DougCube

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  1. Sounds like something went wrong with the preclear. Clicking the X should have no impact. Once the preclear is done, even before the post-read, there would be a signature written to the drive that Unraid picks up on when you later add it to the array so that it doesn't have to clear it again. I've never heard of this happening.
  2. I am somewhat familiar with the Notify command, but how do I trigger one once Mover is done? Essentially, I'm looking for a way to have a script detect if the Mover is finished running. Or even better, have it trigger automatically each time. Speaking of which, wouldn't it have made sense for this feature to be built-in to Unraid?
  3. Oh, good to know. I struck-out the incorrect info from my reply. Thanks. I might actually use this 'feature' going forward then. I just have a slight preference to group up drives of the same capacity and manufacturer.
  4. The way the OP is worded makes me want to clarify that you can't have gaps in your array slot assignments. And yes, what you describe is considered "reordering" from the UnraidOS point of view (especially w.r.t. the parity2 calculation). And like others have said, the physical configuration doesn't matter at all -- you can change where a drive is physically mounted or which SATA/SAS cables/ports to use between boots and the OS will easily cope with it. (Although I wouldn't switch an array drive from being internally mounted to being in an external USB enclosure.) I used
  5. There is no limit on number of cache pools. Personally, I would go for the Pro license for future expandability, but I kept adding drives every few days until I hit 18 devices before my first trial key even expired. Currently, there can only be one 'Array' pool. Which conventional wisdom suggests should be all your HDDs together. In your case, the four large drives would be the 'Array' and you can use two of the SSDs to make a single btrfs RAID1 cache pool -- making it so you have redundancy as soon as the data writes to your cache. You can use remaining drives to make more cache poo
  6. There seems to be a bug or oversight where hot-plugged drives do not give a preclear icon/option in the MAIN tab but it is still possible to run it from the TOOLS tab. (I tried obvious things like refreshing the page.) Please fix. Regarding the issue of this plugin disappearing after a reboot... After I updated to latest version to fix this very issue, I still needed to reinstall the plugin after a reboot -- at least twice more. (I should send you a diagnostics file again.)
  7. To be clear, if I have a trial key that had expired 15 days ago, does getting a 15-day extension make any difference?
  8. Does the 15-day extension start when the 30-day trial ends OR when you start the 15-day trial? (There's a subtle difference between the two.)
  9. This question has been asked here many times. It can be done on a separate machine.
  10. I was wrong earlier. But I meant not including parity, pool, boot, or unassigned. It is 28 right?
  11. Other than the obvious (not being able to start the array), what features are blocked out when the trial key expires? I'm thinking of having a second Unraid machine that is dedicated to only running preclears, and prefer not to have to purchase another license for it. How about VMs? Does that feature work with expired trial key? I'm guessing dockers wouldn't work because they always need the array? Or can dockers be run from an unassigned device? And could you still do a disk share (SMB) of an unassigned device? I searched around and was unable to figure
  12. Currently, if a share has "Included Disk(s)" or "Excluded Disk(s)" and you reorder the Disk slots, the selection for the shares are not updated accordingly. I sighted this in 6.9.0-beta30 but it's likely always been this way. What would be nice is if it did automatically update it for you. Even better is having a "reordering wizard", a "replace parity drive wizard", etc..
  13. In "Array Devices" section the disk names are currently quite verbose "(<model number>_<serial number> - <size> (sb<letter>)". This is for the most part fine, but I would prefer to omit <size> since there is already a column showing it. The ability to rearrange and hide columns here would be nice too. I would also prefer to omit the <model number>. But even better might be to allow specifying your own identifier/nickname. And on top of that to give some formatting string, like "%nickname_%model_%serial (%sb)" -- you know, like printf
  14. +1 for multiple arrays Is this targeted for a specific future version yet? Like 7.0? Would this allow going past the limit of 24 disks?
  15. I often run preclear on 3 to 4 at the same time. Saves a lot of time because it takes roughly the same amount of time as running just one.
  16. For a large share, spanning several disks, using cache_pool=yes, allocation_method=fillup, and split_level=top_two... I don't know if this is due to Mover or the way I use the SMB or occasionally do manual 'rsync -avX' between disks, but when I check 'stat' on split directories, the modify timestamps are mismatching for some but identical for others. (I am only using user shares; never enabled disk shares.) 1. How is it intended to be maintained? (i.e. Should they ever differ? Is it okay for it to differ?) 2. Which modified date is given to the Windows SMB when they d
  17. Not sure how feasible this is, but when I have multiple browser windows/tabs open to the server, dismissing a notification in one does not dismiss it in all of them. Can this be made to dismiss in across all? I guess this might make sense to be user-specific even if logged in from multiple devices to have it synced, but a different 'user' should still see the notification. On top of this, if possible, in the agent API, to trigger notification dismissal there too.
  18. If 'Display Settings'->'Page View' is set to 'Tabbed', and I'm on Main->'Pool Devices' or 'Boot Device', then refreshing the page in Chrome browser (probably any browser), it goes back to 'Array Devices'. But if instead I was on 'Unassigned Devices' or 'Array Operation' tab, then it stays on the same tab. This is inconsistent behavior and a bit inconvenient. Probably easy to fix.
  19. Every time I reboot my server, the Preclear plugin disappears as if it uninstalled itself (or something else uninstalled it). And I have to reinstall it again. Is this a known issue? Anybody else seeing this issue? It's not happening with any of my other plugins. I'm on 6.9.0-beta30 with trial key.
  20. This has probably been asked before... Is it possible to replace the parity disk with a new larger drive WITHOUT doing a data-rebuild? So it would copy from the old parity disk to the new disk and zero-out the rest without needing to spin-up the other disks. If possible, how? If not, shouldn't it be a requested feature? Forgive me for asking a basic question. I'm a newbie. But I did read https://wiki.unraid.net/The_parity_swap_procedure, which sort of shuffles the contents of 3 drives around. That is not quite what I want.
  21. On my server, I have two NICs, each set to a different IP. Is there a way I can have the URLs setup so that it uses which ever IP it's currently under? Like a relative address instead of an absolute address if that makes sense. (The reason I'm needing this is because sometimes one connection goes down and I need to use the other.)
  22. I noticed that twice today, Mover has stopped running without completing its task to move everything off my single cache drive to the array, and it's been when the cache drive is very full (>99%). Is this normal/intended? Is there something I don't understand? (I'm very new to Unraid; just started using it a few days ago.) I'm running a 1 TB NVMe as cache, and two very slow 6 TB HDDs (+1 parity). I basically need the Mover to be running nonstop 24/7 to keep the cache drive unloaded. But it's been stopping every 4 to 6 hours today. Because I'm constantly uploading to
  23. After clearing all notifications, icons on top-right (like the Logout / Terminal / Feedback / Info / Log / Help) won't work until page is refreshed again. I speculate that notifications somehow steal focus in that region and never give it back, like there's some invisible area blocking clicks there. I've sighted this several times, across different reboots, so seems to be consistently and reproducible.
  24. This feature is not working for me. I have some reports stuck there that won't go away. My internet connection does not seem to be the issue as a new preclear report that pops up for sending has been sending successfully. I have no idea how to fix this or if I'm doing something wrong. EDIT: It started working after a reboot.