Question VDSM dedicated for VPN connection/dloads?

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Question VDSM dedicated for VPN connection/dloads?

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Appreciate any input on the solution below.

After trying to go through a few dedicated (Docker) torrents download+vpn solutions (and failing as usually the case for me with anything Docker :) I thought to myself why the headache, I can use VDSM on the 1019+ to dedicate it to VPN. But VDSM can only run on Btrfs, while I want the media files to be on an ext4 pool.

The way I’d like to configure the 1019+ (I’m still playing with it, not deployed yet):
Storage pool 1, 2 disks SHR-1, Btrfs (for my important stuff).
Storage pool 2, 3 disks SHR-5, ext4 (mainly media).

My torrent solution:
  • I created a VDSM on pool 1 (because it needs Btrfs).
  • Installed Download Station.
  • Created a new VPN profile for my VPN provider and connected over VPN.
  • Created a few folders on pool 2 (the ext4 pool).
  • Created a user with permissions to those folders only, to use when mounting them.
  • Mounted the folders on the VDSM as remote folders (CIFS) to use them as Download Station targets.
  • Tested a few dloads and it was so smooth. I really like it.
Anything wrong (or can go wrong) with this setup?
 

Rusty

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Runs fine I have that same setup. No problems.
 
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Thank you for confirming. This is great. It solved my problem elegantly :)

Any recommendations on what to dedicate to VDSM in CPU and memory? Assuming that this is all it’s doing for now (dload station via VPN)?
 

Rusty

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  3. MR2200ac
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  1. iOS
1 cpu and 1gb ram (coz you will not be able to select less).

I do not use it for downloads at all but apart from those resources be sure to give it enough storage depending on your needs.
 
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DS220+ : DS1019+ : DS216+II : DS118 : DS120j : APC Back UPS ES 700 — Mac/iOS user
Wow. I thought I need more than that! Nice.

Here’s another puzzler:
How to stop these download station notifications after the completion of each download on VDSM desktop? I could’ve sworn that on DDSM (on the 216) I unchecked File Station and it stop it! Didn’t work here!

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Rusty

Moderator
NAS Support
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www.blackvoid.club
NAS
DS412+, DS718+, DS918+, 2x RS3614RPxs+ with expansions
Router
  1. RT1900ac
  2. RT2600ac
  3. MR2200ac
Operating system
  1. macOS
Mobile operating system
  1. iOS
Wow. I thought I need more than that! Nice.

Here’s another puzzler:
How to stop these download station notifications after the completion of each download on VDSM desktop? I could’ve sworn that on DDSM (on the 216) I unchecked File Station and it stop it! Didn’t work here!

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Notification settings in DS app itself?

Screenshot 2020-06-26 at 14.50.26.png
 

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