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  1. @tkaiser, I was actually planing to use btrfs as an underlying fs due to the error checking, even though I don't not know most of all its benefits yet. I will try to read up when I have time and develop the setup over the next few months. I might buy another board or use the old Rasberry Pi with an external USB disk to play around with. Concerning your comment about archive, could you please explain it, as I dont think you mean TAR (which I never liked). Concerning snapshots, I'm using snapshots with my virtual box in order revert the system to a known state. Admittedly, it is a very nice f
  2. I'm using Jessie. i dont think chksum in fs can really do anything about deliberate change by accident/virus/worm so i need to track which version on 4-5 hdds is correct. I had an "accident" once where several files were present but the all content were gone (0B). From fs point of view, there was no problem but obviously the photos were gone. Sent with Tapatalk
  3. This is true but unfortunately, my knowledge stops at 2006 . I will try to read up and do a test run with btrfs to see if it is simple enough. I currently waiting on the harddrives which are delayed 2 weeks. Can btrfs tools do the following: * re-evelate the checksum of the file on the disk without rewriting the file. * export the checksum to an external database in order to keep historical data so i can know when the change/corruption occurred.
  4. Thanks TKaiser, I was hoping that you would respond since I read most of your comments on the Bananian forum and I knew that you had switched. The reply is as I expected (which is why I posted the question here instead of at the Bananian forum) but I would like to have it confirmed by someone which has used both systems before I commit any work on this small project. Concerning the layout of the project, I have not decided yet on any specific protocol yet. I will later post about my ideas later when I have tried a few things and when I more time. In the mean time, if anyone of you
  5. Yes, i have seen that page. I also know that both of them are using Debian repositories, so I assume that the difference is in how the kernel is built. I did a very rudimentary test run with both Bananian and Armbian. The throughput with sftp were similar for both at 10MB/s over WiFi, mainly limited by CPU on the board. This is fine with me since my internet upload is 10mbps to the remote site. My goal is to build a long-term backup solution for my photos, home videos and some documents, totaling about 300-400GB. I don't want to touch the system after first launch (with exception of
  6. Hi all, I bougth a couple for Bananian Pi in order to set up (a NAS +) Local Backup + Remote Backup. I'm in the phase of deciding on distribution. What are the main differences between Armbian and Bananian?
  7. Igor, isn't this uncesseraly complicated as dd will take whatever boot loader is on the old sd-card. You can (at least in the old days when I did it last time) with these steps. First some notes: 1. Have a running Linux/Unix/Mac system other than the system on the original SD card. Any Linux Live CD will work as they all have dd. 2. Your new SD card (on /dev/sda) must be identical or larger than your old SD card (on /dev/sdb). 3. You must unmount your SD cards during these steps (or mount them as read-only). THIS IS IMPORTANT. 4. I use sdX as a generic name here, your devices will pr