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About kolepard

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  1. I'd like to suggest notifications be moved to a separate window or pane in the UI. When I have a large number of them for whatever reason, they cover other parts of the interface that I'd like to see, and it is difficult to review all of them. Clicking to clear them all gets them out of the way, but then you obviously cannot review them. Thank you for considering this as a possible enhancement. Kevin
  2. The problem with that is that the 8087 end is male, and I need an end that is SFF-8087 female to connect with the cables I have. Thanks for looking for me, though. I appreciate the help. Kevin
  3. What are those? Can you suggest source or search terms? Thank you! Kevin
  4. I'm using 8 drives currently, and if I need to add more, I need an HBA that supports more than 8 drives, as the motherboard only has 1 PCI slot. Kevin
  5. All I have a question about finding a cable that I am having some trouble with. I'd like to relace the IBM M1015 in my system with an LSI 9305-16i. My drives are all in a StoragePod 4 with cables that end with Male SFF-8087 connectors. Becaues of the case design, it is not possible to replace these cables. I am trying to find a cable that will go from the female connector, an SFF-8463, on the 9305-16i to the male connector of the SFF-8087 cable to the drives, Thus the cable needs to be male SFF-8463 on one end to plug in to the 9305-16i and female SFF-8087 on the other end to plug in to the cable running to the drives. I have not yet been successful in this search. I know there are differences between forward and reverse cables that I do not fully understand, so I may not be using the correct search terms. The cables I've been able to find on Newegg, etc., all appear to be female SFF-8463 on one end to male SFF-8087 on the other end. Any help that folks can offer is much appreciated. Thank you in advance. Kevin [Edited for clarity.]
  6. This statement in the release notes: "No need to use the master key now." Has me hopeful my issue will be resolved with this update. 🙂 Thanks for making this available Djoss. Kevin
  7. I'm having trouble getting my Backblaze B2 bucket selected. I can enter a Display name, and then paste in the Account ID and Application Key (to avoid typing errors), but then I cannot select a bucket. Are there limitations on the bucket or display names of some kind? (Other than the Backblaze guidelines limiting you to A-Z, a-z, and -.) Kevin
  8. Does it represent a problem if you have empty slots? For example, I just replaced my disks 1 though 4 with a single drive (four 2 TB drives in to one 8TB drive) I put the 8 TB drive in slot 1, but slots 2, 3, 4, are now empty. Everything seems to be working fine. Is there any reason the empty and non-contiguous slots would be a problem (aside from being somewhat esthetically displeasing)? Kevin
  9. That makes sense. It's been 20 years since I studied how using parity to reconstruct data worked, but it makes sense that zeroing the drive would be a step that would preserve parity. I was thinking that once the data was gone, parity would be intact without the drive, and I could just yank it, but I can at least conceive of how that would not be the case and you'd need to zero the drive before you could pull it and have parity stay intact. Patience it is then. 🙂 Thank you for your time and reply. Kevin
  10. I have started replacing the 8 year old 2 TB drives in my backup array. I had previously updated both parity drives to 8 TB, and am in the process of shrinking the array. I am following the procedure outlined here: https://wiki.unraid.net/index.php/Shrink_array Specifically the clear drive then remove section. I am using the unbalance plugin to move everything off the old drive on to the new drive, the the clear_array_drive script to clear the old drive. Reading the description of what the clear_array_drive script does, I am wondering if that step is really needed. The wiki says the script "it will completely and safely zero out the drive" Once removed these drives will be destroyed so I am not worried about data being retained on them. Does the script do something else necessary for the procedure? I can be patient if needed, but it would be nice to avoid another lengthy step if possible. Thank you for your help. Kevin
  11. Thank you. I updated the name and it starts the server and I can access the web interface, but it still doesn't start the GUI, though I can (as before) log in to the terminal. In the past I've just updated after looking at the release notes. I see this time there is a thread about the other preparatory steps that needed to be taken, which, of course, mentioned the change in legal characters. With future updates I'll look or similar threads before updating. Anyway, I'll run through the thread on updating to 6.5.0, and I have Fix Common Problems running now. in the worse case I suppose I can always start with a fresh installation. Thank you again for your help. Kevin
  12. Hello all I recently updated from 6.4.0 to 6.5.0. When I restarted, it boots to the login prompt, but never starts the UI. Suggestions? Diagnostics attached. Thank you very much for your help. Kevin tower_bkup-diagnostics-20180403-1352.zip
  13. Maybe it's just voodoo now, but I've pre-cleared all my drives and haven't had any premature failures, on drives some of which are now more than 8 years old. The drives that failed pre-clear I've returned. Although my sample size is only around 20 drives, I'm a believer in stress testing a drive before putting it in to use. If I understand correctly, the plug in functioned properly under 6.3.5. Is that the consensus here? I'm tempted to just set up a system with my unused license (I knew I'd have a use for that extra license someday!) running 6.3.5 just to preclear disks, as I've got the hardware around anyway. For those of you who also believe in doing a pre-deployment stress test, what alternative do other suggest for stress testing a disk instead of preclear? I'm certainly open to suggestions. Thanks. Kevin
  14. Thank you very much. That will simplify the process considerably. Kevin