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My New Server Debacle

Discussion in 'RC-Help Lounge' started by Tony, Jul 16, 2019.

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    I'm sure you all know, I have had my own personal server for a very long time. I run everything from a NAS to a testing server for this site out of my house as well as everything in between. Well, I have went through two different ones and I have outgrown all of them. Okay, two REAL servers. First was an old Dell 2850 that I out grew when it was locked to only 32 bit. The second one is an HP desktop style and it is one generation too old to do what I need it to do with a new router that I want to build. So that leads me up to my third server.

    I have not purchased this yet because of a few reasons. The first reason was, I could not remember what the issue was with the PERC6 raid card. Thanks to callsign4223, I remembered (he reminded me lol) it was a drive limit size of 2TB. I have 8TB drives that I will be using in this server. So that raid card will not work. Instead, I will need an H700 raid card which is about $50 after you buy a new battery for it. Yes, a battery is required.

    The next issue is flat finding one that is not out of this world expensive. I found one, but it's so close to the budget that I will not be able to actually purchase the new raid card. So yea, that's where I'm at now.

    I know some of you are asking, "what in the world are you going to use a server like this for?". And just so you know, I'm looking at the Dell R710, 48GB of ram, dual Xeon 5660's for 12 core 24 thread performance. It has a 4 port NIC built into it and I will be adding another 4 port NIC into it.

    The things I will be using this server for mainly are as follows.

    File Server. I have to have a place to store files and be able to access them from anywhere in the world. True, I hardly ever leave my house, but when I do, and I need something, it's nice to know it's there.

    Plex Media Server. I love my shows at night. So I need a plex server. I already have one running now as well as the file server above. This setup will just make it a little (lot) better lol.

    Router. Yup, I'm going to be building my own router. It will be done with pfSense and it will be inside a VM in unraid. I want this for a more secure connection and lower latency than what I have now. Will I get it? More secure, yes. Lower latency, we will find out.

    Backup Server. RCH needs a new backup server because I'm tired of paying for one. So I'm going to set it up on my own server. I just wish a static IP didn't cost so damn much through my ISP. Would definitely make setting up this backup server much easier.

    Running copy of this site. I will have a VM setup that is an exact copy of this forum. At any given time, I can do whatever I want to this site on my own machine and know what it is going to do on the live site. This should come in handy for testing different issues that I have been having.

    I know there is more that I will be doing with it such as ZoneMinder (maybe), but that is in the future and will not be setup when I get it. Programs like that are just way too hungry and I really don't want to have this thing under a constant load 24/7.

    So that is what I'm up to right now with a server project. Unfortunately, I just can't fit everything into the budget that I have so it will take longer to complete.
     


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    Damn you Tony lol. You know damn well I will put in a 50 to help the sites and stuff. I love the idea of your updated stuff. That gets all of us not only better security by having everything on your personal secured servers, but we also get to be able to bug you anywhere in the world by spamming your house lol. Might want to get a window unit for your server farm after this though lol.
     
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    You misunderstood. This server will not actually house Rc-Help.com. The live site will still be on my dedicated server in KC Mo. My local server will only be a mirror of the main server that I can use to test and find issues that like to come up every now and then.

    As for an AC unit, I think I'm going to just pull in cool air from my room (the server room is off my bedroom) and exhaust it either under my house or in the minor space that is an attic kind of. It will just vent out the top of the roof where the vents are. So it will keep that room cool, but at what cost is my concern. Window unit, not going to happen.
     
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    Even though I suck at all this server stuff because I have never done that or even tried, just saying you know some of this stuff and I will support your decisions 100%. and if its only a few more bucks to get you where you want to go, well, I got you. im already in like 6 or 7 hundos man. whats another one. Just want your stuff to grow in the new age of this crapshow of the new internet. I talked you into Twitch and you did not want to do that. But I think it will turn a new page for you and do stuff and thangs. You will be the only RC and man stuff streamer on that platform. There are 0 RC channels. There are 0 tech channels. You are starting something that I think will be great and I will support it always. If it fails or doesn't work, well then thats on me because I pushed. If nothing we have been messing with works, well, it didn't work. Now we know what doesn't work so that the next thing might. But I am a Make it work kinda guy. But I have failed 50 times to 1 of my successes. Cant win if you have never lost.
     
