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I'm looking for a reliable and easy way to store my data so that I can access it from any of the devices in my home while automatically backing up data. I'm in the process of learning about FreeNAS and I like what I see but I'm having a hard time determining if it's a good fit for me.
In order of priority, this is what I'm looking to do:
Critical Data Storage – I currently have ~30GB of data that I would consider critical and irreplaceable. Normally new content is added rather than changed. I currently use a combination of Dropbox and google drive to protect that data but I would prefer something a bit more seamless.
Replaceable Data Storage – The bulk of my content is recorded TV shows or movies for LMCE. That content is generally removed after consumption. It is not irreplaceable but would be a PITA if lost.
Usenet Download Server – I've recently started using sabnzbd, couchpotato and sickbeard on an old P4. I can see myself digging more into them and expanding into more related applications which are available as FreeNAS plugins. I suspect that if I didn't do FreeNAS that I'd be able to run these applications on my LMCE core. (right?)
I like the RAIDZ2 reliability in FreeNAS but considering my limited needs, it seems like it will be overkill...plus the cost of a FreeNAS box with four matching HDs is significant.
What options should I be looking into?
Are you guys running/testing your installation 12.04 or 14.04 on SSD?
Is anyone using SSD for lmce?
Sorry to ask these questions, I am planning to collect hardwares this season(thanks giving sales)
A list like that exists at http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/desktop/models/?release=12.04%20LTS&category=Desktop
The thing with hardware is: It changes so rapidly, that there is no real value in setting up a sub category. And as I tried to point in my first message, most hardware will work as a core. The only thing that could hinder it would be the network interface, and that can be amended by using PCI(e) NICs. For MDs it is a different story, but the first sentence still applies.
the central heating sets the designated maximum temperature. Each room has its own thermostate which is set once and forgot about. At least that's what I do.
There is german page somewhere that describes the total energy needed to reheat an area after it had been shutdown for the night. The consense is, it doesn't make any sense to do it.
re specific zones of comfort, see what I wrote to _IF_. Changing the zones is something that is only viable if you have devices that change the temperature fast. If you use regular floor heating, the time it takes to reheat the room is way too long. If you have other types of heat/cool inducing techniques this might be a different case.
Also great would be the ability to detect temperature differences between inside and outside, and use a larger/smaller portion of filtered outdoor air to cool or heat the house.
I review a lot of HVAC designs for proposed commercial buildings and they all seem to be doing stuff like this nowdays.
the point may be, in the case of a central heatingsystem, you set the temperature for each room but there is no sensor which checks how warm it really is in each room (they often just have an outside sensor). now when you have big windows in a room and sun is shining the room would be warm enough without heating. when heating is on as well, it would get too warm...
my 2 cents