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  1. kizer

    Clone Drive

    In the past I would use Norton Ghost and make an image of my machine and when that machine had an issue I would just reload the image and I would be off. Ok, that was heck 10years ago. I would like to clone my PC (XP), wifes laptop (XP) and my laptop (XP) and possibly a linux machine and store the clones on a unRAID setup. Anybody have any recommendations?
  2. Funny thing I still have one of those DeathStars in a P1.7 I use now and then for a MP3 Jukebox. Don't worry I've long backed up my music on to a larger drive and my network. Drive still works to this day, which I'm always the one that buys the thing that has issues and dies. 75gig and still rockin it now and then.
  3. Sorry guys. Looks like I'm an idiot. It was plugged in and it looks like I had a bad splitter. I was snug enough to read at first and then started giving me errors. Ran through fine after a reboot. Looks like these two IDE's I'm messing with our Dinosaurs anyways I'm guessing one might even be a 5400RPM LOL. Sata ripped through the preclear around 40-49MB, but these things are taking forever around 19MB. Like you said Joe L these drives are probably not even worth the effort, but at least I get to tinker with your script some which works pretty well and get lost in the settings for a bit until my other hardware arrives.
  4. Of course I just tried to run fdisk and well it says it can't read the disk. OH boy...... [email protected]:/boot# fdisk /dev/hda Unable to read /dev/hda [email protected]:/boot# Sorry for clogging up what seems like a great thread and I know this is trival since its a tiny drive and all and maybe its just a bad drive, but I could of sworn this ran fine the last time I pulled it out. As soon as my preclear of the other drive I have running finishes I'll give the machine a reboot and take another look.
  5. Ok, I ran this on an IDE drive at the same time a Sata drive was running. I noticed the heat spiked on the Sata Drive so I grabbed 80MM fan and placed it right in front of the SATA drive. Shortly afterwords I could of sworn the IDE drive was making a clicking sound, but I wasn't sure if the drive decided to die of it was my stupidity of messing with things while it was running. I stopped the pre-clear on the IDE and then decided to give it another run. This is what I see when I try it. =========================================================================== = unRAID server Pre-Clear disk /dev/hda = cycle 1 of 1 = Disk Pre-Read in progress: % complete = ( bytes of read ) = = = = = = = = = = Elapsed Time: 0:00:00 ./ line 550: 1+( 580059647)%() : syntax error: operand expected (error token is ") ") ============================================================================ == == Disk /dev/hda has been successfully precleared == ============================================================================ [email protected]:/boot# I know that isn't right since it really hadn't had much time to run. It is only a 12gig disk, but I was using it as a test gineau pig just so I can do some parity stuff and see what damage I could do to the array. I figured I'd beat up a 120 Sata, 12gig IDE and a 40gig IDE. Well that was the plan at least. My 120gig disk seems to be still going strong.
  6. Ok, thanks This is just a bizarre setup, but I'm finding it to be a bit of fun. Kinda like Playing a game you haven't played in years to find out the rules have changed or your just getting old and forgot the rules. LOL I'm trying to get some hunkly, clunky drives pre-cleared so I can play around before laying out the cash for some gear and really go for it. Your Preclear script is pretty cool I might say.
  7. I did find this thread and I was trying to figure out what the heck is going on. LOL
  8. In the go script would you use something like this? cp example.conf /etc/
  9. version: 4.5.4 Just playing with a fresh memory stick last night and parts are being gathered I figured I would start to figure out the need for security for a build. I'm aware of a few things so I'm asking because this is a bit different than a stand install since things are not installed after a reboot. 1. First notice there is no password set at console. I'm guessing you would use the command "passwd" to establish a root password or is that setup from within the http://tower login? I'm guessing you could change tower to something else as well just to confuse somebody. 2. FTP is enabled by default does it use the same password as the root login? Also how do you go about disabling it. Would you edit /etc/inetd.conf/. Would you simply comment it out? Looking at the files on the USB stick that one doesn't exist. LOL. As well I'd rather use sFtp via WinSCP 3. Disable Telnet and install SSH. I really like SSH over Telnet any day of the week. As well you would think normally you would edit the /etc/inetd.conf file, but then again its not on the USB stick, but I though I saw it in Midnight commandar so I'm guessing its within the compressed bzroot file. 4. Normally I have SSH setup with deny and allow so that would be another thing to figure out how it works 5. Also a common practice of mine has always been not to allow root to login via ssh without loging in as a regular user first. Now even thou those are set how to insure they are configured so when you preform a reboot they are well the way you left them? I was thinking you would tinker with the go script, but I haven't got that far figuring out exactly how it works. Did I miss any? I don't plan on having my unRAID server haning out in a bad part of my network or anything, but I'd rather lock it down some so if some Yahoo got past my router or heck somebody on one of my own machines on a guest account knew what I was running decided to tinker with things I could at least deter them some what. I guess all of this nothing stays until after you reboot has my head spinning some. LOL
  10. XBMC for the win. MY wife loves it. I mean WAF was a HUGE decision when I built mine and she loves it. Of course there are things to overcome like finding all the fanart, thumbnails and a few other things, but apps like "Ember" will do all that for you as long as your media is stored in a manner it can scan it and build it for you.
  11. Thats a nice little server you have there. I was checking out your contents and it appears your running with the budget mobo, which is kinda cool becasue I was considering doing the same thing. I did see there is a mention of the AsRock ION 330 mobo. I have that little board in my HTPC and man it runs great and is really quite. Of course mine was the black box that AsRock sells, but none the less it works very well for watching HD content via XBMC.
  12. kizer

