May 17, 2020   homelab   nas   plex   raidz   server   storage   zfs  
I’ve been working on filling all the bays in my Fractal Node 804 case for months now. I actually filled it awhile ago, but accidentally killed 4 out of 5 brand-new WD drives by using the wrong SATA po...
June 13, 2019   backups   bash   homelab   scripting   scripting tidbits   server   storage  
Every day my server runs a backup script, uploading any new files and changes to Google Drive. Here's the (sanitized) script: Things to note: I have a gigabit fiber home internet connection, so bandw...
May 28, 2019   homelab   nas   server   storage  
Alas, the $80 10TB drives will not materialize anytime soon. Amazon cancelled all orders, and appear to have issued $20 conciliatory gift cards in apology. I spent a few minutes on a support chat tryi...
May 19, 2019   homelab   nas   raidz   plex   server   storage   zfs  
Early this morning my inbox was filled with alerts from Slickdeals informing me that 10TB Western Digital hard drives were available on Amazon.com for the incredibly low price of $79.99. I thought to...
May 10, 2019   homelab   scripting   storage   nas   server   zfs   raidz   plex  
I run a home NAS with (currently) 5x8TB HDDs in a raidz zpool. When I migrated from my old cobbled-together NAS, I moved ~18TB of data across to the new ~32TB pool. I was hopeful that the remaining ~1...