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    I had a big roundy birthday recently and it started me thinking about all the consumer technology I've seen either invented or popularised so far in my lifetime. Highlights include; VCR Mobile Phone Compact Disk Home Computers Unraid Internet Electric & Self-Driving vehicles Solar PV I'm sure there's a ton of stuff I'm forgetting, including advancements in medicine, science etc. I love telling the kids about the times before all of these. But I also am excited for the future, or as much of it as I will see. What are the big ticket items we can expect or anticipate in the next 50 years? (assuming we don't destroy the planet before then).
  2. Just picked up a Ryzen 5 5600G on Amazon.co.uk for £129.98, down from £289.50, a 55% saving. They also have other bargains like Ryzen 5 5600X for £182.99 (-35%) and Ryzen 7 5700G for £204.99 (-49%). Lots of other variants as well. Good deals if you're thinking of building out an unraid server.
  3. Are you sure that you are mounting the unRaid share in Debian, and not one of the share folders on one of the array drives? How many drives are assigned to your share? The above behaviour could happen if you mounted a share folder, instead of the share. When unRaid creates files, they could be written to a different disk and therefore would not show up in Debian? Can't think of anything else.
  4. Hi @Ricardo Maranhao I managed to cobble together a quick tutorial. Let me know if that's clear, helpful, or if you have any further questions that I could address in the article. https://mediaserver8.blogspot.com/2022/05/mapping-additional-and-network-drives.html
  5. Not off hand. If I get a chance I'll try too write up a short blog post later
  6. Yes, inside your vm, you can mount any unRAID share just like you would from a regular PC. It behaves just like a network volume. This is a good solution. I run blueiris in a Windows VM for my security cameras. I have an unassigned disk passed through to the VM for recording storage / scratch The VM sees this as a locally mounted HD. I also have a an unRAID share mounted in the VM as a network drive. Here, BlueIris moves ‘motion’ tagged clips nightly. Works really well.
  7. Qcow2 images don’t auto-shrink when data is removed, afaik. i found this on the inter web describing how trimming is possible if the vm is set up just right. I’ve never tried it in unRAID, but it should work. There may be other solutions as well; https://kparal.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/automatically-shrink-your-vm-disk-images-when-you-delete-files/
  8. Nvme drives run hotter than other drive types. This is normal. If you are worried, you can add a heat sink to the nvme drive. in unRAID, you can adjust the warning temps for individual drives on the disk settings tab. Look at the SMART section. I have warning and critical temps for nvmes set to 55 and 65 Celsius respectively. This way, you prevent worrisome but unnecessary warnings in the UI.
  9. the bus/slot assignments within each vm are independent of other VMs and relate to virtual hardware of that specific vm only. You seem to be saying that you are striving to use unique slots across different vms? This is not necessary. You can use bus 0, slot 5 in all vms if you want. You only need to take care that you do not try to pass the same physical device in your server to more than one vm that you intend to run simultaneously.
  10. Folks, been using MacInABox (clover flavour) for a long time with no problems. However, recently the SSD I was using for the VM died (complete failure). Needed to re-install and retrieve files from TimeMachine, I updated MacInABox and successfully got my Catalina back up and running on OpenCore. (AMD RX580 GPU passed through). Except it's not stable. The main problems are; 1. Network access to unRaid shares is glacial, though internet browsing is OK. (I have e1000-82545em configured, no issues accessing shares from a real Mac) 2. Programs (in particular Adobe Illustrator) is causing the OS to freeze regularly 3. Playing any video file in a browser will always cause the OS to freeze after 15-20 seconds. Rebooting the VM fixes the OS freeze, until the next time. I'm not at all familiar with OpenCore so am really stuck as to where I can even start to troubleshoot. Rock Solid on Clover. Multiple Problems on Open Core. Any insights? Back to clover?
  11. Yep, this is the time to buy. 18TB showing at €309 for me in UK store. Bought a few 14TBs last year and they're great.
