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  1. Where do you learn to do this backup "as little as a copy/paste" Did you see it in official documentation? As I said above AT MINIMUM i'm requesting/stating that Limetech needs to add a page to their wiki that is tested and maintained with each release so we have a (semi?) guaranteed disaster recover path.. Example below. Better yet, some OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED tools to make these things easier. We already have some of them officially (flash tool) and some unofficially (CA Appdata Backup, etc) "How to Backup and Restore Your Unraid Box" 1. Flash Dr
  2. Maybe you misunderstand. It doesn't need to be a live backup, but it does need to be automated. If I need to shutdown the hypervisor or docker engine to make a reliable backup, by all means, we can do a shutdown, backup and restart. Very reasonable. I dont need VMWare enterprise level hot backups for Unraid. But even the free VM tools all allow import/export of VMs...
  3. Unraid is obviously a tool we rely on for data storage and integrity. Parity and regular array data backups are also necessary and self-explanatory on how to perform. Even the flash backup is basically perfect. The issue is all of the other stuff we spend hours setting up, debugging, tweaking, etc. Particularly, Dockers and VMss. There is no official way to backup and restore all of this configuration. We rely on third party plugins. That is what I think is unacceptable. There should be a path to backup and restore ALL data in my unraid box. Even if there isn't an offi
  4. Thanks for the "official" answer. I understand that "backup is a business in and of itself" and certainly a fully integrated backup/restore solution is a complex feature to add and might take some time. In my humble opinion, keeping our data and configuration safe this should be a priority for a company whose core product is a data storage and archiving tool. Unraid is an excellent, mature tool that has an amazing combination power and flexibility. This is the last weakness that needs to be addressed. You may have missed my core point. Its easy to backup array data, I think everyon
  5. @limetech@Squid@ich777 Hey Bosses... will you address this issue? If its too complex to build into the roadmap for whatever reason, can you fully document the backup and restore process for all Unraid functions and data in an official capacity so we can have peace of mind for disaster recovery?
  6. This proves my point. Why can't we have a simple built in solution that covers "everything" without exception? How do we backup and restore VM settings and why does this need to be a separate process?
  7. Unraid is a great tool, making very complex system administration functions seem like playtime. This is wonderful, and every release keeps adding great new features. One thing that I think is sorely missing is an official backup & restore tools and guide. I know there are many forum posts and guides and plugins, and even a flash backup tool built in. None of this makes it easy or clear on how to properly backup ALL the configuration and data in a simple and safe way. Obviously, the shares are critical, and backup of this data should be handled by standard backup tools. What I am talking ab
  8. Sorry to resurrect an old thread. Next question.. How would I restore this?
  9. Can you point me in the right direction? Where can I read up on this?
  10. Just got a brand new Unraid setup and had the problem described in this thread, and this seemed to solve it.
  11. Thanks so much for the excellent work LinuxServer! You really make a huge difference not just in the Unraid community, but to all those who want to quickly and easily get up and running around the world in so many different ways. One request/rant... Is there any way we can allow VNC or Guacamole/RDP? I see this trend on a lot of Dockers recently, but I really don't like Guacamole and have so much with VNC working well, I wish I could just use the same for most/all of my containers. Am I the only one to request the change or option?
  12. Per the Docker documentation, it seems we can specify a hostname for the machine. I am hoping we can give our dockers hostnames which might register with the system DNS. So we can type things like http://jellyfin.tower to access instead of remembering all of the IPs...
  13. But if I use a VM then I need to watch over vnc?
  14. I would love to connect my UnRaid box directly via HDMI to my TV and play files from storage via web/phone app. Or even plex or similar, but instead of stream/transcode to remote, just play it locally with some linuxy video player. Is there any way to do this without VMs, etc?