HP Microserver MEGA thread

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    flipper321 said:

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    Need some help please. Currently running an N54L with Xpenology 5.2

    I think my time with Xpenology has now run it's course. What should I move to (that's preferably free and legal) that this hardware can handle.

    Needs to act as a minimum as a file server, plex server, two-way onedrive sync box. Preferably as raid or equivalent for data safety.

    Thanks
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipper321 View Post
    Need some help please. Currently running an N54L with Xpenology 5.2

    I think my time with Xpenology has now run it's course. What should I move to (that's preferably free and legal) that this hardware can handle.

    Needs to act as a minimum as a file server, plex server, two-way onedrive sync box. Preferably as raid or equivalent for data safety.

    Thanks
    Have you thought of ESXi for virtualisation? I'm not sure what the free licence allows. You can use the RAID utility during POST to set up an array.

     
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    Teajunkie said:

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    Can I ask why you you want to leave xpenology?
    i love it! Easy on resources and has everything I could want to install.

    lousmorals will be here soon recommending unraid
    i must admit it looks good but tbh I can't be arsed to move everything.
    My decal venture has taken over my dog tag business
    nice to be busy though.
    Instagram and twitter @mrteajunke.
     
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    Teajunkie said:

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    If you had the police take your server how much trouble would you be in?

    i have over 700 movies and around 150 tv shows plus music etc.
    and I got thinking if for some reason the police came and took my server or I was burgled and police recovered it would I end up in the shit.

    Has anyone else thought about any implications with these servers?
    My decal venture has taken over my dog tag business
    nice to be busy though.
    Instagram and twitter @mrteajunke.
     
  5. flipper321's Avatar

    flipper321 said:

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    As Xpenology is a bit of a hack I find it a hassle to keep updated with the latest version. I use the Cloud Sync feature but that has a bug in the version in 5.2 that is only fixed in the version available with 6.0 which looks a nightmare tonupdate to.

    Am thinking I might as well bite the bullet and move to something less hacky.
     
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    Teajunkie said:

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    Apparently there can be data loss when updating which scares me too much to update so I'm sticking on 5.2.

    You would have the same issue changing OS so I'm a chicken and staying right where I am lol.
    My decal venture has taken over my dog tag business
    nice to be busy though.
    Instagram and twitter @mrteajunke.
     
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    Lou_smorals said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teajunkie View Post
    Can I ask why you you want to leave xpenology?
    i love it! Easy on resources and has everything I could want to install.

    lousmorals will be here soon recommending unraid
    i must admit it looks good but tbh I can't be arsed to move everything.
    Hi
    I would like to recommend unRAID lol
    To be fair I made change from xpenology for exactly the same reasons as you. Teajunky would too if he wasn't such a chicken
    LS
    Dear Lord, please grant me the ability to punch people in the face over Standard TCP/IP
     
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    flipper321 said:

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    Hold up, is unraid free?
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipper321 View Post
    Hold up, is unraid free?
    Doesn't look like it:
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    Lou_smorals said:

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    Hi
    Unraid is not free, however I got fed up of the possibility of Xpenology getting stopped by Synology and not being able to do timely updates or use surveillance I was happy to pay- not so many decent options are free legit.
    I usually find "free things" are usually far from it in the long run.

    LS
    Dear Lord, please grant me the ability to punch people in the face over Standard TCP/IP