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  1. Thanks. I found Supermicro inforand the pw on a label on the motherboard. Their standard approach apparently.
  2. My NAS has been out of action for some time, moving location etc., and I can't find the password for the first Supermicro screen at startup. Does anyone know if there is a default username and password?
  3. Having tried FreeNAS I decided UNRAID was better for me. I installed 6.9.0-RC2 and so far I have found it to be excellent, Settings and configuration that was more complicated on FreeNAS, like UPS and the time zone, are so easy and simple in UNRAID. The same applies to the disk and array setup. I did find one aspect of the disk configuration that doesn't make sense. It may still be being fine tuned. I wanted to try setting up a multi-disk pool (parity & 3 data) and that was easy. However, I couldn't go any further, to formatting and parity creation. UNRAID said the array had no disks assigned, and wouldn't proceed. It seems wrong to have to assign at least one disk to the array to enable a multi-disk pool. It's not a major issue for me -- I have gone back to a 4-disk array for now.
  4. Thank you very much, mrm. So I understand that once the files are on the NAS, PhotoStructure doesn't need to sync -- it is its own authoritative source. I would just update it by adding new photos to the library share. After the help you've given, I'll use the PhotoStructure forum as much as possible. I'm just waiting for an SSD for the cache before I convert my NAS from FreeNAS to UNRAID.
  5. Hi -- I'm a complete newbie as far as UNRAID and Dockers are concerned. It looks like Photostructure will do what I need once the photos are imported, but I have some questions: If PhotoStructure is running on the UNRAID server, on my iMac (10.15.7) do I export photos from Photos and load them to a share folder, that Photostructure accesses? OR, for an UNRAID installation, does some of PhotoStructure also run on my iMac? Ideally, I want to get rid of the Photos library, freeing up the space. But I think Photostructure wants to sync with the photo source?
  6. I’ve been trying to interpret the announcements. Will the coming release mean that multi-disk BTRFS arrays can spread their stripes across the array disks?
  7. I am planning my first NAS using UnRaid, having read and researched a great deal over the last year or so. We are a family of four, with two desktops and a number of notebooks, tablets and phones. Two of us do a lot of document creation and review and online research, often leading to downloading. We want to share video, music and photos. We use Microsoft OneDrive for cloud document synch and iCloud for video and music. My overall plan is to build NAS that won’t need significant updating for 3-4 years, starting with 3X 4TB hard drives and an SSD for caching, 16 or 32GB ECC RAM and a decent CPU. The number of hard drives could grow. I was quite keen on an AsRock Rack MB, C236 WSI or WS, or C3558 mini ITX, and the Node 304 – the reason for favouring ITX. But I found it impossible to find any of the memory from the QVLs, all out of date. And I saw somewhere a reference to cable management and airflow issues with the Node 304. Also I read some user reviews on Amazon about serious memory compatibility problems with the C236. Reading posts in another forum led me to Supermicro MBs like the MBD-X11SCL-IF and -F. These are relatively recent, and well-configured for my needs, except the -IF has only 4X SATA. Their memory QVLs list currently available Hynix memory, though it is expensive – almost $A100 more than the MB. To help me decide, I’d be grateful for any comments but especially advice on these questions: · Are the Node 304 issues serious or mainly about convenience? · If QVL memory isn’t available or is really expensive, can we substitute, with some confidence, equivalent RAM from quality manufacturers? · Any reason to prefer Asrock or Supermicro (I built my desktop with an Asrock z270)? Thanks in advance.