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  1. vl1969

    UPS dead, how do I go about troubleshooting/fix it? (Dell UPS 2700R)

    I am not sure about that specific UPS, bit some UPS will not turn on if battery it completely dead.nin fact my apc 1500 unit will not turn on on fully empty battery pack. How I know? Well I have 2 units like this. I got them for free when I bought a rack on eBay. They were laying around for 3...
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    HP T730 8GB RAM 32GB Storage Thin Client

    Sorry, it is not Dell. It is Lenovo p58 series sff desktop It is old..
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    HP T730 8GB RAM 32GB Storage Thin Client

    Thanks, I am using Dell p58 right now. But it is under powered. I want to see if this thin client will have enough juse to run a simple pfsense or opensense to provide a 1gb routing. I am on Verizon FiOS now with 1gb linkup yet some clients are staggering now and than. It maybe because I run...
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    HP T730 8GB RAM 32GB Storage Thin Client

    I am thinking about this one to use as pfsense. Does it has an expansion slot for second nic? The descriptions is not that clear and I do not trust the pics.
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    Supermicro 846 chassis

    Aren't sm846 a 24 disks enclosure? You can not drop all 30 in it,,
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    Repurposing a bunch of old servers to something better (150pcs)

    Not, sure. I usually have direct access to the machine.
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    Repurposing a bunch of old servers to something better (150pcs)

    Just thought of something else, since you are running Linux, run badblock multiple times with destructive write switch. Should work the same way.
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    Repurposing a bunch of old servers to something better (150pcs)

    Why not run a darik boot and nuke with several pases, Than disburse the raid after?
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    Can someone recommend odb2 to USB or 5.5mm to use with solar panel trickle charger.

    Can someone recommend odb2 to USB or 5.5mm to use with solar panel trickle charger. I got a solar panel from eBay. But the cables is too short to reach the battery and the lighter cable is no good as it is off with no key. So I am trying to find an adapter from USB or 5.5mm plug to odb2...
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    How bad can your SMART numbers be on a used HD before you refuse it?

    Well my issue would be not ,not able to run smartctl, but to Interpret the results
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    pfsense Build

    Nic don't do vlans. Switches and routers do vlans.
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    WTB: 120MM Fan Wall Bracket for 4U Norco

    I have a sc486 case. So I just ziptied 3 140mm fans together with 2 strips of 1/2" hardwear cloth screen. You need to figure out how to attached it to the case though. I just use zipties to suspend it resting on the bottom of the case. It works fairly well. Look like a buck job, it is, but works.
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    Big Hardware Failure

    This funny, but I just went through a similar, but not as dire, experience with my home server. And am looking for a good step by step how-to on what to do when whole setup fails. Now, my setup did not fail completely. I had one SSD from the mirror die. But it was an adventure to get it all...
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    (Update 04-25) DFI DT122 (AMD RX-427BB) Industrial ITX T730-a-like; $99 shipped w/ 8GB

    I would be interested in one of this if price match my aloted budget ,. Would you be so kind to shoot a message with price to me? Thanks V.
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    Proxmox w/ 2 NICs on the same network

    You can only have one gateway on Proxmox host and it is usually attached to vmbr0 Since you are on the same network do not input gateway info in new vmbr. Just add IP. It will use default gateway automatically. All interfaces will use default gateway setuped on the host by, well, default...
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    Unraid alternatives with ZFS and VM and Docker and Native storage access

    Unfortunately you will not find this type of solution outside of Unraid or maybe freenas setup. Please understand that I never used freenas, just researched it when I was setting up my server. I am not too good with docker and I prefer mainstream Linux to bsd so I did not choose fn, also at the...
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    Unraid alternatives with ZFS and VM and Docker and Native storage access

    Proxmox is Debian based is I am sure it can run docker. But there is no interface to manage it. Cli only. For me , Unraid only held interest because of ability to expand drives one at a time independant of size. But many other things were difficult to say the least. As my setup is not very...
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    Hi, if this is out of place deleted, but need an opinion.

    Well that is the best observation so far. I do believe that Subaru have best AWD system. I drove it for 10 years and been in a few heavy snow conditions where , if not for my Forester I would be sitting in a ditch. AWD is not the means to all ends. I know that Audi has a good AWD system too...
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    Hi, if this is out of place deleted, but need an opinion.

    Hi Kapone, just an FYI, I am not dissing Tesla. I rode in model 3 a few times with a co-worker, and I do appreciate what it can offer. However it will be a cold day in h...l when I can convince my wife to spend over 40k on a car. With all the TCO arguments and all. Yes I am in USA. But I...