Category: storage / NAS / QNAP

31.01.2018

REM delete all mapped network drives net use * /DELETE /Y REM map two drives net use W: „\\192.168.0.233\SharedFolderA“ /persistent:yes /user:usernameA PaSsWorDA net use T: „\\192.168.0.231\SharedFolderB“ /persistent:yes /user:usernameB PaSsWorDB what you need to know: windows CAN NOT establish two connects […]

19.12.2017

You might want to checkout bash only equential write/read benchmark. You might want to checkout iozone in c harddisk benchmark. this benchmark is especially useful if you need to measure how java is performing on your harddisk/filesystem/os (linux only?) combination. […]

Howto install and setup File Sharing Server with GNU Linux
04.08.2017

ext3+gnu_linux+samba = fast and reliable fileserver. WARNING! Security problems Versions from Version 3.5.0 to 4.6.4 (recent in May 2017 ) are affected and need to be patched! patches are available from: https://www.samba.org/samba/patches/ Unfortunately EVEN Debian9 (!!!! GUYS FIX THAT FAST […]

14.07.2017

The Enterprise Volume Management System (EVMS) Project has the goal of providing unparalleled flexibility and extensibility in managing storage. It represents a new approach to logical volume management for Linux. The architecture introduces a plug-in model that allows for easy […]

10.07.2017

you should setup harddisk encryption during setup. to add an encrypted /home partition afterwards might be possible but a lot more effort. scroll very down if you want to know how to encrypt an usb sticks … needless to say […]

gnu linux smart s.m.a.r.t harddisk faillure surveillance
10.07.2017

harddisks… are blackboxes of data – if something fails… you do not repair – you replace. 65% of all harddisk failurs can be announced with smart. wohoo! so don’t rely on it 😀 # apt based systems ubuntu/debian apt-get install […]

07.07.2017

btrfs is used by SUSE12 for the /root partition – where it is doing daily snapshots of the installed OS. It has more functionality built-in than just storing files. This article wants to take btrfs for a test-drive. Video Tutorials: […]

06.07.2017

can be easily checked via: root@debian9:~# cat /proc/filesystems nodev sysfs nodev rootfs nodev ramfs nodev bdev nodev proc nodev cpuset nodev cgroup nodev cgroup2 nodev tmpfs nodev devtmpfs nodev debugfs nodev tracefs nodev securityfs nodev sockfs nodev bpf nodev pipefs […]

19.05.2017

yeah i know i sometimes make fun of distributions that have like a partition for every /root/folder but well yes it has it’s reasons. suse12 uname -a; # tested with Linux suse 4.4.21-69-default #1 SMP Tue Oct 25 10:58:20 UTC […]

15.05.2017

the commands used for xfs are different. this is only valid for ext3/ext4. preparation: you should move your /home to a separate partition. Warning! You will need to have „physical“ access to the server’s console in order to perform these […]

15.05.2017

„XFS is a high performance journaling filesystem which originated on the SGI IRIX platform.“ SGI (Silicon Graphics) is out of business since 2009. „The addition of 3D graphic capabilities to PCs, and the ability of clusters of Linux– and BSD-based […]

NAS from Free Open Source Hardware and Software
28.04.2017

this is a crowd-funding project that still needs funding…. if you can help! please chip in 🙂 https://www.crowdsupply.com/gnubee/personal-cloud-1 Tour of LibreCMC and openmediavault We took a screencast of LibreCMC and some screenshots of openmediavault running on the GnuBee Personal Cloud […]

Linux automatic filesystem check on reboot every sunday
18.04.2016

MY RECOMMENDATION: WHO CARES IF THE NAS IS DOING A AUTOMATIC REBOOT AT SUNDAY 3 o’CLOCK IN THE MORNING AND CHECKING 2-3TB OF EXT3 FILESYSTEM? NO ONE! RELIABILITY SHOULD BE THE TOP1 PRIORITY OF ANY FILESYSTEM. MAYBE SPEED CAN BE […]

02.04.2015

to mount a NFS share on boot you need to specify it in /etc/fstab (/etc/init.d/rc.local -> script did not work for me in debian-jessie) apt-get install nfs-common; # install basic software needed to mount nfs sudo vim /etc/fstab # add […]