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  1. Yes as @ChatNoir mentioned there is some devil in the detail. I do currently have 2xM.2 + 6xSATA operating perfectly happily.
  2. Hey @Nick_J Well, I think it went pretty well. I did a writeup (linked) that you can have a look at for general detail but I'll try to address a couple of your specific concerns. I was worried about the CPU being so new and that it and the associated newer motherboards it required may not be supported, but I've had exactly zero issues with it. I've also happily gotten the iGPU (one of the key drivers for the CPU choice) working well for hardware transcoding with Plex. While it may not be the best CPU for the money, I'm certainly glad I didn't choose something lower spec also, as between my main unRaid stuff, and the Windows VM I'm running (with GPU passthrough of a PCI card) it does occasionally get busy enough that I wouldn't want the contention. That said, I had wondered about power, and after recently getting Home Assistant running and logging some power usage stats, the system is probably averaging around 150W (excluding the internal lighting strips that are independently powered). Following on to the motherboard choice. I did debate a number of different options. This one however has worked perfectly, except for one little niggle... And to be fair it's probably simple but I haven't put any real debug time into it. Some times upon reboot it'll hang, with me having to go into BIOS, exit (editing nothing) and rebooting to get it to boot the OS again. Given I don't plan to reboot often it hasn't been a major, but one day I'll have to solve it or figure out the pattern to its occurrence better as if the power goes out, I'd like the server to start up again when it's back rather than requiring me to manually intervene. The NIC's have gone fine. I only use them at 1Gig, and even then I only actually have one going with the other only tested when I was checking it worked. I should possibly pass it through the the VM but in my office I have a 1G link back to the router so it can't offer me much in the way of bandwidth, and the shared network has been fine for everything I've been doing (except maybe one docker VM that would have had some benefit being on a different MAC to unRaid, but it wasn't enough to make me put effort into it lol). I've also liked that I can run 6 SATA drives as well as 2 M.2 drives where as most boards I found took a SATA port or 2 out of action. If I needed more M.2 it would impact, but 2 run fine so they do my cache marvelously. In hindsight, I might have redesigned some of my system around even more ports, but I'm probably at the more practical place where I'll likely need an expansion card soon to load more drives in... let's just say the content grew faster than anticipated, mainly just because it's so darn easy once the right apps are setup! If you look to do a VM at all, USB can be a slight pain to the point I'm considering a PCI USB card to be able to dedicate a BUS to the VM. But I'm managing for now and if it wasn't for the VM it wouldn't be an issue at all. Happy to answer more specific questions if you have any but hope this helps! Cheers, Dan
  3. Thanks for the suggestion. Sadly that doesn't proxy well in a way that is transparent to the user as to make the login URL as the default proxied endpoint runs into the issue that Heimdall then redirects to the actual root of the site. While it's doable, it wasn't easy to make happen reliably. I ended up biting the bullet and removing the existing config and reloading it all which now has it working well and was less effort than trying the login url proxy approach anyway.
  4. Hi Team, I've been playing with Heimdall for a little while and had setup a user through the UI (password working etc.) but have no changed to using Authelia and for the life of me I'm unsure how to disable password requirement in Heimdall. I have no .htpasswd so I wonder if it's stored in the sqlite db? Basically I want just a single populated page with no login requirement in Heimdall and I'm protecting it with Authelia. Any pointers appreciated! I'd rather not blow everything away and start fresh as I have put a number of links and details in that I don't particularly want to redo, but if I have to...
  5. Great to hear! Good luck with whatever you're trying to achieve. To help everyone out can I ask that you update the thread title to show it is (SOLVED).
