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Benjamin “Feral” Selinger
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Does anyone have any experience with Synology HA stack in a small enterprise environment?
I've got a DS1813+ which has been chugging along for years without a hitch, but every time I go on vacation (even for a single day) I have a bit of a panic attack, knowing that the NAS is our one single point of failure. I've been thinking about grabbing a couple DS1815+ units and running them in HA, but I've seen HA in other implementations CAUSE more problems than they would every hypothetically prevent. (I'm looking at YOU IBM).
Testing HA failover is always stressful, but I'd like to have it available and get into the habit of a monthly fail over test.

So, who's used Synology's HA stack and what are your thoughts?
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I can't believe how old he is. He was younger than me the first time I saw them.
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WTF? Half the Internet just went down for 4.8 minutes and almost no one noticed?

I monitor several major providers from 3 locations (logically isolated). Stations in Edmonton, Vancouver, and California. All three saw all google services stop responding simultaneously.
Rogers sent out a mass SMS to their customer stating "the internet is down" which sorta sounded to me like "all ur base are belong to us", but whatever.

Did anyone else notice, or have any idea what happened? I can't think of a scenario where Google goes dark, but Facebook stays up.
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Yup. What happened when the lights went out?
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My first thought when they discuss the size of our neocortex being limited by the maximum size of the birth canal, was "genetically engineer larger vaginas!".
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That's not nearly as funny.
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Max, the mighty hunter, has been clearing the front gates of insect fiends
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Not a coincidence. There are always problems at polling places. Always. Crappy equipment, ignorant volunteers, many conflicting laws constantly changing, confusing ballots, forced party registration, bad communication, bad venus...
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lordco generally sucks, but this location is beyond the worst. I strongly suspect that none of the staff even own their own vehicle, or have ever done any work on one beyond perhaps changing the oil incorrectly and blowing up their motor. Every time I go in, I ask for a part and tell them what year/make/model it's for, and then I have to repeat it all 3 or 4 more times before they still manage to get me the wrong part. When I tell them it's the wrong part, they accuse me of having no idea what I'm talking about. When I show them the part I'm replacing, they insist it couldn't possibly have come from the vehicle I claim it came from. Just in general, everything I say is wrong. Everything I ask for is wrong. And they clearly don't want my business. That said, every single part I've purchased from any Lordco, has failed almost immediately, been the wrong part, or was defective ootb. They can't even get wheel studs right. I bring them a wheel stud and tell them what vehicle it came from, and they bring me a completely different stud and insist it will work, despite being the wrong diameter/length/thread. I only go here when I need oil, and everything else is closed, because their prices are usually about double, for the worst product on the market. *UPDATE* Turns out the manager and asst. manager both seem to know what's going on, and are consistently able to help me. Last time in the store I needed a rad hose for a project. Two staffers told me the hose I needed didn't exist and neither bothered to check what they had. Both said there's no such thing as a universal rad hose. Saw a younger guy I hadn't seen there before (turned out to be the manager) and asked him. Brought me to the back and let me just browse their entire wall of 700+ hoses, then showed me the universals. Got the part I needed. It's sad that I'm so excited about occasionally adequate service, but I WILL deal with these two guys from now on. When I go in, I just ignore all the staff and wait for the manager.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Phone system and IT infrastructure is atrocious. 4/5 calls get directed to the wrong department if you talk to the operator. Thankfully, their voice recognition is working better now, and you can just talk your way to where you need to be. Unfortunately, while the phone system routes me correctly, I've never had someone pick up the phone, or return my calls when I leave a message. I've also had multiple issues with scheduling. They forget to call me to notify me of an appointment that's been made, or they notify me but when I show up, they forgot to book my appointment so I just wasted a trip and plugged their insanely expensive parking meters for several hours ($30). On the medical side however, their facilities are generally well equipped and clean, and the medical staff are fairly knowledgeable (compared to other labs I've been to).
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Excellent customer service, good prices. Spent all day calling around to every spring/4x4 shop in the area trying to find some u-bolts. Nothing special, but no one had anything. Called these guys at 0800, showed up, they took 5 minutes to make the u-bolts and I was on my way for $40 for a set of 4.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago