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by rockandroller
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)
Replies: 24
Views: 8073

Re: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)

Back on track with my project here. I bought four WD black 750's ( 2.5 inch) and got some drive caddies on eBay. They are in, and the RAID controller defaulted them into a nice 2TB RAID array. I downloaded an HP smartstart CD, booted with that, and all system tests run perfect. So now I have a dual-...
by rockandroller
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)
Replies: 24
Views: 8073

Re: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)

Thanks very much for the detailed reply. ZFS looks very interesting! I just bought a DL380 G5 as an experiment. It comes with 12 gigs, and I have some extra server ram laying around that will fit it. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/HP-ProLiant-DL380-G5-2x-XEON-Quad-Core-3-0GHz-12GB-DDR2-/272085344307? A coup...
by rockandroller
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)
Replies: 24
Views: 8073

Re: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)

Can anyone recommend a "moderately vintage" server that can run CentOS 7? I've been looking at some nicely-priced DL380 G5s but in Red Hat 7 has dropped support for all their HP SmartArray RAID controllers :-( So effectively a DL380 G5 is only good til 2020 when CentOS 6 expires... Or maybe there's ...
by rockandroller
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)
Replies: 24
Views: 8073

Re: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)

Thanks very much for the tips. I was shying away from buying used rack servers - was mulling buying a new TS-140, and that is ~600 bux (4G ram, no drives) here in Canada. However, we do have 14 year old rack servers still going strong, so probably there is no harm in dumping a couple hundred bucks i...
by rockandroller
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)
Replies: 24
Views: 8073

Seeking Hardware Advice... (low budget)

http://ca.dlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/DCS-4602EV.jpg OK, I have a couple of D-link DCS-4602EV cameras on order (because they are the only available "tough" dome cameras in our price range) - and plan to pick up five more 'less rugged' cameras that will be placed out of reach of vandals. Th...