thread After a little over a decade
my QNAP NAS has died.

How're you?
permalink mine died recently as well
i need to get some disk recovery software it seems
permalink I think mine was update related.
I've just go the drive out, I'm hoping it'll spin up ok.

I'd been shifting data off onto cloud storage and I think I got all the important bits.
permalink mine was in raid
and it seemed to tbe the power supply that failed, but one drive had already gone and i think the boot sector was borked or something... there is nothing much i need but i must do it at some point
permalink THE drive?
Tsk. Bloody amateurs, etc.
permalink The whole point of RAID?
My little Buffalo NAS has had a drive fail... but I was running RAID-thingy and replaced it. I'll probably have to replace the other one sooner or later...

I know RAID on two drives isn't that smafrt, but it works for domestics...
permalink We always hang in a Buffalo NAS
We do the drive every time we dance
permalink I'll give you love baby not romance
I'll save your files nothing left to chance
permalink Raid 1 (mirroring) on 2 drives is absolutely for domestics.
A backup to a single drive isn't a backup and I'm baffled why 'reputable' NAS people sell single drive options.
permalink Of course.
But at least it works at that scale. It is R, and it is an A. Generally the Ds are fairly I.

A single drive solution isn't R and isn't an A?
permalink Correct.
It's just something else that could fail messily.
permalink I know.
It was a gift, and I've never been able to justify spending on a two bay NAS given I don't use it for anything important.
permalink Where do you back up your
family pics to?
permalink owncloud and google photos
I've lost so many over the years I find it all a bit pointless now. If they go they go.

Edit: Although now I've got kids I suppose I should do better. I might start making photobooks.
permalink I've just amused myself by setting up a joke
for the wife next Christmas. Playing the long game.
permalink ...pation
permalink consti?
permalink Eggs again,
I'll be bound.
permalink Sure as eggs is eggs
Or, as they'd say round these parts "iggs is iggs"
permalink With some fush and chups?
permalink My ex-brother-in-law went out with a New Zealander for a while
They visited a family friend in the US, who was showing off the huge house he'd spent a few years building. They were having drinks and a barbecue on his extensive outdoor timber terrace.

She is enthusing about it all and says, "Wow, Fred! Your dick is bigger than our whole apartment!"

Cue explosive emission of beer from everyone else...
permalink Having a cold one
Out on the dick is a favourite summer pastime