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  1. I still haven't found the time to shuck and, more to the point, disassemble the server to drop in the drives. I'm waiting on another part to arrive (caught up in Christmas/Brexit shipping fiasco) so once that's here, I'll do so and report back. The pre-celaring was not so much to preclear as to run the drives at some degree of intensity while still in their cases to see if there would be any issues that would merit a warranty return. (none showed up). Also, these will be parity, and I can't recall if parity disks actually need a pre-clear Anyway, will report back once I
  2. Hi I cannot help with the specific issue, but I have a few pointers that might be of general assistance.... First, try to ascertain if it's the bonding, the dockers or a combination of both that's causing your problem. Run with one and not the other for a while, then swap. This will help a lot with narrowing down where the issue is. Second to help with retrieving logs on reboot......; Saving log files is not on by default. Go to Settings -> Syslog Server and switch the 'mirror syslog to flash' setting to 'Yes' You'll then be able to see the
  3. 3 days to preclear in their cases. I'll be shucking in the next few days
  4. Well, they are presently preclearing. I've kept them in their cases and connected via USB 3.0 but it's a slow process. Averaging 160MB/s and getting slower as the pre-read reaches the edge; If they keep going at this pace, and no problems arise, I'll have them ready for shucking by the new year!
  5. From what I've read, I don't believe these particular units even need those workarounds. Mine arrived on Saturday, but I'm running it through some stress tests and will do a preclear or two before shucking to ensure they are OK OOB. So i wont be able to tell what drives or power config they have for a few more days. @juan11perez, here's a decent video on how to get the drives out, you can see its fairly straight forward, and they are just regular 3.5"drives inside;
  6. Just bought a pair of these to replace dual parity https://amzn.to/2IXZAe0 Good value when when compared to smaller sizes on offer for higher prices.
  7. Hi @Jagadguru Yes. I use these with great success. See here; https://mediaserver8.blogspot.com/2020/04/unraid-discrete-usb-passthrough-to.html and here; https://mediaserver8.blogspot.com/2020/04/mediaserver-83-bifurcation-edition.html You can even assign cards in each slot to different VMs as they can show up in different IOMMU groups. They work using a technology known as PLX. Essentially, theres a traffic cop chip on them that assigns each slot on the expander board a slice of time on the motherboard slot. In effect, thi
  8. Yes, a 4x -> 4 1x would be useful, however given the way the PLX chips work, it just slices the time each card gets in the slot so it would likely be a different hardware solution in that case. This is the one I'm currently using. It's really compact and I can mount it anywhere in my case, running I/O brackets to the back panel if necessary. That way, you only take up the number of precious expansion slots you actually need, rather than all 4 (or 8 in the case of the lorger expanders designed for dual width GPUs).
  9. I have a windows vm running blue iris for Security camera duties. No video card. i also use this as a whole house audio server with multiple legacy m-audio delta multi-channel sound cards. No Linux drivers, but works fine on windows or Mac OS. No video card required. this also runs windows-only tv tuner software for whole house DVR, no video card required. i also have this connected to an old alarm system for which I wrote some drivers. The vm manages the connectivity and interfaces with a node red docker where all the logic is implemented. No video card req
  10. Good points all, but a couple of observations..... Typical (traditional?) software release schedules consider betas to be functionally complete, and are provided for testing and big fixes only. Limetech don't seem to follow this, and the beta cycle becomes more of an extended alpha with new bits being added all the time. This is likely the root cause of the often unfeasibly long beta cycles, and why they don't talk about release schedules - you cant predict them with this methodology. I'd prefer to see scope-limited releases with fixed feature sets, tested efficiently
  11. Hi All A lot of us use screen sharing or remote access tools to get up and running with or to manage our VMs. I've been using SplashTop for a few years and never found a reason to move away from it. Since it's a tool I use myself and have no hesitation recommending, I became part of their referral programme a while back,. and today got notified of an offer on their referral program. Anyone signing up with a referral link will get 1 month free, so something of a bargain if you're looking for this kind of service. Here's the link: https://my.splashtop.com
  12. I have a link to a blog article in my sig that has a few steps worth trying. You never know, something there might help in your case.
  13. i thought about it, but I need to run some new cables anyway.... I run a number of VMs on my UnRAID, several of which are routed around the house using HDBaseT Tx/Rx devices from Av Access. My main workstation will be re-routed to the garage in this way over 2x Cat6a cables. As the only link I have between the buildings is a 20 year old Cat5e, it won't cut the mustard for this AND networking use. While I'm pulling those, I may as well add some extras, one of which can be used for the 10G link. I'll retain the Cat5e as an independed link for security camera traffic. This
  14. Thanks. The buildings are only about 2M apart, and are served by the same electrical meter. I already have cat5e runs between them - just need to add some Cat6A fo 10G.
  15. Hi unRaiders I'm resurrecting an office space in an outbuilding and am in the process adding 10G switches and some cable runs to link the building with my main house. A happy side effect of this upgrade is that I will be adding a 10G NIC to my unRaid server. In the system, I currently have a pair of 1Gb MB sockets that are aggregated to a Unifi US-8 switch. My question is, should I simply replace the current 1Gbs with the 10G connection, or is there any merit in maintaining the teamed 1Gbs as well? I use my server for data storage, Dockers and a