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  1. I have a share with 984 files, totalling 2.3TB of data. It should be noted that the files are shared over 2 drives in my array. It takes computers / media players a long time to simply retrieve a file list from this folder. Sometimes they even time out. And this is with the disks spun up! Is the share simply too large? Is there a set number of files / file size it is better to keep files under? I also sometimes notice when viewing a share that a file list appears, then it grabs the file list from another disk and the file list changes within a few seconds.
  2. Thanks itimpi, I had no idea what that setting was for. 300 seconds seems perfectly acceptable to me, so I have now modified it 🙂
  3. Hi Folks. I haven't been able to find an answer to this question. I am trying to work out how frequently the drive temperatures are updated in the Dashboard & Main webgui pages. Anyone know? Once every 10 minutes? Or is it a more-or-less live reading from the disks? I am aware they don't show temps when spun down. Reason I'm asking is because I installed a shucked 10TB Western Digital air cooled drive (WDC_WD101EMAZ) that always ran hotter than the heliums in the system. It was typically sitting at 37C, but hit 60C during a parity check. This also
  4. Thanks for the confirmation. Picked up a new 10TB disk today to replace it with. Just running a sector scan on it now (will take a good 17 hours or so). Hopefully will get the system fully functional again in next few days 🙂
  5. Ok, gave this a try. Disk 2 definitely showing some serious slowdowns. Slowest speed seems to be at the beginning of the drive. It starts at 29MB/s and drops to 7.46MB/s at 400GB, then ramps up to 150 MB/s at 800GB, and declines to 71.6 MB/s at the end of the drive with a few minor up & down bumps along the way. In comparisons, the 2 x 10TB drives start at 250 MB/s and slowly decline to 115 & 122 MB/s respectively by their end. I assume the major slowdown at the start of the drive is cause for serious concern, and warrants the replacing of the disk? If t
  6. I tries stopping the array and running the SMART short test on the drive. It had passed this test prior to further data being added to the array after it was installed. Presently, it is getting stuck at 90%. After 15 minutes I cancelled the test. I think that means there is a problem with drive 2. Is that correct?
  7. This is an even more elegant way to accomplish the mission. For users who don't mind 'rooting' around their files section, this is the way to go. Thanks for the tip!
  8. Thanks for the suggestion. I had looked at the tool, and it may well have worked. Since I had the drive mounted through Unassigned Devices, I just opened the terminal command window in the GUI. chmod -R 777 <dir name> took care of the issue. Took under 1 second per directory. I could then access and perform moves from one disk to the other.
  9. Hi folks. Just getting started with unRAID. Set up the Krusader docker this morning, and am attempting to move a lot of files from a 10TB drive (mounted via Unassigned Devices). Have moved some without issue. Others seem to be permission locked. The drive is an ext4 drive. Is there a simple way to unlock the permissions on the folders that are causing issues?
  10. Ah, perhaps that is indeed the source of my confusion. I was reading the italicized line in the wiki So my understanding now is that I can format the drive, create some shares, and get transferring the data. That's great news. Following the data transfer, I will set up the current 10TB data disk as a parity disk, and all will be okay with the newly transferred data on the array. When I add further disks to the array in future, they will be cleared by unRAID prior to being made available, since it will be a parity protected array at that time. Thanks for the clar
  11. Thanks for the reply. I wanted to preclear the drive as it was a warranty replacement from HGST. Wanted to give it a good test before trusting it with any data Of course it has been recertified, by the manufacturer, but better safe than sorry! I thought I had read somewhere not to format the drive afterwards as it would lose the clear status when adding parity, and would then have to clear again. If that is the case, what happens to the data already on the drive? About 9TB of data will be sitting on the disk post-transfer. I wouldn't want to transfer it, add parity,
  12. Hey everyone. I'm new to unRAID, but moving over from OMV5 where I ran 1 x 10TB disk in an Odroid HC2 with 2 offline USB backup disks. Have 2 x 10 TB disks now - one for the array, and one for parity. The one that will become parity currently has all the media from the HC2 on it. I need to get that onto unRAID. I can use my backup USB drives, but using an old PC as unRAID server and don't know if it has USB3 ports, so would prefer to do a SATA transfer. I have precleared the new 10TB disk, and added it to the array. Right now, a single disk array. Ho
  13. Thanks for your input. The old Dell seems to have 2 PCI Express x1 slots. The desktop unit has a PCI x16. How much difference would that make? I've removed the old SAS card from the Dell. I might try and find another card locally (there's a guy selling old servers on Kijiji classifieds constantly - he's bound to have a few kicking around), if the price is right. Speaking of that guy, he sells some of the old servers for under CAD $200. e.g. Server 1: CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5620 Quad core CPUs: 8 cores / 16 processor threads for virtual machines. - Memory: 32 GB ddr3 reg
  14. Hi folks. Soon-to-be unRaid user here I hope ;-) Have been using OMV up until now, and am preparing to make the change over to unRaid. Primary function will be NAS for media server. No transcoding will be performed on this machine. I would like it to connect as a VPN client to a provider, and to utilise a torrent downloader. Drives : a 10TB parity will shortly be obtained, and I have a 10TB Exos with some data on. I will add a couple of smaller drives to the mix - think I have a 4TB and a couple of 1.5TBs kicking around. I plan to use a 250Gb cache drive that would w