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  1. I don't think so. However this got me pretty paranoid. Ive systematically wiped the system partitions on all my phones, tablets, computers, routers etc. There are still a few computers left - the xpenology computer being one of them. As of now, what's the recommended version to go with? Google tells me that version 6.1 has an option of adding better data protection through the Btrfs type volume. Is this stable on XPenology? How about file compression? The server has a quad core CPU doing nothing most of the time, might as well utilize the processing power to save some space - unless it h
  2. 1 - All drives are working 100% 2 - I will give this a try 3 - the files were already downloaded to an external system and showing corruption. I need to narrow this down to a storage problem or a file transfer problem. I will first try by adding an external usb drive, and see if those files gets corrupted, or if its only the files on the SHR array. The disks are configured as SHR with redundancy of 2 drives. This will take some time though. Just hours after posting this - my system got hacked. For now I have offlined everything. Have to focus on keeping the originals safe - eve
  3. I'm on DSM 5.2. I have 16 drives set up, and I've been using the server as a backup server most of all. Yeah, I know it's an old version but at the point of the build I wanted the most stable version, and this is what I was recommended at that point. Last night I decided to use the server to transfer some rather large audio files to a friend by making him an account on the server and uploading the files. I uploaded the files using SFTP (in Filezilla) over my local network. No errors. He downloads the files, and every single file has been corrupted in the process. Still parts of the
  4. I gave up and reverted to 5.2. Then I gave up on using IDE controllers, and got IDE to SATA converters for all my old drives. https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5-HDD-IDE-to-Serial-ATA-SATA-Adapter-Parallel-To-Serial-Hard-Drive-Convertor/232195324527?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 They seem to work fine! Just as I got all my old drives up and running I realized I was out of power connections for my newer drives, so no I'm waiting for a few of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-ATX-4Pin-4P-IDE-Molex-to-4-SATA-Serial-ATA-Power-Supply
  5. I intend to use either DSM 5.2 or 6.0.2. I don't really need any new features, this server will mainly be used for keeping backups. For me, this is more about giving my old hardware a new lease of life than maximising performance. Power consumption is not an issue. I live in a cold climate and need heating most of the year anyway. Putting 10 older drives to use makes sense for my purpose, even though I'd never do this if I built a nas for a client. A larger number of drives also helps justify 2 redundant drives. I'm going to give 6.0.2 another
  6. Hi again, thanks you your input Polanskiman. I did some more testing, and my SATA controllers are actually working. I have two silicon image SATA controllers, both supported by additional drivers included in the custom extra.izma, and they seem to work fine. The non-working IDE controllers are Marvell 88SE6102 (included in motherboard) and highpoint hpt372A (PCI). These are also supported by the custom extra.izma, but will cause the system to fail to boot, on 6.0.2. When I was using DSM 5.2 both these controllers would seem to work, but whatever configu
  7. Now however, whenever I insert a PCI PATA or SATA card or enable the onboard PATA controller, it seems that the server gets stuck on boot, and I don't get ethernet. I think I'll give DSM 4.3 a try, guessing it might be more likely for older software to work with my old hardware.
  8. sbv3000: Thanks for your help! I'm not sure if it was disabling the onboard NIC or moving to a different PCI express slot that made the difference, but at least now it works. I'm a bit confused though: the mac address in the grub.cfg is now incorrect, still things seem to work fine. What's the purpose of setting the mac address in this file? For now I'm just testing 6.0.2 to see if it solves my problem with IDE devices being dropped from all types of arrays on reboot. If this does not work, I guess the last thing to try is to roll back to DSM 4.x.x
  9. Hi, I've been trying for a while now to get jun's loader 1.01 to work. The built in ethernet adapter (atheros) is not supported, so I bought an intel adapter that should work. I updated the mac adress and the vid/pid of the usb stick, but still can't find the server. I then purchased a realtek ethernet adapter, updated the files, still nothing. Bought another Intel (different model), and same thing. I then bought another pendrive, and updated vid and pid, still same thing. Is there any way to troubleshoot this? I'm getting tired of buying new har
  10. I tried reinstalling the SIL 3114 SATA controller, and attaching a drive, and it works fine. Array is not lost on reboot. Maybe a stupid question but: Perhaps IDE support is broken? Has anyone here got it working properly?
  11. winscp is much better than the telnet client, thanks for the advise! I tried making single volumes on the IDE drives, and they're still dropped at boot. I tried pulling both PCI cards, re-enabling the onboard IDE, create two single volumes. Those are also lost if I reboot. It seems the main problem may be that the PATA modules are not loaded yet at the point when it starts assembling the raid arrays. I've been loading the modules using a script called S05disks.sh in /usr/syno/etc/rc.d I'll try renaming to S00disks.sh now assuming that the scripts are loaded alph
  12. well it's a 750W PSU, currently running 8 drives (6 SATA and 2 IDE as shr2), a low power consumption GPU and a mid range (in terms of power consumption) CPU. It should be enough. I guess I should get hold of an oscilloscope to check for ripple, but I find it strange that it only happens on IDE devices. There's still a few things left to try, but it would be great if there was some way to make the system log what happens, since dmesg only shows the last 3 pages or so... I guess I should try out the SIL sata controller, as it's also on the PCI bus. That would determine if
  13. So I deleted the array, made a new one, then let the system reboot. My IDE drives are still being dropped from the array. Here's the DMESG: dmesg [ 29.926055] md/raid:md5: device sdf8 operational as raid disk 2 [ 29.926057] md/raid:md5: device sde8 operational as raid disk 1 [ 29.926444] md/raid:md5: allocated 5394kB [ 29.929058] md/raid:md5: raid level 6 active with 3 out of 5 devices, algorit hm 2 [ 29.929061] RAID conf printout: [ 29.929063] --- level:6 rd:5 wd:3 [ 29.929065] disk 0, o:1, dev:sdd8 [ 29.929068] disk 1
  14. It appears I was being too optimistic. To give it a proper test, let the system rebuild the degraded array using the two disks attached. I left it on all night, and the next morning it had crashed. web interface down, telnet down, and I could not even log on at the server itself. here's the dmesg from just after the following boot: dmesg [ 33.798727] md/raid:md5: raid level 6 active with 3 out of 5 devices, algorit hm 2 [ 33.798730] RAID conf printout: [ 33.798732] --- level:6 rd:5 wd:3 [ 33.798734] disk 0, o:1, dev:
  15. I entered the BIOS and disabled everything I'm not using, and it did not help. I then tried googling the error message, and realized I was having an IRQ conflict. I then enabled PNP OS in the BIOS, and the error is now gone. Apparently Linux will try to allocate IRQs regardless of this setting, so you have to make the BIOS stop assigning IRQs, or you'll end up with IRQ conflicts. I believe the problem is solved, but I have not yet had time to do any testing. On to that now Thanks for your help, I was about to give up on using the PATA drives. EDIT: yes you'