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  1. I tried 19 times to decode this but then gave up
  2. +1 to this. TOTP 2FA code implementation would be a welcome feature addition.
  3. This sums up my stance too. I can understand LimeTechs view as to why they didnt feel the need to communicate this to the other parties involved (as they never officially asked them to develop the solution they'd developed and put in place). But on the flip side the appeal of UnRaid is the community spirit and drive to implement things which make the platform more useful. It wouldnt have taken a lot to give certain members in community a heads up that this was coming, and to give credit where credit is due in the release notes. Something along the lines of: "After seeing the ap
  4. I upgraded to this mATX X570 motherboard which has 8xSATA ports and 2xNVME ports. I had the H310 to make up the shortfall on a B450 board I had previously, and as I upgraded it was no longer needed. Run it with a Ryzen APU and it happily does everything I need it to, without the need of any expansion cards, or separate GPU: X570M Pro4
  5. Had the error with a disk not decrypting after shutting down to install an additional NVME. Not sure that has any relevance but its a change to the system from the previous boot. If memory serves me right, I got the same behaviour when removing an old SSD last time this happened, so it could have something to do with a hardware change from the previous boot, or a disk addition\removal in particular? 1st attempt at starting the array disk1 didn't want to decrypt, although all other disks did. Stopped the array and tried again (no reboot), and disk5 didn't decrypt the
  6. Not too late. Its on eBay but no one has snapped it up yet. If you want it, its yours Ping me a PM Mark
  7. re-updated and its behaved this time. i'll grab logs if it does it again.
  8. Had to roll back to beta22. Array wouldnt decrypt some drives on starting the array. (got an incorrect passkey error). Odd thing is that each time i stoppped the arrany and tried it again, it would struggle to mount different disks each time. Needed to get the array back up asap so it slipped my mind to take logs. Is this a known issue?
  9. https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450M Pro4/ Recently upgraded so now going spare. Includes Manual and I/O plate. £50 including postage Payment via Paypal Will be putting this on eBay in a week or so if there's no interest on here. Sold
  10. As it says on the tin. Also includes the cables to connect 8 HDDs. Recently upgraded and no longer have use for this card. Flashed a while ago to be used as a HBA and has had 8 drives running flawlessly. £25 inc Postage Payment via Paypal Will be putting this on eBay in a week or so if there's no interest on here. Sold
  11. Stuff to try: Set up the VM using Q35 instead of i440fx. The virtual PCI-e lanes are set up much differently, which could yeild better results. (this will most likely need an OS reinstall inside the VM). Windows not booting\installing: Set the VM to only have 1 CPU, and install\boot as normal, do a graceful shutdown, then update the VM config to the desired CPU setup. This fixes things after feature updates if the VM misbehaves after them too.
  12. Sorry, ive not been online here in a while and only just seen that ive been tagged in a few posts. I no longer use a VM for my workstation for various reasons which are off topic! (Also I cant remember all the commands, or fully up to speed with the best practice for stubbing and passing devices through in 2020, so im happy to be corrected if any of this advice is out of date!) I know there's a new way of passing devices to VMs nowadays, but the premise that you have to pass all devices in an IOMMU group will still apply. You need to stub all the devices associcate wi
  13. I had this a while ago and couldn't get anywhere near bear metal performance. You can get quite complex with this and start looking into IOthread pinning to help, but there's only so much you can do with a virtual disk controller vs a hardware one. You'll probably notice a bit of a difference if you use the emulatorpin option to take the workload off CPU0 (which will be competing with unraid stuff). if you have a few cores to spare, give it a hyperthreaded pair (one that you're not already using in the VM). In the end I got a PCIe riser for an NVME, and passed that
  14. I have read reports that the Vega iGPU can be used for transcoding in the plex forums, however with it being quite a niche situation where you have a plex server, AND one of the very few CPUs with the vega iGPU, reports are few and far between. However, to be in a position to test, and to be able to talk with people in the plex forum on how to get it working, I need to be able to expose it to my docker container! Also like youve said, its not just plex which could make use of the iGPU.
  15. I'm struggling to see any downside to seeing this get included. Especially if its only enabled by a boot option?
  16. Ive dropped the £ on the memory to get these sold so they're not gathering dust. 32GB DDR3 PC3-12800R 8x M393B5170GB0-CK0 4GB PC3-12800R £60 32GB DDR3 PC3-8500R 8X M393B5170EH1-CF8 4GB PC3-8500R £75 All 64GB for £130
  17. So docker images can make use of iGPU transcoding.
  18. Is it possible to enable the AMD APU iGPU Drivers in this build somehow? @eschultz
  19. Please could the drivers for the Ryzen APUs be added. I believe the prerequisite kernel version is 4.15, and we're on 4.19.33 on the latest RC. It was mentioned here by @eschultz, but ive never seen any mention of it getting implemented, or if it has been, how to enable it: Id like to use the GPU to aid in transcoding in my plex docker (which while undocumented on the plex side, it does apparently work). Even if it wasn't enabled by default, and required adding boot code(s) in syslinux, or a modprobe command in the go file, id be happy! Or even if ther
  20. Having an upgrade so I'm selling my dual Xeon setup... All items are working great and haven't been overclocked. I will post internationally, but please bear in mind that international postage from the UK is expensive! Motherboard and CPUs (sold as a bundle as I don't have the CPU socket protectors: AsRock Rack EP2C602-4L/D16. https://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=EP2C602-4L/D16#Specifications 2x Xeon E5-2670 £340 posted SOLD Memory (new prices as of 09/05/19): 32GB DDR3 PC3-12800R 8x M393B5170GB0-
  21. QEMU 4.0 RC0 has been released - https://www.qemu.org/download/#source And a nice specific mention in the changelog to things discussed in this thread (https://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/4.0): Now that these changes are standard with the Q35 machinetype in 4.0, I think this could also be an additional argument against potentially forcing Windows based VMs to the i440fx machine type if this brings things into performance parity? If @limetech could throw this into the next RC for people to test out, that would be much appreciated!
  22. It was me I think the current behaviour in the UI is perfect. Pick an OS, and the sensible, least hassle settings are there for you to use. I dont think options to change the machine type should be removed. At worse, they could possibly be hidden behind an "advanced" switch (which i think currently flips between the form and the xml), then having another tab to view xml instead?... I know there's a balance to be found to accommodate all levels of unraid users here, and i dont envy the UI decisions to try and keep everyone happy! It is worth pointing out that its d
  23. @jonp Ive been under the impression for a long time that latency and performance improvements in QEMU needed the Q35 machine type to be taken advantage of. All development ive seen, and tips to improve performance, all seem to be around using the Q35 machine type. At the end of the day, I want to get as close to bare metal performance as possible, thats my aim. Im in no way preaching that we should all move to Q35. Now i have my own performance numbers pre and post patch, i'll happily test the i440fx machine type too. Ive also posted this over in the Level1T
  24. Thank you for this. This is a great baseline to compare my Xeon build to.