Category: storage / NAS / QNAP

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-get install smartmontools # some commands smartctl […]

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: […]

GNU Linux -> undelete ext3 vs ext4
06.07.2017

As we all know… if you accidentally deleted a file… you better have a working backup. If not: Try to do as less write access as possible to the disk – turn off PC and boot from Live-CD-USB-Stick such as […]

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 […]

23.07.2015

TESTED and Worked! with acronis 2015 usb boot stick. !!! BE CAREFUL YOU DON’T WANT TO OVERWRITE ANY INTERAL HARDDISK HERE!!!   find out where your USB Stick is-mounted… you could use gparted which gives you a nice grafical view […]

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 […]

16.03.2015

Enable SSH Access via SSH and login as the admin user with whatever that password is /etc/init.d/StartMediaService.sh stop And then disable the services by editing that file: vim /etc/init.d/StartMediaService.sh modify the line starting with MULTIMEDIA_PATH and set it to = […]

05.03.2015

  screenshot of the web gui, with all the arty farty fancy stuff: … http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/qnap/ QNAP TS-219P and TS-219P+ Component Comment CPU Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281 A0, 1.2 GHz (TS-219P) or 88F6282 1.6 GHz (TS-219P+) RAM 512 MB DDR II Flash […]