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  1. I have Plex configured to do partial scans, but unfortunately due to limitations (in SMB if I remember correctly), you can only have so many folders before partial scans no longer detect changes, which means that some changes in my setup are not detected until a scheduled scan goes through every folder. To make things worse, there is also a bug in Plex (regarding Curl) that large libraries cause TCP port exhaustion, which was made worse in 1.19.X versions. I would love to not do scheduled scans, but it would involve breaking up my libraries and file shares past the segmentation that I already do (tv shows, movies, cartoons, anime, etc). After I broke about 70-80TB of video, things stopped scaling so nicely. Also, your "seems like you are the problem, not Unraid" comment was not necessary. I only stated that Unraid wouldn't work for me, which it seems like it won't. I never bashed Unraid as a product, which I'm sure works great for many people, and don't feel I should be bashed in return. One of the biggest selling points for me on Unraid was the ability to dynamically grow my arrays, which is why I was testing it to see the feasibility of moving over my fleet of servers to it over time. Having to purchase drives 8-12 new drives at a time can get rather expensive, especially because it usually ends with me buying another server as well. I didn't mind the reduced read/write speeds as only one server in my setup actually needs high performance read/write and I would have just left that one on FreeNAS, but the latency I saw above just would have killed it for me. Moving the entire fleet over to Unraid would mean I would be looking at 1.5+ hours for each forced scan, which would be unfeasible for what I would require.
  2. Thank you for the reply. I guess Unraid is just not for me.
  3. I've set up an environment to test out Unraid to see if I want to move over to it and leave FreeNAS, but I've hit a bit of a snag. In this test environment, I have two Dell R510 servers that are virtually identical (same CPU, 16gb ram, same HBA, similar disks). One is running FreeNAS 11.3-U3.2 and the other I am trying out Unraid 6.8.3. Each server has 12 hard drives in a 2 parity scenario (FreeNAS is running Raidz2), no cache drive or anything. I already know about the read/write speed limitations of Unraid (i'm getting 100MBps read / 30MBps write on average over SMB, which I'm OK with). For my test, I have folder with about 5tb of tv shows that are properly structured for use in Plex duplicated on both the FreeNAS server and the Unraid server, each shared through SMB. Each of these folders are created as separate libraries on a 3rd server running Windows 10 and Plex. When I force a library scan on the FreeNAS folder, it takes maybe 60-90 seconds to complete. When I force a library scan on the Unraid folder, it takes maybe 15-20 minutes. To my understanding, a cache drive isn't going to help with that kind of performance issue. In the forums, I saw someone recommend "Dynamix Cache Dirs" to cache the directories for scanning, but it didn't seem to help me at all. I tried the "max protocol = SMB2_02" for Samba, but didn't notice any difference. I've also notice things like it taking much longer to calculate storage used in "Properties" on the Windows box. Any ideas on how I can speed this up? I had FreeNAS on this server until recently so I doubt it is a hardware/storage issue.