MediaMaan

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  1. i relocated the flash drive to one of the front ports on the tower. It has been running fine this weekend in that configuration. I will keep monitoring, but the device was recently located next to a 50W RF dummy load. I am wondering if the close proximity of RF energy has been what caused the issues. The flash drive itself seems fine...
  2. I'm guessing you're correct about the Flash drive. In the top right corner I see Unraid OS no flash (in red). Will have to look up how to repair / replace the drive. Have performed a shutdown for now.
  3. Hi Everyone. I'm still getting used to the unRaid system, and it had been running flawlessly for me until recently. However I keep going to access my network shares, only to find the NAS unresponsive. When I log in to the Dashboard, the page doesn't render correctly. Scrolling down reveals the following messages : Warning: parse_ini_file(/boot/config/docker.cfg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/DockerClient.php on line 50 Warning: array_replace_recursive(): Expected parameter 2 to be an array, bool given in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/DockerClient.php on line 50 Warning: parse_ini_file(/boot/config/domain.cfg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.vm.manager/include/libvirt_helpers.php on line 478 So it looks like something in Docker is breaking down. The bottom of the browser shows "Array Started" and "Starting Services" keeps flashing. The shares are not accessible in this state. It seems to be occuring every few days - it has only been 5 days since the last reboot to solve the problem. Each reboot also forces a parity check (which always comes back clear, but is leading to unnecessary drive access). Right now I am unable to Stop the array. The unRaid logo just keeps waving on the screen and the message "Array Stopping•Retry unmounting disk share(s)..." appears at the bottom of the browser. I'm not aware of any power failures, and the server is hooked up to UPS with battery showing 100% anyway. Would love to know what caused this issue, and how I can prevent it from happening again. Anyone got some tips?
  4. Has no one tried this, or have you gone with an offboard solution like pfSesne?
  5. I'm using Binhex DelugeVPN which is working just fine for Deluge. However I'd like to use the VPN for the whole network, and not just for Dockers. So, when my phone / laptop / streaming stick / desktop PC etc try to connect to the web (not just for browsing), can they be made to route through the VPN? I figured it would be much quicker to have unRaid handle the encryption on a 1gig connection than my DD-WRT router! I know I can activate VPN clients on each device, but looking for automatic network wide routing via the VPN. If the Privoxy part of DelugeVPN would not be good for this, is there a Docker that would? I would also like to add a VPN for incoming connections too (so they appear as if they're on the local network). Is it possible to do that as well? Or am I going to be better finding some additional hardware and firing something like pfSense on it? Your comments are appreciated!
  6. Hello Rali72. Unfortunately I have not managed to figure it out yet. I am noticing the problem more on my Linux Mint computers. Right now my Windows 10 PC can access the share list at the unRAID IP address. The Linux Mint ones can read the list after a reboot at smb://10.x.x.x, but appear not to be able to show it on subsequent visits via SMB. The share lsit remains empty. Typing a share name in directly (smb://10.x.x.x/share) continues to work. At this stage I'm unsure if it is a Mint issue, or an unRAID issue.
  7. Running 6.9.2 Usually when pointing a file browser at smb://10.0.10.x all my shares are listed. I can click a share and view its files. Presently when pointing a file browser at the IP of unRaid, I'm getting 0 items. It doesn't time out or give an error, it just shows nothing. Happening on Linux & Windows computers. However all machines (Windows, Linux & Android) are able to access the individual shares. e.g. smb://10.0.10.x/share works fine. I can read, write, access files as normal. So where has the share list gone? The only config change I am aware of making has been SMB -> WSD options. I was trying to deal with the 100% CPU issue. I initially added the -i br0 argument, but still had issues. Everything worked as normal for a while. Then CPU usage spiked again, so I disabled wsd. NETBIOS is also turned off. I tried resetting these, restarting samba and bringing the array back online, but still had the same issue. So I put it back to SMB enabled with everything else off. To stop the 100% CPU from wsd, I would prefer to keep it disabled. But I also want to be able to view a list of shares on the server! What is my next step? Thanks, MediaMaan
  8. Thanks for the reminder of where to find the folder icon! I double-checked, and everything is still on the cache drive. So the files are downloaded to one share on the cache, but when they are moved by Deluge to another share on the cache, it is taking time (multiple minutes for a 6Gb file). Now that files being written to the array are ruled out (unless Deluge is moving cache -> array -> cache for some reason), what else could be causing the slowdown?
  9. There is only 1 SSD cache in the system, so definitely the same SSD. The /incomplete share is cache only (the SSD drive is the cache drive of course). The /download share is not cache only, but is set to use cache for new files. Could this be the problem? I guess I can try and verify by locating a file that gets moved and seeing exactly where it ends up. I think I had seen a way to check if files were on cache or in the array...
  10. Evening everyone. I created a cache only folder called /incomplete. This is for files that are downloading. Once they are completed, DelugeVPN (Binhex version) copies them to /Downloads/complete/. The /Downloads share has cache enabled. When Deluge initiates a move, the CPU jumps up to at least 45% usage, often spiking higher, and the move operation takes a long time. I would have thought copying from one SSD share to another would have been virtually instantaneous and required little CPU usage. When I had a /Downloads/incomplete folder (on the same share), I didn't have the issue. I wanted to keep the incomplete files on a different share so they didn't get written to the array under any circumsance - no point in spinning up the array for files still being worked on, even if they are stalled for a while. Anyone know why moving the files across shares on an SSD would take so long? Is there anything I can do, other than going back to using 1 share for both the /incomplete and /complete folders?
