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  1. Hello community,

    I have Unraid 6.9, working great with absolutely no issue... except for one.

    Every time the machine restarts or shuts down, all the data from /home (under root) disappears completely.

    I have created a couple scripts with the User Scripts plugin, they use a bash script called "discord-notify" and ffmpeg static build which are both saved in /home folder. 

    A few weeks ago I shut down the server to physically move it from one location to another. Upon boot, everything from the /home folder was gone. Vanished without a trace. I didn't think much of it, redownloaded the ffmpeg static build and recreated the script, all was good, until two days ago, when there was a power outage. The UPS held for a while, and Unraid was configured to gracefully shut down if the UPS battery was under 20%. Unraid shut down just as expected, all was good, however when I started it back, all files from /home were gone again.

    Is this expected behavior? Should I place those files somewhere else? And why would the files from /home not stay there across reboots/shutdowns?

  2. Hello,


    I am a Localization Specialist for Romanian localizations of games and software.
    I'm interested in localizing and maintaining a Romanian version of Unraid.

    Please let me know if/when you consider a Romanian version of Unraid GUI, and I'll be happy to help.

    Portfolio can be provided on demand.

  3. Happy to report I have it running, installed a few dockers I need, almost finished copying all data from individual HDDs to the array (down to the last HDD now), and looking at ways to further tune/optimize the setup.

    Big thanks to everyone who helped, and to the community in general, for being no less than AWESOME!

  4. My TVs are connected to 5 GHz wireless, there is enough bandwidth for direct streaming.

    On another note, I have decided not to bother doing the hardware upgrade later, so I ordered new Motherboard, CPU, PSU and RAM.

    1. Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4
    2. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (I wanted a 3400g but it's nowhere to be found where I live)
    3. PSU: Corsair RM850 2019 - 12 SATA connectors
    4. RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16), DDR4, 3000MHz
    5. A couple USB 2.0 sticks for Unraid.

    They should all arrive tomorrow.


    This way I will be able to use both nVME SSDs as well as the 2x 500 GB SATA SSDs I bought. The SSDs as well as the new HDDs are already installed in the case. The LSI controllers also arrived at customs yesterday, waiting for processing.

    I'm pretty excited about the whole thing, it's my first time using Unraid, and I guess I'll mess up a few things, but in the end it's a learning process.

    Thank you all for your replies, I appreciate it, you've helped me clarify quite a few things!

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  5. @kimifelipe
    Thank you for the advice.
    So the plan would become:

    1. Configure LSI controller.
    2. Install Unraid on USB stick, launch, run initial configuration.
    3. Preclear 2x14 TB HDDs, preclear 4 TB empty HDD, create unprotected array using all three disks. That gives me 32 TB of empty space to copy the data to.
    4. Connect 1x 14 TB HDD (the full one), copy data over to the array.
    5. Preclear the 14 TB HDD, set it as a parity drive (I don't mind subsequent data transfers taking longer).
    6. Copy the 8 TB drive data, preclear 8 TB HDD, add to array.
    7. Copy the 10 TB data, figure out what to do with it (shuck with WD fix, or sell, or use it for something else, e.g. DVR connected to a TV, etc.)
    8. Play with Unraid apps and whatnot.

    Cache filling: yes, it could fill up really quickly. I am not sure how Unraid works regarding Internet downloads, but I am taking into consideration the fact that I can easily reach 8 TB a day through downloading. I could start by adding both 500 GB SATA SSDs as well as the 256 GB nVME drive to the cache pool and see how it behaves when downloading at max bandwidth, then decide if I should expand it or not. If it's enough, this means two more SATA connections available for large HDDs, which is way more helpful.
    As for GPU: there is no transcoding happening in the foreseeable future. Streaming locally to TVs, one file at a time, two max in very rare occasions. But never say never; if the need arises, I could pry out one of my watercooled 1080 Ti cards and slam it in the Unraid server :)


  6. Thank you very much for your reply. I was hoping someone would :)
    I will structure my reply by points, makes it easier to continue the conversation.


