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  1. 4 points
    The correct answer to the OP question is of course N+1 Where N is the current number of servers owned
  2. 2 points
    I sat down with @jcollison and talked about Burst HDD Mining. This episode of the RESET Podcast should fill in all the blanks if you have had questions about Hard Drive mining. Please subscribe with your favorite podcast player. RESET is a weekly tech podcast that covers home automation, networking, and home storage. No tech subject is off limits and RESET will get off the rails on other favorites. This podcast is by David McCabe who has been podcasting since 2008 on popular shows such as Home Server Show and Surface Geeks. Listen to RESET via these podcast apps and directories: RESET FM - http://reset.fm/about
  3. 2 points
    Other typical synthetics are: Number of disks owned:desired = 1:2 Amount of data stored:accessed regularly = 10:1
  4. 1 point
    The Nikon D850 is Nikon's latest high resolution full-frame DSLR, boasting a 46MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. But, in a fairly radical departure for the series, it is also one of the company's fastest-shooting DSLRs. This combination of properties should significantly widen the camera's appeal to high-end enthusiasts as well as a broad range of professional photographers. Key Specifications: 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor 7 fps continuous shooting with AE/AF (9 with battery grip and EN-EL18b battery) 153-point AF system linked to 180,000-pixel metering system UHD 4K video capture at up to 30p from full sensor width 1080 video at up to 120p, recorded as roughly 1/4 or 1/5th speed slow-mo 4:2:2 8-bit UHD uncompressed output while recording to card 1 XQD slot and 1 UHS II-compliant SD slot Battery life rated at 1840 shots 3.2" tilting touchscreen with 2.36M-dot (1024×768 pixel) LCD Illuminated controls 19.4MP DX crop (or 8.6MP at 30fps for up to 3 sec) SnapBridge full-time Bluetooth LE connection system with Wi-Fi Advanced time-lapse options (including in-camera 4K video creation)
  5. 1 point
    Office Depot has a 25% off deal off a bunch of stuff including Surface and other laptops. Deal expires 4/24. https://www.officedepot.com/cm/marketing/global?cm_sp=multi-category-_-global_25pctoff-_-header-global-ad1-global
  6. 1 point
    Indeed, its not perfect, but I think it will do the job, not 100% as tight as original, but from initial testing I would say 85% I will fully test next week to see how they work in the server, if they rattle or anything like that.
  7. 1 point
    Not sure if this is a new offer: https://store.google.com/us/config/google_pixelbook
  8. 1 point
    In AHCI mode you can only boot from the 5th SATA port if no drives are in the front bays. To boot from the SSD on the 5th SATA port you need use the B120i controller. Set the SSD to an individual RAID0. How did you have RAID configured on the other four drives prior to the drive issue you had?
  9. 1 point
    I just did this and updated to System ROM 01/22/2018 Winging it, but works and boots ok
  10. 1 point
    Hi Steeve, I've been running my Gen 8 for several years using AHCI and having the fifth drive in the ODD port. You need a power converter from floppy to sata (This one would work - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Pin-FDD-Floppy-Male-To-15-Pin-SATA-Female-Converter-Adapter-Power-Cable-Cord/292227429803?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 ) You can then follow the guide in this post (I used a USB and not Micro-sd) : https://homeservershow.com/forums/topic/5886-gen8-25-hdd-in-the-odd-bay-discussion/?page=10 Hope this helps Peter
  11. 1 point
    The DVD on the internal USB with a Slimline SATA adapter and the SSD on the internal SATA port.
