I got a little busy and haven’t got back to this project until now. Last update was Part 4. I noticed that my local network was losing time sync. I knew I has enabled NTP on the server… why wasn’t it serving my local clients.
After digging into it a little, I noticed that the new install did not have the listen on * added to the /etc/ntpd.conf configuration file. Added it, restarted the daemon, and bingo! Time sync. I could of course have all my local devices sync themselves to an internet time server, but why have the extra clients/load/internet traffic. 😀
NFS was having some performance issues. Bad enough where a 1 gig movie was having buffering issues. I know that TCP has more overhead than UDP so I jumped in to the server, switched nfsd with the -u to force it to only allow UDP connections. I am currently watching a 1.7 gig file without any issues. As a test I am about to start uncompressing some tarballs and recompiling the system with the latest patches. I will report back later.
For some reason the system is now missing libc, libssl, libcrypto. This is causing issues installing noip and mysql. Almost there.
NOIP – BROKE MySQL – BROKE
Using the Packages I was able to get many things back in place rather quickly.
- NFS – Working
- DNS – Working
- DHCP – Working
- VLAN – Working
- NTP – Working
- Wireless Controller – Working
NOIP – BROKE MySQL – BROKE
AAAAHHHHHHHH!!! MySQL is one of the two main components for KODI movie and Music Library. The noIP is just the dynamic DNS updater. Not a show stopper that it isn’t working, but I would like to fix it.
I can however, start moving the files and data to the new NFS server. Some projects are never meant to end and this is starting to feel that way.
I have the whole server installed in about 15GB or less. Yet I am trying to copy it to a 200GB drive and save the 3TB drive for storage. Plan A was to use one PATA and the other SATA which according to the soekris wiki works if you use the jumper on the drive to select cable select. I was trying to jumper the drive to cable select when the pin broke off. That concluded plan A.
What do you get when you take 3TB drive and take about 15GB? 2.985TB. Still plenty of space for storage and simplify the setup, lower heat and power usage. So that is plan B.
However, they are both SATA and I only have one SATA plug 🙁 No worries, I just installed the 3TB drive into a desktop, boot CD and fresh install. The added benefit to this is I get a free upgrade in the process. From Openbsd 5.8 to Openbsd 5.9!
Nice clean booting OpenBSD 5.9 Soekris server with 2.985TB of storage!
But wait… How can I copy files from version 5.8 to 5.9… oh no. some libraries and files have changed. On to Plan B.2