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  1. Hmm that sounds pretty clever tbh... My aproach is little more manual, but this is also my 1st actual unraid build so... Well, I think I kinda answered my own question, I was playing with caching dirs settings and found a usable medium that both gives me a pretty good speed when searching the NAS for something, but also dont use a whole lot of CPU. Cant honestly see why I would upgrade the CPU/RAM, this uses super little power and does everything I want. So Ill just leave it as is
  2. So... I have been running this server for a month or so now, it's actually running pretty well. I just use it to stash copies of data in, like dumping it for long term storage in case something goes wrong. It's basically a glorified external drive. I'm still thinking it would maybe benefit from more CPU power, like when I parity check it takes quite a while, and so do mover script - I'm very unsure if that's just the drive speed, or if it's part of the CPU also? I can see in parity check the CPU use between 85-100% In general moving data it use between 10-60% CPU When mover runs, it uses around 70%-100% CPU I suspect its the drives alone that's the biggest bottleneck, but I do have a few motherboards/CPU with lot more power I could switch to - if it would make sense, I'm just not to sure it actually would I will never run heavy dockers or media stuff, this is not the box for that
  3. Lol, wait a second, I had actually not installed the CA... But I have now! Thanks. So installed the plugin and whatever it did, this was exactly what I needed. There is a little CPU usage all the time, but whatever, thats fine, at least everything is surprisingly snappy - i mean, this is one of the absolute slowest CPUs you can find in modern time, and it still works pretty damn well Problem solved
  4. yup ill see what i can figure out. might all just need some tweaking and this little sub $50 motherboard/cpu combo is not too bad for something simple and lightweight
  5. just found this, seems to be the same thing but easier to read ill guess i give this a go later, thanks
  6. sorry, what? i imagine its a plugin i have to install and run i just found this, is that what your talking about?
  7. the reason im asking, is when i access the files, it stalls a little and takes some time to update the folder im looking in, like my image library im not sure if the cpu is the limit, or its simply just because its mixed drives its spread across and take a little to get it working (its not long, we talk a few seconds, i just noticed it stalls every time i go a folder back or deeper)
  8. I just build a very simple backup box, running unraid Had some things laying around, just enough to build a server out of. So it ended up with 5 drives, with a total usable storage of 8TB + 250 cache + 4tb parity 8GB RAM Got a 400watt passive power supply in there for low noise too, and a lot of Noctua fans, so all in all im pretty happy. The thing is, the CPU running all this, is a N3050 I was honestly very curious if this would ever work, and it does, it actually works as I expected. I just cant help but think, if I would get a faster response by using a more capable CPU of a newer date? I'm thinking something like a Ryzen 2xxx or 3xxx, I do have a pair of 8GB DDR4 unused and a 212Evo cooler, so all I would need is a MB and a CPU - but would it be worth it? I seriously only use it to transfer files to, as a backup, once a month (the N3050 is used in some cheap NAS drives too, so cant be all that bad) What is your opinion? This is btw my first real serious encounter with unraid, learning as i go
  9. I am tempted to go back to unraid, buts been years since I last used this software and at that time It could not live up to what I wanted to achieve. I think its about time to change back, I just don't know how. I have a home server build around a HP Z220 SFF workstation. CPU is a G2030 dualcore 3GHz 8 GB ECC DDR3 RAM Quadro K600 graphics Firewire controller SATA3 controller 1x Hitachi NAS Drive 4TB 1x Seagate IronWolf Drive 4TB 1x Intel 60GB SSD 250Watt PSU What I want is this: Sync Dropbox Sync GDrive Sync OneDrive Backup B2 or normal Backblaze Plex server Firewire 800 support As of now I use a Windows based setup with remote desktop, as that can actually do everything I want and was not terrible complicated to setup. Could I make all this work on this hardware in the newest version of Unraid? I know the CPU is only a dualcore, so VMs is not one of its strongpoints. I also tried out different Linux distros, but the cloud syncing always got really complicated to setup
  10. I currently have a Windows Server Essentials 2016 machine working as a NAS here at home, but its way over complicated and not really necessary with a lot of the things that OS can do. It came with the decommissioned server I bought so had to try it out. I used to run a very simple unraid solution and im thinking maybe that is the way forward again. I have some few needs though and I know a proper Linux OS would be maybe the right call, I just feel unraid would be the simplest to setup and use for day to day duties. * needs to backup all content to Backblaze B2 (it contains a lot of files i can never get back) * needs to sync with my onedrive, as i use that for work related files * needs to sync with drop box, as my wife and i share files that way * needs to sync with google drive, as thats how my pictures sync from phone So what I want is continuous sync, with scheduled backups to B2. Is that possible with so many different services in unraid? Beside that its also my plex server and a normal smb server for the home LAN, those two are easy enough, its all the cloud stuff that makes it little complicated
  11. AT0MAC

    Switch systems?

