Posts tagged with 'nas'


A backup is only as good as…

…the restore you want to do from it. A month or so ago, I’d saved up enough to buy a Synology DS418 NAS DiskStation , plus four WD Red 2TB NAS disk drives to go into it. Once the system and the drive RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) had been set up, there was 5.6TB free and the security of knowing that if a drive failed I wouldn’t lose anything. 5.6TB was way ample for daily regular backups for our three machines. Synology DS418 DiskStation And, to be honest, it was well past time to regularize...

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Using Data Replicator 3 on a Synology DS212 – don’t

As mentioned in this post , I bought a Synology DS212 NAS for our home network, especially as our Acer WHS had a minor hiccup from overheating during the Waldo Canyon fire (we had to keep the windows shut from the smoke on some of the hottest days of the year). Since Synology have a recommended backup app (it’s called Data Replicator 3) for their NAS boxes, I decided to try it. Once our new router was configured and my laptop was connected to it via a wired connection (and hence running at 100Mbps...

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Updating our home network router

There were several cascading events in the run up to buying a new router: Our Windows Home Server had a hardware hiccup, probably due to overheating during the Waldo Canyon fire (we had to keep the windows shut because of the smoke, but the weather was extremely hot). For a while it just wouldn’t boot properly at all. I decided to purchase a NAS server to replace the WHS, just in case I couldn’t resurrect it. (No point in buying another WHS: Microsoft had already announced its demise.) I picked the...

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