  12. 1 point
    Great podcast! I think you got energized by your Spring Break. A few quick comments: Did you see that JSEcoin gave everyone a minor heart attack? After hearing you talk about it, I played around with it briefly then ignored it. Came back to look at my account and saw a huge increase in the number of coins. With much disbelief (no way I could have mined that much or hit a bug in their software) finally found a post from the about devaluing the coin by like 300 to 1. Talk about cardiac shock! Eero "gateway" - I've noticed that the designated Eero node changes randomly. I've gone back and forth with tech support after they initially told me some things about the gateway that just didn't make sense. The last email they said the gateway moves around but it doesn't make a difference. Eero's will find the best path for clients and connections automatically. Not sure I believe that, but nonetheless, I run Eero in bridge mode with almost all the AP's wired in. I would suggest any power user do the same - use the newer mesh hardware, but hardwire them as much as you can and keep them in bridge mode with a real router running the show. (I use an extensive list of DHCP reserved addresses so I would never let Eero or any other emerging AP handle my routing. I don't like punching in long lists over and over when the device crashes or needs a nuclear reboot and setup.) I love your "explanations" of why you haven't had time to install the Ring. Like the old farmer that can't repair the roof when it is raining and doesn't need to when it isn't. You are right about one thing - the real cost of a video doorbell is the installation and integration, not the product cost. So I would suggest you "show Ring the door" and deploy a Nest Hello instead. As much I'm not really a Google fanboy, I've been testing the Nest Hello and it is truly a step beyond everyone else. It is not a "me too", Johnny-come-lately doorbell. What I like - in addition to being able to see the view feed on your Amazon Echo Show ("Alexa, show the front door"), which Ring I think can also do, it has the unique (for now) ability to use any Google Home device as a remote ringer. I bought a Google Home Mini with a Genie mount just for this purpose and plugged it into an outlet in our kitchen. Now it "rings" through the Google Home Mini along with announcing "Robert is at the front door". And that's the key - the facial recognition, not just the animal/mineral/vegetable (person or not-person) basic detection of other products is a game changer. You do need the subscription, but for a doorbell it is only $5 a month at the minimum level. It might handle your back door / front door alert requirement, but I haven't tested more than one so I don't know if each doorbell can route the alerts separately. The Nest app is really good - the video review timeline features and the web based interface to define custom motion detection zones that are arbitrary shape, not just rectangles, is both fun to use and very useful. OTOH, if that feature is really important to you, the DoorBird is one of the few video doorbells that has a "storey call" interface which lets you connect a secondary doorbell button (just a regular button). That is designed for a side door or rear door. ("Storey call" is a European term for butler or delivery door entrance bell.) DoorBird also has a relay for operating an electric gate or door latch, but although DoorBird is the only video door bell with a full API that includes an ONVIF video feed, I really don't recommend them anymore (price and features are no longer competitive in other areas). Let's face it -us techie types usually have two choices - buy the top-of-the-line best product or hack something together ourselves that is virtually free and unique. For doorbells, I think Nest Hello is the purchase option and for a zero or low-cost approach, I would take a Wyze $20 camera (awesome video quality), weatherproof enclosure, and maybe a Fibaro button or a Logitech Pop button and hack my own solution. Ring falls through the cracks as it doesn't fit either way now. Sorry, not so quick a comment. If I had more time I would have written a shorter post :-) Oh, I'm playing with a total Rube Goldberg hack that extracts a video feed from the Nest Hello (or any Nest cam) and feeds into any NVR with an RTSP feed. Gateway via HomeBridge and it actually shows up on my iPad as a HomeKit compatible IP camera. I wouldn't rely on it, but fun "science experiment".
  13. 1 point
    For this particular update the rule "you should have valid support contract" is not applied. You can freely download and apply this update. I've already done it. This exclusion from the rules has beeen announced somewhere in HPE site.
  14. 1 point
    https://www.woot.com/(S(llcs5555lvkwgt55rrpkvk2q))/category/tools?ref=w_gh_tg_6
  15. 1 point
