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  1. So trying to use Swag with nextcloud.  In the Proxy-Conf file, I am trying to modify the subdomain .conf.sample file.


    I've made modifications, removed .sample from the end, but I cannot save due to "You need permission to perform this action".  I can't drag and drop the file from my computer to the server/appdata folder either.  I even tried to SSH / Midnight Commander move the file into appdata but the "proxy-conf" directory doesn't show up in MC.  How do i get a modified nextcloud .config file to save into the appdata folder?  Note I am logged in under my account with read/write access and SSH/MC under root login - no avail on either.



  2. So I just tried to create a new VM.  I can't even get the screen to show up for me to install Windows now.  Not sure how it worked before but not now.  I get the same screen "Failed to Connect to Server" and NOVNC.  

  3. So I made it through and completely set up VM with Windows 10.  Installed cleanly, adjusted settings, updated drivers, downloaded a couple apps, and everything worked good.  I closed out of the window prior to setting up RDP or Splashtop or anythign like that.  Now I can't access my VM any longer.  When I go through the Unraid GUI and click "VNC Remote", I get a window that says "Failed to Connect to Server" and "noVNC".  I downloaded a VNC viewer and can't access anything there either.


    How do I access my VM?  Do I have to start from scratch because I didn't use RDP or Splashtop or something like that?

  4. Just now, itimpi said:

    you can achieve this in 2 ways:

    • if the are going to be dedicated to the VM then simply pass them through so they are seen as ‘local’ hard disks inside the VM.   Their contents are then not visible at the Unraid level while the VM is running.
    • access them as network shares - their contents are then also visible at the UnRaid level.


    They will not be dedicated so option 1 is not an option.  


    As far as passing them through as network shares, I'll look into this and figure it out.  Thanks for the quick reply.  

  5. 27 minutes ago, itimpi said:


    I have done that several times in the past without issues.


    The key thing is that if any step does not go as expected be prepared to ask for help (rather than attempt a recovery if you are not sure what is going on) so that the optimum next action can be determined.

    Sure thing.  I'll be tackling the project this weekend so I'll be sure to ask for help if something goes awry. 



  6. 16 minutes ago, itimpi said:

    Pulling a disk with the array started will be cause a disk to be disabled and thus emulated.


    Thanks for this.  This is what I suspected.  So as long as I shut down the server/Unraid, I can convert over to new chassis and Unraid should recognize every disk as it was before?

  7. 1 hour ago, itimpi said:

    The general advice is to have a screenshot of the Main tab as if the new system identifies drives differently that should be e nough to let your sort out which drive belongs where.    Most of the time the screenshot is not needed but it is an easy precaution to take.

    Thanks.  I certainly will do this.


    However this was not the case when I pulled the drive out accidently (I posted in another thread about this).  I accidently pulled the wrong hot swap drive the other day and reinserted it.  Grant it, the array was still running when I pulled the drive.  When i re-inserted, stopped the array, mounted to same disk spot, it indicated the drive was emulated and I had to rebuild the disk.  Was the only reason this happened due to the array being on when drive was pulled?

  8. 6 hours ago, codefaux said:

    One thing I hear people stress about often is disk identification when moving hardware. The disk names may change, but it's actually fairly easy -- with the SMART data available in the UI, you can match a drive name (aka Party or Disk 2, or Cache) to a model and serial number. Absolute lowest-knowledge method from there is to just reboot adding one drive at a time connected to your new hardware, If you put in a disk that was previously Disk 3, note its name and reboot with another one. Sometimes it's even easier than that and you can just stuff them all in, reboot, and reason out the names yourself.


    The good news is, no matter what happens, if you can't figure it out at all ever, unRAID does not use any special on-disk format; any Linux computer can read the data from each individual drive, assuming you didn't go out of your way choose encryption, and then forget your key -- so even in the worst case, your data won't be *lost*.


    One confirmation on what you mentioned.  If I understand you right, Unraid already captures this SMART data and there's nothing on my end to do.  I actually have the drives organized in a methodical format for drive identification purposes so I should easily be able to swap them over to the right respective spots but want to make sure there's nothing in UNRAID i need to do prior to the conversion.  



  9. 16 hours ago, trurl said:


    If you post your diagnostics we might be able to see more about your configuration and what happened.


    The following is the "long form" of my Diagnostics request:

     Unfortunately, I have rebooted so I understand I lost the diagnostics.  In watching some Youtube videos, I believe the issue is related to pulling an Array drive while the Array is running.  I can understand that this creates a hiccup.  Had the array been stopped or the server shut down, I don't see how this I would have run into the same issue.  