    I do actually already have a CPU cooler fit for low TDP CPUs, so can skip that off the list. Also, I am thinking of modifying my Silverstone DS380 which I originally put on stock, because it was heating up my drives too much. If I re-use that case I need new hardware, because I don't have a ITX board available. No I dont plan on OC the build, but at my favorite store these are actually the cheapest DDR4 RAM available right now I am using normal hardware and not servergrade, because I dont have high requirements, right now Im thinking of an ASRock H110M-ITX motherboard, already own 2 other ASrock based machines and they are reliable like a rock
  12. I have a Z77 MSI motherboard with a G2030 CPU, 8GB Kingston DDR3 RAM, a 128 GB Toshiba SSD Cache, 2+2+3+4TB Hitachi drives an old ATX case, lots of noise fans and a X400 passive 400Watt Seasonic PSU. Build from parts I have scrapped from other computers in the house. Problem with it is its very noise, most likely to the bad chassis of the case and all the loud fans. I have many times considering taking care of that, but then again, its always nice to try new hardware too. The CPU is very low in performance, but this is only a dumb storage server not doing anything fancy at the moment, have another rig for that. I was looking up cases, witch lead me to think of new hardware too.... How do this system sound to you, could it be a good low noise unraid build? :: CPUIntel i3 7100T CPU Cooler Be Quiet Advanced C1 Motherboard Asus Prime B250M-C RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Fans 120x4 + 140x2 Corsair ML120/140 PSU Seasonic X400 Gold 400Watt Because I already have the PSU and drives, this build will not end up being very costly, when I look around the best alternative would be a 4 bay NAS from one of the big box names, unraid just lets me do so many more things and its way more expandable as I already have 4 drives+ cache
  13. Just to be sure I understand this method - I have a 3TB Parity drive + 2x2TB data drives and want to backup my 1TB picture collection, I can add a 1TB drive and make a cron job to daily backup the files to the UD drive? Should probably just try it out but don't want to mess anything up in case this is not the purpose of it.
  14. Ok I tried what you said, but I still see the database error. What could be wrong? I had not edited my, but I have now and the first lines of it looks like this: $data_dir = '/plexWatch/'; ## to store the DB, logfile - can be the same as this script $server_log = '/logs/Plex Media Server.log'; ## used to log IP address of user (alpha) $log_client_ip = 0; ## requires $server_log to be available too. (requires File::ReadBackwards) ## also required DEBUG log to be turned on in the PMS $debug_logging = 1; ## logs to $data_dir/debug.log ( not verbose enough yet.. still todo ) ## myplex user/pass ONLY required if you have set the PMS to 'Require authentication on local networks' and $server is not set to localhost $myPlex_user = 'yyy'; $myPlex_pass = 'xxx'; $server = ''; ## IP of PMS - or localhost $port = 32400; ## port of PMS $notify_started = 1; # !deprecated -- does nothing anymore (use push_watched, push_watching in $notify) $notify_stopped = 1; # !deprecated -- does nothing anymore (use push_watched, push_watching in $notify) $appname = 'plexWatch';
  15. I tried it and it still does not work I do have plex pass and am logged in everywere