    ICY DOCK is the leading expert in data storage enclosures and accessories. Introducing ToughArmor ToughArmor is ICY DOCK’s rugged enterprise-grade line of 2.5” SSD and HDD enclosures, utilizing the standard external 5.25” bay, external 3.5” bay (floppy bay), and the slim optical bay (ODD bay). All ToughArmor models feature ruggedized full-metal enclosures and trays, to keep your sensitive data protected, as well as meeting many flammability requirements. It features many high-density storage options, supporting as many as 16x 2.5” drives, or as few as one. Models are available to support SATA, SAS, and now, U.2 NVMe drives, giving you flexibility in choosing drives that work best for you. The strength and build quality of all of our products is backed by a full 3-year warranty against all defects. ToughArmor is used and approved by Tier 1 companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP), General Electric, NASA, as well as the US Armed Forces. For more information on our ToughArmor line, read our ToughArmor documentation here. Links to all of the products discussed here can be found in the documentation. All ToughArmor products can be view here. ToughArmor for SATA 3.5” / 5.25” Bays For SATA and SAS drives installing into 3.5” and 5.25” bays, we have a large number of options available. In the 3.5” bay, there are models that support one to three drives, some with features such as key-lock trays and hardware RAID capabilities. The larger 5.25” bay supports between four and eight drives in a single bay, and up to 16 when using two bays. These denser options offer cooling fans, to keep the large number of drives cool under heavy load. These models have a wide array of uses. The MB991U3-1SB is our portable ToughArmor unit you can take anywhere, and works over USB. The MB992SKR-B is a 2-bay model with a hardware RAID chip, with modes for RAID 0, RAID 1, BIG, and JBOD. There are also our more traditional drive carriers that install into a single 5.25” bay. While these models don’t have USB support or a RAID chip, they still have direct SATA connections, the full-metal enclosure, and the 3-year warranty. The 4-bay (MB994SP-4S), 6-bay (MB996SP-6SB), and 8-bay (MB998SP-B) models are perfect for any general applications that require hot-swappable SATA hard drives and SSDs in a dense storage enclosure. ToughArmor for NVME Recently, ICY DOCK has released the first-ever hot-swap cages for U.2 NVMe drives. U.2 drives use the standard 2.5” size familiar from SATA SSDs, but utilize the NVMe specification allowing for transfer rates of up to 32GB/s. ICY DOCK U.2 NVMe cages come in one and four bay models, and utilize a single Mini-SAS HD connection for each drive. The single-bay model (MB601VK-B) fits in a single 3.5” bay, great for space-limited tasks that require only a single drive. Small-form-factor systems, DVR systems, and photo/video editing systems can benefit from high-performance storage in a small space. If you need more drives, the 4-bay model (MB699VP-B) is the one for you, and even works great in RAID setups. These are used in datacenters around the world, that need dense NVMe based storage. Both of these models use a Mini-SAS HD port / cable for each drive, so make sure to prepare your system with enough Mini-SAS HD ports. ToughArmor for Optical Drive Bays ICY DOCK also has several drive cages that fit into slim (12.7mm) and ultra-slim (9.5mm) optical drive bays. These can serve to replace existing drive readers in laptops and desktop systems, and can also be paired with several of our 5.25” bay brackets. Perfect for space-critical applications that require drives to be installed in the smallest possible space. Common uses are in Small-Form-Factor PCs, media PCs, Home Theater PCs (HTPC), and security footage systems. In industrial uses, these are often found in 1U and 2U rack-mounted systems with limited space availability, and portable workstations/laptops. If you have any questions about the models mentioned here, or anything else, send us an email at tech@icydock.com. We offer first-class customer support for all our products, from pre-purchasing info, product selection help, walking you through installation, and issue troubleshooting. In addition to email, we offer phone and live web-chat customer support, which can be found here. Our knowledgeable support technicians are available Monday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm PST.
  16. 1 point
    Here is my rack that is located in my office except for the last picture which is located in my downstairs closet.
  17. 1 point
    Mine is running great, too - with no battery! When the battery I ordered arrives, I probably won't put it in. I never use it on battery.
  18. 1 point
    I just tried it, and it works fine without the battery, using the original cable.
  19. 1 point
    Hi, During boot, I get the second screen, but if I press escape then it changes to the first screen. It's called a splash screen and it just looks nicer than the first screen. The settings for this are in the bios. Go into the bios, choose advanced options, advanced system ROM options, power on logo. Change it to enabled for your screenshot number two, and disabled for your screenshot number one. Hope this helps
  20. 1 point
    Seems to me First Alert needs a loss so they purchased Luma.
  21. 1 point
    I really like snap circuits. They are like interactive puzzles for my son.
  22. 1 point
    Apologies if posted before but a weird one I’m hoping someone can help me figure out (probably bought the wrong ram! 😒) Stock Gen8 with Celeron G1610T CPU & 4GB RAM ( Upgraded to e3-1256L v2 with 65w HP Heatsink Offtek 16GB (2 x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz 2R x8 ECC Offtek ram was bought sometime ago and registered fine in bios with the celeron. Since upgrade of cpu & heatsink - the RAM slot closest to heatsink just doesn’t want to work. Tried swapping ram modules around. Single slots used. The slot furthest away from heatsink seems to work fine with all ram modules. See pictures of failures and ram used. The bios jut seems to loop around at 30% when Any ideas??
  23. 1 point
    Hi, I have checked the revisions of the HP bios. Xeon support is 2015.11.02 (A) (24 Oct 2016) https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_b1cc2b22faee4fe1a379fe8679#tab2 I think updating the BIOS in any case is a good thing to circumscribe the problem...
