I use ruTorrent on a Ubuntu 16.04 VM. My torrents are all stored on a FreeNAS server and shared using NFS and CIFS to my PC. I keep getting thumbs.db files appearing in my torrents folders and it means I cant upload the .torrent when I create it and its driving me insane having to manually remove them via CLI from the NFS share as it only shows on there and not on my Windows PC over CIFS. Is there a way I can stop them from being created and/or an easy way to remove them.

I know the struggle mate, I used to get them all the time too. Windows makes these files to store the thumbnails of pictures in, it’s pretty easy to turn them off: https://www.sitepoint.com/switch-off-thumbs-db-in-windows/

Is there a way to lock an AMD GPU at a certain core clock? Mine has a problem where if it doesn’t have a constant clock, after a while the screen goes black until I restart. On Windows I used ClockBlocker but I can’t seem to find something like that for Linux (Debian).

So I need some zfs help. I had a drive with a small handful of unreadable sectors so I manually swapped it with the hot spare following the oracle docs. I deleted the files the errors resided in and scrubbed but the pool still says it has permanent errors in the same files (which no longer exist). Anybody know how to clear the errors? (zpool clear didn’t work)

How do you all go about keeping your various servers updated? 

I’m not really interested in production best practices – there’s not going to be a team of people managing updates etc – but just general good practice for your own stuff.

Everything I have is Debian. I’ve got a laptop and a home server running Testing – I mostly just update these every now and then when I remember. I’ve also got a couple of internet-connected servers (seedbox, website, nothing actually essential) running Stable. I feel like I should be more proactive in managing their updates, especially security updates, but… I kinda don’t want to make it entirely automatic either. So again, I just ssh in from time to time and run updates.

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