Upgrading Samba4 on Ubuntu 12.04 using GIT

Filed Under (Samba 4, Ubuntu, Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 12-02-2013

In a previous post we described into detail how to install Samba4 4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. We are using this installation as a bases for this article on how to upgrade to the most recent version of Samba4 using the GIT repository.

Note: before you start any upgrade, please back up your installation and read the Release Notes (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4#Previous_Releases) before you continue. This post only applies to installations that have been performed using the GIT repository. Read the rest of this entry »

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Installing Samba4 (4.1) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Filed Under (Samba 4, Ubuntu, Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 23-01-2013

It has been several months now since the Samba 4.1 release is available for download; A version I’ve been looking forward to for a long time now. But the installation documentation and blog posts of users actually installing it are still limited, outdated, to general or incomplete. But I’m very interested to see how this new version works and how well it installs, so I’ll give it a go. Read the rest of this entry »

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Simple Windows Server 2008 Backup Script

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 14-09-2012

If you have a NAS, storage server or maybe just a simple network disk, making a backup from Windows Server 2008 daily, with a month history is easy. Just use the batch script below. It makes folders based on the servername and a subdirectory based on the day of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Project: Building a cheap NAS, part 5

Filed Under (Storage, Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 28-07-2011

Part 5: Assembly of the parts!

All parts have arrived! Boxes are coming in from different suppliers. I almost feel like a kid at Christmas. After a little break from our NAS project we are ready to get going again.

The Casing

The supplier of our Norco chassis had a little surprise for us. The shipment with chassis did not include our Norco RPC-4220, but to compensate for the long wait and the fact he could not deliver the ordered casing within a reasonable time, we were offered a Norco RPC-4224 unit instead. So we now have the slightly bigger brother of our RPC-4220. This case has 6 backplanes with each 4 disk bays. The top ‘ledge’ which harbors the CD and system disk in a RPC-4220 has been replaced with an additional backplane. So no CD/DVD option and we need to look for another place to mount our SSD disk. But we now have the ability to upgrade up to 24 disks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Project: Building a cheap NAS, part 4

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 02-05-2011

Part 4: The final parts

Almost there! We are still in need of some parts that are required to get our cheap NAS running; The power supply, cabling for the SATA connections and a little, extra ‘gadget’.

The power supply

We need a good solid power supply that can handle the power required to spin up our disks, and also be able to support future expansions. So at least 20 disks and three controller cards on a I3 processor motherboard. We kind of went solely on borrowed knowledge here. We were advices to look at the Seasonic OEM 750W ATX EPS SS-750HT 80Plus Silver DC-DC. Read the rest of this entry »

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