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Detecting when a server is running on UPS battery

I have a home server (HP Proliant ML310 G4) that I bought from my employer a month or so ago. The server runs Debian Linux and I use it for just about everything. I can get away with doing this ...
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FreeNAS pool configuration - RAID1 + other drives

Simple questions, really. I found this answer with a similar setup, but not sure it answers my question. If it does, I'm curious why since the answer seems a bit unsure: ZFS Hard Drive Configuration ...
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RAID vs. backup on external HDD for home server [closed]

I'm looking for an advice regarding my home server Here are a few words about the whole system: 2 PCs running Windows 7 (general purpose PC used for work, play, etc…) 1 PC running Ubuntu (home ...
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What RAID to use for my home server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAID for home use I am setting up a home server to stream media to and I am unsure about what RAID to go for. Either 5, 6 or 10? Leaning towards RAID 6 due to fault ...
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Homeserver setup concerns

I run a medium sized, virtualized (I need both Windows and Unix for some services) Home-Server with fileshareing, DLNA streaming, backups etc etc. in a pretty heterogenous network (OS wise). As file ...
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Setting up Raid 1 Array for Home Server

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but it's worth asking on here! Essentially I have a old machine at home (well, not old hardware wise, but I recently built a new gaming rig), which I decided to ...
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How can I make mdadm auto-assemble RAID after each boot?

I successfully created a RAID (mirroring) by utilizing mdadm. However, I must run the following commands after each boot: mdadm --stop --scan // to stop /dev/md127 - I don't know where the number 127 ...
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Software RAID performance/limitations in degraded mode

Trying to polish the final fine details of software RAID mission critical home-server solution. I am curious about the server performance in RAID-1 (mirroring) degraded mode (where one of the hard ...
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Software RAID and backup altogether

In this thread I've got most valuable tips regarding the home RAID solution options as well as their pros and cons: RAID for home use I've figured out for myself a few important points (the ...
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RAID for home use

Read so far most of RAID-related posts on this site, but still several points remain shaded so far. First, my mode of working: I am writing music / doing graphical works, so the RAID is kinda ...
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Scaling home/enthusiast server setup

I'm looking to maintain a home server of media (videos,music,etc.) with some RAID(fallback or redundancy) support that I can update relatively easy over the years. My high level plan is to buy 1U or ...
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Why won't my RAID adapter initialize correctly when my server boots up?

Server hardware CPU: Intel Pentium 4 w/ HyperThreading, 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache Motherboard: ASUS P5MT-M, Rev 1.03, BIOS version 0310 RAM: four sticks, each one is Corsair 2GB PC2-5300 ...