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Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby bigmac » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:40 pm

I currently run Cumulus on a netbook running Windows 7 Pro connected to my VP2 and I also use the netbook to run a few other tasks, one of which is to Robocopy some files as a backup over a Rasdial VPN connection from a remote Synology NAS to a local Synology NAS under a scheduled process.
When Steve launches the new version of Cumulus, I would love to replace the netbook with a Raspberry, but not knowing much about Linux at this stage, would it be possible to still carry this task out on the Raspberry under Linux?

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby mcrossley » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:34 pm

I don't see why not, you'll have to use different utilities of course. I haven't set up a VPN on a rPi, but I can't imagine that it can't be done. The rPi isn't the fastest thing around, but it should be able to copy files over the network OK.

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby prodata » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:55 am

mcrossley wrote:The rPi isn't the fastest thing around, but it should be able to copy files over the network OK.


RPi 2 is quad core though and reckoned to be very roughly 3x faster for a single core if I've understood the announcement correctly. Also 1GB RAM. News in several places but eg

http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/02/raspberry-pi-2/
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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby steve » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:06 am

Looks interesting. And runs Windows 10...
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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby mcrossley » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:29 am

And Windows 10 will be 'free of charge'* for the rPi. It will be interesting to see how fast that would run, I expect the Raspbian distro will still be the fav.

* http://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/r ... pi2support

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby steve » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:55 am

I've ordered a Pi2, and registered for the IoT Development program.
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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby water01 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:51 pm

I have ordered one as well but I am using mine as a Video server, as I already have Acer Revo RL80 running the weather station.

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby bigmac » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:25 pm

Thanks all. Interesting info about the RPi2, have also now ordered one to play with and figure out VPN's and file copying but could I also assume Windows 10 will be more familiar for me and "theoretically" run Robocopy and of course setup VPN's in a similar way to Win7 I wonder?

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby gw3atz » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:18 pm

I use filezilla to copy files to my pi. Works well from my windows pc. PuTTY also useful.

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby William Siqueira » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:19 am

Boa noite , sou do Brasil , meu computador faz muito barulho , então decidi comprar um raspberry pra colocar o cumulus , irei conseguir ? Apenas pra mandar os dados pro wunderground e pegar os dados no fim do mes , tem o softare cumulus pra linux ? Me ajudem ?

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby N0BGS » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:46 pm

Olá William:

Desculpe, eu não falo Português por isso este é o Google Translate.

Quando o novo Cumulus MX 3.0 é liberado ele vai trabalhar com Linux e assim também em Raspberry Pi. Agora MX 3.0 está em testes beta por isso ainda não está geralmente disponível.

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby browse » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:32 pm

Were you successful in getting it to run on Raspberry PI with Windows IOT?

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby bigmac » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:56 am

Hi Browse,

I have transferred over to running CumulusMX from an RPi2 but I didn't use IoT in the end, I am running it on Debian. I found other ways of doing the backups not using the RPi.
I think there are a few posts elsewhere on here from people who run on IoT.

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Re: Replacing Netbook with Raspberry Pi

Postby steve » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:16 am

I'm pretty sure MX won't run on Windows 10 IoT - the .Net Micro Framework is far too limited.
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