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Jelleh
Jun 6, 2009


NewsGroupDirect currently have an offer of 1TB for $35, until the 8th september (http://newsgroupdirect.com/deal-of-the-week)

Is this an unmissable deal, or is it about the same as their terabyte tuesday offers? I'm not in need of a terabyte block atm, but I'll probably purchase a block of at least 200gb at some point in the coming semester.

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Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



$5 cheaper than their Terabyte Tuesday deal.

alo
May 1, 2005




In case anyone is looking for the non-cloud backup solution, you can purchase LTO3 tape drives for < 100 dollars on ebay, plus tapes can be had for ~10 dollars each. Obviously it's also a solution that has a huge learning curve... but once you have it all figured out, you can back up your data at 80MB/sec.

Syenite
Jun 21, 2011

delete this


Grimey Drawer

So I've been trying out NZBGet as an alternative to SABNZBD, and the only thing I'm really missing is a tray icon. Is there a way to have one show up for NZBGet if I want to see if something's downloading and pause/resume easily?

Paul MaudDib
May 2, 2006

"Tell me of your home world, Usul"


Jelleh posted:

NewsGroupDirect currently have an offer of 1TB for $35, until the 8th september (http://newsgroupdirect.com/deal-of-the-week)

Is this an unmissable deal, or is it about the same as their terabyte tuesday offers? I'm not in need of a terabyte block atm, but I'll probably purchase a block of at least 200gb at some point in the coming semester.

Normally 1tb blocks are $35-40 on special. Sometimes they do 2tb for $60.

I'd say go for the 1tb block, personally. They don't really ever put the small blocks on much of a discount, and you get a lot more for your money with a discounted 1tb block.

sedative
Mar 20, 2003

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If anyone had one of those really cheap Black Friday deals from NewsDemon you should login to your account and see if you're still active. They say they lost some billing data and there's nothing you can do except sign back up at the normal price. They never sent an email or alerted anyone in any way.

bobfather
Sep 20, 2001

I will analyze your nervous system for beer money

sedative posted:

If anyone had one of those really cheap Black Friday deals from NewsDemon you should login to your account and see if you're still active. They say they lost some billing data and there's nothing you can do except sign back up at the normal price. They never sent an email or alerted anyone in any way.

I kicked ND to the curb to get with Maximum Usenet for $4 a month a while ago. Service is Highwinds and is exactly the same as ND. This is a pretty shameful move on their part!

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



sedative posted:

If anyone had one of those really cheap Black Friday deals from NewsDemon you should login to your account and see if you're still active. They say they lost some billing data and there's nothing you can do except sign back up at the normal price. They never sent an email or alerted anyone in any way.

Thanks for this. I show as cancelled, and as I have more than one provider, I didn't even realize it.

I think I'm going to give up on using them as they seem pretty incompetent.

The Gunslinger
Jul 24, 2004

Do not forget the face of your father.

Fun Shoe

"We lost a billing drive, its just a shame it happened to affect all of our discounted plan subscribers so sorry guys!"

Yeah they sound very reputable, haha.

Vykk.Draygo
Jan 17, 2004

I say salesmen and women of the world unite!

The Gunslinger posted:

"We lost a billing drive, its just a shame it happened to affect all of our discounted plan subscribers so sorry guys!"

Yeah they sound very reputable, haha.

They didn't get me, but I'm not a power user. I suspect they went after the heavy users that are on the discount plans.

nessin
Feb 7, 2010


Maybe not the right thread, but I've got to start somewhere. So right now I run a home NAS (I've bounced around between a Synology Diskstation and home grown solutions) which works great, but the problem is I travel on a fairly regular basis and am looking at spending the next few months away from home entirely. I've been trying to work out how I could push my solution to be more accessible from anywhere and I was hoping someone here might have a similar style solution in place or even just some ideas. The two options I've found that seem vaguely promising:

1) For TV shows switch from using Sickbeard to showRSS and put.io. I can access put.io from on the road and then just transfer everything I haven't watched back down to my home NAS when available. Then just manually upload any specific data I'd need and go from there.

2) Rent out a VPS to do, basically, as above but by migrating my existing setup to the VPS from the NAS and just syncing up periodically to free up space on the VPS. Gives me a lot of flexibility but honestly never tried establishing something like Sickbeard remotely with the ability to track shows while splitting off the files periodically to a different machine. Also not sure how I can incorporate my existing backup solution (Crashplan) into something like this, although I'd suspect there wouldn't be a problem just running Crashplan on both my NAS and VPS.

