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  Reply # 1836778 3-Aug-2017 18:59
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I will really have to get a UPS also.  Just thought then again nah wont be that. Tauranga had large power outage but that cant have done it as nothing else affected. I haven't worried too much about UPS as everything is backed up with 2 backups





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  Reply # 1836802 3-Aug-2017 19:26
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If storage is the goal then I think it's hard to go past a combo of mdadm and lvm. I've tried most of the solutions out there and keep coming back to this either through a custom ubuntu build or openmediavault.

Any other apps you need the server to run?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1836830 3-Aug-2017 20:19
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PANiCnz: If storage is the goal then I think it's hard to go past a combo of mdadm and lvm. I've tried most of the solutions out there and keep coming back to this either through a custom ubuntu build or openmediavault.

Any other apps you need the server to run?
no. All I was doing is Plex server for 2 TVs and storing movies and tv series and then home records and car repairs etc.  Don't record tv on it or download on it and my movies and TV series I use handbrake on my laptop to convert and then transfer to server. Each TV has a small computer connected to record TV and use plex client to watch content from server





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  Reply # 1839839 6-Aug-2017 13:32
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I looked at a server build in 2013, but in the end I thought it was too much of a hassle and I just bought an off the shelf NAS instead. It's possibly a little underpowered now (2.1 Ghz Atom) but runs Plex server just fine.

 

While it's not as flexible as a server, it was no more expensive (circa $900 for an 8-bay model at the time). The negatives are slightly underpowered and less flexible going forward. The positives have been low hassle (it "just works") with minimal admin work, and solid as a rock in terms of reliability.

 

If all you want is to store files and run Plex, I recommend considering a NAS instead. Maybe with a better processor than I got if you have any 1080p, 4K or HEVC material that might need transcoding in Plex.




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  Reply # 1845564 12-Aug-2017 14:15
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In the end after trying OMV and looking at others, I just rebuilt my WHS2011 machine. Didn't have to reload any data. Just another motherboard/power supply etc. Loaded WHS2011 and stablebits. Stablebits picked it all up. So okay for another couple of years when security updates finish and then have to look again.  I love the simplicity and just works and works well for my needs with WHS2011.





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  Reply # 1845565 12-Aug-2017 14:22
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JimmyH:

 

I looked at a server build in 2013, but in the end I thought it was too much of a hassle and I just bought an off the shelf NAS instead. It's possibly a little underpowered now (2.1 Ghz Atom) but runs Plex server just fine.

 

While it's not as flexible as a server, it was no more expensive (circa $900 for an 8-bay model at the time). The negatives are slightly underpowered and less flexible going forward. The positives have been low hassle (it "just works") with minimal admin work, and solid as a rock in terms of reliability.

 

If all you want is to store files and run Plex, I recommend considering a NAS instead. Maybe with a better processor than I got if you have any 1080p, 4K or HEVC material that might need transcoding in Plex.

 

yeah may do that later. Had 2 Netgear an Asustor which had heaps of reliability problems (I am family jinx). That's why I like to build then something goes wrong then I can generally rebuild or build something new without hassle of going through warranty process on NAS. But possibly look out for Synology as people seem to rave about them. Probably save pennies and get an x86 model not an Arm processor model.  





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