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dbx 286s Review – Enhance Your Audio

Enhancing Your Audio Over the last several years my audio recording efforts have been constantly evolving.  I started with a first gen line 6 ux2 paired with a $35 microphone, which worked, but wasn’t great.  I tried a Blue Snowball […]

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Backup Synology to cloud with Synology Azure Backup
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Backup Synology to cloud with Synology Azure Backup

Synology Azure Backup Overview In this post I’ll take you step by step on how to configure your Synology NAS to backup to Microsoft Azure using Hyper Backup with Synology Azure backup. There are a lot of ways to protect […]

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Synology SSD Cache Setup and Testing

Enabling Synology SSD Cache Due to budget constraints my Synology DS1815+ is only populated with 6 WD Red drives, and the last two bays have been sitting empty for a while now. After a recent unrelated upgrade I found myself […]

Home lab video walkthrough and rack diagram
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Home Lab setup for Virtualization, Hyper-V, and MCSE

Virtualization Home Lab Guide When it comes to home labs each of us is constrained by size, power, heat, noise, performance, and budget factors.  On top of that the IT field encompasses a host of various technologies and many of […]

Synology DS1512+ with failed hard drive
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Synology DS416 withy WD Red NAS 3.0TB Drives
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Synology Disk Station Manager – initial configuration guide

Overview The Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) is the Operating System (OS) that runs on your Synology unit.  This guide will cover the basic steps to setup your Synology device and complete the initial configuration settings of your DSM. If […]

Supermicro IPMICFG password reset example - syntax
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Reset a Supermicro IPMICFG password

How to reset a Supermicro IPMICFG password from inside Windows You may encounter a situation where you need to reset the admin password associated with your Supermicro IPMI interface. In my circumstance I had just picked up a 6028TR-HTFR off […]

Hyper-V Server Configuration Screen
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Hyper-V Core Cluster Home Lab Setup

This article will explore the setup and configuration of a Hyper-V Core cluster and the creation of high availability VMs. Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (also referred to by some as Hyper-V Core) is a free standalone virtualization platform offered by […]

DS1512+ and DS1815+
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Synology DiskStation Migration

Performing a Synology DiskStation Migration – A How To Guide I recently added a DS1815+ to my home lab environment and wanted to migrate my DS1512+ RAID6 configuration to this new DiskStation. I wanted to do this without a lot […]