Basically just looking for a way to keep up to date with my movies, tv shows, and music while not tied to my house for extended periods of time.

Fcdts26
Mar 18, 2009


nessin posted:

Maybe not the right thread, but I've got to start somewhere. So right now I run a home NAS (I've bounced around between a Synology Diskstation and home grown solutions) which works great, but the problem is I travel on a fairly regular basis and am looking at spending the next few months away from home entirely. I've been trying to work out how I could push my solution to be more accessible from anywhere and I was hoping someone here might have a similar style solution in place or even just some ideas. The two options I've found that seem vaguely promising:

1) For TV shows switch from using Sickbeard to showRSS and put.io. I can access put.io from on the road and then just transfer everything I haven't watched back down to my home NAS when available. Then just manually upload any specific data I'd need and go from there.

2) Rent out a VPS to do, basically, as above but by migrating my existing setup to the VPS from the NAS and just syncing up periodically to free up space on the VPS. Gives me a lot of flexibility but honestly never tried establishing something like Sickbeard remotely with the ability to track shows while splitting off the files periodically to a different machine. Also not sure how I can incorporate my existing backup solution (Crashplan) into something like this, although I'd suspect there wouldn't be a problem just running Crashplan on both my NAS and VPS.

Basically just looking for a way to keep up to date with my movies, tv shows, and music while not tied to my house for extended periods of time.

If You have an existing working setup with Sickbeard just keep it running, either setup a VPN to connect to your home network or setup port forwarding to access it outside your network. Throw plex on your NAS and use that to manage all your media. This gives you a way to access everything on your phone/tablet/computer. ( You might need plexpass for tablet and phone ).

nessin
Feb 7, 2010


Nask26 posted:

If You have an existing working setup with Sickbeard just keep it running, either setup a VPN to connect to your home network or setup port forwarding to access it outside your network. Throw plex on your NAS and use that to manage all your media. This gives you a way to access everything on your phone/tablet/computer. ( You might need plexpass for tablet and phone ).

That would work for short term trips, but I'd like to be able to shut off everything (well, obviously I'd keep stuff like power and water, but why keep the electronics running even if they are relatively cheap) at home for my upcoming long term trip. Plus I use a VPN service already that doesn't allow port forwarding, which admittedly I could just shut off and run my connection normally and tunnel the server traffic rather than the entire network. I'm also not sure I'm comfortable having a permanent open path into my network either, even if it's secured.

Softcox
Jul 13, 2004

But I will not hesitate.
Not for a second.


I'm on the el-cheapo Newsdemon plan and was just reading about that bullshit they pulled with the "lost accounts". My account is fine (I'm doing 100GB per month at absolute maximum) but as someone mentioned I've just noticed that my renewal date has been sneaking earlier each month (12th-11th-10th-9th), anyone else have this? I have a ticket open with them so I'll see what they say...

edit: I should mention I don't actually know if this is a standard thing for them or what

Softcox fucked around with this message at 01:36 on Sep 14, 2014

Vykk.Draygo
Jan 17, 2004

I say salesmen and women of the world unite!

Softcox posted:

I'm on the el-cheapo Newsdemon plan and was just reading about that bullshit they pulled with the "lost accounts". My account is fine (I'm doing 100GB per month at absolute maximum) but as someone mentioned I've just noticed that my renewal date has been sneaking earlier each month (12th-11th-10th-9th), anyone else have this? I have a ticket open with them so I'll see what they say...

edit: I should mention I don't actually know if this is a standard thing for them or what

Nope, mine has been getting progressively later over the last several months.

Helpimscared
Jun 16, 2014



Is Usenet worth it good yet? I tried it awhile ago but everything had been DMCA'ed to hell.

Helpimscared fucked around with this message at 22:12 on Sep 14, 2014

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



Helpimscared posted:

Is Usenet worth it good yet? I tried it awhile ago but everything had been DMCA'ed to hell.

It's fine if you get newly posted stuff as soon as it's available. Older stuff is hit or miss.

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



I don't want to get into specifics, but I find it's great for some older content and useless for others. Buy a cheap block plan and see if it fits your needs.

