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    unRAID on HP Microserver Gen10 plus with 16GB RAM. 4x8TB HDD array with 2 parity drives and 500GB nvme cache.

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  1. Well, no one chimed in on this post yet, but I'll share what I did to mitigate this, in case someone else has to deal with it. First, I recommend reading the SAMBA manual for configuration suggestions. You can find it here: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/User_Documentation Since my server is standalone, I originally thought it would help to enable "local master election" in the workgroup settings. This is what is causing the interval polling. The server isn't finding ITSELF. I haven't found a proper configuration with Local Master enabled that doesn't return this behavior, so I simply disabled it. I also added the extra configuration of enabling a WINS server, however, and pointing and set my local windows machines' IPv4 settings to use it, and turned on netBIOS. Since then, it seems my computers are always showing in my network environment, and browsing shares seems more responsive.
  2. This is accompanied by " Unable to sync the browse lists in this workgroup". I'm guessing I'm missing something in my SMB configuration. My home network only comprises 2 other desktop windows PC's and a couple laptops. I'm not sure what I'm missing. Is a WINS server to be set up on one of my Windows boxes? Thanks for any suggestions.
  3. Understood thank you. How do you find a file corruption report using BTRFS? I would expect to be able to restore a corrupted file from the parity volume, since you can restore it if the drive fails... but I guess you need a backup. Interesting.
  4. Well, I'm getting familiar with these file systems and turning to people with more experience for advice. This explains why my initial question seems nonsensical. I suppose my next question would be whether I can expect good results trying to use the Dynamix file integrity plugin with BTRFS, or should I look to another solution?
  5. I chose BTRFS for my two array disks and two parity disks. Also for a separate disk for the cache. Did I make a mistake by not using XFS? I have moved my data over, approximately 5 Tb, and have had 0 issues and been rock stable for a month now. After doing more reading I see XFS allows more plugins and features, or am I wrong? I was interested in having bitrot protection, which is why I picked BTRFS initially, unawares that there are excellent tools in plugins to check for file integrity on XFS and fix them. Should I consider converting to XFS, or just be content with what I have? Thanks for the input!
  6. I'm new to Unraid and Serviio... I wanted to have a DLNA friendly media server that my stereo could connect to, while supporting OGG vorbis files serving, which many DLNA implementations don't. Serviio did the trick! One thing I noticed is that when serviio is running, my disk array never spins down anymore. It is set to spin down after an hour of being 'idle', meaning no connections to the array. I tried to turn off the constant scanning done by unchecking "keep library automatically updated" on my server, but that did not make a difference. I'd like to be able to spin down my array at night, or when no one is using the server for a while. Is there a way to configure serviio to either not interfere with Unraid's array settings or to schedule the server to stop/restart at set times in the day (for instance at night?) Thanks for suggestions.
  7. One more question regarding cacheing. I have a single 500gb nvme cache drive. I'm unclear about the way cacheing works with respect to the folders on the array assigned to be cached. Does the cache function transfer the entire share onto the cache disk, or only progressively as items are read/written to disk? I have 2TB worth of movies in a share. This obviously raises a question of whether I should cache it. My inclination is not to.
  8. Thanks for clarifying! Unraid is its own beast, I'm a newb to it.
  9. I have shared folders I want to access over SMB. A couple of those I have set to cache with my single nvme cache drive, for speedy updates. Now, to access the share, write to it over SMB, etc., while benefiting from the cache, do I share the cache drive over SMB and use that path from windows, or is this accomplished transparently and I only need to map the shares on the array themselves? Thanks for clarifying.
  10. Yeah I think I can live with manual scanning if this gives my array a chance to spin down when idle for a long time. My disks will be thankful over time. Thanks for all your help. I'm still bummed I have no access to 6000 of my tracks in .ogg format with this implementation of DLNA, though glad I got it to work. Maybe Emby's or plex's DLNA might be able to serve those. I was running a DLNA server within MediaMonkey from my windows desktop, and those worked. It just meant my tower computer had to be on all the time.
  11. I was in bed this morning thinking about it, and began suspecting my problem came from not having a volume mapping. I realized that since a docker runs essentially in a sandbox, it doesn't have direct access to the array, and everything you do is through mappings. Thanks for confirming. I do have another question about running the server. I noticed that when I run miniDLNA, my array no longer spins down after a certain time of being idle (I have it set to spin down after an hour to save power). Even if I'm not actively playing any media, it seems that the array stays spun up. Is there a way to configure this so that the array can spin down when idle?
  12. I too am having issues configuring MiniDLNA. I'm new to UNRAID and recently set it up. The main reason for me to get a home server is to get a DLNA server going so I can play music on my stereo. I looked for documentation on the project page and it's non existent, so I'm trying to make educated guesses from reading these forums. I got into the config file and have a few questions. You can run this as a user. Is this necessary? The default is "nobody". As a test, I created a user "minidlna" and set that as my user to run the server as. This returns a fatal "bad user" error and the server doesn't launch. Also, I'm having trouble adding an extra media directory to the default directory. In my config file, I have: media_dir=/media media_dir=/mnt/user/podcasts/ When I restart my server: It clearly doesn't like this share. Am I not entering the right path? I have a share called podcasts I'd like to add and it's located on my array under /mnt/user/podcasts.... Why is MiniDLNA returning it as not accessible? Also, does MiniDLNA support .ogg Vorbis? The DLNA spec does, as far as I know. I have thousands of .ogg files. When I connect a player like mediaMonkey to my miniDLNA, the ogg files do not get played, they get greyed out and skipped. FLAC and MP3 work fine, album art gets loaded.... Browsing the folders served by miniDLNA in my windows explorer I see that the file type is not correctly identified. FLAC is showing correctly, but not the OGG. The latter shows incorrectly as an "OGA" file.
  13. New to UNRAID, so hi everyone. I have an HP Microserver gen10+ that I'm trying to set up with UNRAID. I bought a Sandisk Cruze Fit USB key (32gb, USB2) and used the USB configurator tool to install UNRAID on. When I plug it into a windows box, it is labeled UNRAID, and has a GUID, so I think I'm checking off the requirements for this. And yet, My microserver doesn't find any bootable OS on it. The USB key is being recognized in the server UEFI, and set as a boot device. I tried attaching it to the backside ports and the interior USB port. Either way it "sees" my USB drive, but there is no booting from it. AHCI and SATA mode seem properly configured. I perused the forums and know that others have this particular little server configured and running URAID smoothly. I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions would be appreciated. UPDATE: As a newb I'm only allowed 1 post today, so I'm posting an update. I was able to boot into UNRAID after manually making said USB drive as bootable using the makebootable.BAT and removing the DASH on the EFI folder... I'm not sure which one helped the most, but here we go. I got to a login prompt, I'm inside UNRAID GUI and learning to configure it. I do have a question about setting up the drive array now, but it's OT regarding this particular thread so I guess I'll have to wait until I can post another question, or I can find the answer.