Aug 13, 2019
-Since Sam missed last weeks show, he wanted to get the latest updates from Jerry on his home/office move
-Jerry raves about the hero product as he has a trouble free set up in the new house
-With Joe doing more Synology installations, he questions his co-hosts on their choices of RAID and comfort level with redundancy.
-Continuing the NAS conversation, Joe mentions the options for SHR2 and how a client surprised him with questions regarding Synology RAID F1, a RAID format specifically for use with SSDs. The idea being that SSDs would normally have a similar lifespan, so F1 is an uneven parity distribution approach will lead to that one SSD reaches its lifespan earlier than others
-The elders of the Internet (IT Crowd reference)
Joe’s discussion about a Synology causes Sam to recall the story of a Synology failure at a client. The series of events, like restoring from Backblaze B2 and Hyper Backup’s proprietary format made a new approach necessary.
-Jerry recalls a funny story of how a client thought they were taking Drobo backups offsite by removing one of the drives and taking it home
-Sam has one of those days where he goes down the rabbit hole at a completely new client. His almost comical experience with UniFi and Sonos equipment took him the entire day and still left him scratching his head.