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#81 MetalGeek

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:00 AM

I limit my BOINC to 20% of my CPU to minimize heat and power consumption.  So far, no Emby crashes.


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#82 Christopher (Drashna)

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:10 PM

I limit my BOINC to 20% of my CPU to minimize heat and power consumption.  So far, no Emby crashes.

 

Well, I'll probably have to try something other than Folding@Home then.  I set it to "medium" and it still causes issues.  

That or pursue it on the Emby forums.  Or set up a VM. Or use something else.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:07 PM

Question for Drashna - your storage server could run Emby (and other stuff) as well, right? I was looking at Dell R210/610 on ebay to use for a dedicated server but I think it may not be needed. I am also getting a storage server with Xeon L5630 and plan to use that to run DrivePool as well as Emby, it should be enough right?



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Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:58 PM

Question for Drashna - your storage server could run Emby (and other stuff) as well, right? I was looking at Dell R210/610 on ebay to use for a dedicated server but I think it may not be needed. I am also getting a storage server with Xeon L5630 and plan to use that to run DrivePool as well as Emby, it should be enough right?

 

Yes, it could. But it's running a lot. and I've had some weird performance issues with it (I really need to wipe it... but it's a domain controller...) 

 

And yeah, the dell or the listed Xeon should do well for Emby. Especially if you're only doing a couple of transcoded streams at a time (if you're using Emby Theater, it will play from the network shares, if it can)


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:18 PM

Well at last i can throw my 2p to this discussion :) about racks

 

New Rack (27U) - obvious work in progress  :P

 

Boris and my Nas - Boris fits nicely in the bottom of the rack below the bottom switch taking up a smidge under 10U - NAS will sit on a shelf along with a few other things

 

 

I will post the spec etc when i have it done - with a few more pics i guess - will be nice to get the room tidy as well!!!!


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:24 PM

Look good! 


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:34 AM

Things have moved on a bit today

 

 

Boris and Karloff now installed

 

 

Lights dim in Warrington !

 

 

Have Essential installed on Boris - although think i will start again as the default language pack was Chinese and have a few lingering Chinese named folders which the system things are important but i have no idea what they are :)


Why is the image upload total so low? 2 meg is tiny


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:43 PM

Nice! 

 

As for Essentials, yikes.  

 

As for the image upload, because space is limited, I believe.  However, feel free to upload to Imgur or the like, and using the "IMG" BBCode to insert the images. 


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:01 PM

Couple of new toys to play with :)

 

 

will be combined as one and sell the bits i dont need :) which should make it a neutral purchase :)


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:34 PM

Just Updated my Hardware still work in progress left the old setup photo and inc a new setup photo still waiting on some backorder items.

 

http://community.cov...erver/#entry108


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:00 AM

...and I STILL have to do this after adding a new disk.

Well, for the dashboard stuff ..... make sure all the WSE services are running on the service. Especially the "management" service. If it's not, see if the "Block level backup service" is running or not.  If not .... try running "wbadmin delete catalog" on the server (from an admin command prompt), and then re-setup the server backup. 

 

And to make a point here.. I have to do this every f****ing time I add a disk, as the M1015 card I have enumerates the disks before the built in Intel controller .... and it causes this issue. 

It's annoying, frustrating, and because Microsoft "cannot reproduce it", I get ignored. Despite the fact that I can reproduce this issue AT WILL. 

 



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:21 AM

...and I STILL have to do this after adding a new disk.

Yeah, same.  It's beyond frustrating.... 


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#93 Yuri Alexandrov

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:29 PM

Storage Server:

Storage Pool: 131TB: 

 

Christopher (Drashna), can I ask non-usual (in this thread) question?

 

But first of all sorry for not very good English, it's not my native language.

 

131TB of storage are very LOT of data (even if it not all 131TB full of data)), how you organize it logically?  To prevent data loss and etc.

 

For example, Microsoft storage spaces looks good for this ( efficient space use, different raid-like types of volumes, etc), but still have "one entry point" - in case of storage pool fail, all data, no matter simple, parity, or mirror volume will fail. And in my practice such pool fails was take place.

 

DrivePool - good, but not in all cases (no support for VSS, other limitation).

 

Also backup - how to backup such amount data? CrashPlan or BackBlaze can, but restore will be very slow, often need to restore ASAP.

 

So, if it's not secret (or keep deeply secrets but tell basic info:)) question is - how you organize storage logically on storage server? What software use to backup, mirror-raid, etc.



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:07 PM

Christopher (Drashna), can I ask non-usual (in this thread) question?

 

But first of all sorry for not very good English, it's not my native language.

 

131TB of storage are very LOT of data (even if it not all 131TB full of data)), how you organize it logically?  To prevent data loss and etc.

