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  1. Thanks, for your quick response and help. All went smoothly. One other question. The new disk was formatted for the xfs file system while the other, existing disk were formatted for reiserfs. Will be an issue? I must have missed the option to select the file system .
  2. I increased the size of my disks to gain more storage, except for one one TB device, which I left remaining in place. (I just removed the power and data cables.) It has now been close to four years ago since I did this, and during this time there have been changes to the data. Now I want to reinsert this drive back into the array and not sure how to proceed to avoid adding this old, outdated data to parity. Originally, I used the preclear plugin, but I understand unRaid now does this automatically. Do I just assign it to a slot and let unRaid remove the old data and reset all the bits to zero? I assume parity is still valid during this preclear process and will only start including this drive after the preclear has been successfully completed?
  3. Thanks! I will do a Google search for this utility.
  4. No I don't. I did this several years ago and I followed the unRaid procedure, if that helps any. I was wondering if there is software available that I might use?
  5. For some reason my cache drive was not being recognized by the array. While attempting to add it back, I unintentionally added it as a data disk. I immediately noticed the disk being formatted and stopped the array and reassigned it as a cache drive. This evidently damaged the drive's file structure as it, once again, began to format. I stopped the array and now I am wondering if there is there any way I can recover the data I had stored on the cache drive. Thanks
  6. Good question. I used the unRaid Creator tool, but I did nothing else. After I used the tool I tested the flash with the server and it started to boot. I cut it short because I did not want to go through another configuration process which I have on the older version
  7. I have a fresh install to my re-formated flash and would like to go back to an earlier version. I deleted the contents of the flash and copied to it a previous backup. This did not work and resulted in a boot error. Rather than deleting the entire contents of the fresh install are there individual files/folders that I could move to the flash that would avoid this problem? Also, I'm curious as to what files/folders on the flash I would not want to delete that would prevent me moving to an older version? There was something I did causing a boot error.
  8. Trurl, Thanks for the reply but the only way I know how to make the flash a bootable device is by using the unRaid USB Creator program and that limits me to thirty days. How do I get around this limitation? Thanks for your patience.
  9. That is correct. Before I updated to the current stable version I backed up my flash to the cache drive. After the update I noticed I could no longer see the cache drive. As I mentioned earlier I found an older backup in another location and copied it by mistake to the System Volume directory. Since the last post I have re-formated the flash drive and copied, once again, an older version to the flash. Now, when I start the server I get a "No valid boot device found." My three boot options from the bios are 1) AHCI PO WDC WD20... 2) USB Sandisk 3) UEFI USB Sandisk. I have actually tried all three with the UEFI USB Sandisk option being the one I think I should use. I guess what I need to do now is to make the flash a bootable device. I thought just copying the flash files to the re-formated disk would do the trick. What do I need to do now?
  10. After updating from 6.3.2 to the latest version I lost my cache drive and dockers. The cache drive contains all my backup files. I wanted to revert back to the previous version but not having access to the cache drive, that would not be possible. I then remembered I had some additional backups on my computer and thought this might be my ticket to getting access to my cache drive files. I deleted all items from the boot USB device (pro License) to which I then copied an older version of unRaid. Here is where I made a mistake. The files were copied accidentally to the System Volume Directory, and now, I am unable to delete them using Windows Explorer. To get around this dilemma I thought I would reformat and re-register the boot device, but It has been several years since I have done this and I don't remember how this was done. I downloaded the USB Creator program which had instructions for a 30 day free trial. I have two questions: 1) why am I unable to delete the system files from the System Volume directory? 2) How do I fix my USB boot device to bypass the 30 day free trial?
  11. Thanks for the quick reply. Appreciate your efforts. I was trying to access the date/time settings by using the directional keys. I solved the problem by connecting a mouse to the server. I was then able to focus the cursor on the date/time settings.
  12. I have an Asrock z97 motherboard and I can't find anywhere in the bios to reset the time and date. I removed the cmos battery to check it and lost the above settings. Can anyone help wit this?
  13. Thanks, Trurl. You have been so helpful.
  14. Thanks Trurl. I have removed the disk and started parity rebuild. I have One more question. After the parity rebuild finishes I'm going to add the second parity drive. Do I not check the parity valid box before starting?