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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« Last post by bherbie on July 12, 2014, 01:23:05 am »
IMHO FreeNAS is the best way to go for several reasons: ease of setup, ZFS, Plug and Play with LMCE, etc.  In my setup, I use FreeNAS setup with RAID 5 and with a dual NIC - one for my personal network and one on the LMCE network.  Once you have your FreeNAS setup, you can add Transmission, Sickbeard and Couch Potato to download media that will automatically show in LMCE...

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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« Last post by posde on July 11, 2014, 12:54:08 pm »
I love RAID for what it is meant to be: SWMBO will be able to continue watching whatever she wants to watch even when (not if) one hard drive goes bad. rsync is for backup, RAID is for peace of mind.
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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« Last post by purps on July 11, 2014, 10:21:13 am »
I have recently gone centralised with my data and I haven't looked back. Big hard drives in a D-link NAS making up the primary storage, and then I have a second D-link NAS which is effectively a clone.

The 2nd NAS is set up to not show its content in LMCE. Also I wouldn't go near a RAID setup, I have never liked the idea of data being automatically mirrored, also every time I read about RAID it's usually in the context of somebody having issues with it. I use rsync like possy says to backup, run by a cronjob. This way you can decided which folders are backed up incrementally, which ones are mirrored, etc.

Like you I didn't want to back up all of my movies. However a nice compromise is to have the cronjob also run "ls" on the directory in question and put the output into a text file with a date stamp. That way if the hard drive goes down, I at least have a list of what I had.

Cheers,
Matt.
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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« Last post by posde on July 11, 2014, 06:47:05 am »
With todays HDD sizes, I put my storage where it belongs, into the core. And the backup is done to an outside server via rsync.
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Users / Re: VOIP Providers
« Last post by posde on July 11, 2014, 06:44:01 am »
#2 Is there a way to use my POTS phones with LMCE through the ObiHai or some other option. It seems that I would be missing out on the features of Asterisk if I'm using the ObiHai. It's not like I need access to much of Asterisk's options, but it would be nice to have the options.

I don't know the ObiHai specifically, but people had success with other ATAs to connect them not to their providers systems, but to the Asterisk system. Advantage: Perfect integration into LinuxMCE. Disadvantage: If LinuxMCE or Asterisk has a problem, no calling over your VoIP provider.
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Users / VOIP Providers
« Last post by B34N on July 11, 2014, 02:39:52 am »
I'm ready to dump Verizon and port my landline number over to a VOIP provider. My current thought is to connect my POTS phones to my ObiHai 202 and also use LMCE. I use my ObiHai with POTS lines and my Google Voice number.

#1 Does anyone have a recommendation on a provider? We are US based (east coast). We need E911 service and we do not make many phone calls. Reliability is more important than cost and considering what we are paying for Verizon, I can't see cost being an issue.

#2 Is there a way to use my POTS phones with LMCE through the ObiHai or some other option. It seems that I would be missing out on the features of Asterisk if I'm using the ObiHai. It's not like I need access to much of Asterisk's options, but it would be nice to have the options.

Thank you,
B34N
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Users / NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« Last post by B34N on July 11, 2014, 02:11:21 am »
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?

Thank you,
B34N
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Installation issues / Re: LMCE 10.04 or 12.04 or 14.04?
« Last post by pigdog on July 09, 2014, 04:58:38 pm »
Hi,

I would stay on 10.04 for now.

Please see http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13704.0 and http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13703.0

In the future, when it's time to upgrade, I would suggest a clean install and if you have an additional HDD use it and then switch over to it.

If you have issues you can then go back to your 10.04 HDD until the issue can be resolved on your other upgraded OS HDD.

Cheers
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Installation issues / LMCE 10.04 or 12.04 or 14.04?
« Last post by rebelkiller on July 09, 2014, 04:33:16 pm »
Hello!

I'm using 10.04. in my house with a dedicated core and 2 diskless mds. It is used every day and is working with more or less issues and workarounds.

I think 10.04 is not getting updated / bug fixed / improved anymore (is this true?). So I am considering upgrading my whole system. Especially the better zwave environment in 12.04/14.04 is a big reason for upgrading to me and I hope I could get rid of some issues.


I won't upgrade if the 12.04 / 14.04. versions are not suitable for every day use. If they are too buggy an update does not make sense for me. My wife would kill me if she cannot watch tv anymore.  :)

So my questions are:

- What do you think about usability of version 12.04 in a productive every day environment in its actual state?
- how long does it take to update the core and the 2 diskless mds? (Hours? Days?  ;) )
- should I do an update or a clean installation? can I migrate settings (e.g. VDR channels, floorplans, orbiter settings)?

Some more details of my system:

- core and mds are normal PCs (IntelCore2 DUO with Intel Chipsets)
- tv system is vdr with a DVB-S2 card and CI on the core
- zwave home automation with 11 nodes with USB-Stick on the core
- android tablets (qorbiter) and iphones  (dianemo app)  as orbiters


thanks for your replys!

Bernd


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Developers / Re: Developing a Weather Plugin, videos
« Last post by tschak909 on July 08, 2014, 10:45:33 pm »
Very surprised as I did not write the code for 10.04, but for 12.04, and it needs to be compiled, anyway.. The Plugin is there, however, the DEVICE that emits the events needs to be written.

-Thom
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