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Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 Black or B01 Pink) EXPIRED

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Adorama via eBay has Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 Black or B01 Pink) for $17 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

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Edited December 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM by widgit

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Quote from psilver View Post :
Thank you. I was following that guide but run into a few snags. On nano /etc/samba/smb.conf, what do I put on the path? How would I know what drives are connected on the Pogoplug? I want to plug in a couple of 1tb WD External Drive on it.
My external drives mount to /media/volumename. Use df to locate your mounts, then use that mount path in your samba configuration. I installed udevil, which automounts hot plugged usb drives to /media/<name of your drive>. So you can label your drive as "1TBWDEXT1" and it mounts to /media/1TBWDEXT1.
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Quote from blunty View Post :
My external drives mount to /media/volumename. Use df to locate your mounts, then use that mount path in your samba configuration. I installed udevil, which automounts hot plugged usb drives to /media/<name of your drive>. So you can label your drive as "1TBWDEXT1" and it mounts to /media/1TBWDEXT1.
Okay, thank you. I'll report as soon as I try it tomorrow.

This might be a moronic question to you guys... what is the best format to be able to access on both (mostly) Mac and PC? I was going for NTFS but isn't that Windows only? The drives are currently formatted for the Mac. Thank you.
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Okay, thank you. I'll report as soon as I try it tomorrow.

This might be a moronic question to you guys... what is the best format to be able to access on both (mostly) Mac and PC? I was going for NTFS but isn't that Windows only? The drives are currently formatted for the Mac. Thank you.
Udevil supports NTFS. But Archlinux natively supports linux formatted volumes. I have the data drive formatted as EXT4 and I can access the share directly from both macs and windows on the network. EXT3/4 should theoretically be faster to the arch/pogo since there's no additional overhead accessing the linux volume.
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ext* is way faster than NTFS on linux.
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Quote from teetee1 View Post :
Perhaps this would help
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=57088170&postcount=309

Post the drive setup and your questions and they shall be answered. Although from what I can see most questions have been answered in the previous 5 pages.
Just submitted a post on the Arch Linux Forums about this. I'll update once I figure it out.

http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/vie...=18&t=5080
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Quote from virchristi View Post :
Just submitted a post on the Arch Linux Forums about this. I'll update once I figure it out.

http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/vie...=18&t=5080
See this post above.
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10GB/22min = 10*1024 MB / 22 / 60sec = 7.75MB/sec. That's good enough for 1080p playback. I have listed several real time monitoring tools in my previous post. To accurately measure the file transfer speed you just need the correct file size and a good stop watch. Or you can try something like DUmeter on windows.

The only tricky thing about sabnzbd installation is the permissions. Make sure you have sabnzbd installed:
# pacman -Qs sabnzbd
if the info shows up as result then you already have sabnzbd installed.

If not, you have to get it from AUR (Arch User Repository). In this case installing a AUR package manager/broker will save some time (for now and in the long run) and I like yaourt. It's like other package managers such as yum, apt, emerge which can automatically search and install the required dependencies for the package you want to install.

Here is how to install yaourt:

Be sure that your system time is sync'ed with the time server pool otherwise the certificate may not be working when yaourt tries to use wget to get the stuff from https hosts. (I simply create a systemd script `ntpd -gq` so the system's time is always adjusted when it boots up - too lazy to use ntp client as a service or use cron).

yaourt install:
1. # pacman -Sy wget base-devel yajl ed
2. # wget https://aur.archlinux.org/package...ery.tar.gz
3. # tar zxvf package-query.tar.gz
4. # cd package-query
5. edit PKGBUILD and change arch type to "any"
6. # makepkg --asroot PKGBUILD
7. # pacman -U <package.xz>
7. # wget https://aur.archlinux.org/package...urt.tar.gz
8. # tar zxvf yaourt.tar.gz
9. # cd yaourt
10.# makepkg --asroot PKGBUILD
11.# pacman -U <package.xz>
Feel free to delete everything that was downloaded or created during the above steps after the software is up and running.

the steps also show how to install packages from the source by using PKGBUILD file. It's easier than compiling from the source (./configure; make; make install) and you have a package at the end so it makes removing the package cleaner and easier if you don't want it.

