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  1. unMENU did the trick, Thanks for your help.
  2. Hi, I should of mentioned I'm not using unmenu, I was hoping in using Postfix natively, but if nothing provails, it might be my only option. Thanks
  3. I've been using the following Postfix install for other Linux machines I have, http://notepad2.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/configure-postfix-to-send-emails-via.html to email me a health report of my disks SMART events to alert me if a disk is dead/dying. I cannot seem to find a postfix*.tgz package I can use to install for Slackware, which in turn, can't get it to run on unRAID. Has anyone explored Postfix for unRAID or know of a solution? PS: I've looked at sSMTP, it's buggy, I haven't been able to get any success from it, even under a Slackware-based distro. It keeps failing at authenticating with GMail saying TLS isn't started whhen in fact it has TLS enabled. Thanks
  4. The server, in my case will power on the morning, just before 6am, on selected days to do a rsync, just after 6am, to another server, hence why I use at, you could use cron to schedule it better I guess.
  5. I've always wanted to create a easy, well, lazier way to monitor SMART reports. I've constructed a script to execute every morning using at via the go file, reporting on the overall health of all my attached disks, echo "Current status for /dev/sdb" > /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log smartctl -H /dev/sdb |grep "SMART overall-health self-assessment test result" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log echo "" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log echo "Current status for /dev/sdc" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log smartctl -H /dev/sdc |grep "SMART overall-health self-assessment test result" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log echo "" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log echo "Current status for /dev/sdd" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log smartctl -H /dev/sdd |grep "SMART overall-health self-assessment test result" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log echo "" >> /mnt/user/share/_Logs/_smartctl/smartctl_20`date +%y%m%d`.log " " " which produces the following output Current status for /dev/sdb SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED Current status for /dev/sdc SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED Current status for /dev/sdd SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED " " " You can write this log to the path where unRAID keeps the syslogs (/boot/logs), but I placed it to a directory on my main share for easy reading on a client machine. I have no doubt their many other, albeit better ways to do this via some addon or something or other, I haven't been keeping up to date with v5.0, but this IMO is a convenient way to know if the disk(s) are on the blink without creating a terminal session to your box and examine the syslogs, using a addon if you choose not to, log onto the web interface, etc... Of course, if a disk fails, you'll probably know about it when you look for something and notice it's missing Cheers
  6. Is is possible to customise the bzroot image file to include additional packages/binaries or other files without having to use the go file to install or include them? I've got some Slackware packages and bits and pieces and was interested to have these built in. Thanks
  7. I've got a Asus MB, no HPA, and plan to the the final 4.7 release. I'll make a backup, usually by renaming the existing bzroot and bzimage files, along with the config folder too. Fingers crossed. Thanks bgp999, Joe L and Orbi.
  8. Thanks for the tips. I know upgrading for 4.4.x to 4.5 was easy and I normally backup the previous bzimage and bzroot files as a precaution. Cheers
  9. I've been running 4.5.1 Pro for over a year now and noticed 4.7 is out. I've been out of the unRAID loop for a while and know a lot changes with features, support, etc... with newer releases. Will upgrading to 4.7 on my current version pose any issues with my existing disks, data or any other disks I plan to add in the future? The server originally built with 4.4.2 Pro, and was progressively updated to 4.5.1 when updates where available. I have iStat Server as a addon. Thanks.
  10. What is the name of this app that you've used to test the read/write speeds? Cheers
  11. I only have one word to comment on this set up, Awesome! Man you can never have too much data. I take it you don not run these guys 24/7?
  12. I believe you can, having said that, you'd want to remove all currently attached disks from your unRAID server BEFORE running a Stress test using StressLinux! It'll allow you to run tests on most componemts on your server, including disks, which it might need to read/write data to your disks too, potentially destroying your unRAID array to the point of no return! To be on the safe side, if you plan to boot into StressLinux, download the latest ISO from their site "http://www.stresslinux.org/sl/", use MultiBootISOs utilitiy "http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/" and create a bootable USB drive to boot from the downloaded StressLinux ISO, detach all of your currently attached unRAID disks, and attached a few old disks which you don't care about loosing any data from, boot from your newly created USB drive, run StressLinux and test all attached hardware components to see what (or hopefully) fails to pin point the defective hardware component. You can use MultiBootISOs to apend or create another bootable USB drive to test Ubuntu as well. Given it is a full OS, it'll try to initialize all hardware components it detects (You'll hopefully see this whislt it booting up/pre GUI) and if it tries to load a driver for part XYZ and fails, crashes, etc... other then loading the driver normally, you'll then know what the dud component is. I can't guarantee it will sus out the fault component, but worth a try. If Ubuntu starts sucessfully, try creating a Samba server and share all individual disks, and write some large files to each one and see it this causes it to fail too. You could finally recrete another unRAID server from a spare USB drive (unlicensed edition), install three spare disks, build a test server and see if that crashes too. If it doesn't, it could be a dud or corrupt file on your existing unRAID USB drive or the USB drive itself is a dud. Hope the above helps, Cheers
  13. Have you tried to boot a Linux distro on this server (Like Ubuntu on a USB drive or something like that) and see whether it crashes? In theory, if you tried this test, Ubuntu should mount all disks as individual disks, thus allowing you to set a make-shift Samba file server, and then write a large file to each disk via an individual disk share as a test. You could get the server to boot into StressLinux, which does a full HW stress test (Be careful as it might do a disk test, resulting to data lost, so be careful!), it might be a faulty disk controller or other component besides the RAM? I've seem bad RAM cause Kernel Panic erros and the alike, other failing hardware can cause the same error. Hope this heaps, Cheers.
  14. Well, not that this is helpful, but the problem looks like a network issue at 1636:42. You said you were able to telnet in, so you didn't lose all connectivity to the box... - Correct. I was able to connect to it, but it was like it was on a very slow dialup connection. I was able to visually see the HTTP site, but it didn't render very well and the shares were not viable, Windows Explorer kept crashing while attempting. Any other problems at that time? Mini-power-outage? Trouble with NICs? - Na the power hadn't gone out, the NIC's seem to be fine all round and is all fine today. Bouncing the server fixed the issue though, perhaps a buffer overload on the NIC for my unRAID server? I would say this kind of event would of been recorded in my syslog?The connection on the NIC (cable) is firm as well. Cheers
  15. Hi. Today I was streaming a SD video from my unRAID, and it stopped responding, basically the network file share and the HTTP site was very unresponsive. This same result occurred on another PC (Both Windows 7 x64 systems). I was able to telnet to the box and restarted it, which fixed the issue and the unRAID performed fine. I've attached my latest syslog file. I can't ascertain why this occurred, though the same/similar instance may of happened some time ago, though I can't exactly recall. I'm on unRAID Server Pro v4.5.1. My server is built from 10 Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM disks, using the 6 on board SATA ports on a Asus M4A785T-M mobo, and the remaining 4 disks are evenly running off two SiliconImage 3114 SATA PCI cards. The temperature of the disks were at 40C and are set to switch off after 3 hours of inactivity (Though the sever was only running for 2 hours when this incident occurred). Any reason what can cause this or why this happened? Cheers syslog-20110409-164514.zip