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  1. vl1969

    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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    Hi, if this is out of place deleted, but need an opinion.

    Hello everyone, the reason I am asking this here is that I want to get an unbiased opinion. Not something swinging one way or the other. I am in plans to upgrade my 2010 Forester to new vehicle. My fozy is 10yo, 157k on the clock. I am the original owner. Under any other circomstances I would...
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    [solved]Zfs on Linux Bootable rpool setup(Proxmox 5.3)

    Hi everyone, Haven't been here for a while. Have a strange question , maybe? I have a Proxmox 5.4 server setup on ZFS. The setup is as follows: A system is on 2 SSD in mirrored pool And around 16 HDDs of various sizes in mirrored pools based on disks size. Like I have a pool with 2T disks. A...
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    New server advice needed for home use.

    Hi, my question is simple yet complicated in the same time. I may have an opportunity to aquire a 2 Dell r730xd servers fully loaded. Don't have full specs but like 128gb ram dual cpu at 2.3ghz 4 or 6 2tb sad disks each. The servers are about 4 years old but have been off for the last 1.5 year...
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    Need an opinion on smart phone selection

    If I can get a samsung note 9 or huawey p30 pro for around 450$ for us market. What is the better choice. As it is they both fit my basic criteria 1 big screen 2 big ram 3 fast cpu 4 waterproof 5 wireless charging 6 good cameras. What is the better choice? Again I am in US. My carirer is tmo.
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    Need help and advice for a home router.

    Hello everyone. Here is my issue. I am in USA. At home, I run a pfsence setup from the ISP to switch. For wifi I use netgera wndr3400 in AP mode. The setup is: an ISP modem(Cablevision) --> to my pfsence Than from pfsense to 24 port netgear switch. All networking is hooked up into the...
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    An interesting challenge that requires some help

    Hi everyone. I have a chalenge that I would appreciate a little guidance and hand holding for. My problem I am running a proxmox home server. Config in my signature. Short outline is a 12 core 128gb ram OS disk is zfs mirror on 2 120gb ssd 3 zfs pools of variose size for data storage. A couple...
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    Need recomendation for download manager with web gui.

    Ok I am here again asking silly questions, but I cannot find a good solution as of yet. I have been using jDownloader 2 on my desktop. It is Linux mint 18. Works great. However if I download something I need to keep my pc on. Not a good option. So I am looking for a recommendation on a nice...
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    Proxmox network conundrum, help needed and appreciated

    Hello everyone. I have asked this on proxmox forum and got some info. Haven't time to test it out yet. But as I wait to get into it I thought I ask here. As a more general forum I might get more info to work with. So here it gose. I have a Proxmox home server based in supermicro x8dt3-ln4f mb...
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    FS: Adaptec 51245 SAS Raid Controller

    Hi. I got this controller for my home server but it does not offer straight HBA mode. it will not work for me. so I want to sell it to recoup some of my money to buy the proper HBS card. this is Adaptec 2268100-R 51245 SAS Raid Controller with battery mounting PCB. no actual battery. full...
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    Please Help me find the best course of options for ZFS HBA.

    Hi. I have been searching and searching for help all over. and still have no running server as of yet. here is my problem(s) I bought a SuperMicro X8DT3-LN4F Motherboard to upgrade my oldish Opteron based server. I run a Prxmox VE with 5 or 6 LXC containers for File serving and Media storage...
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    [CLOSED]does anyone know how to HP 487738-001 sas with SuperMicro X8DT3-LN4F Motherboard?

    Hello everyone. I have been updating my home server with some new toys and run into an issue. the update is esentially a full server revamp except drives, case and some internals fans etc... I bought : SuperMicro X8DT3-LN4F MB 2 x Xenon E5670 CPU 64GB ram and HP 487738-001 468405-001 24-Bay...
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    [SOLVED]need help finding breackout cables.

    hi everyone, I just got an HP 487738-001 468405-001 24-Bay 3Gb SAS Expander Card for my server but I need a SAS to SATA cables for it. I ordered a box of Molex 10 X Mini 10Gbps SAS SFF-8087 36Pin to 4 SATA 7Pin HDD HDD Splitter Cables Molex 10 X Mini 10Gbps SAS SFF-8087 36Pin to 4 SATA...
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    [SOLVED]Maybe a strange question but..

    Maybe a strange question but can some one tell me if I can reuse dell r720dx innards in a supermicro case. I have an am 846a case but want to upgrade the mb and cpu. I can get a dell r720 bare bone with 2 cpu and 64gb ram for like 200$. But no disks and no cadies and anyways the 720 is 2.5in...
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    Need a little hand holding on Proxmox VE backup strategies.

    Hello everyone. here is my dilemma, I have a "Single" Proxmox server setup, home use. all is current and updated. I am using ZFS across the board. all pools are ZFS mirror the layout is as follows: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM pvstore (2x1TB HDD)...
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    Home Server Setup and Management help needed.

    Hello everyone. I am in need of some pointers and guidance on best way to setup and manage my Prioxmox VE 5.1.xx based home setup. for better help here is my setup and needs over all... I have a single SuperMicro server with dual hexacore Opterons (12 cores total) with 49GB RAM. Proxmox is...
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    FS: Dell PowerEdge R730dx Hard Drive Trays

    Hi everyone. I have 4 of DELL CN-058CWC-FCT-00-763-0CAB-A01 HDD trays. 3.5 HDD Marked SATA 2TB 7.2k looks like this Google Image Result for https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61HkBvpSXLL._SX355_.jpg Google Image Result for...
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    FS: SuperMicro SIMSO+ 94V-0 0838 IPMI Card

    Hello everyone. I have 1. SuperMicro SIMSO+ 94V-0 0838 Management Card comes with AOC-USB2RJ45 interface and 6" CBL-0165L cable. I got it to replace one in my server but it is not the same card. it is for the newer MB. my card and MB slot is longer. my server is old using SuperMicro...
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    A silly Question, is there a better alternative to pfsense for home use?

    Here is the thoughts, I was looking for help on setting up pfSense at home. simple setup for now. I have ISP modem --> to wireless router --> hose network. on the house network I have a second Wireless router in AP mode to extend range. an HTPC (Linux Mint 18 on Intel NUC ) an Office...
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    a question about DELL XPS 10 tablet.

    Hello, I was given a DELL XPS 10 tablet today. it's working as far as I can tell. however it is a Windows 8 RT OS. have anyone know anything about this device and how useful/useless it is? any suggestions on how to make it better? more useful? since it was free to me I do not mid trying...