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PRo (guest) 01 Aug 2016 11:01
in discussion Main / General » Reading disk from IOMEGA IX2-200 on other hardware

Although a little late…
Shut down the Ix2 drive.
Buy (if not available) a backup hard drive larger then your crashed disk, and mount it. I use an external USB3 drive. Make sure it works.
Beware of antivirus autmatically trying to scan new drives, as of waste bin trying to place files. Do NOT format the disk if recommended! When you physically read the disk you want that to be the recovery read-once storage.
Get a SATA-to-USB adaptor (note maximum disk size it can handle), or mount the NAS drive in your computer.
Download free XFS Explorer (www . ufsexplorer.com / download.php)
Create a read-once storage of the NAS drive on to the backup drive
Open the read-once storage, don't work on the drive! Disconnect it.
Explore the 3rd partition. It should be a SGI XFS partition. With luck it is all there.
If you can read the files, get a XFS licence and backup your recovered data. Begin with your most important files!
If no luck consider professional recovery, depending on the value of your data.

by PRo (guest), 01 Aug 2016 11:01

Hi

I have had a breakdown on my IOMEGA IX2-200 and the current situation is, whatever I do the box wont startup after power-up. The box does not respond to ping (on 192.168.1.200) and I cannot access the disks.
Does anyone know if there is a method to read the disks from another hardware - maybe a normal PC with a special OS or special hardware?
Quite desperate to get hold of the data on the disks.

Help will be much appreciated.

/Mogens

Reading disk from IOMEGA IX2-200 on other hardware by Mogens (guest), 01 Dec 2015 21:41
Ganesh Thevar (guest) 25 Sep 2013 09:33
in discussion Main / General » SSH restrictions

Thanks Hedy!!!!!!

by Ganesh Thevar (guest), 25 Sep 2013 09:33
Cobalto27 (guest) 12 Jul 2013 16:07
in discussion Main / General » SSH restrictions

God, made a mistake, hope you guys noted it. During the ensemble step wrote mdadm -A -R /dev/md0 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb2 …fix it, you should use the first partition of the second disk …mdadm -A -R /dev/md0 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1

by Cobalto27 (guest), 12 Jul 2013 16:07
Cobalto27 (guest) 12 Jul 2013 15:57
in discussion Main / General » SSH restrictions

After 18 years using internet looking out for solutions i have the opportunity to pay you guys back.

I Had the same problem> I got in, edited sshd_config and changed the line AllowUsers… but the sshd server running blocks root for some reason when you do that. I was waiting for a new firmware update thinking it could help, but it didnt.

Im going to assume you know something about unix since you were messing with ssh in first place.

Solution Summary:
Ok, you have two ways to solve this. I used the second one.
1.) Take out both disks, connect one of them on a linux box *you can use a virtual machine*, ensemble it, mount it, edit your file, put back JUST ONE DISK, once the storage is up insert the second one and let it sync.
2.) Take out both disks, connect BOTH on a linux box *you can use a virtual machine* as a RAID ARRAY, ensemble it, mount it, edit your file, put them back, and thats all, no need to sync.

My solution detailed (the second one):
1.)Take out both disks, connect them to a linux machine, through SATA or USB(you'll need a carry to do this). If you are connecting through SATA and dont have a linux machine use a liveCD or a USBDistro, I used an ubuntu LiveDistro running from a USB on my Mac. If you are using USB you can use a virtual machine. You can do the same for solution 1.

2.) Identify disks.
E.g: From the linux box i used as root: "dmesg | grep sd" because i used a SATA connection. It showed me three disks sda, sdb sdc. where sda and sdb had 1.8Gb, and the third one was my kignston USB. You can do the same for solution 1.
I Dont know what names are used if you use a virtual machine and USB. You'll need to find it out depending on your system.