    Rack Mount Case?

    After I saw your post on my request for a rack mount I started looking at some of those cool master cases. Some of them are pretty nice. Anybody think there would be a problem with laying one on its side after mounted or do you think that would change the dynamics of the air flow. You know hot rising at the wrong place or the drives being on their side. Then again doesn't some of those 5 in 3 gizmos put the drives on their side anyways?
  13. Thanks Joe. I think I'll let this thread die since You've answered every question I can think of so far and well made the leap sorta speak. I do have some security concerns, but I'm sure they are addressed somewhere either in the wiki or in a thread. I will give that HP tool a looksee to see if it solves my boot issues since I really wanted to use one of my Cruzer drives. You maybe right about the BIOS on the machine I was attempting to boot. Since I'm going to go with the recommended BioStar board I'm not going to tinker to much with this machine since well it's not the inteneded machine.
  14. Plugging in directly to the mother board via a small cable Freaky. I used a Sandisk Cruzer and I made sure the U3 software was gone. Set it up on 3 different PC's. Tried Fat32 and regular FAT. All the same results of a "Boot Error" I just tried a Lexar Jump Drive and it fired right up. Of course the Cruzer is a 2gig and the Lexar is a 1 gig drive so I technically loose the fun of having that extra gig, but at least I can get in and play a bit. For the record I'm on a Intel D945GTP version: 4.5.4 Logged into http://tower and blam I have access. My reason for wanting in so bad was so I can start reading up on: Main Users Shares Settings Devices I'm guessing the minimum configuration is 3 disks correct? 1 parity and 2 data drives
  15. Sad thing is I followed the howto build a USB flash drive and well I'm getting a "Boot Error" talk about feeling a bit stupid. LOL. I figured why not get into the thick of it some and see what future questions I have before committing to a new machine to run this. Tried to create one on a Cruiser on two different machines and I'm pretty sure the Bios is setup correctly on the intended test machine I want to play on. I'm going to try and format it to Fat opposed to Fat32 and see if that makes a difference. Its a P4 and from looking at the Bios it appears it should support it since there is a Boot USB option.
  16. Thanks again. I think I've spent more time on this website today than I did working well at work today.
  17. kizer

    Rack Mount Case?

