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  1. That's good to know. I plan to have both parity drives at 14TB and once that 's done will add a 14 and some 12's. Thanks!
  2. Hello All, I have an array of disks with one parity drive. Parity is 10TB and the array is mostly 10TB's with a few 8's. Recently had some issues and am adding 14TB as second parity. That's building now. Question I have since Parity 1 is 10TB and Parity 2 will be 14TB do I lose the extra 4TB? After this was done rebuilding my plan is to upgrade Parity 1 to 14TB but my concern is if Parity 2 shows up as 10TB will both parity drives not be using full capacity if I go through with my plan? Thanks
  3. There was a section on the troubleshooting wiki called Re-enable the drive for when you want to re-use a drive that was reported bad but you are confident is good. I used this to confirm the steps about setting the drive to no device without actually removing it physically. It was the same steps you provided earlier. https://wiki.unraid.net/Troubleshooting#Re-enable_the_drive The data rebuild took 1 day 8 hours but finished successfully re-using the same drive. Before I started the process I did shut down and made sure all cables were securely connected to all drives which they appeared to be. On a side note other than my drives all other internal components are at least 8 years old and sure enough after completing the the data rebuild the server became unresponsive. I connected a monitor and no signal. Looks like I'll be replacing the internal components very soon but that's another topic. Thank you for your help with this. I appreciate it.
  4. Got it. Thanks. Found an FAQ regarding removing drives on their Wiki. It's been rebuilding data for over a day and should be done this evening.
  5. Does it matter if I've not had a parity check in more than a couple of weeks? If not and to make sure I do it correctly is what I've listed below right: 1. Stop array 2. Unassign disabled disk - Do I, a) set "no device" for the disabled disk in the Main tab or b) exclude the disabled disk under the Shares tab where I assigned the drive? 3. Start array with disabled disk unassigned 4. Stop array 5. Reassign disabled disk - In Main tab do I change from "no device" to the same drive/serial no.? 6. Start array to begin rebuild
  6. Thanks for the direction. I'm in the process of using Unbalance to move files off the disabled drive. Once done I'll proceed with the steps provided: Stop array Unassign disabled disk Start array with disabled disk unassigned Stop array Reassign disabled disk Start array to begin rebuild
  7. All others drives in the array are healthy. I checked my cache drive (SSD) and it does show a SMART error on the dashboard. The way I setup my shares were that the first x disks were allocated for movies; the last x disks for TV Shows. I checked the contents of the cache drive and it has some empty TV Show folders but no files at all. At one point in time I enabled cache drive for movies and TV shows to help speed up importing of data. Once I had a couple of issues with my SSD not fully emptying I disabled use cache in both shares.
  8. On the dashboard the drive shows as being healthy but disabled. To rebuild on the same disk would I simply stop the array then run a read-check on all disks?
  9. I'm fairly new to unraid and just had an 8TB drive go bad. I have one 10TB parity so data is okay. I got the following two notifications: Unraid array errors: 12-05-2020 07:56 Warning [TOWER] - array has errors Array has 1 disk with read errors Unraid Disk 13 error: 12-05-2020 07:56 Alert [TOWER] - Disk 13 in error state (disk dsbl) I ran a short and extended SMART test and both passed. There are no entries under the SMART error log. I see no failures under disk attributes. However when I view the array the drive shows 16 errors. The drive maybe a couple years old but wasn't opened up and powered on until a little over four months ago when I set my system up. I have had other random issues in the past that would cause unexpected restarts. Not sure if that could have been a factor in this instance. Can someone please review diagnostics and provide any insights? I have not restarted since I saw the notification. I'm in the process of emptying another 8TB drive to move into this slot if the drive is indeed already bad. tower-diagnostics-20200514-2055.zip
  10. Please see diagnostics zip file. Thanks tower-diagnostics-20200312-0104.zip
  11. I have two separate media libraries and both have the Use cache settings set to Yes. This was done to optimize transfer speeds using my 500GD SSD cache drive. New files are successfully moved to the cache. When the mover runs some files are moved to the shares but many still remain on the cache. When I look at the cache drive I can see the files there but they are not located on the disks allocated to the respective shares. I am running Unraid 6.8.2 and have restarted multiple times. I've changed the frequency of the mover and ran manually multiple times and it does move some files but the same ones remain. I was thinking of copying the "stuck" files from the cache drive to an external disk, delete the files from cache, then set the Use cache option to no for both shares. Finally I would move the files back and I imagine they would go straight to the share, bypassing cache. Is there a better way?