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Promoted 08-07-2013 at 02:35 PM View Original Post
Adorama via eBay has Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 or E2) for $15 with free shipping. Thanks GoodDay

Note, our members report that you maybe getting a E02 model, which is slightly better than P21.

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Edited August 7, 2013 at 03:02 PM by DeividdoSama
Adorama on ebay has this in black for $14.99 and free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pogoplug-...4d0df6085c

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#31
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
What are you able to manage remotely? I can control Sab, sickbeard with port forwarding on the router. However I am not able to remotely add or change packages if it's away from my house. Unless I use something like Logmein and then putty into the Pogoplug.
I basically have SSH access to their pogoplug. So I can add additional packages, transfer files (rsync), reboot, etc.

Why don't you just port forward SSH to your Pogoplug so you can hit your pogoplug remotely?
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#32
Quote from graymen2 View Post :
I basically have SSH access to their pogoplug. So I can add additional packages, transfer files (rsync), reboot, etc.

Why don't you just port forward SSH to your Pogoplug so you can hit your pogoplug remotely?
How would I do that? I know for sab I use a DNS service to access it and have a webpage with login and password. Would I have putty login thru the DNS?
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#33
I just ordered one, have had a E02 for about a year and have been using it with stock firmware. Bought this one to do the arch linux thing and see what kind of trouble I can get into Wink

Can't believe such a useful box is so damn cheap.
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#34
Quote from Tombodacious View Post :
I've bought 3 (1 work cloud, 1 home cloud and 1 gift) from Adorama like this in the past and they have all been E02's looking at the bottom now. I jumped on this deal and I'm finally going to install linux on one as I've been wanting to do so for a while now.
I even have a retail box still for one of my E02's and it shows P21 on the box
Yep definately worth mentioning, ive observed the same thing!
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#35
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
How would I do that? I know for sab I use a DNS service to access it and have a webpage with login and password. Would I have putty login thru the DNS?
On your router you would port forward, say external port 2222 (or whatever), to your pogoplug IP and internal port 22. It would be similar to how you setup port forwarding for sab and for external access.

Dynamic DNS is another matter. I personally use http://freedns.afraid.org/ for that.
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#36
Quote from hightop32 View Post :
yep and that modularity is the beauty of these things. need something to do airprint? plunk down another pogoplug dedicated to this. want a network/streaming jukebox? another $15 dedicated pogoplug. webserver for <insert random need here> done, another pogo.

split up the tasks for these devices and you can really have robust network services available on the cheap.



shouldnt need to format if you are using NTFS or FAT/32, and you will be able to see the whole drive.
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
You can use your own NTFS or Fat32 drive to be shared on the network as SMB. Follow Step 6 on this blog and it will automount the USB drive for you. http://obihoernchen.net/wordpress...rch_linux/

I am using mine with Sabnzbd downloader and found that NTFS writing was pretty unreliable especially when I started downloading files >6-8 GB. I kept getting errors in Sabnzbd. I switched my hard drive to EXT3 linux format and all the problems went away. Only bad thing is I can't just unplug the drive and give it to a friend to borrow. If they want movies they need to hook it up to my PC and transfer it from my Gigabit LAN to usb which takes forever!
I've had the PogoPlug for a year or so but was a little intimidated by the complex instructions that assumed linux knowledge. I've carried basic commands on Unix but never carried out anything complex.

First thing I want to get my head round is the logistics of how the hardware all fits together. My understanding is as follows :

1) Need a empty USB Flash drive on which Arch Linux and all the add components (Samba, Sabnzbd, etc) will be installed. What is the ideal size for the Flash drive?

2) Once you install the Samba component, you now get to share the additional hard drives with other devices on the network. The Blog keeps repeating not to use NTFS, but all my current media resides on NTFS Drives, so If I now have to use a new EXT3 drive and move all my media then that is a big job.

3) Once you have Sabnzbd/Tranmission installed, one would then be able to directly retrieve files from usenet to the attached drive. Is there a GUI interface for Sabnzbd/Transmission or does all configurations need to be done with text editors?

This is what I want to achieve initially. My goal is to use this setup as a media hub.
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#37
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
I think P21 doesn't have ongoing upgrades for ArchLinux. Does that mean Sabnzbd, Sickbeard won't be able to be added to this?
The P21 variant has been dropped.

However most people end up receiving a E02 despite the packaging and stores saying its a P21 which is under the ARMv5 variants and it is still supported to my knowledge.
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#38
Quote from sam55 View Post :
The P21 is the same thing as the E02.
Seems to be quite a bit of confusion regarding the P21 vs. E02. I'm not a PogoPlug expert, but as best as I can determine, they are not identical. See, for example, a discussion of P21 vs. E02 here [archlinuxarm.org], which notes among other things that the P21 (but not the E02) has a hidden internal SATA port. DIYers can access the SATA port to attach a disk drive with faster access than over USB. (Note however that the disk drive still has to be external to the PogoPlug, since the device doesn't have room inside for the drive.)
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#39
I use this with Archlinux. I have problems when electricity goes out. The pogoplug/uboot/archlinux has a problem finding the appropriate boot drive. I dont know if anyone else has this problem. If you dont know how linux works like i do it takes alot reading to get different programs to work right. It takes alot of your time.
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#40
Quote from graymen2 View Post :
Hot! Thanks OP.

Highly recommended purchase.

