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  1. So I've still been looking into it and it appears to do all the same things as DSM. Quoted from a Microsoft staff member: I use Xpenology because I can use my own server parts and build a reliable machine that has dual parity and can utilize multiple differing drive sizes. As @flyride has said, Windows Server is expensive, but on the other hand, Xpenology isn't really legit either and there are "copies" of WS 2016 commonly available. Not to mention, WS supports VPN per application as well as hyperthreading for when you might need it; "Plex Transcoding". I have dual Xeons in my X
  2. So I've been running different versions of Xpenology for a while now and when I think about it, the only real reason I like it is because I can use multiple types of drive sizes to create one volume. My workplace recently bought a brand new Supermicro server valued over $15k USD and the IT guy was explaining how the "pools" work in the new Windows Server environment. Apparently, it's a rip of a Linux method of creating volumes which means this now works similar to SHR in that it can create volumes with multiple drive sizes without hiding a big chunk of data because it won't fit int
  3. - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.1.7-15284 - Loader version and model: Jun's loader v1.02b - DS3617xs - Using custom extra.lzma: No - Installation type: BAREMETAL - Supermicro X8DAH+-F - Additional comments: REBOOT REQUIRED, volume crashed (24 drives) had to reset "max disks" variables to fix.
  4. Would really love this too as I use a 24 bay Supermicro with 12HDDs. Could anyone explain why it does this on more than 12 disks? Really sucks rebuilding all the time.
  5. - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.1.6-15266 - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.02b - DS3617xs - Using custom extra.lzma: No - Installation type: BAREMETAL - Supermicro X8DAH+-F - Additional comments: REBOOT REQUIRED, volume crashed had to reset "max disks" variables to fix.
  6. Maybe it's just me but I don't understand how these connect. I've tried to follow the tutorial but it just doesn't make sense for my situation. It just seems like I am missing all the information to add into the custom DSM ddns settings. I have to somehow fill out the URL it needs when I only know ( and (my public IP address). I can't find a token anywhere either. Maybe I'm just not fully grasping the concept here but I'm totally lost.
  7. I found the CNAME options in my domain account but I'm not sure what I put in "Points to" as well as "TTL". As for the DSM side, I'm also not sure what to put in the Customize DDNS options. It requires a Service Provider (which I assume is really just a name) and a "Query URL" which I don't have anywhere in my domain settings.
  8. After spending a few hours looking into this, this actually works way better as I have a personal website so in theory I can easily use my domain that I have hosted with GoDaddy and just setup a forward address with masking to my Xpenology. Totally didn't want to seem like I'm going against the grain or anything. Thanks again, your posts are always helpful!
  9. - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: Fresh install DSM 6.1.4-15217 Update 5 - Loader version and model: Jun's Loader v1.02b - DS3617xs - Installation type: Baremetal (SuperMicro SC846E16-R1200B) - Additional comments: Requires reboot
  10. Thanks for the reply man! So I basically pulled an all nighter and got this thing up and running. I used Jun's loader 1.02b (ds3617xs) with the .pat file "DSM_DS3617xs_15217" and after multiple trials and errors (many errors) I think I have a stable setup. I'm running the latest DSM 6.1.4-15217 Update 5 and it's smooth as butter. I edited the config file to allow 24 drives and that shows up. I tested building an SHR2 volume with a bunch of random drives (Reds, Greens, SSDs, Barracudas both 5400 and 7200 RPMs) and it's working great so far. One question I am wondering th
  11. Hey guys, So I posted on here almost a year ago asking for some build recommendations and now months later I am happy to say that I have found a great deal on a Supermicro 24 Bay rack and have been playing with it for a few weeks. I've got a lot of WD Reds ready to go as well. With that being said, I tried the trial of UnRaid for the past week and although it works, it just feels sloppy to me (previous Synology user) and now I'm having second thoughts about UnRaid vs Xpenology. My question is, is my system compatible with Xpenology? Can I run it with SHR 2 safely? I do
  12. Hey Benoire, thanks for posting! I was under the impression that this NORCO chassis has 6 separate backplates so I would be able to connect each with a SATA cable to the motherboard. I've build computers before but this is my first "server" NAS and what you are explaining seems like quite the task to get it running, let alone getting updates if another version ever comes out. I'm starting to think if something more...developed is a better option. What are your thoughts? I've looked into UnRaid as well. There are really only three things I want from the "Synology" side. 1: Ability t
  13. Hey all, I've just come across XPEnology recently and I have really high hopes for it. I am upgrading my home network and I was thinking about getting the Synology DS2415+ before I came across XPEnology. My media is growing fast and I need bigger storage. I'll post my build below and please tell me what you think. Ideally I'd like to put this together, boot XPEnology and have it recognise everything with no issues. (Doesn't everyone) I do realise it's a tad overkill as well but I will also be using PLEX on here. Thanks very much in advance! I've left Heatsinks, fans, rails and suc