5 minutes a day


 
  • May 2002
  • June 2002
  • December 2002
  • March 2003
  • April 2003
  • May 2003
  • June 2003
  • July 2003
  • August 2003
  • September 2003
  • October 2003
  • January 2004
  • May 2004
  • June 2004
  • July 2004
  • August 2004
  • December 2004
  • January 2005
  • February 2005
  • April 2005
  • August 2005
  • September 2005
  • October 2005
  • November 2005
  • December 2005
  • January 2006
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • August 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • July 2007
  • August 2007
  • October 2007
  • December 2007
  • March 2008
  • April 2008
  • May 2008
  • June 2008
  • August 2008
  • September 2008
  • November 2008
  • December 2008
  • January 2009


  •  
    Howdy. This is Bob. The Bob of Bob Blog. This blog contains about five minutes of my thoughts each day. A record. A history. And occasionally worth reading.

    This page is powered by Blogger.
     
    Links
    New York Times
    PVP Online
    EverQuestII
    PlanetSide
    Sony Online Entertainment



    Bob Blog
     
    Wednesday, January 10, 2007  
    Hardware: NAS and a slug?
    This time, NAS means Network-Attached Storage. The slug is really a Linksys NSLU2. The hope and rational is that $250 in hardware (the slug, a new 320GB drive, and a USB 2.0 enclosure to convert an existing drive) converted into a simple backup solution AND shared network drives will make life better and safer -- especially in case of data failure and when I get a laptop. The bonus of a potential iTunes server and a linux box (toy depending on your opinion) makes this an easy investment of some holiday money. If it works, I may suggest the same setup for my parents.


    The kingwin external enclosure has some great lighting. The red bar is for access and the blue one is for power. Newegg had them fairly cheap. In the long run, I expect this device to be used as the offsite backup -- unless I decide to push the backups out to our Dreamhost space. Once a month (or so), I'll copy the important backup data to it and leave it offsite. Until then, the server room (guest bedroom) will look more and more like a laser-light show.

    The primary USB drive is a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 320GB External Hard Drive. The photo is correct, it looks like a hardbound book. A little silly but a great thing to have on the bookshelf.

    Everyone needs a backup strategy! Reuse an existing drive and this solution comes in under $150 with shipping.



    Add a network laser printer to the mix and you'd think we were starting our own internet company.

    Labels:


    12:21 PM  0 comments

    Comments: Post a Comment