    20 hours ago, codefaux said:

    First and most important is to make sure you have SMART data, because with SMART data (aside from the hady thing about knowing before a drive chokes to death) we have Identification. With Identification and Preparation, things tend to go...well, less bad, haha.


    Do you have good SMART data in the WebUI? Do you have any idea what I'm talking about? If not, pop over here for a primer on how to know what you don't know, then come back here and tell me what it is you don't know and I'll try to do what I can from there. I'm not gonna know every interface, but I'll work with you as far as I can.


    Me again from the other post :) Again thanks so much.  The only thing I know about SMART data is that there are SMART checks on the drives.  I need to read up on this to make sure all of the SMART identification is in place before upgrading server chassis.  My weekend project was to upgrade the chassis and the last thing I want to do is lose my array so I'll certainly be looking into this very soon!

  10. 21 hours ago, ChatNoir said:

    You would have to create a specific path in the Krusader template, I think it was explained in one of SpaceInvaderOne videos a while back. And I wonder if the next video will not cover that in his new series of basic video in the context of 6.9.

    Anyway, you should get better answers in the specific support topic for the Krusader release you are using (there are 3 different repo for it).


    If it is empty or if the content is not important to you, yes.

     Was able to delete just fine using MC.  All is working properly.  Thanks for taking the time to respond and assist!


    20 hours ago, codefaux said:

    If you're looking for some more in-depth answers to how unRAID works, how to find your data, how to manage it etc, I'd be more than willing to give you a few solid answers in exchange for a few solidly laid out questions.


    In my experience, there is nothing better to get Down And Dirty with the internals than to fire up ssh, log in as root, and start working.


    I'll admit I kinda skimmed most of the middle bits, but I saw your problem and your solution and that you're still not sure how things really work? Are you familiar with Windows command line operation? Same for Linux? Do you know anything about SSH? I'm more than happy to fill in some gaps, and walk you through it, if you're willing to put effort into specificity in questions, and admitting when you don't know what I've just said.


    Thank you for helping the community.  I guess my issue is I am not a "coder" and understanding it is comparable (to me) like understanding a new language.  I am slowly getting the hang of it but it takes time and patience.  I very much appreciate your offer for Q&A.  I'll def. be thinking of a couple good ones; however, even that is difficult to me.  I often don't know what the questions are until I run into an issue.  I extensively try to research (via reddit and unraid forums among other avenues--youtube) and ultimately I think I figure it out but I struggle to understand what would be good to know at the surface.  I feel I am tech savvy but command line prompt is not something I am all too familiar with and will take a lot of practice for me to understand (ie. i see people using sudo commands a lot but don't even know what it really means).  Rather than have you explain that kind of stuff, I need to dive into it myself first to not waste anyone's time.  I think my issue is I am trying to be a "home network administrator" but that's on top of a very demanding job and family life so it makes my ability to find time to learn very difficult.  I will certainly "bookmark" your name and as I think of some good solid questions, I'll shoot your way.  I very much thank you for offering to assist.     As to answer your questions -- you are correct I am still not completely sure how things work.  I am vaguely familiar with command line operations.  I don't know much of anything about Linux and SSH except that I can use SSH to access my server (I have PuTTy) and how to get to MC.

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  11. 52 minutes ago, 6of6 said:

    Thank you!... I'm pretty much paranoid about security and have SSH disabled (a monitor and keyboard attached is the only "terminal" to my unraid). Why did Krusader not work?...


    I'm sorry... I asked you for answers that you gave and then asked questions off topic. First two words of my post remain... Thank you!



    No problem.


    Not a knock on one community or the other but I just converted within the last month from FreeNAS to Unraid.  I'll say the Unraid community seems much more helpful and patient.  That combined with the features and GUI/functionality of Unraid, I wish i would have never used FreeNAS.  


    As to Krusader not working, I am not quite sure.  Even with Docker's enabled, I just could not figure out how to find information stored disk by disk.  I could find my shares but could not find the disks.  If i were able to find the disks in Krusader, then it would have worked fine (and I searched around for quite a bit of time).  

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  12. 15 minutes ago, 6of6 said:

    I don't have an answer, but please keep posting. What is "Midnight Commander" and how does it relate to cache pools?



    Being new to Unraid (and just teaching people in general), I try to lay out my steps of problem solving so others can learn.  I can say I have solved the issue above.


    Midnight Commander is a similar "program" to Krusader.  Essentially MC is a built in Krusader.  Some will say Krusader is fasters, others say no difference, but it's a way to move/delete/copy/etc. files from one share to another or one disk to another (don't do disk to share or vice versa - i've been told).


