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    Quote Originally Posted by dhallag View Post
    I have LMS running on a 10 year old QNAP NAS, the TS-219P+. It's an ARM based processor NAS. There is a grace in running LMS on your NAS. I would say if you want to go this route, definitely get an x86 processer NAS and not an ARM based. This will allow you to install LMS from a package that you can find here in the forums. Plus if you use MusicIP / Spicefly, that will be a ton easier.. actually everything will actually be easier. If you do get an ARM based processor, other then the install, you'll have to manually install the SSL socket and getting MusicIP to work is a challenge as well.

    In regards to your NAS, I think the question you have to ask yourself is why are you purchasing a NAS? I have a two drive NAS and use mirroring, so it's Raid 1. My next NAS will be a 4 bay so I can do Raid 1+0 (mirroring and striping) -- that might be overkill as now a days as there's enough free cloud storage to backup everything on your NAS to the Cloud (so I have two redundancies), but it's nice to have a fast local system. Once of my drives went bad a year ago and I was really impressed that all I had to do was eject the old drive, insert the new drive and the NAS did everything else with no intervention my me -- what it's supposed to do. It was ridiculously simple.

    I use my NAS as a central place for my family to store documents and media, LMS and for security camera video feed storage. I really don't use much of the applications that QNAP has other than a weekly virus scan and a weekly sync to my cloud storage. Then when I am not home, I just grab what I need from the cloud storage. But I can tell you that QNAP has a ridiculous number of media, utility and tools applications and their support is stellar.

    From a power use perspective and ease of use, even though I haven't tried it (yet), I agree with others here to use a raspberry pi. Another idea is that if you have an old laptop laying around that's not too too old, use that. if you're not a Linux guy, that might be easiest.

    good luck and let us know what you end up with.
    I ran LMS on QNAP for quite a few years. Initially on a TS-109P and then on a 4 bay TS-419. Both are ARM.
    The 419 still hosts my media files but I now also have a TS-251 at a remote location and use the built in Remote Replication to keep them in sync.
    I run an old HP Microserver here with a single SSD which runs a hacked Vortexbox 2.4. The 419 is mounted via NFS and CDs rip straight to the QNAP - yes I know the host OS of VB is out of date but it does exactly what I want it to. The SSD holds only the VB install and LMS so the dB is very fast.
    At the remote location I have a Pi3 running piCorePlayer as LMS and player connecting to the 251 by NFS.

    Would I run LMS directly on the 251? I suppose I could but I need the Pi as a player there so I don’t think I’d gain much as at the Pi is more than capable as I only need a single player at that location.

    The remote replication afforded by the 2 x QNAP means I have a full remote backup and it works a treat. Anything I add to my main library is available the following morning at the remote site. Media is not the only data that is backed up this way.
    I also use the old TS-109 for a local weekly backup.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Running LMS on my Synology DS 718+ (with upgraded RAM) and hosting 33.669 titels on there.
    I have not had any issue with this setup so far and would not see any reason to highly recommend it IF you need NAS functionality for other things.
    If not a NAS might be a bit of a heavy weight solution.
    Friends of mine run a couple of pi systems and are happy with it too.
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    3 * Boom, 1 * Radio, 1 * Touch, 1 SB Classic, 2 SB Duet, Server and music on Synology DS718+

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    LMS on QNAP

    I run LMS on my QNAP NAS using the Docker (container) method by Oyvindo (https://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php...lit=LMS+docker)

    There is also a QNAP App package which is being developed by Freaksat (https://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?f=123&t=139286) and initially this worked fine for me. However I started getting duplicate albums so I reverted back to Docker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I ran LMS on QNAP for quite a few years. Initially on a TS-109P and then on a 4 bay TS-419. Both are ARM.
    The 419 still hosts my media files but I now also have a TS-251 at a remote location and use the built in Remote Replication to keep them in sync.
    I run an old HP Microserver here with a single SSD which runs a hacked Vortexbox 2.4. The 419 is mounted via NFS and CDs rip straight to the QNAP - yes I know the host OS of VB is out of date but it does exactly what I want it to. The SSD holds only the VB install and LMS so the dB is very fast.
    At the remote location I have a Pi3 running piCorePlayer as LMS and player connecting to the 251 by NFS.

    Would I run LMS directly on the 251? I suppose I could but I need the Pi as a player there so I don’t think I’d gain much as at the Pi is more than capable as I only need a single player at that location.

    The remote replication afforded by the 2 x QNAP means I have a full remote backup and it works a treat. Anything I add to my main library is available the following morning at the remote site. Media is not the only data that is backed up this way.
    I also use the old TS-109 for a local weekly backup.
    yea you'll have to run two LMS's. since you have to run two LMS at two different locations, I would just be sure they are on the same processor ARM or x86 and operating system, this way you can just set up one, then save the setup file and install that setup file to the other one. this will really help when/if you need to reset one due to "issues" and they will work the exact same way on both systems.
    LMS 7.9.1 on QNAP 219P+
    3 wired Touch End Points
    Jolida Tube DAC III
    Marantz 2270 to Boston Acoustics Slimlines
    Marantz 7010 to B&W CM10 S2

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhallag View Post
    yea you'll have to run two LMS's. since you have to run two LMS at two different locations, I would just be sure they are on the same processor ARM or x86 and operating system, this way you can just set up one, then save the setup file and install that setup file to the other one. this will really help when/if you need to reset one due to "issues" and they will work the exact same way on both systems.
    Neither LMS runs on NAS but the storage is QNAP at both locations. I don’t really get “issues” these days. I’ve been running on Linux variants since I started with an SB3 in probably 2008!?
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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