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  1. Because the Support and Project Links for each installed docker application on the context menus within the Dashboard and Docker pages are a new feature going forward, your already installed / previously installed applications may not show those new menu items. THIS IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL AND IS NOT REQUIRED, NOR WILL NOT DOING THESE STEPS IMPEDE THE OPERATION OF YOUR SERVER AT ALL If you would like to add those menu items to your existing installed apps, then Go To The Apps Tab. This step just insures that the data step 2 does is completely up to date. If you
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  2. They work fine for spinners. They are not RAID cards. RAID cards probably cost more. But since you are using unRAID, totally unnecessary. In fact you need to cross flash them to turn off the RAID!
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  3. Hey everyone, just thought I'd put this up here after reading a syslog by another forum member and realizing a repeating pattern I've seen here where folks decide to let Plex create temporary files for transcoding on an array or cache device instead of in RAM. Why should I move transcoding into RAM? What do I gain? In short, transcoding is both CPU and IO intensive. Many write operations occur to the storage medium used for transcoding, and when using an SSD specifically, this can cause unnecessary wear and tear that would lead to SSD burnouts happening more quickly than is necessary.
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  4. Libvirt Hotplug USB This is my first plugin and alpha release. Unraid Plugin for Hot-plugging USB Devices to Running VMs. Libvirt Hotplug USB allows mounting of USB Devices (e.g. Keyboard, Mouse, iPhone, FlashDrive etc) on running VMs. It uses virsh to attach the Devices which avoids Conflicts between different VMs. Works perfectly with all of my USB Devices except iPhone, which requires detaching and attaching multiple times to be detected in the VM. To install this plugin, paste the following URL into the Plugins / Install PlugIn section: https://raw.githubuserconte
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  5. There is a recycle bin plugin that acts as a trash bin for files deleted from shares in unRAID, however I don't think it would come into play if something were deleted inside a VM, the VM's OS would handle that.
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  6. I am not a big water cooling fan for a 24x7x365 server. You might look at a Noctua DH-15 to provide excellent air cooling without risk of flooding or pump failure crashing the server.
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  7. Got to admit, as much as you're a pain in the ass, that's pretty nifty.
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  8. Thanks for testing. Looks like a issue with OVMF, even with the very latest version from TianaCore. I'm able to reproduce on a machine here so I'll try to track down the issue.
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  9. I'm not up on what's the best one, but if you just need to know which ones will work, check out pcpartpicker.com. Just add your correct processor generation to the list (according to https://ark.intel.com/products/80806/Intel-Core-i7-4790-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz yours is 4th generation) and it will show you which motherboards are compatible.
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  10. Something like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Z97PRO-LGA-1150-Intel-Motherboard/273047804986?epid=216040901&hash=item3f92eadc3a:g:LIYAAOSwxOFacKre
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  11. Brand doesn't matter.
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  12. I'll leave it to those with experience to the specific boxes you listed for the first question. Unraid loads from the USB, but runs in RAM. It doesn't technically get "installed" anywhere. After the boot process is done, only config and state changes are normally written to the flash drive, everything is running from the RAMDisk created at boot. USB drives can be a little finicky, so searching the forums for specific models known to work would be advised. I'd recommend smaller if you can find it, as there really isn't much it's used for. My main do everything 13 drive m
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  13. My Servers are on 24-7 but I do spin the HD's down after a period of inactivity. Having said that I do shut them down if I am going to be out of town more than a day or two. Idle power for each server is about 45W.
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  14. Likely a bad SATA cable: 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 17 Replace and rebuild.
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  15. Oh I see, click the "Advanced View" button in the upper right corner. That enables the Edit button.
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  16. Those are all VGA (analog) 1080p. If you read some of the reviews, you'll see there are complaints on image quality. VGA cables at 1080p lose brightness and focus. And just to repeat - any of these Ethernet extenders require a dedicated point-to-point Cat5e+ cable that does not go through your router. A single run from the server to near the monitor. You can't just run Cat6 to your gigabit switch on both sides and expect it to drive the monitor to your computer! (I didn't understand that when I started looking - you guys obviously do. But just communicating for other readers) Thi
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  17. Thanks for your ideas...so how would you recover just the contents of one disk and not the entire user share in this case? I like the idea of offsite backup... how many years does it take to backup 40+TB across the interwebs?
