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    TrueNAS native vs TrueNAS under Proxmox

    Thanks for the feedback - that's basically in line with what I had assumed. Sounds like for my particular use-case, TrueNAS could indeed be a viable all-in-one solution.
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    TrueNAS native vs TrueNAS under Proxmox

    In general, if a filer OS (such as TrueNAS/FreeNAS) natively supports virtualization, why would one run that as a virtualized guest under a hypervisor OS (such as Proxmox), rather than natively? For example, The Proxmox VE KVM-based All-in-One with FreeNAS: why couldn't that be simplified to...
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    iStarUSA D-400L-7 anyone? Or, yet another 4U chassis recommendation thread

    To be clear, you're saying the chassis will need to be physically modified, right? As far as removing the PDB, do you happen to know offhand, can that be done with screws? Or is the PDB attached with rivets that would need to be drilled out? By "making holes", I assume you mean drilling holes...
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    iStarUSA D-400L-7 anyone? Or, yet another 4U chassis recommendation thread

    Attached are a couple pictures of my Supermicro power supply and a generic 1U PSU I have on hand. The Supermicro is a PWS-721P-1R, and the generic is a Seasonic SS-250SU. Obviously there's no way I can use the generic 1U in my SM case: the SM PSU is meant to plug into a "backplane", so there...
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    iStarUSA D-400L-7 anyone? Or, yet another 4U chassis recommendation thread

    No disagreement with your math, but in my case, I have two HGST He8 drives and two Seagate Helium 10TB drives (all SATA). Runtime power consumption is 7.4W and 8.4W, respectively, so 31.6W. I don't see spinup power consumption numbers, but assume 30W, that's still only 120W at startup. Two...
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    iStarUSA D-400L-7 anyone? Or, yet another 4U chassis recommendation thread

    Likely due to me posting without 100% knowledge of SM's PSU lineup. :) I didn't realize they could be had that cheap, I just saw the $200 retail price. I might give this a try... it's an option anyway. But I'm kind of with EffrafaxOfWug, a 920W power supply is serious overkill for my...
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    iStarUSA D-400L-7 anyone? Or, yet another 4U chassis recommendation thread

    I've gone back and forth on home server cases more times than I care to admit. Every time I switch I promise myself, this time it's permanent. I haven't kept my promises. :) My current home server is housed in a Supermicro 825 (2U) series chassis. As much as I like SM stuff, there are two...
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    Full height GPU in 2U chassis w/half-height slots

    So I'd like to dip my toes into the world of machine learning. I have most of STH's Starter ML build already as my home server. Except for the GPU, and also, it's in a 2U rackmount chassis. Specifically, the Supermicro SC825TQ-536LPB; the "LPB" part of the model name stands for "low-profile...
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    IP Camera Recommendations

    With all the camera packages I've used, I've always manually entered the stream URL. Shinobi actually has a giant list of stream URLs for cameras. Some can also be found in the Zoneminder forums or Wiki. Decent cameras should provide you with the stream URLs in their documentation. But, VLC...
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    IP Camera Recommendations

    Side anecdote: I used MythTV as a DVR/media PC app for probably over a decade. It always felt "fragile" to me, and once I got it working, I was afraid to touch for fear of breaking it again. Someone on this forum suggested Plex Media Center as a replacement. At first I was like, "nah, the...
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    IP Camera Recommendations

    I couldn't tell from the docs - does Shinobi allow for very granular "zone based" motion detection configurations? In ZM, I can define one or more "zones" within the camera's frame. These zones are basically just subsets of the total image area. Each zone can have its own very granular motion...
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    IP Camera Recommendations

    I have mine in a systemd-nspawn container. This is a habit from my MythTV days, when installing RPMs from 3rd-party repos would ultimately result in "dependency hell" when doing any kind of upgrade. I like to keep things compartmentalized. The question is, will ZM and its dependencies...
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    IP Camera Recommendations

    For my setup, I just have a pair of 7200 rpm drives in software raid-1. And in fact, that's a recent upgrade, it used to be just a single 5400 spinning drive. However, my setup is meaningless to you. To plan how much storage and IO you need, you really have to do the math, and it's not that...
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    Strange power (?) problem - chassis? PSU? mb?

    Agreed, it was just a surprise, I've never run into this before. I'd say this is a design flaw in this case, there should be plastic covers over those case feet screws. The U-NAS NSC-800 I had a while ago, and also some mini-ITX supermicro cases come with a cut sheet of plastic that goes...
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    Strange power (?) problem - chassis? PSU? mb?

    At the risk of jinxing myself, I might have this fixed. The bottom of the S-35 chassis is entirely flat... almost. At the very back, near the rear IO shield, there's a slight bump that runs almost the whole width of the case. It's not very tall, maybe 1mm. Nevertheless, I covered it with a...
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    Strange power (?) problem - chassis? PSU? mb?

    My dad measured that, and everything else he could think of in and around his mains outlet. Everything is as it should be. (At least, he took all these measurements with the original system.) On my end, I went ahead and ordered a new PSU (FSP250-60FAG). When I received it, I wired everything...
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    Strange power (?) problem - chassis? PSU? mb?

    Hrm, I'll forward this to my dad and have him check. However, this system isn't entirely new for them; it's actually an upgrade to an older one. The previous system was using the same model of chassis and PSU. (To be clear: between my parents and I, we have two iStarUSA S-35 chassis, both...
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    Strange power (?) problem - chassis? PSU? mb?

    Thanks for the ideas, I'll give that a try! Somewhere along the way I picked up the idea that Seasonic PSUs were very high quality, and have standardized on them for all my personal stuff. Never had a problem with them, but if you're using them at work, you've presumably churned through...
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    Strange power (?) problem - chassis? PSU? mb?

    I have a chassis and PSU that may be cursed. :) Or at least something is askew. I thought I'd describe the problems here and see if anyone has any ideas. The chassis is an iStarUSA S-35 and power supply is a Seasonic SS-250SU (Flex ATX). I used these parts as the foundation for my server...
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    Virtual Machine Security

    Thank you for the detailed response. What you wrote is precisely in line with my thinking. Do you have access to some "behind the scenes" info on this case? Thanks again! Matt