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  1. Thread: Cloud Backup

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    The client knows that if the on-site backup and...

    The client knows that if the on-site backup and the off-site backup (5 miles away) fail, the RTO is 1 week. This is acceptable for them.
  2. Thread: Cloud Backup

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    I'm now trying a significant backup from a...

    I'm now trying a significant backup from a Synology box onto Backblaze using the client written by Synology. Only about 3TB, but tens of millions of files. All over a slow (6Mbps if I'm lucky)...
  3. Thread: NAS Drive

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    Not really, but at this point I am familiar...

    Not really, but at this point I am familiar enough with Synology products that going that route will simplify the deployment process and allow me to get to testing more quickly. The TS-831X has more...
  4. Thread: NAS Drive

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    Yup, just 20TB. Mostly running the storage for...

    Yup, just 20TB. Mostly running the storage for the 3 VMs that will be on a pair of ESXi machines using all the redundancy options, some basic file server stuff, and storage for the security cameras...
  5. Thread: NAS Drive

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    Not the fastest, but good for testing. The...

    Not the fastest, but good for testing. The smallest unit that ticks all the feature boxes I was looking for. I went with 4x 10GB to fit a normal SATA SSD because the NIC and M.2 couldn't fit at the...
  6. Thread: NAS Drive

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    When it is 40GB of raw storage ;) My current...

    When it is 40GB of raw storage ;)

    My current 8-drive array at home has less capacity, even after redundancy is subtracted out.
  7. Thread: NAS Drive

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    If it works as I expect it to the production...

    If it works as I expect it to the production environment will probably use vSAN.
  8. Thread: NAS Drive

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    Paid $406 each for 4x ST10000NM0016 - still...

    Paid $406 each for 4x ST10000NM0016 - still waiting on one. Will be going into a Synology DS1517+ along with 16GB of RAM, X540T2, and a 1.2TB S3500. This will be to play with iSCSI hosting of ESXi...
  9. Thread: NAS Drive

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    Just ordered a stack of the 10TB Seagate...

    Just ordered a stack of the 10TB Seagate Enterprise drives. We'll see how they do.
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    7.68TB looks very interesting. Hopefully that'll...

    7.68TB looks very interesting. Hopefully that'll start getting the $/GB down.
  11. Thread: New Computer

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    question Agreed, more cores than needed for our kind of...

    Agreed, more cores than needed for our kind of workflow, but it seems that the one with the most cores also has the highest clock. I'm still focused (as most users should be) on single-core...
  12. Thread: New Computer

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    question Looks like the CPU you're waiting for is the...

    Looks like the CPU you're waiting for is the i9-7920X, maybe late next month.
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    Reseating everything is a good call. My other...

    Reseating everything is a good call. My other guess would be temp related. Does the machine usually run all the time? It seems that every time it has been off for a while (to have service done) it...
  14. Thread: dSLR thread

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    https://youtu.be/3t1PQJmM8P4 Cured of wanting...

    https://youtu.be/3t1PQJmM8P4

    Cured of wanting RED gear.
  15. Thread: dSLR thread

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    A7SII is a good idea as well. More research.

    A7SII is a good idea as well. More research.
  16. Thread: dSLR thread

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    It would be quite the thing. Still thinking it...

    It would be quite the thing. Still thinking it through, but if it happens I'll link a google spreadsheet or something. I think I've had my 100-400II on the camera less than a dozen times.
  17. Thread: dSLR thread

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    I don't need more than one body, and 20MP+ is...

    I don't need more than one body, and 20MP+ is enough. Full-frame would be nice for DoF, shutterless would make the multi-hour time-lapse sessions less guilt-ridden, silent photos create more options...
  18. Thread: dSLR thread

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    Seriously considering going to the a9 Lunar...

    Seriously considering going to the a9 Lunar mentioned above from the 7DII. Smaller, quieter, and I like the feature set. Of course, that would mean a firesale of barely used Canon gear...

    ...
  19. Thread: New Computer

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    question Yup. Processors simply aren't a thing that is...

    Yup. Processors simply aren't a thing that is moving significantly at the moment. Hopefully AMD will put up enough of a fight for Intel to step it up a notch. In general you are interested in the...
  20. Thread: New Computer

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    question Indeed. Your current machine is close to current...

    Indeed. Your current machine is close to current top-of-the-line machines. There is little for you to gain by upgrading your CPU. It might be best to focus on improving the storage subsystem,...
  21. That is interesting. I'll see if I can change the...

    That is interesting. I'll see if I can change the audio output of both to a bitstreamed format. That seems like it would do the job.
  22. Thanks for all the information. Handruin, really...

    Thanks for all the information. Handruin, really appreciate the research. The feedback I received from the customer is that the AppleTV volume is consistently lower by quite a ways. This may be...
  23. Thanks for the quick response. There are no...

