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 Thauros Jan 29, 2003 $5 cheaper than their Terabyte Tuesday deal. # ? Sep 4, 2014 21:37  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. # ? Sep 4, 2014 22:45  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? # ? Sep 5, 2014 17:20 #### 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 ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ ‏ 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. # ? Sep 8, 2014 22:16

#### 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! #### 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. # ? Sep 9, 2014 00:29 #### 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. # ? Sep 13, 2014 02:29 #### 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 ). #### 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 # ? Sep 14, 2014 01:32 #### 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 # ? Sep 14, 2014 22:06 #### 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. # ? Sep 14, 2014 23:26 #### 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. #### 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? # ? Sep 16, 2014 02:17  porksmash Sep 30, 2008 How old of a version are you coming from and what OS? # ? Sep 16, 2014 04:10  Feenix Mar 14, 2003 Sorry, guy. 2.0.0.1350 Mavericks. (OSX) Sorry I thought I wrote that but I guess not. ) # ? Sep 16, 2014 05:54  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. # ? Sep 16, 2014 19:53 #### 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. # ? Sep 20, 2014 20:58 #### 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. # ? Sep 22, 2014 13:37
 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? # ? Sep 22, 2014 21:57
 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. # ? Sep 23, 2014 11:34
 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. # ? Sep 23, 2014 17:16

#### 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

#### 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...

#### 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. # ? Sep 24, 2014 17:52

#### 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"


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.

#### 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.

#### 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.