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by b-man1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: Mounting/Unmounting a local drive for "cold" backups
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Mounting/Unmounting a local drive for "cold" backups

The free Veeam Backup & Recovery Community Edition is fantastic for a full featured backup solution. The CE gives you full featured scheduled backups (full + incremental, synthetic backups, etc) and multiple physical and/or virtual systems with the free license. Check it out if you haven't. I us...
by b-man1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: VPN recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: VPN recommendations

I use my Edgerouter X for VPN. It's a basic L2TP IPSec VPN. My home upload is only 20Mbps, so performance isn't awesome, but it gets the job done for browsing and checking the home security cams while traveling.
by b-man1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Groovy Movies, DVD's, Music and Anime!
Topic: Good Omens on Prime Video
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Good Omens on Prime Video

Anyone watching this? I didn't make it through the first episode...just didn't care for the style, but may give it another try.
by b-man1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: Found a Teamviewer alternative
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Found a Teamviewer alternative

I use the free ScreenConnect (now ConnectWise Control) license that allows 1 concurrent connection and three remote agents. Works great.

https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/free
by b-man1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: Cloud storage recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Cloud storage recommendations

Did you end up finding anything? I'd be surprised if you find an unlimited service that allows NAS backups...haven't seen that before. You can get unlimited for desktops all day long, but I'm not aware of any unlimited on the NAS side. If there are, businesses would be loading up on that and the pro...
by b-man1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Groovy Movies, DVD's, Music and Anime!
Topic: There’s a Heartwarming Story Behind This New Star Trek: Picard Poster
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: There’s a Heartwarming Story Behind This New Star Trek: Picard Poster

i haven't dug into what the storyline is exactly, but from what i've seen, it's going to be decent. bringing back 7of9 and some kind of Borg conspiracy (maybe Starfleet trying to use Borg tech and it going wrong) is pretty cool.
by b-man1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Groovy Movies, DVD's, Music and Anime!
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer (2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer (2020)

looks good to me...he even said the movie is basically an homage to aviation above all else. i'm surprised Cruise didn't insist on piloting everything in real time as well...hahaha
by b-man1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: App replacement time: WinZip & TextPad out, 7Zip & Notepad++ in
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: App replacement time: WinZip & TextPad out, 7Zip & Notepad++ in

Notepad + + has been a go-to for as long as I can remember for work use. It handles large log files without an issue and makes parsing things a lot easier.
by b-man1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: Cloud storage recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Cloud storage recommendations

How much data? I still use Backblaze for home pc cloud backup, but they also offer affordable bulk storage via Backblaze B2:

https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html
by b-man1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Thanks for the heads up. One correction, you need to sign in to your Google Calendar, then Settings > Event Settings. I was looking for it in Gmail, but it wasn't there. :)
by b-man1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: Florida city fires IT employee after paying ransom demand last week
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Florida city fires IT employee after paying ransom demand last week

I'm hoping that tech was involved enough in the past to have his/her recommendations disregarded by management, while keeping CYA records. The lawsuit would be glorious! +1 FP...a failure at this level isn't because a lowly tech failed to click a box somewhere, it's up to management to determine the...
by b-man1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Coax install question

So...finally got into the outside box. Not sure of the exact name, but the lock requires a "star key slam tool" or whatever it's called. This type of tool is used: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71rsHEM4gkL._SL1500_.jpg https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFIH956 I picke...
by b-man1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Coax install question

i'll look at it closer...looks like a termination lock, but you are probably right. if i can get it open, i'll swap the connections, if possible. i wish i could get rid of the thing...after looking at the power adapter, the tech split it open to get inside and add the power wires, then soldered the ...
by b-man1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Coax install question

great info, thank you. I checked the current signal levels and with the power inserter connected, it's: downstream: s/n 37-38dB, power level 4 dBmV upstream: 34-35 dBmV i'll try again when i can unplug the power. i did find that what i thought was a splitter is the power inserter...a 3-way power-in/...

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