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    Oh, and you said to take a day off.... Yea right. I never get a day off from this site. Every day of the week, every week of the year. No days off. Speaking of that, time to fire up my editing software and see if I can get this video edited so that you can see what your contribution to Mic's is going towards.... The sound was truly atrocious.
     
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    And it doesn't matter anyway. Gibi ASMR just got a 1500 dollar tip. Friggen asmr streamers. Tony, can you rub a mic and fart on a mic? lol we may have something there. lol
     
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    you own it man. You can take a week off of all of this stuff and I promise it will still be here when you get back. everyone here is super great full that this even exists in this form. its not Toxic like everywhere else. Just because its the best thing going does not mean you have to babysit every day. take some you time man.
     
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    This is my "me" time. It's what I have done since 2011. Actually before.
     
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    my contributions are to help. If they make things better, cool. If they dont, cool. dont feel pressured to use any of that right away or for anything specific. Relax a second man. You push yourself real hard. I know because I do the same and cant turn it off. But you are a "personality" when you are live and streaming. If you are burnt and pissed off, everyone can tell. We can work on that but Im working on getting your channels and new stream out there but I still need your permission to put your website, YT, and Twitch stuff on some things im working on. I dont want anyone coming into any of your things and saying Will gave me this card with your site on it, what goes on in this stream. I wont advertise any of your stuff without you saying its ok. Its your stuff, so I respect your stuff.
     
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    and when making a new video, you can stream that too. I actually like seeing the process. I have done it tons and when I watch other people do it, I realize real fast how bad I was at it. I havent done it in a long minute but I would probably re-instal Vegas Pro and use that. I know not a damn thing about all the new stuff.
     
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    I will leave you to your you time now. sorry to keep getting off topic lol.
     
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    If you want to advertise for us, as long as it is in a legit manner, I have no problem with it. Yea, I have to say that lol.

    And if I was worried about you chatting in here, I would close the page lol. No worries.
     
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    Now that my editing software just crashed and I probably just lost an hours worth of work, I may just give up on this project. It's going to be wicked long anyway...
     
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    Seriously, what good is autosave if it doesn't actually save it... Every bit of work I just did, GONE. awesome...
     
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    its up to you man but when have you ever given up? I don't know you for shit but I know damn well you don't quit. I'm a nobody reading your forums and watching your videos and learning a shit ton of stuff. But sometimes I even have to check myself and just realize i'm a nobody. I have a real damn good idea about what kind of dude you are and I love the not so subtle stance on your social standings and what not. Wont bring up specifics on here obviously, but I get it. Yet again, I'm getting too chatty. sorry man. and it sucks you lost your work on that vid but you can always just do it again if you want. not that you have too, I said if you want.
     
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    and for the record, I said take that 450 that you had and de-tune it. like someone would buy online or on facebook. I didnt mean to go buy one. I meant take that one and show people how to clean and tune it. Take the one you already have and show people how to make one they bought, I.E. marketplace, ebay, etc. I meant to take the one you have and de-tune it on purpose so that you can show how to take something someone else messed up and make it good again.
     
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    I seem to recall Robert running into the 2Tb limit with a controller also... I'll ask about it if he makes it into work and what controller he went with if he got another.

    If I recall, he is changing out an AP at a sorority just down the street... hmmm... it may take longer than typical. :D
     
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    I know you understand Murphy's Law...

    ... but did you know Murphy was an optimist... :D
     
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    I never said that I was going to buy a new 450... Not sure where this comment is coming from...

    He should be back sometime Thursday.....

    shutup
     
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    Robert did make it back late in the afternoon... he claims he went and worked from his house after installing the AP... I'm not sure he has a witness either way...


    He didn't remember which controller he got for his server but stated he'd look ( if he remembers ). He also said that no one on Zoneminder was getting hardware acceleration to work which is odd because he was the one mentioning that it needed it to improve the performance... so I don't know on that one.
     
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