Saurabh Sharma

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  1. To those getting hung on this: The port forwarding business is pretty tricky. I have a working Nextcloud server and it was very difficult to get the port forwarding to work for it. I am trying to do the same with unRaid but have been unsuccessful. Checking the swag (letsencrypt) log tells me that it has failed. I will try and troubleshoot this and report here if I find a solution/s. But the routers (DD-WRT and Open-WRT included) are the most troublesome part of this entire process, since every router is different and you may think you have forwarded the port but you probably haven't. Can you access your application with your external IP address? Shouldn't that work if your Ports are forwarded properly? Found this website to see if the ports are open: I would start with this. No point struggling with other settings till you get the port settings right on the router.
  2. I intend to upgrade the GTX1060 6GB in my main system to GTX 3080 next year. The GTX 1060 will be installed in the unRaid system. Was trying to use the old card (GTX560Ti) since I figured I will learn how to use a graphic card in unRaid. Is my card too old even for VM utilization?
  3. Will this work on a GTX560Ti? I need it for Jellyfin. nVidia website only recommends up to version 390.138. On my app search, nothing came up with "nvidia" so my card may be too old for this world. Does that mean it is not compatible? And just to confirm, I can't have this on Plex without paying up for plex pass, right?
  4. So how is it going 2 years down the line? I am in the same confusion as you were and have started a thread here. Skyhawk is much cheaper than the Ironwolf drives and more readily available too.
  5. Corrected (moved, not copied). Does that mean the array data HDD I/O speed doesn't matter much for people using SSD cache (Cache only and cache preferred)? Should one spend 20% more on NAS drives when the 20% could be spent on more storage or faster SSD? Came across this post on another forum: From what I can get, surveillance is optimized for sequential Read/Write and NAS HDD for random Read/Write. It seems surveillance HDD would be well suited as parity drives and pass off well for array operations. But those with experience with this will be able to give useful input. Another source:
  6. Because surveillance drives are said to be reliable but slow. As per my understanding, the data that we write is written to the cache drive. It is then copied moved to the data drives in the array, so theoretically it shouldn't matter if the array drives are slow, as long as they are reliable. No?
  7. Hello, I am Saurabh from India. I am planning to repurpose my old computer into an Unraid server. I am a first time user. The configuration is: i5 2500k, 24GB DDR3 RAM, ASrock Z77 Pro 3 (6 SATA ports), CM Gladiator cabinet (6 x 3.5 HDD bays + 4 x 5.25" ones), nVidia GTX560Ti 1 GB graphic card, Soundblaster sound card. Storage: 1TB WD black + 1TB Toshiba V300 video HDD (surveillance). 2x240GB SSD (One samsung 860 evo, other Kingston) for cache drive. I am in the market for a 4TB parity drive. If my system runs well, I will get another 4TB drive for data besides the 2 TB I have now. Future upgrade: Once I upgrade graphic card in my main system, GTX 10606GB will go into the unRaid system and GTX560 will be removed. Usage scenario: 1. Nextcloud. I will be installing and using Nextcloud on this. I have nextcloud on a Raspberry Pi 4 currently and it is enough for my needs but I still want to upgrade. 2. Plex or some alternative for media server. Max 1-2 HD streams My doubt: Why not go for much cheaper surveillance drives when we are already using cache drives? They are also meant for 24X7 operations, and are 20% cheaper in India. Are they OK as Parity drives? Or are they as good as NAS drives since I am using SSD cache and SSD cache will be written on to main drives during off hours. Won't matter much if it takes 10% more time. Thank you