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On the web, you can do other stuff while reading an article. On a BBS, get distracted and it will kick your ass off!

Many of my problems in life these days can be attributed to getting handed a bad/black-holed akamai server in a server farm someplace.

Also, TIL that AutoHotkey tries to contact go.microsoft.com on a compiled script startup, and if it doesn't like what it gets, (which is really an akamai server), chaos ensues.

It is currently at 21 terabytes usable storage, and growing as needed.

Having the main storage drives in separate drive racks / cages makes things a lot easier to work with, and they run very cool, and are very easy to swap when I want to replace a drive with a larger one.

I've been using Unrad for many years now, and I've been really happy with it. It's really easy to start small and cheap, and grow it almost beyond ridiculous later.

unraid.net/product/data-storag

Yeah..it's a bit messy, but it works quite well.

My Unraid server just got quite a bit more powerful.

I did have an old Dell Optiplex 745 powering it, but I just pulled that out and put a Dell Optiplex 7010 in it's place.

The upgrade was literally just a matter of unplugging the SATA cables from the old PCI SATA controllers in the 745, moving the cache drive (an SSD) from the 745 to the 7010 and it's PCIe controlllers, and moving the thumb drive the server boots from, then powering up.

Things are about to get a whole lot faster around here.

This is what a box of 25 terabytes looks like (in this format, at least).

Using partclone to do an out- of-band image backup of the btrfs formatted USB stick that makes up most of the storage space for my NextcloudPi server.

Using another Raspberry Pi (which mostly just runs RetroPi) that has an NFS mount to one of my NAS to push the image to.

It turns out that btrfs doesn't image well with my usual tools, but partclone understands and works with btrfs, and is making short work of it.

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