3.)Ensemble them as ARRAY:
both disks have 2 partitions, (sda1, sda2 and sdb1,sdb2), the 1 partition has the iomega image, the second one is your information so you´ll need only the first one: Type As root: "apt-get install mdadm" to install the ensembler and then "mdadm -A -R /dev/md0 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1", it will ensemble the array. You can do the same for solution 1 but only using one disk.

4.)Activate Volumes:
Since md0 is a LVM2 volume you'll need to activate it. Install lvm2: "apt-get install lvm2" to install the mounter, and then type "vgscan" to identify the volume, you will see its system name. Then "vgchange -ay thenameyoujustsaw" to activate it, and "lvs" to find the activated mountable device. I just tried to paste a link to a 5 steps tutorial but the system doesnt let me post… youll need to find a lvm2 tutorial if you cant understand what im saying.

4.)Mounting:
Mount the volume: e.g: /dev/md/mountable_device /mnt/ix2 will work. Be sure to create the ix2 directory first. Youll find many directories inside it. But you will be intersted in one file ./images/config, it is a huge file. But i note it was an ext2 file partition, so i created a second mount point in /mnt/ix3 and mount it the with mount /dev/md/md_lv/images/config /mnt/ix3. And voila! the entire file system was revealed.

5.)edit file.
Trivial, i won't explain it. Just fix what you broke.

6.)Put your disks back.
If you are using both of them as i did, you just have to start up the storage. If you are using the first solution, you will need to put just that disk back and then start the storage up. Then turn it off, put the scond disk, turn it on and wait for syncing.

Hope it helps.

by Cobalto27 (guest), 12 Jul 2013 15:57
Brutusram (guest) 25 May 2013 00:59
in discussion Main / General » SSH restrictions

ALL

If you have updated to v4 firmware you can now turn on ssh by going to the following url:
You will need to add .html after the word diagnostics…wikidot would not allow me to post them together.
your ix2 ip/manage/diagnostics .html

by Brutusram (guest), 25 May 2013 00:59
Oscar (guest) 29 Apr 2013 14:35
in discussion Main / General » Disk Usage is 90% but all my folders are gone!

Hi, i think i also have some issue with firmware or such.

In a while now the ix2 is constantly writing things in the log file, every minute i could see when i had access in ssh.
(I did a reset 30-30-30 but it din't help, lost my account and my ssh password, but not data)
Disks are spinning constantly, and the shares are not rock solid anymore and sometimes not available or hard to access.

What can i do ? try to backup data from an individual disk putting the disk physicaly in my computer and then back and newest firmware or such ….

regards

by Oscar (guest), 29 Apr 2013 14:35
cbartholomee (guest) 12 Mar 2013 15:58
in discussion Main / General » ubuntu

Hi,

I tried several times using the debian debootstrap versions 1.0.44 and 1.0.46. I also tried the ubuntu debootstraps.
All give me this error:
W: Failure trying to run: chroot /opt/ubuntu mount -t proc proc /proc
W: See /opt/ubuntu/debootstrap/debootstrap.log for details

In the log file I see lots of:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_PAPER = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_ADDRESS = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_MONETARY = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_NUMERIC = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_TELEPHONE = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_IDENTIFICATION = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_MEASUREMENT = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_TIME = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LC_NAME = "nl_BE.UTF-8",
LANG = "C"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

and finally:
/opt/usr/share/debootstrap/functions: line 898: 21433 Segmentation fault $CHROOT_CMD "$@"

Do you know whats going wrong?

Kind regards,
Cyrille

by cbartholomee (guest), 12 Mar 2013 15:58
aberas (guest) 06 Nov 2012 13:36
in discussion Main / General » Disk Usage is 90% but all my folders are gone!

