Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:55 PM
what im seeding: way to much to list, ill update this post with a script once i figure out how to get utorrent to generate a list, or come up with another automated way of doing it. i had a list on the old section of the forums in the reseeding area, but it just got to be a huge hassle to keep it updated (if anyone knows how to do it with utorrent, or even another torrent client let me know!)
im one of those eccentrics who rebuilds his comps at least once a year, and because of that i always end up with extra parts that have nothing wrong with them sitting around.(i prolly have enough on my shelves to build at least 5 complete comps lol)
that was one of the main reasons i decided on finally going with a rack mount setup for my storage, for a while, i would build a comp, stuff it with drives, and when i ran out of space, id just build another and do it all over again. a few years ago, i started getting NAS box's instead of building comps, but it was still an expensive endeavor to keep up with my storage needs. after doing alot of research, i decided on going with sas (256 drive limit per controller) and 4u expansion chassis. most off the shelf soloutions for 20 drives were in the $2000 dollar range, but i stumbled upon the norco cases. for $359 i get a 4u 20 bay hotswap chassis (complete with its own sas backplane) and with the addition of a $400 chenbro UEK 36 port sas expander/power controller card, i have an instant 20 disk expansion array. with only needing to attack a power cable, and a sas cable to the back, i can expand storage cheaply, and without having a separate comp that has to be maintained
once its finished it will have several benefits for both me and other people. 1 i it will save me a considerable amount on electricity, compared to all the comps and nas's i have running now, 2 it is much easier to keep cool (check out the build thread as it progresses, and you will see my air conditioning mod for the rack once i get that far) which will cut my electricity even more. 3 i will have enough easily expandable space to keep all my files online and accessible for seeding etc (since if i want to seed AND play something, i end up with triple the space usage usually for the game, the original torrent files, the extracted iso's etc, and the actual instal ) 4 im able to pass along the unused hardware to people that need it, instead of it just gathering dust on my shelves, and finally, 5 i dont have to maintain multiple systems and mapped network drives constantly (i ran out of drive letters long ago, now i have em all mounted as folders lol)
the downside is the sheer amount of time it will take to do a parity build of everything once its copied over to the flexraid system on the new server. in snapshot mode, i m estimating a 1-1.5 week initial parity build time on the drives >_<
what i will probably do, since i still havent found a coder to rewrite my old auto seeding script, is set up utorrent with remote access again and give certain people (like dm and dizzy) access so they can add new torrents as they release, and force seed others as needed. im still trying to find a way to make utorrent itself update a file with what its actually seeding, but if i do i will also link that to a webpage so people can see whats on the list at any given time.
i also have about 140,000 doujin scans going back as far as C28 and over 500,000 volumes of manga that i will eventually serve again, maybey i will let dizzy sort and release all the doujins =3