I'm a small enough downloader I just stick to the blocks and it fills my needs very affordably.

halokiller
Dec 28, 2008

Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves



sedative posted:

If anyone had one of those really cheap Black Friday deals from NewsDemon you should login to your account and see if you're still active. They say they lost some billing data and there's nothing you can do except sign back up at the normal price. They never sent an email or alerted anyone in any way.

Seedy as gently caress. My account is still listed as active, but I'll go ahead and cancel if this is how they're going to handle the top users. Already have half a dozen servers already even though Newsdemon is my 2nd most used server after Tweaknews.

evol262
Nov 30, 2010
#!/usr/bin/perl

halokiller posted:

Seedy as gently caress. My account is still listed as active, but I'll go ahead and cancel if this is how they're going to handle the top users. Already have half a dozen servers already even though Newsdemon is my 2nd most used server after Tweaknews.

I worked at highwinds. This is totally plausible. A lot of the providers they buy (or resellers) are on infrastructure that barely runs, and it says that way. It all hits the same back end, but auth is... Interesting, and this isn't necessarily intentional.

Also, "top users", like "top users" anywhere else whose business model is "sell capacity you hope they won't use to the max" (gyms, cable providers, shared hosting, openvz vpses) are a plague they're probably happy to be rid of.

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


Ok So I got on the NZBDrone train early this year. Apparently I'm way behind on updates. I go to the update section of my NZBdrone and click install on the latest version. I get sent to the install page instructions. The instructions seem to be from the vantage of a fresh install/new user. Which makes me a little gun-shy since I don't know what I'm supposed to do with regards to overwriting my existing NZBDrone. Just plunk it in the same folder? I won't lose my setup/configuration? Or what?


Also, do I just download latest or if I am behind do I need to work sequentially?

porksmash
Sep 30, 2008


How old of a version are you coming from and what OS?

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


2.0.0.1350

Mavericks. (OSX) Sorry I thought I wrote that but I guess not. )

Bazanga
Oct 10, 2006
chinchilla farmer

Anyone else seen this?
http://cryptome.org/2014/09/giganews-fbi.htm


I know there's always been rumors about this stuff but this is pretty interesting reading.

bobfather
Sep 20, 2001

I will analyze your nervous system for beer money

Bazanga posted:

Anyone else seen this?
http://cryptome.org/2014/09/giganews-fbi.htm


I know there's always been rumors about this stuff but this is pretty interesting reading.

The entire email is written from the point of view of a paranoid schizophrenic, and it even includes the usual TV/movie tropes like being turned into a double agent to spy on Giganews and be their eyes from the inside!

I'll tell you, certifiably with 100% certainty why this story is bullshit: Giganews is the most expensive Usenet provider by far, and they always have been. Their home page is advertising $30/month Usenet access, when I pay $4 a month currently. If Giganews was some big FBI honeypot, they'd have made it a tad more affordable to lure more people in.

B-Nasty
May 25, 2005



Even if it were the case that the FBI haz your IPz, I don't see why it matters. As far as I remember, the only copyright cases were brought against people uploading, knowingly or not (torrents), as the penalties are much higher and easier to prove. Going after downloaders that aren't re-sharing, is not worth it.

Unless you're downloading kiddie porn, and in that case, gently caress you anyway.

Rooted Vegetable
Jun 1, 2002



sedative posted:

If anyone had one of those really cheap Black Friday deals from NewsDemon you should login to your account and see if you're still active. They say they lost some billing data and there's nothing you can do except sign back up at the normal price. They never sent an email or alerted anyone in any way.

Well... that poo poo just made me go off to get a $15 per two months Astraweb account. It's easier to find Highwinds Block Accounts than it is Astraweb ones so I'd rather pay $2.50/mo extra for my primary and have a wider pick of block accounts.

BTW, this list of providers was a good "at a glance" for unlimited accounts if anyone was looking: https://www.reddit.com/r/usenet/com...ter_wow/ckn22xx

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


Wish blocknews would just send me an email when I use up my block accounts, instead I wake up to a bunch of errors in SAB that all say "invalid password". Not a big deal to fix, but still. Annoying.

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Quick question on the cloud backup stuff from the last page: both CrashPlan and Backblaze seem pretty well reviewed, the biggest difference seems to be that CrashPlan can't see mapped/USB drives in Windows. Since the intro packages all specify only backing up from a single machine, my plan would be to put the client on my main and just dump stuff onto USB sticks for everything else. I'm also assuming this all works by pointing the client at a directory and telling it to upload all the contents.