    Thanks for the quick response. There are no buttons on the unit, and the volume rocker on the remote just brings up a dialog that wants to set up to control the TV volume.
  24. Home Theater Receiver with per-input programmable volume adjustment?

    Putting together a simple system for a client. The two inputs are AppleTV and Comcast. Comcast is 20dB louder than the AppleTV. I need a receiver that I can program this into, such that the two...
  25. Thread: Music

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    I have Pandora, Amazon Music, and Soundcloud for...

    I have Pandora, Amazon Music, and Soundcloud for streaming. Audible for books on tape, and DoggCatcher for podcasts.

    Amazon is the one I use most, and have a nice collection of songs there. When I...
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    Thanks for the offer, but I'm pretty happy with...

    Thanks for the offer, but I'm pretty happy with the domain registrar I have now. It seems dyndns is good enough compared to the competition that I shouldn't bother changing all the names/clients I...
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    Yeah, just renewed my account with them.

    Yeah, just renewed my account with them.
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    Best DYNDNS provider?

    Preferably free, but if I have to pay I'd rather use one with the best value (number of names, update rate, etc).

    I've had a free dyndns.org account before, but it it seems they really don't want...
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    Nothing yet, but I'm adding devices slowly. So...

    Nothing yet, but I'm adding devices slowly. So far my wife and I's main computers, the Amazon Fire, both Sonos, 3 Echos, 1 Nest, and the WiFi (new SSID/password) with just 2 cell phones. Base level...
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    Tore the whole network down, replaced MicroTIK...

    Tore the whole network down, replaced MicroTIK with EdgeRouter running full deep packet inspection and adding one device to the network at a time.
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    You're implying that the point of living together...

    You're implying that the point of living together is to watch the same video content?
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    I'm interested in Storage Space Direct, but...

    I'm interested in Storage Space Direct, but haven't played with it at all.
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    Yup, I don't understand it either. Really don't...

    Yup, I don't understand it either. Really don't want to call Comcast to deal with it. Grr.
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    Just home stuff. Mostly video streaming. Since...

    Just home stuff. Mostly video streaming. Since everything is HD (much 4k), it doesn't go as far as it used to. And there are three of us that watch separate things simultaneously.
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    This is the first month my ISP has enabled a data...

    This is the first month my ISP has enabled a data cap. I've exceeded my 1TB allocation on day 8 of the billing cycle and already accrued another $30 of overage charges by day 11. For another $50/mo I...
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    Howell might have it, other things to check would...

    Howell might have it, other things to check would be any static routes on the workstation. If you can change the local IP/subnet on your router (and DHCP), I'd give that a go.
  37. Thanks DB, that would do what I need if I could...

    Thanks DB, that would do what I need if I could get the licencing sorted out. The software is installed on my computer, but it tells me that my station is not authorized. We'll see how much they want...
  38. Replacing my office phone headset with my computer

    I spend most of my working hours listening to music on headphones connected to my computer. I also have a good mic connected to my computer.

    I currently have an ESI 60 ABP IP desk phone connected...
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    A buddy is having his hip replaced this week....

    A buddy is having his hip replaced this week. Scheduled to spend 4-6 weeks horizontal?
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    My guess would be run interference between Coug's...

    My guess would be run interference between Coug's more abrasive personality and the C-Suite. That might be a full-time position.
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    For larger installations the spider is great. But...

    For larger installations the spider is great. But I still support small companies with 1 or 2 headless servers in a closet. At the moment they have crappy old LCDs on them that hardly ever work and...
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    Ever want to use a laptop to control a desktop...

    Ever want to use a laptop to control a desktop via KVM emulation? I've wanted something like this for a long time....

    https://www.epiphan.com/products/kvm2usb/
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    I use TunnelBear. Probably not the best at...

    I use TunnelBear. Probably not the best at anything, but does the job and cheap enough that I haven't bothered shopping around.
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    The original looked like a coffin. Version 3 not...

    The original looked like a coffin. Version 3 not so much.


    Yup, still in the living room. I have a place in the garage for it, but cable length restrictions are preventing that. Now that the...
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    http://imgur.com/a/PkZ5l Any reason the file...

    http://imgur.com/a/PkZ5l

    Any reason the file attachment size has gotten so small?
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    This is a public test, they are losing huge...

    This is a public test, they are losing huge amounts on each car and the fuel.
  47. Thread: Lots of Snow

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    Wife and kid are off to the Aquarium and museums...

    Wife and kid are off to the Aquarium and museums for the day. I am back in my office keeping an eye on things and making sure the generator is behaving itself. I was just out at the country club,...
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    This one isn't wired or fired up yet, but the...

    This one isn't wired or fired up yet, but the first one ("Home1" in my sig) never goes more than 2C above ambient, even with the most absurd synthetic benchmarks going. I did put two additional 80mm...
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    Yup, and it is a cool car, too. Just no fuel...

    Yup, and it is a cool car, too. Just no fuel around me here...
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    Machine #2 1211

    Machine #2

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