Thecus N2200EVO & N4100Pro NAS

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Re: Thecus N2200EVO NAS

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Post by waynosworld » 3 years ago

I don't even know what your post means, but thankyou for keeping this site going. wayne
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Re: Thecus N2200EVO NAS

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Post by plenzen » 3 years ago

Ever see the movie K-Pax ???

Me thinks that Al's real name is Prot.

( if you didn't see the movie, K-pax is a planet and Prot is a visitor ).


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Re: Thecus N2200EVO NAS

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Post by asavage » 2 years ago

asavage wrote:Every so often -- measured in months -- the N4100Pro will lose the old LanMan password and while the 'asavage' user is still showing in the NAS' web interface, the OS/2 box cannot log in to it. That means no backups happen. As of today, this has happened twice (in about six months).
It happened again, sometime in the past week. That script saved my bacon; it's so much easier to fix this when I take good notes!
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Re: Thecus N2200EVO NAS

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Post by asavage » 2 years ago

Although undocumented, the N4100Pro seems to work OK in RAID1 with 8TB drives.

Existing two-drive 6TB RAID1: pull one drive, insert one 8TB drive, wait 20 hours for rebuild. When finished, pull the second 6TB drive, insert the second 8TB drive, wait another 20 hours, then use the web interface to expand the 6TB RAID to 8TB. No problem.

I've been running 8TB drives for a couple of months now.
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1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Re: Thecus N2200EVO NAS

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Post by plenzen » 2 years ago

As always.

Thank you.
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Re: Thecus N2200EVO & N4100Pro NAS

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Post by asavage » 2 months ago

I try to rotate out hard drives every couple of years. The N4100Pro got twin 8TB drives (RAID1) two years ago, and I decided to change to twin 16TB drives last week (got a deal on them). House backups are using space, what with video & such, and it seemed a good time to gain some.

I used the same procedure as last time: pulled out one 8TB drive, plugged in a 16TB drive: wait around two days to resilver the new drive. Repeat for the second drive. Then tell the NAS to expand the RAID to use the new space. While it takes a long time, it worked fine (again).

Long-term, this N4100Pro will probably become a backup store. Now that Ubuntu has integrated ZFS as a kernel-space filesystem (instead of the user-land FUSE method they'd been experimentally using for years), I don't see the need for a dedicated ZFS NAS anymore, and I'll likely just use the main webserver as our house NAS as well. I don't need the horsepower of another Dell T7500 just to hold up a NAS, when the webserver HP Z620 would handle the added load of being a NAS just fine.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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