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Started by Dave, January 27, 2017, 10:33:19 PM

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Bluenose

I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.
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Tom62

Quote from: Bluenose on January 07, 2021, 12:33:33 AM
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.

Was it easy to set them up? I heard some people say on YouTube and Amazon that the QNAP software isn't so intuitive and even unstable.
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Bluenose

Quote from: Tom62 on January 07, 2021, 03:55:53 PM
Quote from: Bluenose on January 07, 2021, 12:33:33 AM
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.

Was it easy to set them up? I heard some people say on YouTube and Amazon that the QNAP software isn't so intuitive and even unstable.

Earlier versions were a bit clunky with the LDAP integration, but I never had any problem setting up the iSCSI interface.  If you're not going to use it as a SAN (and now there are actual fibre channel SAN expansion cards available for the latest QNAPS) then iSCSI is irrelevant and they are pretty easy to set up and configure.  But maybe I'm just familiar with them.
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Tom62

Quote from: Bluenose on January 08, 2021, 04:50:11 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on January 07, 2021, 03:55:53 PM
Quote from: Bluenose on January 07, 2021, 12:33:33 AM
I've had a fair amount of experience with QNAP devices with a number of clients and in our own office.  They are reliable and work well.  You also have the option of running them using iSCSI for a SAN - I've run one a a site with iSCSI on one interface and standard SMB NAS on the other, splitting the storage between the SAN and NAS.

Was it easy to set them up? I heard some people say on YouTube and Amazon that the QNAP software isn't so intuitive and even unstable.

Earlier versions were a bit clunky with the LDAP integration, but I never had any problem setting up the iSCSI interface.  If you're not going to use it as a SAN (and now there are actual fibre channel SAN expansion cards available for the latest QNAPS) then iSCSI is irrelevant and they are pretty easy to set up and configure.  But maybe I'm just familiar with them.

Thanks Bluenose! I'm not going to set the NAS up as a SAN, so I should be OK. The NAS will be used for backup and as a media server; later I'll probably use it for virtual machines and Docker as well.

BTW for anyone interested in NAS technology. On YouTube I found a very nice British channel, called NASCompares (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyP17HoU-vpxhIpGXnXx2g) that offers loads of very good information about NAS hardware and software.
The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
Robert A. Heinlein

xSilverPhinx

Summoning the tech wizards for help!  :P

I'm helping a professor with a Facebook page for this year's Brain Awareness Week. She added me as an editor so I could help her post content, links and updates. 

This evening I got a message from her saying she accidentality deleted an entire Album. Hmm. Ok. I myself am rather clueless as to how to retrieve deleted content from a FB page, which apparently is different from a restoring deleted photos from a personal account.

I looked it up online, read about 7 tutorials, but none of them are really helpful or are outdated. So, I thought about opening a cached version of the FB page in question to retrieve the deleted photos, but when I try it asks me to log into my account and when I do, I leave the cached page.

What do I do?  :-\

I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


Randy

Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 13, 2021, 12:42:09 AM
Summoning the tech wizards for help!  :P

I'm helping a professor with a Facebook page for this year's Brain Awareness Week. She added me as an editor so I could help her post content, links and updates. 

This evening I got a message from her saying she accidentality deleted an entire Album. Hmm. Ok. I myself am rather clueless as to how to retrieve deleted content from a FB page, which apparently is different from a restoring deleted photos from a personal account.

I looked it up online, read about 7 tutorials, but none of them are really helpful or are outdated. So, I thought about opening a cached version of the FB page in question to retrieve the deleted photos, but when I try it asks me to log into my account and when I do, I leave the cached page.

What do I do?  :-\
I don't know anything about Facebook but here's an idea. Go through the motions including leaving the cached page. Now try seeing if you can get to it.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

xSilverPhinx

Quote from: Randy on March 13, 2021, 11:28:41 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on March 13, 2021, 12:42:09 AM
Summoning the tech wizards for help!  :P

I'm helping a professor with a Facebook page for this year's Brain Awareness Week. She added me as an editor so I could help her post content, links and updates. 

This evening I got a message from her saying she accidentality deleted an entire Album. Hmm. Ok. I myself am rather clueless as to how to retrieve deleted content from a FB page, which apparently is different from a restoring deleted photos from a personal account.

I looked it up online, read about 7 tutorials, but none of them are really helpful or are outdated. So, I thought about opening a cached version of the FB page in question to retrieve the deleted photos, but when I try it asks me to log into my account and when I do, I leave the cached page.

What do I do?  :-\
I don't know anything about Facebook but here's an idea. Go through the motions including leaving the cached page. Now try seeing if you can get to it.

Somehow the gods of Facebook smiled upon me and I was able to retrieve the content. :grin:  :thumbsup:
I am what survives if it's slain - Zack Hemsey


Randy

#97
I don't know if this belongs here however, in my Recent Unread Topics I've got four pages of really old posts. Does any one have an idea as to why?

Edit: Never mind. I must have pressed something else because it's working correctly.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

Icarus

Since I was banned and then forgiven, I cannot play any of the video posts.  If I press the button for play, a black screen jumps up and tells me that an error occurred.  I tested my internet speed and it tells me that it is fast enough at 15.2 mb.

What else should I do?  Oh yeah, I can play any You tube video with no problem at all. 

Recusant

Thank you for pointing that out Icarus. Checking, I get the same problem. Seems likely we will have to find a workaround.
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