Same thing happend to me. I solved it this way:
From a ssh prompt you can see that the folders are there. I renamed them, created a new share and copied the contents from the old renamed folder.
Thats it.
Soory if its too late, but just happend to me.

by aberas (guest), 06 Nov 2012 13:36
FTP server dead
Martial RichardMartial Richard 03 Oct 2012 17:03
in discussion Main / General » FTP server dead

Hello everyone,

I'm using everyday my IX2-200 for work and today the FTP server decided to die on me. Even if the FTP service is enabled from the web interface there is no port 21 listening.

Here is a portscan of my NAS:

Open TCP Port: 22 ssh
Open TCP Port: 80 http
Open TCP Port: 111 sunrpc
Open TCP Port: 139 netbios-ssn
Open TCP Port: 443 https
Open TCP Port: 445 microsoft-ds
Open TCP Port: 548 afpovertcp
Open TCP Port: 605 soap-beep
Open TCP Port: 665 sun-dr
Open TCP Port: 703
Open TCP Port: 873 rsync
Open TCP Port: 982
Open TCP Port: 2049 nfsd
Open TCP Port: 3205 isns
Open TCP Port: 3260 iscsi-target
Open TCP Port: 3689 daap
Open TCP Port: 45743
Open TCP Port: 49152
Open TCP Port: 50599
Open TCP Port: 50660
Open TCP Port: 55004
Port Scan has completed…

I then logged in via SSH and run the top command when enabling and disabling FTP from the web UI. I can see a proftpd using some resource then disappearing.
Have you seen this before? What can I do to force the FTP daemon to run?

thanks in advance for your help.

FTP server dead by Martial RichardMartial Richard, 03 Oct 2012 17:03
Itunes server on ix2-200
Arthur (guest) 02 Sep 2012 15:51
in discussion Main / General » Itunes server on ix2-200

Hi,

I was wondering if it possible to run a full Itunes server on the NAS IX2-200.
I'm using an ATV3 and Ipone 4S as well.
I know that Itunes has the option to add a directory and that this could reside on the NAS.
But I don't want my PC running all the time.

thanx
Arthur

Itunes server on ix2-200 by Arthur (guest), 02 Sep 2012 15:51

The JBOD option gives me one big lvm volume.

Yeah, I was afraid of that. I am remembering that it is something like a RAID1 for the filesystem, then the rest is an LVM volume which has either JBOD, RAID0, or RAID1 pseudo-partitions on top of that. I don't know that you will be able to separate them into 2 completely separate systems, but you may be able to create 2 separate LVM partitions for just the folder you would like to sync with your script (although I don't know if this will guarantee that the LVM partitions will be on the 2 separate physical disks). Jim Millard has a write up of expanding the drive space on the ix2-200 at his blog that you could use as a starter to try things out if you don't have any crucial files saved on your ix2-200 at the moment.

May I ask, why did you choose to install Debian on the device? I mean, what's the advantage over the stock firmware (apart from the fact that I may be able to access the disks separately)?

No real advantage other than I was having issues with the stock CUPS (although I probably could have worked with the optware version to eventually get working) with my old HP Deskjet 720c (which is not a postscript printer), but also wanted to be able to use StrongSwan (for iOS devices) and OpenVPN (for Windows machines) to connect to my home server to access files from work and/or to encrypt my internet connection when browsing from coffee shops. The stock kernel that comes with the firmware does not have the prerequisite kernel packages installed for a VPN server (other than the "personal cloud" which I found to be buggy and not to my taste, but others seem to like it just fine). Also, with doing so, you lose all the web based admin stuff, so it's all command line from now on (or lose some space and install tightVNC server + a GUI like xfce or lxde like the ubuntu jaunty bootstrapping post by hstende on this forum).

Yes I'm using the stock firmware. The JBOD option gives me one big lvm volume.

May I ask, why did you choose to install Debian on the device? I mean, what's the advantage over the stock firmware (apart from the fact that I may be able to access the disks separately)?

sidtheducksidtheduck 25 May 2012 00:28
in discussion Main / General » Replace mt-daapd with forked-daapd

I've tried compiling inside the NAS (via ssh) but I get stuck at an error relating to the glibc version.