 

For example, Microsoft storage spaces looks good for this ( efficient space use, different raid-like types of volumes, etc), but still have "one entry point" - in case of storage pool fail, all data, no matter simple, parity, or mirror volume will fail. And in my practice such pool fails was take place.

 

DrivePool - good, but not in all cases (no support for VSS, other limitation).

 

Also backup - how to backup such amount data? CrashPlan or BackBlaze can, but restore will be very slow, often need to restore ASAP.

 

So, if it's not secret (or keep deeply secrets but tell basic info:)) question is - how you organize storage logically on storage server? What software use to backup, mirror-raid, etc.

 

 

I enable duplication for EVERYTHING. Meaning that there are two copies of all of the files on the pool.  So while my pool is 131TBs, it's ~66TB of usable space. 

 

Since everything is stored on NTFS (well, ReFS) volumes... if one disk fails, the rest are still completely readable (in fact all but one could fail, but the data on that drive will still be accessible). 

 

 

As for backing up the data, "carefully".  I can't run backblaze because they don't support server OS's.  Period. 

I don't use Crashplan as it had "issues" on my system that made it unusable (and ... ugh, Java). 

 

Honestly, I'd probably just use StableBit CloudDrive on some unlimited account to back up everything. And either pool it and let the pool take care of this, or use something like SyncToy or Free File Sync to manage the files. 


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#95 lee1978

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:01 PM

Hi,

 

I have been really busy with my new setup and i've managed to fit the AMD Ryzen under water cooled into a 2u case.

 

On my first attempt while under benchmark the cpu would hit 65c to 70c which i wasnt overall pleased with but was happy that it was holding it's own but i wanted to improve.

 

So after a bit of googling i found a corsair H5 SFF water cooler which is desgined for Mini ITX Boards now this does not the fit the standard AM4 CPU Cooler Bracket but i am very fortunate to own an Ultimaker 2+ Extended 3D Printer so after a handful or prototypes i managed to desgin a new bracket that also fits the original backplate which allows the H5 to be installed very snug.

 

The new temp are idle under 30c and under bench around 55C which is a great improvement and I am more than happy with.  So there we have it AMD Ryzen in a 2U case under Water Cooled.

 

http://community.cov...erver/#entry108

 

The Corsair H5 SFF is a great little CPU cooler for small spaces as you'll see in the photos everything fits very snug but it makes for a great machine.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:04 AM

Time to show off my new system. honestly a bit overboard for me but don't want to have to do much with it for a while

 

case supermicro 36 3.5" bay 4u  CSE-847E16-R1K28LPB

MOBO also supermicro X9DRH-iF

Processor 2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 V1 @ 2.2GHz 8-core 16 threads each

Memory is 128GB ddr3 ecc memory

HBA is a LSI 9211-8i

1280W redundant power supply PWS-1K28P-SQ

 

still breaking her in but I'm sure my "linux isos" will love their new home.

I have a 2tb red drive for downloads before being copied to my pool, my pool has snapraid 2 drive parity using 2 wd red 8tb i shucked from best buy.  the data array is 4 8tb seagate archive drives, a 4tb hgst desktar nas drive, 2 4tb wd red and 2 3tb wdred.  home internet is 1gb/250mb fiber optic.  running radarr, sonarr, deluge, sabnzbd, and plex on it.  got some plans for virtualizing a home lab to play around to pick up some IT skills to complement my Computer Science degree


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:46 PM

Time to show off my new system. honestly a bit overboard for me but don't want to have to do much with it for a while

 

case supermicro 36 3.5" bay 4u  CSE-847E16-R1K28LPB

MOBO also supermicro X9DRH-iF

Processor 2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 V1 @ 2.2GHz 8-core 16 threads each

Memory is 128GB ddr3 ecc memory

HBA is a LSI 9211-8i

1280W redundant power supply PWS-1K28P-SQ

 

still breaking her in but I'm sure my "linux isos" will love their new home.

I have a 2tb red drive for downloads before being copied to my pool, my pool has snapraid 2 drive parity using 2 wd red 8tb i shucked from best buy.  the data array is 4 8tb seagate archive drives, a 4tb hgst desktar nas drive, 2 4tb wd red and 2 3tb wdred.  home internet is 1gb/250mb fiber optic.  running radarr, sonarr, deluge, sabnzbd, and plex on it.  got some plans for virtualizing a home lab to play around to pick up some IT skills to complement my Computer Science degree

 

 

I love that case (same one I have).  Great system overall. :)

 

And yeah, I know what you mean by overboard/overkill.  But on the plus side, you know that it will handle everything you throw at it, without problem.

 

 

And it looks like a very similar setup to mine, though, emby rather than plex.  Otherwise, looks great!


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