Hostilian

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  1. DSM 6.2 Beta

    THIS!! ^ I'd prefer even these discussions were locked away on these forums - to certain users only.. At the same time, publicly, saying that it "can't be hacked"! - until official 6.2 release, that is!
  2. LUN Backups (iscsi)

    Latest version.. 6.1.3 u7 (soon to be u8)
  3. LUN Backups (iscsi)

    Ok. so I'm kind of answering my own question, but I've been looking around - trying to simplify things and I've come up with the following 'plan'. I deleted my second LUN (had nothing on it) and provisioned it as a new Advanced LUN (file level), then presented it to VCenter.. Then I was able to check the option to Snapshot it (looked OK) in Snapshot replication manager.. In VCenter, I'm simply migrating all my VMs (storage only) to the new LUN.. Will see how it goes! Once done, I'll delete the original LUN and reprovision as Advanced LUN.. This should give me the capabilities I am after! Any pointers to my original query, appreciated! Cheers H
  4. LUN Backups (iscsi)

    Morning all Just getting round to trying to sort out some backups for my LUNs.. I chose Block Level LUNs (for VSphere), which means that my LUNs are not considered 'Advanced LUNs' by Synology.. Great.. Anyway, just wondered what the best way to back these up would be. I'm currently running Hyper Backup to back up one of the LUNs and it looks like would change the volume to 'file level' if it was restored. Again, great (not). I'm wondering if there's a way to do the following.. - any way to easily snapshot or backup the LUNs so that it doesn't change the disks when I restore them.. - view the data on the block level LUNs from the synology box. - backup the LUN to the same synology box (shared folder) or backup/restore the lun to another LUN (changing the LUN type to Advanced). Many thanks H
  5. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    I got this in August to expand storage on my new iSCSI server.. Cheap and cheerful, but works great! Syba SATA III 4 Port PCI-e 2.0 x2 Card https://www.amazon.co.uk/Syba-SATA-Port-Profile-Bracket/dp/B00AZ9T41M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508143179&sr=8-2&keywords=Syba+SATA+III+4+Port+PCI-e+2.0+x2+Card
  6. DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 7

    Updated to 'update 7' on my test bare-metal DS3615 and all working OK so far.. Also updated all packages and haven't seen any issues.. Will update my iSCSI endpoint DS3617 at some point later today (and my main DS3615). #H
  7. DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 5

    DS216j worked fine (expectedly, as it's a real Syno) DS3615 and DS3617 (both bare metal) worked fine to update 5...
  8. DSM 6.x.x Loader

    This thread isn't really the place for it but, but do you have a Gigabit switch port on your router/switch? A lot of ISP 'supplied' routers come with only 100Meg ports..
  9. Will this build natively run Xpenology?

    With DSM6.x I've an Asus H87i-plus board (works fine). It's 4th gen i3.. Not sure on new setups. Also tested Dell Optiplex 745 (test box) and Optiplex 9010 (work NAS, 3rd gen i3). Both work perfectly. GA-B250M-DS3H ? Sorry, not a Gigabyte fan.. Only Asus (or maybe MSI or Asrock if desperate) for me..
  10. Will this build natively run Xpenology?

    Should do.. It's the CPU that has it embedded and the mobo has a DVI port (and maybe HDMI too)... Not 100% sure it'll work but it looks like it has Intel NICs, so that's a good start.. I'd make sure you have enough PCIE slots to do you; as the mini-atx only have one.. WD-Red for me; every day of the week and three times on Sundays... Cheers
  11. Will this build natively run Xpenology?

    Doesn't the mobo have a built in graphics card? Why purchase another? More expense - and more power utilization.. If I build another, it won't be mini ATX.. Too limited for expansion.. You can either add NICs OR storage, but not both.. Bit of a nightmare if you're using it as an iSCSI endpoint for ESXi.. Micro-ATX maybe but not mini.. I picked up a Dell 9010 optiplex tower for £70 on Ebay a few weeks back (i3 CPU). It works perfectly with DSM 6.1.3 so I'm transferring all my VMWare (and work) stuff to it and leaving my Media on my old box. Job done! .
  12. Recommended SATA Controller card?

    Ordered this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AZ9T41M?tag=opr-mkt-opr-uk-21&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-ubp00-def00-other-nomod-uk000-pcomp-feature-scomp-wm-4&th=1 Arrived yesterday, put it into my NAS today.. It just worked. No need to change anything! Thanks again!
  13. Recommended SATA Controller card?

    How many drives do you have connected as I think that one has a bottleneck of 250MB/sec.. Think there is a PCIe 2.0 one (on same page) for a few quid extra.. So will have a look at that! Thanks for the tip!
  14. Recommended SATA Controller card?

    Can't see an edit button so should say that it's a Bare Metal install - not in ESXi..
  15. Hi all I am looking at expanding a test 'server' I have and adding a Sata3 controller card. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any please? Needs to be PCIe 2.0 or above and I guess x4 would be preferable.. I guess it depends on the number of ports - I'd need 2 minimum (no more than 4).. The main reason I'm asking if for compatibility with DSM6.1.3.. Yes, they need to work without issues - and preferably no extra drivers required.. Oh, they also need to be cheap - and I would be running normal disks. Not SSDs (for now, anyway).. Anyone tried the Syba or CSL controller cards on Amazon for under £20? Cheers, #H