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  1. that helps a lot. Parity it is. i'm consolidating files to prep the move and looking to make a parity drive.
  2. 6. if a drive fails in the array built across say 6 drives. is all lost or only the data on that drive? what processes would you follow to establish/confirm if just a connection issue or a hard drive failure? after more reading, i'm looking into a parity drive as the sheer ability to continue to function with drive issues, is lovely.
  3. ok. more questions. 4. whats best order of works. its going to be like moving the fox and chicken across the river and not enough seats on the boat. by that, can i offer an empty drive onto Unraid, begin to fill it up, once another drive empties on the existing system, move that over and continue to fill until all moved over? 5. SSDs. now you know what i want to do. what do i do with SSDs in terms of layout on unraid before putting things on them
  4. all RDP. aim is a headless build. RDP will be using ZeroTier. [but couldn't intel integrated graphics be considered/come into play here to physical access?] VMs currently VDI using VirtualBox. for ease [and to increase my understanding] i aim to install all fresh and migrate required over to the new VMs as opposed to try and convert the existing to something compatible and then have to troubleshoot that. again, rather than migrate tens of thousands of files of metadata, user data. this will be a fresh install. i don't want to troubleshoot permissions/access/performance issues when i barely know the landscape. only docker i've got is Homebridge. someone on reddit wrote me a step by step/piecemeal how to which i use once a year to destroy/update/rebuild. the multi-SSD thing was one of the next things to query which you've addressed. looks like 6.8.3 is the way to go. thats correct, the filesystem is standardisd and transferable between systems so long as you make sure its exact. But due to the volume of files, i think it would be simpler to start it again from scratch. i've already pre-empted my remote users that things are being reset and to expect downtime for the next month whilst i attempt this and make the data move. you move your DB over and then load your new Plex and point it to the DB. everything else comes back. But changing systems mean paths change so you then typically add the new paths to each of your libraries. scan then delete your old paths from your libraries. [sounds simple, but permissions are a b*tch!] yeah thats it, all of the plex DB and folders is currently on its own SSD. i find poster display performance improved for client devices.
  5. Want to run Plex Sonarr NZBGet Unifi Controller Homebridge VM1 Windows 10 (my daily) VM2 Windows 10 (wife’s daily) NVIDIA GTX 950 for Plex transcoding and use RAM. No gaming requirements. Spec i7 3770 32GB ram HBA - mix of hard drives totalling 24.5TB SSD1 - 120GB current Win10 host OS SSD2 - 240 - Plex SSD3 - 250 - VMs (Win10 x2 and Ubuntu for Homebridge in docker) Aim is free up resources. Instead of host OS being Win10 and incessant rebooting and hoping it doesn’t corrupt an active VM. it’s Unraid and two VMs. Then can lose the Ubuntu VM and run Homebridge in a docker on Unraid. Effectively the two Win10 VMs can do as they please and not affect any containers managing the media or downloads.
  6. Hi, UK user here looking at the task of leaving familiar territory - Windows and moving to Unraid and dockers. I’ve watched a fair few YouTube videos and been reading various threads on the forum. But there are a couple gaps in my knowledge that hold me back from doing the change. 1. Currently, I cannot afford parity. So will be running without it until I am able to. I religiously back up so am not concerned with data loss. But will it be a detriment to the system to not have parity? 2. SSDs I’m a bit lost as to what to do with SSDs. Current system is OS SSD, VM SSD and Plex SSD. I assume (rightly or wrongly) that one would be assigned as cache drive and continue to use the other two as they are now but under Unraid with VMs on one and Plex in a docker on the other. 3. i take it it’s as simple as adding more dockers for Sonarr, NZBGet et al and they’ll all come to life. aim is to begin the change once question two is solved. 👍 it’s a great community and a joy to read the replies that not only help OP but also guide future users like me who are hungry to learn. Thanks for reading! James