    Midnight Commander is accessed by "SSH'ing into the server.  I use Putty but when you log in via SSH, you simply just type  mc  and it will open Midnight Commander.  Within Midnight Commander, I was able to find this rogue "cache" drive and delete it.  The problem has been fixed and I figured out the issue.  Essentially, my dockers were looking for a folder like "/mnt/cache/appdata"  when really the dockers needed to be lookcing for "/mnt/cache_nvme/appdata".   All my docker data (plex and valheim) were stored in "cache_nvme" however server was calling for "cache" and was just creating new files because dockers were not linked to cache_nvm.  Once updating the docker appdata info to reach for cache_nvme, dockers work as they used to and issue resolved.  I deleted "cahce" via MC and all is well.  

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    36 minutes ago, trurl said:

    As long as Unraid identifies the disks correctly it should just work. Not familiar with the hardware you have or the hardware you are going to so I don't know if anything there might identify the disks differently or not. Do all the involved controllers identify the disks by their serial number?


    I honestly don't know how the current controllers work. My 1U-4 HDD bay chassis is a Supermicro CSE-813M,  They are connected direct to motherboard via SATA cables. The new chassis will be a Supermicro CSE-836.  This has 16 HDD bays and will be connected through the motherboard via a PCI-e HBA SAS card. My Dell MD1200 is connected through the same SAS card.  The motherboard is Supermicro as well.  


    I was surprised that Unraid didn't notice the drive when I accidently pulled the wrong drive and popped it back in.  It was off for only a couple seconds (not like time matters) but seeing as the drive was emulated when Unraid "recognized" it again was kind of a concern.   Figuring out how to switch chassis, especially when it involves both of my parity disks gives me a little heartburn.  


    IS there a way to test this prior to converting chassis?  Was the issue caused by the drive being pulled while the array was still active?  I've read several forum posts that seem to indicate that Unraid should recognize these drives; however, clearly that didnt happen in this one instance.  Any advice you have would be extremely beneficial.



  14. Ok so I partially figured out the issue.  Using Midnight Commander, I was able to see that my old stuff was in the "cache_nvme" folder and the new stuff was in the "cache" folder.  The dockers were looking out to "cache" instead of "cache_nvme" to run the data.  Once i updated dockers to look in "cache_nvme", the issue was fixed.


    With that being said, I still have this rogue "cache" folder out there with stuff from the old docker.  How do I get rid of that?  Simply just deleting through Midnight Commander?

  15. Ok so now I've royally screwed up.  I had watched Spaceinvader's video and got ansty about using a spare SSD i had laying around.


    Here's how my server operated previously:

    I had one Cache drive.  I ran a couple dockers (Plex and Valheim) off of it as well as used it for my shares to temp. store data.  Mover schedules to run every night at 3:40am.  The cache drive was simply called "cache".


    I updated Unraid with a new Cache SSD.  I added a new pool and called this "Cache_ssd".  I renamed my previous cache drive to "Cache_nvme".   Now the issue is that I do not believe i stopped my dockers prior to renaming the cache nvme drive.  Now when I open my dockers, it's as-if I don't have any previous set ups and it want's me to set Plex and Valheim Gameserver up from scratch.   In my appdata folder; however, the files are all there.


    How do I correct this?  I tried updating the docker.img, starting/stopping docker, etc.  I can't figure it out.   I feel like unraid still thinks theres a disk out there called  "cache"  and I just need to copy those files over to a disk called "cache_nvme".  When I open Krusader, I don't have a folder in there called "UNRAID" which from what I see in instructional videos is where you can access the disk by disk directories.  Please help as my plex library is huge and I'd rather not rebuild with all my settings, etc.  I think this error is supported by the fact I have a "Fix Common Errors" problem of the following:


    Invalid folder cache contained within /mnt               Generally speaking, most times when other folders get created within /mnt it is a result of an improperly configured application. This error may or may not cause issues for you.  Also below is a snippet of my tree -L 2 /mnt/.  So i guess the ultimate question is how do i get the data off of "cache" and onto "cache_nvme"





  16. 6 minutes ago, trurl said:

    Solved -- thanks for yoru help.  Was hoping there was an easy fix without having to complete rebuild but understand so.  Luckily it's only a 4TB drive so shouldn't be too bad.  


    Actually that brings up another question.  Currently my server is operating in a 1U-4bay chassis and I have a Dell MD1200 supplementing it.  I am using all 4 drives of the 4U and 4 or 5 drives in the Storage Array.  I am upgrading from the 1U to a 3U with 16-bays.  I am simply swapping the mobo and drives over from the 1U to the 3U.  Two of the drives in the 1U are my parity drives.  Am I going to have to do a complete rebuild of every drive?  Easy way to do this?