Would Backblaze be the best fit for something relatively simple like this?

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



CrashPlan can't see USB drives? That's ludicrous. There goes me using them this year then, as I have about 4TB inside the machine and 12TB in externals.

e: did I misread you, as http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan...nal_Hard_Drives seems to indicate this isn't a problem in Windows.

Irritated Goat
Mar 12, 2005

This post is pathetic.


DogNZB auto-redirected the register page to the bitcoin register page so I get to let my account expire because I don't want to deal with bitcoin bullshit.

Vykk.Draygo
Jan 17, 2004

I say salesmen and women of the world unite!

Irritated Goat posted:

DogNZB auto-redirected the register page to the bitcoin register page so I get to let my account expire because I don't want to deal with bitcoin bullshit.

I don't quite understand what you're saying. What did you need the DogNZB register page for? I didn't think they were taking registrations.

edit: okay I guess you're talking about trying to donate in order to get a VIP account, but since Paypal froze their account, they only accept bitcoin for now.

Vykk.Draygo fucked around with this message at 01:55 on Sep 24, 2014

Cunning Plan
Apr 15, 2003


EL BROMANCE posted:

CrashPlan can't see USB drives? That's ludicrous. There goes me using them this year then, as I have about 4TB inside the machine and 12TB in externals.

e: did I misread you, as http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan...nal_Hard_Drives seems to indicate this isn't a problem in Windows.

Crashplan can definitely see USB drives in Windows as backup destinations; I've just restored around a terabyte over my network from another machine running windows/crashplan with a shitload of USB drives hanging off it (took a couple of days, but that's another matter). What you can't do is back up a mapped network drive...

Irritated Goat
Mar 12, 2005

This post is pathetic.


Vykk.Draygo posted:

I don't quite understand what you're saying. What did you need the DogNZB register page for? I didn't think they were taking registrations.

edit: okay I guess you're talking about trying to donate in order to get a VIP account, but since Paypal froze their account, they only accept bitcoin for now.

Someone had mentioned about getting an account that day so I just went to the register page and it let me register but didn't know it was the bitcoin version. Kinda bullshit honestly.

UndyingShadow
May 15, 2006
You're looking ESPECIALLY shadowy this evening, Sir

So couchpotato went loving nuts and tried to download everything I'd ever downloaded all over again. The dev was completely unhelpful when someone opened a bug about it. I need to figure out how to turn off auto-update. Or replace couchpotato.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Cunning Plan posted:

Crashplan can definitely see USB drives in Windows as backup destinations; I've just restored around a terabyte over my network from another machine running windows/crashplan with a shitload of USB drives hanging off it (took a couple of days, but that's another matter). What you can't do is back up a mapped network drive...

From Vista onwards you can symlink it as a folder with mklink and it'll back up just fine

code:
mklink /d "c:\foo\bar" "\\server\whatevs"

EC
Jul 10, 2001

The Legend


UndyingShadow posted:

So couchpotato went loving nuts and tried to download everything I'd ever downloaded all over again. The dev was completely unhelpful when someone opened a bug about it. I need to figure out how to turn off auto-update. Or replace couchpotato.

Most of the major indexers have a "my movies" thing that does what CP does without the bullshit.

Takes No Damage
Nov 20, 2004

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.




Grimey Drawer

Cunning Plan posted:

Crashplan can definitely see USB drives in Windows as backup destinations; I've just restored around a terabyte over my network from another machine running windows/crashplan with a shitload of USB drives hanging off it (took a couple of days, but that's another matter). What you can't do is back up a mapped network drive...

Right that's what I meant, I just confused 'networked' with 'external' because

But OK then if I can just dump everything onto USB sticks/drives and plug into my main PC to back that data up then CrashPlan could still be the way to go, if that's the de facto GoonTM recommendation.

kri kri
Jul 18, 2007



EC posted:

Most of the major indexers have a "my movies" thing that does what CP does without the bullshit.

This - I replaced CP with dognzb and it pulls my imdb wishlist. If dog goes down it might be an issue, but its not worth the hassle for me to deal with CP. Just have your downloader rename the movie and you are good to go.

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xgalaxy
Jan 27, 2004
i write code

The trick with cp is to remove the movie from your managed list once you got a version you like.

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