Hi,

It came the time to say goodbye to the old NAS, which has served about 6 years for now with RAID 1 2TB.. The OS was at first the CentOS 5 and then CentOS 6.

The hardware with the previous NAS was like this (I don't mention the manufacturer because I don't advertise). The system and the shared drives were installed on the 2TB RAID 1 array.

The previous NAS had a following configuration:

Ps. **** means proprietary and/or commercial software.. 

 

And the new system - a bit larger box to fit 12 3.5" HDDs

Configuration (pretty much the same as the last one):

So pretty much the same configuration on both of them..

The clients

 

The funeral 

I saved the fist and last email the previous NAS did sent and put it on top of a shelf (the size is about 2 CubeSat's) in case I might have missed to copy something. It can wait there for a while before moving it to a unheated storage.

Ps. I do "deep-format" my old/failed HHDs with a sledgehammer (i don't have so many secrets if anyone wishes to try to restore the data

And the last mail:

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Subject: Alive signal from warehouse.

Date: 07.01.2018 06:00:01
Installed on: 22.02.2012 16:01:10

Downtimes:
down 2017-06-21 16:46:13 -> up 2017-06-21 16:46:44 = 00:00:31 (31 s)
down 2017-07-19 17:52:17 -> up 2017-07-19 17:52:49 = 00:00:32 (32 s)
down 2017-09-02 13:28:13 -> up 2017-09-02 13:29:25 = 00:01:12 (72 s)
down 2017-09-13 16:52:11 -> up 2017-09-13 16:52:43 = 00:00:32 (32 s)
down 2017-09-30 08:19:18 -> up 2017-09-30 08:19:50 = 00:00:32 (32 s)
down 2017-10-11 17:02:01 -> up 2017-10-11 17:02:33 = 00:00:32 (32 s)
down 2017-11-22 17:08:06 -> up 2017-11-22 17:08:38 = 00:00:32 (32 s)
crash 2017-11-28 04:33:32 -> up 2017-11-28 06:24:03 = 01:50:31 (6631 s)
down 2018-01-04 18:41:29 -> up 2018-01-04 18:42:01 = 00:00:32 (32 s)
crash 2018-01-05 19:12:11 -> up 2018-01-05 20:19:29 = 01:07:18 (4038 s)

Seconds from install time: 185428801

eth0 states:
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Down: 9.569 days. Up: 2136.014 days. Age: 2145.583 days. Down percentage: 0.446.
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Uptime: 06:00:01 up 1 day, 9:40, 0 users, load average: 1.26, 1.18, 1.11

 

Happy new year.. I'LL BE BACK