    1. Parity drives: Yes, there will be 2 parity drives, I will buy two more 14TB drives in April, one of which will be the second parity drive. Long term plan is to change motherboard and CPU, have two LSI Controllers (8 HDDs + 16 HDDs), with parity and everything.
    2. Copying: would the cache fill very quickly, given read speed from one HDD is roughly equal to write speed to the destination HDD? At any rate, I will enable the cache pool after finishing all transfers, so thank you for this advice. I was under the impression that parity needs to be enabled first, otherwise it might not work. Also, I don't mind it the transfer taking a long time, as long as they go well.
    3. Cache pool: Yes, RAID1 was the plan. The SATA SSDs are identical, and they were not expensive (120 bucks both), and to be honest I am strongly considering buying two more fort the cache pool. Maybe it's overkill... you tell me :)
    4. The nVME SSD has no other destination but to hold PLEX and PLEX cache, as well as some containers I will likely have to add (Torrents, Usenet) - this is something I will have to read about, investigate, howtos, tutorials, documentation...
    5. No VMs. My main PC is powerful enough for a couple VMs, and I plan on upgrading it anyway towards the end of the year.
    6. No transcoding. PLEX is only for in-house usage, through 5GHz wireless, "Disable video stream transcoding" option is enabled. The GPU card is there because current CPU has no integrated GPU. It will go away once I upgrade my NAS hardware and I will use an integrated GPU.

    Once again, thank you very much for your reply, I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

  7. Hi everyone,


    I am a brand-new member, and happy to be here. As a beginner, I understand that some of my questions might be puerile, we've all been there, so please be gentle with me.


    Without further ado, here's my current situation:

    I have a homemade NAS running Windows 10 Pro x64 (I know, I know...) and despite the general consensus about such a choice, it has served me well. The main scope of the NAS is to hold large amounts of data (mainly media files) and PLEX. Its hardware configuration is nothing special:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 mATX
    CPU: Ryzen 3 1200
    RAM: 16 GB DDR4
    A throwavay GPU (GT 210)

    1. 2x 256 GB SSDs (nVME), one installed on the motherboard, the other in a PCI Express adapter. The first SSD is used for the OS and the other is used as a scratch disk for downloads (I have Gigabit Fiber and downloading at 100 MB/s consistently).
    2. HDDs:
    • 1x 4 TB, internal (empty)
    • 1x 8 TB, internal (full)
    • 1x 10 TB, external (USB 3.0) (full) - this is a WD drive, I don't plan on shucking it.
    • 1x 14 TB, external (USB 3.0) (full) - this is a Seagate drive, I will shuck it after emptying it.
    • 2x 14 TB, brand new, shucked (Seagate IronWolf NAS) (empty)


    Obviously, current configuration reached its limit, therefore I have planned an intermediary upgrade path.
    1st step (already complete) was to buy 2x LSI 9210-8i controllers. I will configure both, then replace the scratch disk (256 GB nVME SSD in the adapter) with one controller. I have also bought a larger case which can hold 10x HDDs and 2x SSDs. FWIW it's a Gamemax Titan Silent M905S. Another thing I have bought is 2x WD Blue™ SATA SSD 2.5” (500 GB each), which I will use as cache pool.

    Yes, I am considering replacing the mobo/CPU/RAM, my personal preference would be an AMD 2400G (to free up the motherboard PCI Slot #1) with a X570 motherboard with as many SATA connectors as possible, but that's not going to happen right away (budget constraints), so for now I will use what I have.

    One of the 14TB HDDs is going to be used as a parity drive, the plan is for all the other HDDs (except the external 10 TB drive) to be connected to the LSI controller and merged into one large storage pool. Because I have a large amount of data (almost 32 TB), I am going to have to split this into multiple steps, and here's where I would need some advice, aka sanity check:

    1. Create the array, with 1x 14 TB (parity), 1x 14 TB + 1x 4 TB (data), 2x 500 GB SSDs (cache pool).
    2. Copy over data from the full 14 TB drive to the array.
    3. Add the 14 TB drive to the array.
    4. Copy over the data from the 8 TB drive to the array.
    5. Add the 8 TB drive to the array.
    6. Copy over the 10 TB drive to the array.
    7. Remove the 10 TB drive from the array, maybe try to shuck it and take care of the 3.3V WD proprietary pin, then add it too to the array, or keep it as backup for important data, as an extra layer of protection. Haven't decided yet.


    On to my questions, then:


    1. Is the above plan sound? Am I missing something basic which would ruin it?
    2. After all the above has been finished, I will be left with a 256 GB nVME SSD as an unassigned drive. I want it to be used for PLEX (and its media cache). From the documentation it looks to be possible, but I might have missed something, advice would be helpful.
    3. Anything else you might think of, that would help me in my endeavor, would be awesome!


    Sorry for the very long thread starters, I like being thorough, even it it might look like "too much information" :)

    And thanks a lot, in advance, for your answers!