Archive for September 2010

My ReadyNAS Gear

September 23rd, 2010 — 1:39am

Thought it was time to make a post posting My ReadyNAS Gear so I can please chirpa by shortening my signature on the ReadyNAS forum.

So here’s my gear:

2x RND4000 – ReadyNas NV+ Diskless. Hard Drives: 4x ST31500341AS (each NAS). RAM: 256MB (each NAS).

1x RNDU6000 – Ultra 6 Diskless. Hard Drives: 6x ST31500341AS. RAM: 1GB.

1x RND2000-200 – Duo v2 Diskless

1x RND2110-200 – Duo v2 with 1x1TB HDD

1x RNDU4000 – Ultra 4 Diskless

1x RNDP2000 – Pro 2 Diskless

1xRN10200 – ReadyNAS 102 Diskless

ReadyNAS 312

ReadyNAS 516 with 6x2TB Enterprise Drives

1x APC SMART-UPS 1000XL SUA1000XLI – USB monitoring cable hooked up to my Ultra 6 and monitored over my network by my main NV+ and Duo v2.

1x APC SMART-UPS 1000 SUA1000I – USB monitoring cable hooked up to my backup NV+.

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Rsync backup to USB disk

September 23rd, 2010 — 12:35am

Rsync is arguably my favourite protocol for backups. Whilst it is slow for full backups. It’s a great protocol for incremental backups. It compares files on the source and destination and only makes incremental changes to files. So if you have a 1GB file and add 1MB only 1MB needs to be backed up. The time taken to do the necessary calculations can make Rsync appear deceptively slower than it really is. There are some great guides for backing up a ReadyNAS to another ReadyNAS using Rsync e.g. Using Rsync for NAS-to-NAS Backups and Setting up Rsync over SSH but you can also use Rsync when backing up to a USB disk attached to the ReadyNAS!

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How to sell your ReadyNAS: Preparing your ReadyNAS for Sale

September 22nd, 2010 — 4:52pm

The ReadyNAS is a great product line and there comes a time when you want to move to a newer, better model. Then comes the question: what to do with the old one?

Do you use it to backup your new ReadyNAS, use it as a NAS to develop cool add-ons, use it as a NAS to test beta firmware to give back to the community, give it to a family member, give it to a friend or do you sell it?

Well that choice is up to you, but if you decide to sell it or give it away then there are some steps you should take: Continue reading »

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Using Gmail with the ReadyNAS

September 20th, 2010 — 9:45pm

Some Internet Service Providers block the internal email provider used by the ReadyNAS. A solution to work around this is to specify the SMTP settings for an email account e.g. Gmail (or Google Apps). Continue reading »

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