  24. 1 point
    It is best practice to have the latest firmware/BIOS. You should be able to update BIOS from iLo: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0114521 I think all BIOS versions supported XEON. The late BIOS updates added support for certain i3 CPU.
  25. 1 point
    Passive cooler for HP Microserver Gen8 made of Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo 690. Cooler height 33mm. Two radiators - two options: closer or further from the rear connectors.
  26. 1 point
    resolved. solution: in Network Security -> Dos Defend -> Dos Defend, turn off both "Ping Flooding" and 'Blat Attack'.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    For anyone following my 10G home saga I will relate what transpired. Having concluded that the Asus 10G card drivers are having problems with Server2012 I decided to retire the server, a supermicro board that has served me well for over 4 years. I have just built a new desktop (X299) and will now repurpose my old X99 W10 machine as the server. It is more powerful in all respects and has more SATA ports. Disadvantages: It will use more power It cannot run the MS sever backups, but I have found it easier to use Veeam and or Cloudberry for Client backups. It can’t be a domain server but I skipped that in my instances of Server2012R2E. Advantages: 10G card will work to give me 10G on my network I will not have to pay for another OS I can move Cloudberry, DrivePool and Scanner from Windows Server to W10 “server” at no cost. I can use ASUS FanXpert on this machine to control those noisy fans So: I did a W10 reset on the X99 with the 10G card in place and it just worked on the network at 10G Gave it a fixed IP on Router Loaded Plex as Media Server Loaded Cloudberry to backup the OS (Bare Metal) to both the Cloud and a local D: drive Loaded StableBit DrivePool and Scanner Setup Remote Desktop as the new “server” will run headless. Cannot believe how easy it is to move DrivePool. I just moved all 8 pooled drives from the old server to the new and when I booted the whole pool was there even with the same drive letters. I will buy new licenses for the new server as Covecube deserve the support.
  29. 1 point
    yup, that sounds about right. It's sad when you have 32TB of data and still need more space. I am getting more and more concerned about backing up the mass, media data as it would take ages to get it all back, never been an issue in the past but in my drive to get rid of physical disks its become more of an issue
  30. 1 point
    Sorry haven’t updated in a while. Absolutely love my Orbi setup including the RBS50Y Outdoor Satellite. Sure, it’s a bit bulk but it just works. I get that Netgear is working thru their firmware issues, but the coverage and throughout has been spectacular for me. Am currently running the Orbi router in AP mode connected to Untangle 13.2 with two satellites, one of which is outdoors, centrally located in our pool area. Our home is all brick, yet I consistently get nearly full internet speeds throughout our entire lot - inside and out. Not to mention, it’s been outdoors now thru late fall, winter into spring and bulletproof. No, they’ve not yet redesigned the outdoor plug. Am sure they will in time. If so, will order as an option accessory. In meantime, I’ve had to add a plug adapter to add a bit of clearance for the rather large power adapter to fit into an outdoor outlet enclosure. Also decided to wall-mount the Outdoor Satellite behind some patio furniture where it’s discrete and virtually invisible.
  31. 1 point
    Remove the SFF-8087 connector from the motherboard and reinsert it to be sure it is firmly connected with no stress on the cable. With only a drive in slot 2 can you hear it spin up?
  32. 1 point
    I did do a Google search but I put in "pounds to USD." I completely spaced out on the Euro symbol! Edits are done on the original article to point to OSQuest response.
  33. 1 point
    Sorry but I have to laugh at this. I just assumed you did the Google search just for grins. Thanks for the laugh.
  34. 1 point
    Hi Dave, that's the Euro symbol so pricing is in Euros making it even cheaper, $12.43 (per Google at $1.24 per euro) today. Like you, I expect the credit card exchange rate to be different and any credit card foreign exchange fees to be applied. I set it up a couple days ago and have been backing up. No restores yet. I picked the Tier 1, 1 TB plan. It will do 11 versions over 30 days with the benefit of only the actual space on your Synology is used for calculating usage, so 11 versions of a 1GB file only count as 1GB, not 1.1 TB. The Tier 2 plan allows more flexibility and I really like the flexibility in the Hyper Backup versioning settings. I assume (risky) that the Tier 2 plan (claims flexible versioning) unlocks all these. Of course, in this case, the version count against the storage total, although it claims to do deduping. Speed wise this seems comparable to other U.S. based services even though the data goes to Germany. I didn't do any real testing, but my conservative estimate is 4GB an hour for cloud services from my house and this is above that, although under 5GB/hr. I did force one internet outage (router reboot while I slept) during a backup and Hyper Backup stopped updating its status and sat for 8 hours without any error or update. Once I "suspended" and "resumed" it seemed to pick up where it left off. In the past, with other services, HB would generate an error if the internet went down. Another tidbit, while the Tier 1 plan says "Daily Backup" that appears to be scheduled backups only. I've been able to manually fire off multiple backups in a day.