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  18. Consider a case where the front side is modular so you can remove any fans or carriages and replace them with trayless drive cages. This scenario has 13 removable HDDs and up to 4 removable SSDs 1 5.25 to 4x2.5 SSD cage https://platinummicro.com/istarusa-bpn-124k-sa-trayless-5-25-inch-to-4x2-5-inch-hdd-ssd-hot-swap-rack/ 1 2x5.25 to 3x3.5 HDD cage https://platinummicro.com/istarusa-bpn-de230ss-blue-2x5-25-to-3x3-5-sas-cage-blue/ 2 3x5.25 to 5x3.5 HDD cages https://platinummicro.com/istarusa-bpn-de350ss-blue-3x5-25-to-5x3-5-trayless-blue/
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  19. Sounds much tougher than plaster problem!
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  20. Ah, the DIY version of my setup. Would have gone this route if these parts were readily available at my locality. as it was it cost me a pretty penny to get my parts shipped from else where. but I might go this route if parts were available.
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  21. Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but I have taken a pair of CSE-M35T-1B hot swap 5in3s and connected them with some metal strips / panels, creating a very compact "mini-tower" that I can run next to my server. 3 SFF-8088 cables from an LSI SAS9201-16e work nicely. 2 Molex cables for power and you'd be in business. Small footprint, self cooling. Hot-swap is excellent. Works for me. The fans in those units are awesome for cooling, but can be a bit loud. Replacement fans might be needed depending on your requirements. I've given thought to moving to a small case w
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  22. Hi! I switched to UNRAID just a few weeks ago and I'm VERY happy with it. I even sold my MacMini after getting my macOS VM running smoothly and got a MacBook Air instead. My macOS VM now is a lot faster than my Mac Mini was before. I got a Xeon E3-1231v3 with 4 cores (8 threads). I assigned two cores solely to my VMs and two cores to UNRAID, Plex, TVHeadend etc. First I also thought about having macOS and Windows VMs running at the same time. But that requires two GPUs for the VMs and doesn't leave enough resources for Plex and all my Dockers. I decided to go for a solu
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  23. Parity is the least important disk, since it doesn't contain any of your data. As jonathanm said.
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  24. Of all the drives you need to trust, it's a data disk. All disks are required to rebuild a faulty disks, so a questionable data drive is more likely to cause data loss than a parity disk. Consider the scenario where you have single parity and 2 disks fail. If one of those dead disks is the parity drive, you've only lost 1 drive's worth of data, if you 2 data drives fail you lose both data drives, even if the parity drive is fine.
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  25. This really seems like a good case for a plugin to me. unBalance started as a docker but was converted to a plugin since it really needed to work with all of the disks and their files. No point in making mappings when you are going to access everything anyway. In the case of drive performance testing, since it is working with all drives, and not really even accessing any user files, not sure what making it a docker really does for us. And mapping the unRAID OS folders really seems like breaking the isolation docker is intended to provide.
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  26. Buying a motherboard with so many SATA ports is not necessary. You can buy an LSI SAS9201-8i for about $50 on eBay, or other similar card. This gives 8 ports, and in conjunction with a motherboard with 6 ports, you'd be in good shape. Why limit yourself to a niche motherboard with extra ports? The add on controllers can move to future motherboards avoiding having to repurchase a new motherboard with high port counts every time you upgrade.
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  27. It was a NIC hiccup, usually harmless, unless you notice any ethernet issues.
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  28. I haven't had the time yet to fully investigate the issue with S3-sleep and the required solution. It will come, but please have patience.
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  29. @tillkrueger @jenskolson @trurl @unrateable @jonathanm @1812 @Squid since all of you were active in this thread. I found a way to get the file transfer back. Bring up the Guacamole left panel menu (CTRL ALT SHIFT) Input Method = On Screen Keyboard In the On Screen Keyboard, use ALT (it'll stay on, 'pressed') then TAB, select it using TAB, then ALT again (to turn off) A tip I found too, is that anytime doing a copy or move, always best to use the 'queue' button in the pop-up confirmation dialog so that multiple transfers are sequentially handled. It's easy to g
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  30. Since all of my servers are headless I look first and foremost for IPMI or equivalent. I won't go back to having to use a monitor and keyboard to manage it. The other thing I look for is NOT the latest generation board but one that is known compatible. I'll let someone else experiment with the cutting edge boards - that most likely will work with unRAID. I just prefer to use something known good. I spend too much time on maintenance now on my servers I don't want to have to work out compatibility issues along with everything else.
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