Drobo

Fuppes

Hi guys,
I am new here so take it easy on me haha. I want to install Fuppes on my drobo FS. I am looking for possibly a howto? I found one on the interwebz and in that thread it suggested to come here so I joined. I was curious as if there are instructions (the package appears to be for xbox360 and ps3). Also how long does it take to build a database? I have about 8 terrabyes of data. Also is there a chance installing it could harm the Drobo itself?

Three steps* HOWTO:

  1. Learn how to install DroboApps from here.
  2. Download and install fuppes from either the official website or DroboPorts.
  3. Configure fuppes to index your media folder.
  • Disclaimer: more steps may be necessary. YMMV. :slight_smile:

Depends on how much data you have.

Then you should expect a looong indexing period. I’m not very familiar with the internals of fuppes, but it may be the case that it makes the already indexed files available for streaming.

As far as I can tell no official DroboApp can harm the Drobo. Worst that can happen is that the indexing takes over most of the Drobo’s CPU, making it a little less responsive.

I have to warn you though: streaming over fuppes may not work depending on the player. If the media you are trying to play uses a codec that is not supported by your player, then the Drobo simply isn’t fast enough to transcode in realtime. It’ll stutter and streaming will be choppy and simply unwatchable.

This was extremely comprehensive so thank you. This is probably a silly question but what is the advantage of using the droboport? I looked over that guy’s site last night and it appears he is a developer who is a very big drobo enthusiast

Thanks again for the response

‘that guy’ is in fact ricardo himself!

Ricardo has speant a lot of time developing useful apps for us all to use (and I am hoping he isnt stopping). The advantage would be that he is always updating his apps (where possible) and you arent left with the original ones that DataRobotics started and seem to have lost interest in!

The other advantage is that ricardo is alway on here to help us all out when, as a novice user like me, it doesnt seem to work for us![hr]
‘that guy’ is in fact ricardo himself!

Ricardo has speant a lot of time developing useful apps for us all to use (and I am hoping he isnt stopping). The advantage would be that he is always updating his apps (where possible) and you arent left with the original ones that DataRobotics started and seem to have lost interest in!

The other advantage is that ricardo is alway on here to help us all out when, as a novice user like me, it doesnt seem to work for us![hr]
PS I still cant work out why all my post have started to repeat themselves as a signature!!![hr]
PS I still cant work out why all my post have started to repeat themselves as a signature!!!

Bingo. Ricardo, a user just like us, provides far more support than DRI ever has for DroboApps. If you have an issue with Ricardo’s port, he’ll listen, help, and probably fix it. DRI will ignore you, and even if they don’t, all you’ll get is “DroboApps aren’t supported”.

It’s not a signature - the forum software just merges multiple posts from the same person. So for some reason, it thinks you’re double-posting everything.

Thanks everyone for the compliments. :slight_smile:

Going back to the topic:

Not a silly question at all. The major difference is that the official version is rev 578 while mine is 660.

I hear that a rev 680 is available from the SVN repository on SourceForge, but I decided to stick with the latest official release of FUPPES (660, according to the website).

I can’t really tell you what the official version supports, but I can tell you what my version does. And the most important feature is that it does not try to transcode at all. Like I said before, it would be pointless.

Otherwise, I tried to make it so that it installs as painlessly as possible. In most cases it should work right out of the box.

@j_gry2003: I’ve been a bit overwhelmed at work these last weeks, so I haven’t been able to post all the good stuff I compiled lately. But just as a teaser, I managed to get htop (awesome tool, btw) and the bitcoin daemon (yay for safe wallet storage). But let’s not pollute this thread with those. :slight_smile:

Hello all,

I managed to install the fuppes 6 build, but cannot enter the config page (page not found). What goes wrong?

Grt. Mike

Are you sure fuppes is enabled?

I copied the folder to the Droboapps folder. I can enable and disable it, but nothing happens…[hr]
Problem solved: Drobo could not expand tar file… After renaming it to tgz it was able to install properly…

I don’t know what to tell you. If you have the DroboApps version of fuppes, install it, and make sure you enable it, then there should be a config interface at http://your.drobo.ipaddress.here:38737/

If you are familiar with SSH, you can always log in your Drobo to make sure the fuppes process is running. You can also have a look at the fuppes.log file (inside the fuppes DroboApp folder). If there is something seriously wrong, that file should give us some hints.

I Ricardo thanks for replying… I found out what went wrong:

The install link didn’t work. So I just copied the expanded fuppes folder to the droboapps folder. It did show up in the app list and I could enable and disable it, but without functionality.

I just renamed the fuppes.tar to fuppes.tgz and placed the file in the root of the droboapps folder. Rebooted the drobo and guess what: it works fine!

Thanks replying! Now I’m going to find out if the new version works better with my Linn DS :slight_smile:

Aw dang it! I forgot to mention that the links fail silently if anything goes wrong. Sorry about that. My investigation so far has led me to believe that this is due to the crappy version of wget that ships with the FS (it doesn’t support HTTPS).

Glad to see that you managed anyway. :slight_smile:

Thanks for your help! Maybe change the extension in the url? :wink:

No can do, as far as I know. DroboPorts is hosted on Google Sites, and Google redirects you through HTTPS even if the original URL is HTTP. :frowning:

Btw, if anyone knows how to prevent the HTTPS redirection, I would love to hear it.