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  1. Hi everyone! I am using Wireguard with remote tunneled access to route traffic from all my devices out to the wider internet. The problem is that at some point over the last few months the speed on this traffic has absolutely tanked. I am not entirely sure when, as I was living off grid on a tethered cellular data connection for the last 6 months, which would almost certainly have been the bottleneck from Jan - June. Now however I am back on broadband and the issue is very noticeable as being Wireguard related. For example, a speedtest on a VM on the Unraid server itself shows good connectivity (74 Mbps): The same speedtest site on an ipad on my home wifi (without VPN turned on) also shows a decent connection (44 Mbps): As soon as the wireguard tunnel is enabled, the speed drops dramatically (1 Mbps): Here is how the iPad peer is configured: I have attached the logfile from the wireguard app for this connection in case it holds useful clues. This behaviour is replicated across all devices (tablet, laptop, phone). Wireguard off it's fine but once it's on browsing is at an absolute crawl. The server is around 1000 miles away, but I have had good speeds on the VPN over this distance in the past. I thought this might be to do with MTU, but my experiments there didn't seem to help. MTU is now set back(?) to 1400 anywhere I can see a reference to it. The only other thing I have done in this time was to upgrade to 6.9.2, but this issue predates that. All plugins are up to date and my docker footprint is pretty minimal - I was running pihole but this has been turned off whilst I try to work out this speed problem. Does anybody have any ideas/any advice on where I can find more detailed info to debug further? wireguard-log-2021-07-04T125253Z.txt
  2. Enjoyed the content, but the volume levels across each guest speaker could have done with being normalised: Made for a painful experience having to ride the volume dial to avoid being deafened vs straining to hear.
  3. Absolutely loving how smoothly everything has gone so far! All drives pre-cleared and parity build now in progress. Thankfully it is only 1TB parity, so estimated at 3 hours 🙂
  4. Thank you for the word of caution! I didn’t realise the pool drives were being used like that, I thought all parity data was on the dedicated parity drive so that’s an eye opener 🙃 They will all be put through their paces before being put to use. The important data has both a local and off-site backup I plan to maintain should disaster strike.
  5. Hi all, I am looking for feedback on a first time build from those much wiser in these matters! Background: I have a lot of older 3.5" HDDs that get retired from various sources and go on to gather dust in a drawer. I would like to bring them back into active service. The goals of the build are: Get the old HDDs back online as a NAS, storing films and photos Run a Windows 10 VM daily driver Adobe Lightroom photo processing would take place here Potentially some lightweight gaming down the line too, so IOMMU is a consideration. I currently make do with onboard graphics, so when I say lightweight I mean it! Would probably look to run the games over Parsec for sake of convenience. Raspberry Pihole (just to play with docker really) That's about it! There is no intention to have a plex service running externally and my household is very small, so any streaming/transcoding of the movies would be limited to 1 stream of 720p. Similarly the Windows VM is likely to be inactive when streaming, but still running on standby for general (non gaming) use. I'd envisage 4 of the below 6 cores going to the Windows machine. Based on my forum/armchair research, I think I've put together something that should suffice for the use cases above and provide headroom for expansion if/when needed. What do you think, am I setting myself up for any obvious headaches? : Case: Silverstone ATX GD08B Fan: 120mm (intake) Arctic P12 Fan: 80mm (exhaust) Arctic F8 Mobo: ASRock Z390 Pro4 CPU: Intel i5 9400 Heatsink: Stock GPU: TBC (Onboard until Ebay'd) RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2*8GB DDR4 2400 MHz PSU: Antec EA550G Pro 550 Single rail 12V@45 amp Flash drive (OS): SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB USB 2.0 HDD 1 (Cache & VM SSD): Samsung 860 QVO 1TB HDD 2: Old Hitachi Deskstar 500GB @ 7200 HDD 3: Old Hitachi Deskstar 500GB @ 7200 HDD 4: Old Western Digital 500GB @ 7200 HDD 5: Old Western Digital 1TB @ 7200 HDD 6 (parity): Old Western Digital 2TB @ 7200 I would expect these old drives to die off so as to make room for denser, more energy efficient ones before I filled them. I figure the PSU should be enough for even the worst case of consumption on the old drives(?). The board also has a number of M.2 slots and I am wondering if they might be a better cache and/or VM option so as to leave another SATA free(?) Graphics card suggestions are welcomed, but I will be looking to snipe one off ebay, so that will take some time. Everything else is to be bought new and I will live with onboard GFX until then. The above spec is coming out at ~£660, which is already a bit over the budget I had initially set for myself. This is partly the reason the graphics card will have to wait until I have everything else up and running. Will the Windows VM still be on the table without one?