  11. 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. Is this also normal behaviour? System is an i3 2nd Gen with 6Gb RAM, 3 x 10TB disks.
  12. Thanks itimpi, I had no idea what that setting was for. 300 seconds seems perfectly acceptable to me, so I have now modified it 🙂
  13. 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 bumped the other drive temps into the 40s during parity (they typically run 32-34C during normal use). I've rearranged the drives now so the air cooled 'hotter' drive is on top, and have now added an extra fan blowing across it. Have been running a stress test for the last 2 hours, pulling 5 streams from both my data disks (parity is spun down). Now the HGST helium drive is happily sitting at 32C (more or less same as before), and the 'hot' WD highest temp since adding the fan has been 29C. It has just settled at 28C. I'm just interested to know how often the temp stats update in the gui, and if there is a way to force a live reading (if that is necessary). Cheers!
  14. 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 🙂
  15. 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 that is the case, do I remove it from the array, then used Unassigned Devices to relocate the data onto my main 10TB drive?
  16. 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?
  17. Hi Team. I'm fairly new to unRAID, got about 6 days left on my free trial. Today I thought I was having a network speed issue as I copied a file at a crazily slow 3.3 MB/s. Yep, a 2.7GB file took 14 minutes to transfer 😞 However it looks like the problem is with Drive 2 in my array (I only have 2 drives +parity +cache). Read & write to cache drive is 97-112 MB/s. So I know the network is not the issue here. I moved a file that is located on Disk 1 of the array to my PC. It transferred at 107 MB/s. Tried with another file that is on Disk 2 of the array. Transfer of 2.4MB/s 😞 Also noticed that when pulling files from Disk 2, the CPU usage is high, with multiple threads hitting 100%, and overall CPU value of 50-76%. CPU is an i3-2100 running at 3.1 GHz. Drive 2 SMART status shows as healthy, and disk 2 is showing a temp of 35C. Disk 1 is also 35C, and the Parity drive is showing 29C. Last parity check was 2 weeks ago, and all was good. My question is, how do I troubleshoot this? Is there something I can do to test the drive (a 4TB Seagate green that had seemed to be functioning normally before being installed in the unRAID box)?
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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 clarifications 🙂
  22. 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, have the drive cleared, and have to add the data again through my external drives... Is there no issue with copying the data, then adding the parity drive? What happens to the array disk when the parity disk is added? Sorry for all the noob questions!
  23. 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. However it shows as unmountable. I expect I can quickly format it, but I don't want to lose the preclear status (I used a preclear plugin from Community Applications) and have to spend another 48 hours waiting for it!!! Q1 : Can I format it right away and will it maintain the preclear status? My second 10TB drive with all the data on it can be mounted with Unassigned Devices I assume (I just installed the plugin). Then I can copy over the data. The plan is once the data is copied and several files verified, that this disk is then put through a preclear before being assigned as a parity disk. Once assigned as parity I know it will take a day or two to build. The goal is to transfer the data without simultaneously building parity (for speed). Q2 : Is this a good way to approach it, or is the option below preferable? The other option I had considered was preclearing the 10TB drive with all the data on it now, and setting it as parity, but leaving it disabled for a while. Then I would transfer my data from the 2 external backups. What I don't like about this scenario is that it leaves me without a backup. If an external fails during the transfer process, and my 10TB is in the process of preclearing for parity, then I lose data. Q3 : What would you consider as the best way to move the data in my situation? Thanks in advance for your comments!
  24. 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 registered RAM _ Storage 8 x 3.5" hot swap bays, H700 6GBps RAID card. One SAS HDD 300gb installed, five caddies included. Eight bays allow lots of room to add SATA or SAS or SSD - 2 x Power supplies, total $189. Seems like a decent price to me. But if I could get this current one running well, I guess that'd be even better, loud as it is.
  25. 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 write to the array at 5am every morning. I have 2 old machines that have recently been donated to me. If you wouldn't mind, could I ask for the Community's advice? Which would you use as your NAS platform? 1 - 2008 era Dell PowerEdge 1430 with 1 Xeon 2.x GHz CPU, 4Gb RAM. Was removed from service since it "died". Looks to me like the SAS card has gone - hard drives not recognized in the BIOS. However when I plug the drives into a SATA port (of which there are 4, only 3 usable according to Dell), they are visible. I was able to commence booting from an SSD from another machine using the motherboard SATA ports. This thing makes a racket when it's running, so once can assume excellent air circulation! Hangs when booting when it can't see the drives, and also reports some kind of temperature sensor error. There are no USB 3 ports on this machine. 2 - 2011/12 desktop with a 2nd gen Intel I3, 6Gb RAM. 4 onboard SATA ports. Nothing special or unusual about this machine. Was previously just running Win 7. I believe it has 1 USB 3 port, in addition to several USB 2 sockets. Both devices appear to have gigabit networking. While I think the airflow of the Dell would be better, there are only 2 drive mount locations, and apparently it is limited to 3 of the 4 SATA ports being used simultaneously. The Desktop would be easier to work with, and offers more RAM, but obviously the components are not server grade. In terms of expansion, I would consider adding more SATA ports, but I am currently out of work, so budget is key here. I will make do with the SATA ports I have initially, but it would be nice to add a card later that offers more. So - what are your guys' recommendations??? Cheers, MediaMaan