To install sabnzbd simply do
# yaourt -Sy sabnzbd
and follow the script's instruction to get it done.

The default sabnzbd base path is /opt/sabnzbd if you get it from AUR. Make sure /opt/sabnzbd and all the subdirectories is owned by the user you use to run sabnzbd. You can find that info in /usr/lib/systemd/system/sabnzbd.service, the location is where all the start/stop scripts used by systemd to control the software.

Use the following command to change the ownership of an entire folder and everything in it:
# chown -R nobody.nobody /opt/sabnzbd
//change the ownership to nobody user and nobody group

there may be other locations for sabnzbd files such as /etc/conf.d/ but in this case only /opt/sabnzbd needs attention (if I remember correctly). Sickberad is a whole different deal because it doesn't have a base directory so the files are all over the place.
To check all the files installed from a package:
# pacman (or yaourt) -Ql <package name> | less

After that you are all set, just start the service (# systemctl start sabnbzd) and go to the webpage (http://<IP>:8080/sabnzbd (the port number is listed in /opt/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini) and set all the configuration options before you start to have fun with it.

Performance note: pogo's 256MB ram obviously is not enough for lots of things, one of them is too many job queue in sabnzbd. They could be from sickbeard or other sources. We don't want to use too much drive space for cache either because of the flash drive short life cycle. You just have to test out the best settings for your own system.
Did you create a Swap space for sabnzbd? If not why?
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Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
Did you create a Swap space for sabnzbd? If not why?
Because it's running on a thumb drive and the performance and the flash write cycle limitation makes it unwise to treat swap place as extension of the physical memory.
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Because it's running on a thumb drive and the performance and the flash write cycle limitation makes it unwise to treat swap place as extension of the physical memory.
I meant a swap on an external Hard drive you have connected to the Pogo. If not, do you have any problems with downloading files from 5-15gb in length with the Pogo and how fast can you download from the pogo.

Thanks for the info.
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Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
I meant a swap on an external Hard drive you have connected to the Pogo. If not, do you have any problems with downloading files from 5-15gb in length with the Pogo and how fast can you download from the pogo.

Thanks for the info.
I did not try it and here is my reason:
The swap idea is sound if you have fast I/O (ex. SATA/SAS connection) to the swap space. USB-connected drives don't provide good I/O speed therefore the overall performance will slow way down when the data have to be moved back and forth from the memory to the swap drive and back. It boils down to the difference between if the sabnzbd crashes or it takes full power on a drive (because of the swap) 24/7 but can only put a couple of downloaded files together in a day.

5-15gb is size unit not length. I have never noticed any problems downloading 5-15gb (single file size) with mine. But I am not sure single file size is the only potential performance impact factor here. The number of queue entries in sabnzbd and the number of un-processed sickbeard entries both affect the memory usage a lot.

If by "how fast can you download from pogo" you mean the transfer speed in LAN from pogo to a computer, it really depends on your network setup. For me it's 25MBps wired with gigabit switch (both pogo and the client) and 6MBps if pogo is wired and the client is connected through 54g wireless.
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Quote from teetee1 View Post :
I did not try it and here is my reason:
The swap idea is sound if you have fast I/O (ex. SATA/SAS connection) to the swap space. USB-connected drives don't provide good I/O speed therefore the overall performance will slow way down when the data have to be moved back and forth from the memory to the swap drive and back. It boils down to the difference between if the sabnzbd crashes or it takes full power on a drive (because of the swap) 24/7 but can only put a couple of downloaded files together in a day.

5-15gb is size unit not length. I have never noticed any problems downloading 5-15gb (single file size) with mine. But I am not sure single file size is the only potential performance impact factor here. The number of queue entries in sabnzbd and the number of un-processed sickbeard entries both affect the memory usage a lot.

If by "how fast can you download from pogo" you mean the transfer speed in LAN from pogo to a computer, it really depends on your network setup. For me it's 25MBps wired with gigabit switch (both pogo and the client) and 6MBps if pogo is wired and the client is connected through 54g wireless.
Thanks. I was trying your install and couldn't connect on wget of yaourt install. I saw that you need to sync time before it works.

Is there anyway you could tell me how you put that script to start at boot. ntpd -gq?

Thanks.
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