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by excollier
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: "Budget" NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: "Budget" NAS

well, I got the Pi 4 4GB plus a WD Elements 4TB hdd. I installed OMV onto it and now have a very nice (albeit single drive) simple NAS on my network. Hurrah!!
It even spins down the drive after 10 minutes if not busy, neat.
by excollier
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: "Budget" NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: "Budget" NAS

ah right, thanks for your help. I'll order the components and give it a try.
by excollier
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: "Budget" NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: "Budget" NAS

My version of a budget NAS Hardware: 1. RPi4B-2G 2. 2.5" 4TB HDD bare drive 3. Eluteng SATA to USB3.0 adapter 4. stack-able acrylic case for RPi 5. 5v1 3A PSU 6. CAT6 LAN cable 7. 16GB A1 microSD (preferably by Samsung, SanDisk, Toshiba) Software a. RPiOS b. Samba c. miniDLNA Thanks. Do I need Samb...
by excollier
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: "Budget" NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 834

"Budget" NAS

was thinking of using the following components to set up a budget NAS for my home network. No Windows computers on my LAN and an LG smart tv for streaming video and photos to. Any pointers or improvements appreciated but I have to stay in Budget of around £250 Synology type equipment is way too expe...
by excollier
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Can I use a single Pi4 as both a NAS and Pi Hole?
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

Re: Can I use a single Pi4 as both a NAS and Pi Hole?

Hi For a simple ready to go NAS why not try MUD (My USB Drive) from www.myusbcloud.com. Download > Install > it works I've not tried to add Pi Hole but I supect this would work. I would be interested to know :) I'm ordering a Pi4B to replace my old 512MB Pi 1B (bought it in 2012) I need a NAS so I'...
by excollier
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How to set up VPN by BBC Click
Replies: 15
Views: 4077

Re: How to set up VPN by BBC Click

Slightly off topic, but it's about time the BBC stopped using Flash - surely.
by excollier
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: raspberry2 a upgrade as a nas over raspberry1?
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: raspberry2 a upgrade as a nas over raspberry1?

My old Pi seems pretty good to me as a NAS, works quickly, so I don't see how the new board would be much quicker for such a simple task. But I stand to be corrected.
by excollier
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to get remote desktop or vnc on Pi ?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: How to get remote desktop or vnc on Pi ?

Try sudo apt-get install tightvncserver and on the client try sudo apt-get install remmina which is a vnc client. Then ssh into the pi and try tightvncserver which will start the server and display the Pi's address which will be something like 192.168.1.x:1 where x is the individual IP of the Pi. Gi...
by excollier
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alan O'Donohoe on BBC Breakfast
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

Re: Alan O'Donohoe on BBC Breakfast

Saw Rory's report on the BBC One 10.00 o'clock news last night, great to see it.
by excollier
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: install multiple os on external hard disk
Replies: 9
Views: 4303

Re: install multiple os on external hard disk

I used to run Berryboot on a 512 Pi last year, so I don't see where the problem is....am I missing something here?
by excollier
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: anyone think this is a troll?
Replies: 20
Views: 8527

Re: anyone think this is a troll?

I use windows every day, all day, to let the daylight and a little fresh air int my house....what? Oh "Windows"....what's that? ;)
by excollier
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: CLP-300 Print Server HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Re: CLP-300 Print Server HELP

I followed help given in this thread, and it worked perfectly.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 46&t=45055
by excollier
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why aren't engineers paid by the hour like consultants?
Replies: 17
Views: 3946

Re: Why aren't engineers paid by the hour like consultants?

Having been an unskilled manual worker for over three decades, I have always earned enough to get by and been grateful for it.....try living on unskilled income for a while, then moan about your skilled wage :roll:
Just remember, without the low paid, the high paid wouldn't exist, wise up.
by excollier
Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Initial Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: Initial Setup

Thanks, I guess calling up the router's web if page will show the IP addresses of all attached devices, that will simplify things in future.
by excollier
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Initial Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Initial Setup

Once the sd card has the image written to it, is it possible to perform the initial setup via ssh - i.e. run the first Raspi config this way. apologies if this has been asked before. If it's possible then it beats having to take the Pi back to a hdmi tv to do it.
by excollier
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hub
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: Pi Hub

No, the correct way is usb/micro usb and via the Pi's own power port.
by excollier
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltage Requirement [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Voltage Requirement

Update, I switched to my HTC phone charger and now the voltage doesn't drop below 4.8v, so the psu on the hub must be failing or something. Oddly enough this same charger gave me grief last year, perhaps using the Pi headless places less load on it with no HDMI output to run. The Pi now idles at 4.9...
by excollier
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltage Requirement [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Voltage Requirement

Well, thanks for the ideas, hopefully it'll keep working. I hope it's not going to fail at less than a year old, but it seems to work without fault for now. I wonder if keeping it powered up constantly has anything to do with it? BTW, this is the hub I use to power my Pi supplied by ModMyPi last yea...
by excollier
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltage Requirement [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Voltage Requirement

I don't have any devices connected, except the printer and that is powered off at the moment. Also it works flawlessly.
by excollier
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Voltage Requirement [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Voltage Requirement [SOLVED]

For some time now I have had a Pi running from a powered usb hub, and it has been, and still is performing faultlessly. I got a digital voltmeter in the post today, and on connecting it up I am getting a reading of 4.67v idling down to 4.5v under load (starting iceweasel browser) I have double check...
by excollier
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 18052

Re: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi

I would say accept that security agencies, will always snoop on anything they can and with that in mind, carry on doing what you always did, maybe giving them the digital two fingers occasionally......who is that knocking at the door? ;)
by excollier
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Want to create a remote torrent/download box
Replies: 9
Views: 2983

Re: Want to create a remote torrent/download box

I use Filezilla for ftp from my Pi, but only over and within my home network. Filezilla is simple drag and drop, so it is very easy to use (I had never done any ftp until a couple of weeks ago) I use it for downloading Linux iso images via bit torrent and then transferring them to a hdd storage.
by excollier
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Use tablet as screen/keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Use tablet as screen/keyboard

Don't think there is any other way than VNC/TightVNC via your home network to achieve what you want. I used VNC from an Android tablet, but it's not worth the hassle (for me, at least, too slow). Smarter people here will probably have a solution though.
by excollier
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Shutdown from remote desktop - SOLVED!
Replies: 10
Views: 11754

Re: Shutdown from remote desktop

I use the Pi headless exclusively, and use vnc for GUI control. If I want to shut it down I quickly discovered that ssh and sudo shutdown -h now is the only option. You soon get used to it and it is simple and quick.

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