So here is the deal. The cost of running my server has really gone up. Comcast upped it’s rates, I have to pay $50.00 a month for unlimited data. I enjoy the programing, having a massive raid, and I heard chicks dig guys with massive raids. I’m not going to beg anyone for money. But if since it’s tax season really made me look at what I spent. It would be awesome if anyone donated to the expense of hosting and streaming all this would be great! I’m not going to take down the server or anything if no one donates so do not worry.
Due to the over whelming demand of Plex media server I have switched the system to secure connections only this should not effect most people but if it does effect you let me know. I know right now that this does not work with Plex Android App and chrome-cast but it does work with google chrome with chrome-cast. I’m going to work on some other things for my Plex server when I get some free time to speed up the system and streaming and peak times. Since I have started using plex most and more I’m also going to get a Plex Pass next time they have a good sale on it. This will enable users to sync content to watch later, and a few other things for the user end.
The Machine that downloads items for my server is down for a bit. I was updating it and it crashed. Now it will not go into recovery mode or anything on boot it just brings up NOOBS I do not want to loose the data and settings on it. I’m going to build a new image since I need to larger SD card for the system anyways but. I’m not going to start on that until tomorrow at the earliest.
If you are using kodi any version before Kodi v17.01 “Krypton” please update to the Kodi v17.01 “Krypton” it is so damn cool! There is a new way clearer interface, new add-ons including Plex! If you are running Kodi on a raspberry pi using openelec it looks are if the updated breaks the use of remote controls. I have only tested my raspberry pi but that was my case.
If you have an account no my server and are sharing your log in soon you will be banned. I have not 100% worked out how the ban will work or what it will take to return your account. Right now it looks as if I will de-activate your account and then ban your IP/IP’s from my server. Then you will have to get a hold of me and most likely donate to get your account back. I have not worked out everything but in the next week or so I’m going to start limiting user log ins to 1 IP per account, after that the bans will start.
So after some work I now have Mysql Database Replication working. This is only local right now but I’m buying another RaspberryPi to put at my office to have a off site back up but I need to get SSL working for that to work right. But this good news is if I ever make a mistake like is did right after I got the new server working eveything will not be lost. Well unless that mistake is a fire and since both machines are in the same room there is a good chance that they will both belost.
So I have a new router and my new server is rocking. I have not gotten QoS or Traffic Shaping working 100% how I want it. It works for everyone using my network and for everyone streaming. But I still do not have the speed I want but I’m work on it. I have been testing some stuff including IPV6 but I keep messing that up so I will not be doing much with it for now. I did set up a cool blocking page for my free and guest WIFI you can check it out HERE.
Ok so I guess I did not set up the raid management software when I installed my raid. A hard drive died but I had a drive sitting there to expand the raid. I installed the new drive and the rebuild started. Of course the load on the drives when rebuilding is super hard and 2 more drives failed. I have a back up, but it’s 3 weeks back and will take some time to get everything back. But I will be using the back up for some time since 2 more drives is a bit of money.
I thought it would take way less time to get everything working again. But everything seams fixed!!! Anyone that has signed up before this post needs to do it again, It was not working before and it was not checking that part that was not working. You can sign up again Here. I’m working on getting DataBase replication working soon so this can not happen again. But that’s a project for next weekend.
And now I will get a email when you get sign up so user approval will be faster!
I see a lot of users still using there old log in. These do not work, and if you keep trying to use them I will have no choice but to ban you. I server does ban after 10 tries but once the ban is up they just try again.
Sorry for all the trouble, But soon the Office Spacing my old server and Building a new enclosed server rack will make up for all this.
The next thing will be getting a Pfsense box since my router is dying, well maybe not dying just being a BITCH. These problems would not really be a problem for most but right now it just decides not to forward ports to static IP’s , and QoS is being a ASS too.