ADoko seemed to have the same issue with the glibc that is shipped with the QNAP. You can view a writeup of his cross-compile setup to utilize a eglibc 2.14 here -> wiki[dot]qnap[dot]com/wiki/User:AnthonyDoko

I've also tried running the binaries compiled for the QNAP, but I get this error:
forked-daapd: client.c:791: avahi_client_errno: Assertion ‘client’ failed.

From what I can tell, this error is due to the dbus daemon needing to be started or restarted. Did you install dbus from ipkg / optware? If not, that is one of the prerequisites of the ADoko binaries.

Relating the audio driver problem, did you try laudio_enable=false in forked-daapd.conf

Yeah, see my post below. ADoko installed his own patch to allow disabling of local audio in the config file (debian apt version does not have laudio_enable option available). I just need to patch a current version of the forked-daapd libevent branch (as ADoko's has a workaround for disabled hi-res timers in kernel where my kernel has them enabled) with ADoko's patches for local audio disabling and try to compile on the ix2-200 to see if it will work. Now all I need is the time to sit down and do it! :D

ipkg nslu2-linux org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable
ipkg nslu2-linux org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/unstable

Those are the feeds that I used before I updated, but I'm not sure if there are any different ones that work.

Good luck!

by sidtheducksidtheduck, 25 May 2012 00:28
Nicolas Lagalaye (guest) 22 May 2012 23:57
in discussion Main / General » Replace mt-daapd with forked-daapd

Thanks for answering ! I've tried compiling inside the NAS (via ssh) but I get stuck at an error relating to the glibc version. I couldn't find a newer ipkg source.
I've also tried running the binaries compiled for the QNAP, but I get this error:
forked-daapd: client.c:791: avahi_client_errno: Assertion ‘client’ failed.
Relating the audio driver problem, did you try laudio_enable=false in forked-daapd.conf ? I've compiled alsalib to satisfy the dependency, but as I didn't get far with compiling forked-daapd itself I didn't run into the error.
I have
ipkg nslu2-linux org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable
ipkg nslu2-linux org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/unstable
Do you know any compatible ipkg source apart from those ? I'd like to have glibc or elibc 2.13 in order to compile properly.
Thanks again!

by Nicolas Lagalaye (guest), 22 May 2012 23:57

Are you still using the stock iomega firmware? If so, I think you can set your disks in JBOD mode to access each disk separately. However, I may be wrong as (IIRC) the stock firmware uses LVM that may combine the free space on both disks as a single volume. I've never set it in JBOD mode and no longer have the stock firmware on my ix2-200 (installed Debian squeeze) so I cannot test either.

You can look into it, but you may run into the same audio driver image I posted about above.

Just an update that ADoko has patched his version of forked-daapd for ARM to disable local audio by setting laudio_enable=false in forked-daapd.conf, so you will not run into the same local audio issue that I'm currently hitting. If you would like, ADoko has a Github repository for his patched forked-daapd (github[dot]com/AntDok/forked-daapd).

Hi,

I now have disabled raid because I wanted to have access to the separate 2 disks instead of 1 big volume. So I can spread my shares over the two disks and want to keep 1 directory in sync over the two disks using a script.
Any idea how I can disable raid altogether and have access to the 2 raw disks as two volumes?
I'm not afraid to get my hands ditry on the command line.

Thanks
Stef

You could do something similar to the optware installation tutorial on this site:

mknod -m0660 /dev/loop3 b 7 3 
chown root.disk /dev/loop3 
mkdir /tmp/apps 
mount -o loop /boot/images/apps /tmp/apps

modify your code at /tmps/apps/usr/local/twonky/resources/views

umount /tmp/apps
rm /dev/loop3

Then reboot and it should be updated.

I've fixed this by installing a basic Debian Squeeze install by niglr's blog at blog [dot] nobiscuit [dot] com

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