  35. 1 point
    Exactly! That is the right flash component. You may extract the ilo4_255.bin file and flash it using the same procedure.
  36. 1 point
    Best Buy has Philips - Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 LED Starter Kit for $175, plus you get two Google - Home Mini - one Charcoal and one Chalk: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/philips-hue-white-and-color-ambiance-a19-led-starter-kit/5802007.p?ref=8575135&ref=199&loc=TLKhGSqm*ck&acampID=1&siteID=TLKhGSqm.ck-Dhuwo7_Xy3QKxMENUmcZUg
  37. 1 point
    You tell us very specifically what kit you want to buy ... but nothing about the environment in which it is used .. so it is difficult to reply without a context. However: 1. The simplest and cheapest way to go from 4 disks to 8 disks ... is to buy a 2nd microserver. I've ended up with 4 storage servers, as you can see from my signature. 2. Moving up to an 8 disk system is, as you have found, expensive. The ML110 G9 with its low form factor disk bays doesn't sound like a good idea: your existing disks are probably 3.5" rather than the LFF of 2.5". 3. You already have 4 valuable components (in addition to your disks and their data): the E3 CPU, 16GB RAM and the 2 RAID cards. I would have gone for a build-out reusing these items, selecting a suitable motherboard, power supply and case. 4. You also have the problem of migrating your data to a new system whilst maintaining the existing data's integrity. Where are you going to park that 4x6TB file set while you initialise a new 8-disk RAID array? 5. I've been contemplating an 8-bay solution - I like the Fractal Design R5 case for starters.
  38. 1 point
    You have iLO "standard license" preinstalled on your server, so you can use iLO without any problems. You may look here to understand the iLO licensing system and features of different licenses. For home users in general the standard license is sufficient. The only significant limitation of standard license is that you can use the remote console only during POST (pre-OS only). You may study the iLO User Guide to understand how to configure iLO and use its Web intreface.
  39. 1 point
    i extracted the rpm for you guys CPQJ0613.436 is the bios file https://mega.nz/#!si5DiQaT!iWW7MR7J9WwHYzazpqoYM6fSQPuTzBygSRC9rAcfaJs Microcode Update Revision 1Eh
  40. 1 point
    A few weeks back a friend and I picked up a cheap HP Gen8 Microserver. We decided to create a video series on how we got started. A lot of information from this forum was used, perhaps someone will find this usefull. The videos cover a quick overview, hardware upgrade, iLO configuration, RAID setup, Hyper-V setup, ActiveDirectory setup as well as a fileserver, all based on Windows Server 2012 R2. We hope that you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfYIS7PWFoq5zRq9ObjDbKa-R07CwbHBV PS. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
  41. 1 point
    I have been meaning to upload this for a while
  42. 1 point
    Hello everybody! This is my first post on this forum. As many people early I would to replace CPU for more powerful. In my choice is E3 1230v2 (TDP 69W). Firstly I tried to collect all HTPC coolers: 1. zalman cnps2x 2. Scythe Kozuti 3. Noctua NH-9i 4. Thermaltake meorb After buying zalman cnps2x I found that the two halves bottom of aluminum baseplate are not even flat with one another where the copper heatsink runs through it. It's serial problem of this cooler. Unfortunately, I broke the copper pipe during lapping. https://youtu.be/O5h7JuZdrlc The next try it was adapt solid plate to another cooler - Scythe Kozuti. Let's see what happened. https://yadi.sk/a/xn3sRe0xpj8yW Under prime95 within 1 hour the temperature of cpu does no exceed 72 degrees.
  43. 1 point
    Hi Saburr, that is by design. The Gen8 has no real UID like the big Servers from HP. The light could be yellow or red if something is wrong or busy. The blue light will be allways on. The UID Status from the ILO does not represent the front light. Best regards Benjamin
  44. 1 point
    Make sure each pc is enabled for remote. Right click my computer, properties, advanced, remote. That should do it for the PC's. The server is only accessible via the console from remote.
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