I have a few of these, but will probably pick up a few more at this price.
Attachment 2146646
What in the world are you doing with so many of them???? OMG
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#41
Quote from magnovox00 View Post :
I use this with Archlinux. I have problems when electricity goes out. The pogoplug/uboot/archlinux has a problem finding the appropriate boot drive. I dont know if anyone else has this problem. If you dont know how linux works like i do it takes alot reading to get different programs to work right. It takes alot of your time.

I do find that sometimes my Pogo crashes. I unplug and replug the power and it reboots fine with my other USB drives still plugged in. It doesn't have any problem figuring out which is the OS drive. I think though I have been told to put the boot drive at the lowest slot nearest the power and ethernet port. I have 2 more usb ports on top of my ArchDrive.
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#42
Quote from Roboboogie View Post :
so tempted to buy another one just for Plex. it kills me that it does not have enough power for DLNA capabilities or transcoding
I haven't seen under $2k marketed NAS that can do proper/real transcoding on site. For true transcoding: leave the transcoding part to a good computer. Even the mighty DS1513+ (as far my budget goes Smilie ) had transcoding problems for me.
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#43
Quote from hightop32 View Post :
unraring?!?!? whyyyyy??

save yourself that heavy lifting and let xbmc playback directly from rar!

its got built in support (has for at least 8 years!!!) to take any .rar archive and begin playback from the first file (typically .rar, but depending on how you create the archive, it might be .r01) when 'Store' compression (read: no compression) is used. this also means you can begin playback of an archive that is not yet completely downloaded/transferred (perhaps not from newsgroups when downloading via nzb bc of the nature of how it is downloaded) as long as the other rars are in place by the time playback gets to that part in the file.

unraring is only necessary for clients that aren't this smart. there is no value to unraring when you have XBMC clients. if your goal is putting said media on a portable device or something later, simply unrar it TO that target device only when required/necessary. no different than copying the file over in one piece.

(note: VLC can do this too, just drag the first rar into the player....)
Is this still a world with active NZBing? I thought we had XBMC and streaming in place. Well to each their own actually. Since nzbmatrix (?) went down, I stopped it. What are you guys using these days?
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#44
Quote from jbloggs View Post :
I've had the PogoPlug for a year or so but was a little intimidated by the complex instructions that assumed linux knowledge. I've carried basic commands on Unix but never carried out anything complex.

First thing I want to get my head round is the logistics of how the hardware all fits together. My understanding is as follows :

1) Need a empty USB Flash drive on which Arch Linux and all the add components (Samba, Sabnzbd, etc) will be installed. What is the ideal size for the Flash drive?

2) Once you install the Samba component, you now get to share the additional hard drives with other devices on the network. The Blog keeps repeating not to use NTFS, but all my current media resides on NTFS Drives, so If I now have to use a new EXT3 drive and move all my media then that is a big job.

3) Once you have Sabnzbd/Tranmission installed, one would then be able to directly retrieve files from usenet to the attached drive. Is there a GUI interface for Sabnzbd/Transmission or does all configurations need to be done with text editors?

This is what I want to achieve initially. My goal is to use this setup as a media hub.
1. I use a 8gb on one and a 2gb on the Dockstar. Anything over 2GB is fine. I think what matters more is finding a fast USB thumb drive. I went thru a few drives to find a good one that works. I notice that some install faster than others.

2. Here is what I would do in your case. I would use graymen2 blog to do the install. Then do step 6 of Obihoernchen for USB auto mounting and increase speed of NTFS drives. You can then share the NTFS/Fat32 drives on your network already. I would then setup another Sab/Trans to send downloads to a your NTFS/FAT32 drive and see if that works. However if in Sab you will see errors like 'errno 116' then I would say you need to send the completed downloads to a EXT3 formatted drive. As the movies fill on the EXT3 drive I would then unplug your NTFS drive into a usb port and transfer those movies to the NTFS format drive to fill up the rest of your NTFS drive. Then from then on just use EXT3 formatted drives. You may be able to use cp command in linux to do the copy from EXT3 to NTFS directly but that may bog down the PogoPlug esp if you use it to download.

3. Once you have installed Sab/Sick/Couch and start them you will have access to them via webgui. e.g. ipPogoArch:8080 to find Sab and then you can change settings in the GUI.

It's all in graymen blog he has a whole section if you scroll down to it. That is why I wished I had his blog the first time I setup my first Pogo. It would have helped alot.

There are still some things that are needed in blog to get it fully working but most of it is there. I think swapfile is there but I had some permissions error that could only be fixed if you changed the permission right when you created it. These are some basic things that a linux person would know but for a newb like me it was a lot of research and asking questions on Arch forums or reading linux tutorials.

Also after you create a folder you need to chmod -R 777 /newfolder so that Sab or Sick can write to that folder. ex: tmp folder for nzb you need to create one then chmod it so Sabnzbd can use it to place the temp files there.
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#45
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Is this still a world with active NZBing? I thought we had XBMC and streaming in place. Well to each their own actually. Since nzbmatrix (?) went down, I stopped it. What are you guys using these days?
XBMC with Ice and 1ch work but I hate going thru so many dead links to find one. I think what hightop32 was talking about for me is to just download and not unrar at all and let xbmc client do the decoding.

I am not too sure if nzb active stream is still available because today is the first time I heard about it from hightop.
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