Questions on N54L and OMV

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    • Questions on N54L and OMV

      Hey Folks,

      I am thinking of buying a HP Proliant N54L with OMV. Before buying, I want to ensure that my ideas will work on the new system. Thus I have a few questions:

      1.) Is it true that WOL will not work on N54L and OMV?
      2.) N54L is not Hot Swap ready, is it difficult to add new HDDs? I will start with only 2 3TB HDDs and RAID 0

      The N54L will be used as file storage, for the fun part, I have a Synology 112j.

      3.) The 112j should be backed up every week through rsync on the N54L. Possible?

      I also have a Website hosted at a professional hoster

      4.) While I am not at home, I will upload files on my webspace which should be downloaded automatically by the N54L. Possible?
      I don't have rsync or ssh on the Webspace, only FTP. Possible with FTP to do it incremental? 5.) Is it possible to get some kind of error message if the script could not download all files?

      6.) While I am not at home it is possible that clients want some pictures which are stored on the N54L. Is it possible to log in on the N54L and
      use it as FTP Client and upload the files to the Webserver?

      Ok that's all for now, thanks a lot for your help!

      Franz
    • Re: Questions on N54L and OMV

      WOL: yes, possible
      Hot Swap, don't know about it...
      backup: possible
      automatic download: possible but would need a good script, maybe a bit out of range for OMV, but possible
      incremental per ftp: doubtfull
      error message: of course, however you would need to dig a bit for a working script
      ftp client: possible but I doubt that it will be user friendy...

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    • Re: Questions on N54L and OMV

      "franze2424" wrote:

      Hey Folks,

      2.) N54L is not Hot Swap ready, is it difficult to add new HDDs? I will start with only 2 3TB HDDs and RAID 0



      By default the HP Microserver N36L, N40L and N54L is only Cold Swap ready but the Hot Swap function is only hidden in the HP BIOS. Just follow (carefully!) the instructions in the following link for flashing a modified BIOS to make your N54L ready for Hot Swap. Works like a charm.

      homeservershow.com/hp-proliant…dification-revisited.html

      If you are interested in more details about the HP MicroServer please see here:
      homeservershow.com/forums/inde…/forum/67-hp-microserver/
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    • Re: Questions on N54L and OMV

      Thanks a lot for your replies!

      "davidh2k" wrote:

      WOL: yes, possible
      Hot Swap, don't know about it...
      backup: possible
      automatic download: possible but would need a good script, maybe a bit out of range for OMV, but possible
      incremental per ftp: doubtfull
      error message: of course, however you would need to dig a bit for a working script
      ftp client: possible but I doubt that it will be user friendy...


      Honestly, I have no clues about Linux scripts, so large scripts might be a big problem.

      Do you think there is another OS that might fit my needs better?
    • Re: Questions on N54L and OMV

      I don't think there is any OS that would fit these needs better than OMV. At least I don't know of any OS that can handle your requested features from the start.

      Greetings
      David
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