    Thanks. Wow, didn't realize they where that spendy. I do like the layout thou.
  18. LOL Boy do I ever know that approval system. This one really works well based on dates, but Im not 100% sure it would serve the WAF system.
  19. The only problem I ever encountered is when my photos had the wrong date on them and they all got piled into a single folder. Of course you don't have to delete the images off your card just copy them until you really trust the app.
  20. Yes the drives are totally removable from the NAS I have. Joe thank you very much for this information. Yes my Linux skills are a bit rusty so I will take a look at the Addon that you mentioned, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to actually knock off some of the rust. Slackware cool. I've used it uh.............. I think in 99 or so. LOL .. I think it was Redhat 97-98, Slackware 99-2002 then FreeBSD 2005-2009. I didn't use Linux a whole lot, but normally set it up as I needed it and used it as a File Server or to run a few cron scripts. Thanks again for all of your info. I've seen the "go" file mentioned somewhere and now it makes since to what you both have mentioned about the ram. I'll surely bookmark this thread as a Don't Forget since there is some valuable info I'm seeing posted by you guys.
  21. I personally use this app. It basically scans your EXIF data and creates the following. /year/month/day In English it will create a year folder with a month folder with a day folder. So when your on Vacation or say Christmas you can go straight to the day in question. I then often use Picassa or something of the sort to flip through them all.
  22. Thanks for the quick reply. I guess the only stinger I have is doing the manual copy of the EXT files off the DNS-323 NAS. I was really praying that I could just drop one of the disks into the array which would not be protected obviously and copy the files over opposed to DNS-323 -----switch-----PC-----switch-----unRAID Takes forever moving nearly 3TB of data I guess thats just the way it is I suppose. LOL For those who wonder what the Dlink DNS-323 is. From the looks of it, this system is pretty easy to deal with as long as you do some reading and take your time.
  23. kizer

    Rack Mount Case?

    I currently have a case like this, but I'm only running two drives in it and an old Dell Mobo that is kinda retarded so I had to modifiy the fan inside to keep it alive. Anyways what I was wondering what anybody else would suggest for a rack mount application for a case for running unRAID. I plan on keeping this case for what I'm using it for, but I'm thinking of picking up a second one for either this unless somebody else has a better idea because I'd love to here it. The one I'm pointing out doesn't mention Power Supply, but the one I have has a 600Watt power supply, but doesn't have a dedicated pigtail for each drive so I'm sure you would have to split some connections and possibly use an adapter to power a Sata Drive. Click Here I did notice however doing some more search on Ebay there is a lot of mention of rack mount and many from this same maker, but some are only 6 bay.
  24. I'm super close to jumping in and doing this. However like most I have a few questions and figured I might as well ask them since I've not seen them anywhere as of yet. First a little background so you know where I am coming from because what I have so far works, but I want more protection. Current setup (2) DNS-323 NAS's sitting on a rack plugged into a Gigabit switch PC's plugged into above mentioned Gigabit switch I perform a manual backup of each NAS and store the drive on a shelf just in case I get hammered with a Virus, Power Surge or whatever else. My DNS-323's are super quite even sitting in the room with me because they only spin up when I need them and often when I watch a movie I'm in the living room and can't hear them anyways. Question time. 1. Are any of the drives spinning at any time when files are not being accessed? I'm going to guess NO because the OS lives on a USB stick. 2. With the DNS-323's I'm guessing the files are either EXT2 or EXT3 so would these drives mount and allow me to run some command lines to copy files to the unRAID drives? I'm pretty sure I can dig deep down into my memory banks and figure out the command lines from my old school linux days. 3. I was reading and from what I can tell there isn't an admin login/password setup when you login. Is that just on the console or is there one on the web interface? I'd really like to have the ability to lock down both somewhat to keep somebody from tinkering with my machine and my files. 4. When your at command line do you pretty much have normal access to the Linux OS so you could run cron and other scripts that you may choose to run? I have two websites and I'd love to be able to back them up with a cron script opposed to doing it manually via my windows machine. I'm guessing there maybe items missing in order to keep the OS minimized to load on the USB stick. 5. Is there a ton of writing going on the USB stick? If so how long are we expecting the USB stick to live before it needs replaced? Kudos Time I was reading around the forum and my initial response was this place rocks. I see so much useful information being shared, which really excites me about this project. I'm thinking with keeping it simple and picking up most of the mentioned hardware in the budget build because it seems to work and it appears to be thought out pretty well.