  17. So I have my unraid 6.9.2 operating and it works like a charm.  I went to add a 2nd cache drive to unraid and when I did, I accidently pulled the wrong drive out of my Hot Swap server.  I pulled my Disk 8 instead of the empty tray (i'll calll it "Slot 9").  I immediately reinserted the drive, stopped the array and reallocated "Disk 8" back to the proper HDD.  After doing so, I get the infamous Red X indicating the drive is being emulated.    How does one fix this?  Does running a parity check solve the problem?  I know there's nothing wrong with the drive or the data on the drive -- i just pulled the wrong one while being a dummy.  Happy to post diagnostics if necessary but I wasn't sure it was required because I know exactly what the issue is.


    Thanks for your help!!

  18. Hi. This is a quick and silly question. I always have people using Plex or a number of my gameservers via unraid. Does stopping the array force the dockers to stop as well?  Or can i turn off and on my array freely without the dockers being affected?



  19. First of all, thanks for any help you can provide me.  I am trying to migrate my Plex from FreeNAS to Unraid.  I am migrating the data the easy (but maybe not most efficient) way by using Windows Explorer, copy, paste.  To me this is quicker as I am sure there are ways to do it more efficiently but I figured it'd take me longer to learn how to do it than just transfer the files.  


    In any regard, the moral of my question is surrounding the plex metadata/settings within FreeNAS.  I have a large library with many shared users, and I'd like to not have to redownload meta data, redo all my "Sort names", and users (including myself) woudl like to keep watch history.  That being said, is there an easy way to migrate this data from FreeNAS into Unraid.  I have access via Windows Explorer to the jails/root file of FreeNAS and I have access to the files through Windows explorer for Unraid.  I could easily copy/paste but wanted to make sure this was possible -- if unraid would recognize that data.


    I found this on the Plex website (https://support.plex.tv/articles/201370363-move-an-install-to-another-system/) ; however, it only supports migrating data from one system to another of the same operating system.  Obviously, thats not my case here; however, I was hoping there were some similarities.  Any advice for someone that doesn't want to do their sorts for literally 1000's of files?



  20. Apologies but I've read through many forums and posts and don't know if I quite understand this process.  I understand Unraid has a plugin (is it by Steini84?) that reads ZFS?  Here's my set up and situation.


    My current Unraid has more than enough space to accomodate the transfer of data (about 8 TiB) from FreeNAS (ZFS) to Unraid.  My current FreeNAS set up includes 4 - 6 TB in a ZF2 config (can have 2 drive failures and still retain data).  Now I know I could transfer the data from FreeNAS to Unraid via Windows/Samba; however, understand that's slow and will take dayz to do.  If I am reading correctly, I can download a ZFS plugin, pop my 4 FreeNAS drives into my Unraid and transfer data with the "Unassigned Devices" app?  I have more than enough space to accomodate all this...my storage array can physically hold 16 drives and I only have about 6 mounted currently.  


    Is there a step-by-step guide to doing this?  Only a portion of the data from FreeNAS is backed up to a cloud so data loss would be a concern.  

  21. 1 hour ago, kizer said:

    Basically its your choice. 

    You have a few Pickup Trucks sitting in front of you. They all Haul Gravel just depends do you want the Ford, Chevy or Dodge. No matter what they all have a Toyota Motor in them anyways. ;)


    Silly Explanation, but I'm sure you get the idea. 


    Also if you decide you don't like one docker you can always backup your Plex folder and remove the docker and then switch and re-map everything and your back in business. 


    Makes perfect sense.  Thanks -- hard to see what I'd dislike about one docker vs. another.  I just want the ability to update Plex as new versions come out (which is typically 2 times a month or so it seems).  Doing this in FreeNAS was a fiasco -- hopefully it's easier with one of these dockers.  

  22. Just now, kizer said:

    Just an FYI. I've been running the Offical Plex Docker the one not maintained here and had no issues. Not that it should sway you in any manner. Just saying. Lol


    One no longer maintained would of been the one that  LimeTech aka the creators of unraid built is no longer being kept up. 

    Thanks - that may have been it -- LimeTech's  -- i believe it was a fairly recent annoucement

  23. Just now, Hoopster said:

    Primarily, it comes down to support.  Since Linuxserver.io and Binhex Plex containers are created by member of these forums, they are supported here.  The Plex official version is supported in the Plex forums but not here,

    Thanks for the reply.  I recall in a Youtube video (which I can't find any longer) that one of the Plex Apps was no longer going to be updated.  I believe the reasoning was there are other plex apps that work fine and they wanted to refocus efforts on other things.  I think it was Binhex but  not entirely sure.  Any idea on this?