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  1. Brilliant !! Huge time-saver. Once my current drive rebuilds, I'll do that next. The serial numbers ... is that the extended string on the drive list on the dashboard? I need to pull the drives to see what info is on the labels. Yeah, this is a position I won't find myself in again. #FAIL A huge thank you to you!
  2. All, I have an UNRAID server that has been in operation for many years now. Sadly, way back then I didn't map the drives to which slot they were in. So, I'm at the point I'm trying to upgrade my drives. I need to update the parity drive first (capacity). So I know there are 3 HGST drives, one of which is the parity. So I unplugged one and it went into disconnected states (offline). Great, I know that's slot 1 and NOT the parity drive. SADLY: (and I know there are threads on this), there is no way to get that drive back online without a full rebuild. Ouch. So now I'll have to do this process until I find the parity drive? Surely there has to be a better way !?!? (Going forward I'll have these documented, but for now ...) Any thoughts?
  3. Found it. Thank you to both of you. 🙂
  4. Every day my drives throw warnings at me about high-temperatures. Is there any way to adjust what temperature the warnings get thrown at so I can increase that threshold and fix this problem?
  5. I guess I'm still not seeing the value proposition here. Why use UnRAID for ZFS? There are other platforms that implement ZFS quite well. UnRAID was supposed to be what RAID is not. Just my 2 cents. I do realize this is a popular request.
  6. Sorry, I missed the "for arm" part. 😞
  7. Why not just not use the product without VMS? If you don't start a VM, it doesn't use any resources.
  8. I didn't realize that the plug-in included a backup script. Every now and then you read these threads and pick up a good tip. Thanks.
  9. That's another good option. I've personally never tried power line adapters.
  10. Agreed, but sometimes they are necessary. Especially when in areas that you simply can't run Ethernet. Just know what you are getting.
  11. Just get a router in "repeater" mode. Plug your ethernet from your UNRAID server into the router. Now your server is wireless. ... and yes, it's slow as snot.
  12. Any advice here? This is making me insane. The system is now down to 10Mbps or less at times. It's almost unusable.
  13. This is weird. Sometime over one of the past few upgrades, my read performance has gone to heck. My current stats: Write speeds: 50Mbps (with cache disk) Read: 45Mbps Occasionally if I reboot it, I'll get better speeds. But then over a day or two, it just slows. This is new behavior. This server has been running for years. The server is running an A6 processor with 8GB RAM. No major changes that I'm aware of other than regular system updates. Any thoughts on what to look for? I have an ancient QNAP server with an old Celeron processor that is blowing circles around this thing. (Same network, 79Mbps write, 110Mbps read) Thanks in advance for any tips.
  14. I get that it's not in there for performance reasons, but you bring up an excellent use case. It would be great to be able to turn on an auditing feature for troubleshooting purposes.
  15. That's actually quite helpful. Thank you!
  16. Just curious: Where are you finding a case to hold all of those drives? I can't seem to find a case that can hold more than about 11. That's my biggest hold-up with expansion. Not being able to mount more drives.
  17. That certainly wouldn't be simple in the least, but it would be wicked cool. I typically use SMB shares to mount to other servers so I can have a single access point for now. (I have a smaller server as well that I use UNRAID to "pass thru" to it)
  18. I have zero desire to use ZFS. I've looked at it. If I wanted it, I'd have gone with FreeNAS. I wouldn't mind if other storage options were to be added, but it sort of goes against what UnRAID is. (IMHO) Access logs would be helpful however. I also love the idea of Snapshots.
  19. As the previous poster said, look up the Unassigned Devices plug in and set up an SMB share. I use that to access shares on my second QNAP server.
  20. Yeah, I'm a fairly competent I.T. Guy, but having a log file is sort of essential to get started. 🙂 Many thanks.
  21. Sorry, I screwed up the title. Fixed now. Yet me go and set that syslog mirroring. That might be helpful.
  22. I like how easy it is to add capacity to the server as well at it's ability to run Virtual Machines.
  23. I'm running UNRAID 6.7.2. I'm getting random reboots. At least once per day. At first I thought it was the 6.8 upgrade, but I rolled it back to 6.7.2. How do I troubleshoot the cause of this? It seems the log files start over after a reboot, so I can't see what was happening prior to the reboot. This seems to happen even if the system is not being utilized. Needless to say, this is triggering endless parity checks, which can't be good for the longevity of the drives. Any ideas to point me in the right direction here?