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  1. Hi all, So I've been using an odroid n2 for a while with ubuntu server as a media serving center (plex, sonarr etc etc) and nextcloud all using docker composer. Since my library is growing I've been thinking of moving to unraid due to not trusting using drives in usb enclosures. I do have a couple of questions, such as, with an nvme ssd used for cache, can that same drive be used for downloads and, say plexdata? (For faster artwork loading etc). Regarding Mover. Right now, on my current setup everything works perfectly, nzbget and/or qbittorrent download the files and sonarr/radarr move them to the media folder and all is done in realtime and pretty fast. Is it true that in unRaid it's all on a per-schedule basis? If so, why's that and wouldn't that be a big downside to getting content asap? Secondly, do all drives need to be formatted to start a new array? So I'd need to move my data somewhere to transfer it in afterwards? Thanks!!
  2. So, in essence, you're saying it'd be best to have one NVME drive serving as cache + storage for dockers etc?
  3. I have a couple of questions regarding this. Do Dockers still update whilst being routed through the VPN tunnel using Wireguard? And how would one go about tunneling back from out of the network to a VM? As in, how would you connect to the specific tunnel running in Unraid?
  4. Sorry to barge in. But may I ask. Is there any issues you notice on day-to-day use with the OSX VM due to the AMD GPU? (Reset Bug)
  5. Everything you've said makes absolute sense. Thank you. Have you, personally, tried a OSX VM with Unraid? Ah, another question. The AMD Reset Bug only happens when the VM is force stopped correct? Or is it a random occurrence?
  6. I could definitely get an AMD GPU as well but from what I can see here: https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/b91vf5/mojave_gpu_buyers_guide/ It looks like some Nvidia GPUs are natively supported in Mojave/Catalina such as Kepler gen. (730, 760 etc) I think this would translate to here as well right? Regarding the Gigabyte mobo I guess, yes, I could go for it. I just read that the ASRock I chose, in general, is better and I've also read quite a bit that passing through the GPU that Unraid boots with is pretty straight forward nowadays (I'd be managing Unraid 99.9% of the time from the Web GUI, so having local video output isn't necessary), am I being naive here? Thanks again for your prompt response.
  7. Hi all, I'm very much almost decided in diving into the unraid world and doing my first build specifically for it. Now, the absolute main usage will be both VMs (MacOS, Linux, Win10, but only two of them would be up at the same time ever), Plex server (always direct-play to TV) and random storage. My plan is to use some absolute cheapo Chromebooks for example, as they're usually the cheapest compared to Win-loaded laptops such as the following or something similar to keep it low-powered/lightweight: ASUS C423 14 Inch Celeron 4GB 32GB Chromebook - £220 Now, my main point of concern is the VM experience. I've read accounts of people using ParSec and having an excellent experience as it's got incredibly low latency, as well as Splashtop. This is where I need to be brought down to earth on. I work remotely every week and the experience is absolutely great, it feels almost bare metal, so I'd expect the same here, and even better experience. Now, the question is if the setup below would provide such an experience. Say, with each VM having 2 cores assigned and one SSD passed-through to each. The following build would have a second GPU, I'm still debating in discarding the GTX 1650 and going for two 750s or 1050s as there will be absolutely zero gaming, just a lot of Photoshop work and coding. No media consumption whatsoever, only the regular web browsing / Youtube or whatever. Final pricing will most likely be lower as I'll be purchasing some components second hand. I'm still undecided whether to go ECC or not. I can get Hynix 32GB DDR4 2400 at around £80 on Ebay, hence my choice of motherboard as I ASRock supports ECC in case I'd decide to go that route. Would ECC be better to go with even though it's 600mhz slower than the pair listed below? CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor (£129.00 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.53 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£125.58 @ Aria PC) Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£29.29 @ Amazon UK) - Passed-through to VM1 Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£29.29 @ Amazon UK) - Passed-through to VM2 Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£33.91 @ CCL Computers) - Cache Storage: Seagate IronWolf NAS 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£149.97 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£115.00) Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£73.99 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: Corsair Vengeance 650 W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£65.99 @ AWD-IT) Total: £818.55 I'm just wondering if I'm making a bad mistake and should just invest in better laptops and just one big external HDD and use that as DLNA (forgoing then the Plex experience), though then my girlfriend would also have to discard experiencing MacOS as that's what she's more comfortable with and just settle with a crappy low-powered laptop. Going for the unraid option is attractive to me as I love building and tweaking/tinkering with computers etc so it'd be a pretty cool project that could certainly be eye-opening.
  8. First of all, thank you so much for the detailed response. I really appreciate it. I never intended to expose the unRAID server to the internet ever. I was planning on using something like Parsec and even run an OpenVPN on unRAID to tunnel directly when outside the local network. I've decided to move to ATX for sure, I wanted to keep it a tiny box but there's tons of small-ish ATX cases so I'm gonna go with that for upgrade-ability. I've seen people mentioning some ASUS boards do allow to boot without a GPU but I'm guessing UnRAID *NEEDS* to have some sort of actual GPU assigned for it to boot right? As that GPU will become unusable for Passthrough. Am I correct in saying this? If so, I'll definitely go with a Gigabyte X470 or B450 then. There will never be gaming of any kind done with this build. So I might even go with two cheaper cards like a 1030 or something like that. It'd obviously be great if unRAID didn't have to "use" one of them, so a GT730 or something would be the third choice just to boot it up then. The 1 HDD situation is just for the beginning as I plan to add more overtime as it's needed. Do you know if M2 SSD drives are natively recognized? As to keep space wasting to a minimum. Thanks once again for all the help. EDIT: Extra question: is there a motherboard that woud allow to "fool" unRAID without the need for a GPU or a G series CPU?
  9. Hi everyone, I'm absolutely brand new to unRAID and managing a server. I'm planning on doing a build to use for Plex (direct play only), general backups and VM use. The VM use is the big one as this would serve, for example, as everyday use for both me and my gf. So both would have cheap chromebooks, for example, and access the VMs for day to day use. My question is, how reliable would that be from the experience perspective as well as unRAIDs? Obviously out of the house internet is the factor but that's not my main worry. The usage won't be very heavy at all, just a bit of Photoshop etc. So would an AMD 2700 would suffice here? Build here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Sptz/saved/xXtgt6 Also, one of the reasons I'm asking this is because of this: Many thanks in advance.