  6. That image has amd and arm variants (and 386) as a shared tag (read the Description page of the docker image you're looking at and it'll give you a link to explain what a shared tag is). As the system isn't detecting/selecting the correct architecture automagically, you need to specify a "simple tag". So, read lower on that same page and it will give you links. Which brings me back to... Try: FROM amd64/python:3
  7. In case anyone else finds this with the same question, I successfully crated a "new" VM in Unraid with the same settings as old and got it running. I'm sure this is detailed somewhere but I couldn't find it with whatever I was looking for, so I wanted to leave how I solved it for reference. Basic steps: 1. Renamed the old one from "Windows 10" to "Windows 10 Old" 2. Create new VM with same settings as old and named "Windows 10". This naming made Unraid naturally point to the same disks as before but you could manually change this in step 4 if needed 3. Set VM to not start when you save the settings. And save the settings. 4. Go back into the VM settings and double check the drive assignments match the file locations (and possibly sizes if you are manually pointing them to something other than the defaults) 5. Start the VM and enjoy.
  8. Hey thanks @ChatNoir. My apologies, I through I had deleted this thread as looking through the diagnostics I found this directory a short time later (I'd never dug into diagnostics and when I didn't see anything obvious in the drives.conf I expected it was beyond my understanding) and managed to resolve the issue. My problem was that a connector was loose on one of the existing drives when I restarted so it was showing a drive missing which threw my confidence in everything. Once I found this directory I realised why it was showing a drive missing (basically I better interpreted what the interface was showing me with the corroborating information), shut down, re-seated the cables and rebooted and got it running correctly. Appreciate you taking the time to assist!
  9. Updated photos for the record. New lighting, new drives, new fan controller. Redid the cabling etc.
  10. Hi Team, Earlier today I added a couple of new drives to my machine. I took the opportunity to tidy up some cabling also, and now I get an error when I got to boot my VM. Entirely sure something has just changed address but I am not sure how best to diagnose it. Hoping someone can suggest something. Is it is simple as deleting the VM and recreating it with the existing disks? Error and diagnostics attached for reference. Any suggestions appreciated. artemis-diagnostics-20210829-1808.zip
  11. So I did a dumb. I shut down to add 2 new disks I'd just pre-cleared and mid recabling realised I hadn't taken a photo of the exiting drive assignments! I do have a diagnostics file from this morning before I took it to bits; can I recover the details from this to ensure I'm not messing up my parity drive (If I remember correctly, the order of the other drives is not important?) Any help would be urgently appreciated! artemis-diagnostics-20210829-0929.zip
  12. I'd add a +1 for that. I considered water cooling because it looks nice, takes up less space than a big cooler, and theoretically is reported quite efficient. Upon further research I found a number of comparison/tests by Linus Tech Tips on youtube that regularly showed a good air cooler more effective at cooling than water coolers (and some smaller water coolers better than larger). While your milage may vary, it helped me stick with my air-cooled Noctua solution. The other reason I was pushing towards air-cooled is pretty simple. If one of more of my fans fail, I still have a big heatsink to help dissipate heat. In a water cooled environment, if my water cooling fails, well it fails good! There is no failure mode in water cooling I could think of that wasn't likely to result in some fairly catastrophic failure leaving my CPU with zero cooling support. I've never run water cooling personally but after asking and reading around, I never would unless a) I had to due to space constraints for a suitable air-cooler, and b) it was only going to be on while I was there so I could power down instantly in case of issues. My server is designed to run 24/7 however, so and air-cool is running excellently for me even under higher loads (and also quieter than the fans on a radiator would be which was another driver).
  13. If I understand correctly you have a bunch of files that are downloaded inside a docker container to a location that is not mapped back to your underlying drives? There's a few ways to do it (I'm not familiar with Syncthing to know if it can do it inherently), but the most reliable I could point you to would be docker cp command if you are able to use the command line. Just make sure that you are using a destination on your Unraid server that is suitable to put the files. You can use `docker ps` to confirm the name of the docker container you are targeting. Then use the docker cp command something like (change the specifics to suit your situation): docker cp <container_name>:/home/unknown/deviceblabla /mnt/user/folder/you/want/files/in/ Let me know how you get on!
  14. 48GB. Runs a bunch of dockers, and 1 windows VM very happily.