 point
    More ideas after further research and some new product announcements. Just when I became happy with the i5-8400 … I noticed the ‘T’ series processors e.g. i5-8600T. With a lower power consumption of 35W when idling and turbo to 3.7GHz when motoring they seem well suited to a home data server role. However I can’t find anywhere that sells them! An i9 setup looks great … but the power consumption and cost is huge. I really liked this motherboard too: https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-x11sph-nctf-atx-storage-motherboard-review/ but the value of the XEON CPU’s is terrible. 8 disks/SATA ports/bays seemed to be pretty much the general limit without expanding into external cabinets … … until I started reading recent announcements by ICY DOCK. That company is developing a range of compact disk bays to fit in the obsolete 5.25 bays still contained in tower cases. For example it is possible to fit 4 by 15mm disks into a 1 by 5.25 bay using: https://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=254 The idea here is to buy an inexpensive JBOD HBA for an additional 8 SATA ports opening up the possibility of a 16 disk Storage Space – an 8 column mirror. 8 of the bays would be 3.5” disks fed from the motherboard and another 8 fed by the HBA. Now 15mm disks means a limit of 4TB per disk and a little more expense of course … … but theoretically those 8 columns should be getting somewhere near filling a 10GBE network connection and a 4TB disk failure shared out between 7 columns rebuilding in parallel should be over pretty quick. I should add that I’ve never got anywhere near testing any of this! The ICYDOCK solution is splendidly general, opening up the choice of case. My current preference is the FRACTAL DESIGN R5 for its quietness, 8 x 3.5” bays and 2 x 5.25” bays. http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-r5-black Indeed one can even contemplate the FRACTAL DESIGN XL R2 with 4x 5.25” bays for a 24 disk system. http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-xl-r2-black-pearl ICY DOCK are also heading (but not there yet) in the right direction by employing mini-SAS connectors. Clearly we would prefer to combine SATA cabling in bundles of 4 with a 16 disk system!
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    Sounds to me like you should leave the machine just as it is. A NAS was originally a special purpose PC dedicated to storage ... ... but to justify their high prices NAS vendors added on all sorts of bits and pieces turning it back to a PC! Your machine is already effectively a NAS. A point I keep making on this forum is that streaming is a low bandwidth operation, well within the capability of the puniest wireless setup. CD quality audio needs only 1Mbs, 4K video maybe 15Mbs. That's why internet streaming is now possible but it has long since been so on a home network ... which might actually be wired 1Gbs! Having cheap dedicated storage server(s) and playing back via cheap streamer(s) [audio, video] is a cost-effective architecture. I drew a block diagram for a more elaborate project which contains this configuration in the nearby Converged 10G Home Storage Network thread (won't let me paste a link here for some reason) Critique My Build.
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