Hey, Rafael!

Hey, Rafael!

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Growing a RAID5 array (with LVM) online with MDADM

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Trawling through the web I've found a lot of information about growing RAID5 arrays, and some sparse information about growing EXT4 partitions. The only problem is they did not appear in the same spots, making this procedure a bit of a guessing game. I recentl…

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Extending your homebrew NAS

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Today, courtesy of @pedrovanzella, I was introduced to CouchPotato, a little project started by a dev from the SABnzbd+ forums. What it does, is magic. Well, in reality it’s a bit less than that. If you’ve been following closely, you know that I have a little…

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The Big Little NAS, Pt 2

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If you missed part 1, go here. Broadcatching ? When I started building the server, I was (and still am) a fan of torrents. Using sites like ezrss.it, I could then automate the downloading of torrents with a simple RSS downloader script. Then I'd set up watch f…

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The Big Little NAS, Pt 1

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Preface This article/howto/recipe/whatever was inspired by a bunch of things: Me constantly running out of space for my media library. Me starting to use Apple’s Time Machine a lot. Drobo’s offerings. My desire to have a home server that could handle all the d…