  12. Hi @jbartlett Suggested Feature: So one thing I struggle with in my server is keeping track of what the various drives are used for. unRaid itself does not provide a way to annotate drives or add a memo etc. In my case, I have a number of unassigned SSDs and other drives passed through to various VMs and for other uses. Diskspeed docker does a great job of visually representing the drives, and the capacity overlay is super useful. For me, a great addition would be the ability to manually add an additional text memo to some / all drives to help me quickly remember what that specific drive is used for (without needing to sift through VM configs etc.) I've visualised something here to get the idea across; You can see that I can determine from the titles that most of these are array drives, but those on Ports 6 & 7 are not. In a few months after setting stuff up, I'd love a handy reminder of what those drives are doing in my system. You see here that I mocked-up an additional text overlay where I can set a reminder for these specific disks. It wouldn't even need to be a separate field. If the existing disk size overlay could be amended to take custom text, that would work too (I'd be happy to manually add the capacity to my custom label) For me, this would be a great feature. Thanks for considering it.
  13. A quick web search suggests corrupt disk. Glad it's not critical.
  14. I've found that the most reliable way to get rid of obstinate files is via the command line. SSH into your unRaid system as root and navigate to the directory in question. To see all files, including invisible, with extended info, issue; ls -a -l Then, from within the directory; rm -r -f * (be super careful with that one, it's force remove all files in the current directory, including all files and folders within folders - issuing that in the wrong place can wipe drives) If that doesn't work, you may need more expert guidance that I can give.
  15. Naughty Dockers! Naughty Meep for misconfiguring them!
  16. unRaid can do that. The advantages of going unRaid are that you already know the OS, so the learning curve will be reduced. And you know how friendly and helpful the community can be, if you get stuck Going with something else such as Proxmox or other will also work for you, and you have the opportunity/challenge to learn a new system. If it were me, I'd go with unRaid, mostly because I'd be too lazy to learning something else, and it will just work, mostly. 'Better the devil you know'
  17. Yes, I'll need to trudge through all my settings. I'd find it odd though, that a docker could actually create a share like that.
  18. Bah! Fix common problems to the rescue. it seems I now have both a ‘media’ share and a ‘Media’ share, and that’s the root cause. I have zero idea how that happened though. Will need to conduct some further investigations as I have not created any new shares in quite some time.
  19. Hi folks Stumped by this one. I've seen several similar threads in search, but none of the solutions seem relevant. Today, a significant quantity of files and folders have gone missing from my shares, in particular, my 'media' share (all my movies & music etc.). The files still exist on the disks, just no longer showing in shares. I have no apparent disk issues - all are present and green. I have checked share and global share settings, and no disks are excluded. I have run XFS check on all my array disks with no errors reported. I cannot be 100 percent certain, but I believe most/all of the missing files are located on Disk1. Diagnostics attached. What am I missing??? unraid-diagnostics-20210506-2144.zip
  20. On Amzaon.co.uk, until 31st March
  21. Perhaps you can disable docker? This would allow you to either adjust your unRaid network settings so they don't conflict, or delete the docker image (and force a reinstall) which will give you a window to reconfigure or remove Shinobi. There's a thread here that has info on how someone else did this (for a different reason;
  22. Have you taken the time to edit your vm xml to ensure both the video and audio nodes of your gpu are set to the same virtual bus and slot? UnRAID borks this and can cause to problems like you are experiencing. have a look at the link in my sig for details on this and other things to try.
  23. The behaviour sounds like a situation where the GPUs have been reserved. In this scenario, the boot sequence shows up to a point, but appears to stall. Have you a clean unraid install, or have you ever set any VFIO reservations for passthrough? (if you have, and the n shifted or added devices, the assignments can change and th wrong devices can become reserved).
  24. That should be fine. I believe the recommendations are to give unRaid at least core 0, and alway include core 0 as there is some benefit in that (i'm not sure what). Remember, the above guidance is specifically around isolating cores for high performance VMs such as gaming. If you have a few dokers that are not computationally intensive, you can pin non-isolated cores to them, leaving a bit of headroom for unRaid to take as needed. Also, you don't need to isolate ALL the cores assigned to a VM. You can, say, assign 4x threads to a VM, but only isolate 2 of them. The VM then has two dedicated threads form its exclusive use and two others that may or may not have other tasks assigned. There's also a TON of esoteric analysis on here about performance benefits of assigning specific threads / cores to VMs based on how the CPU is constructed etc. Its as bit over my head, but some peeps seem to have eeked out a bit more horsepower by paying close attention to how core assignment is managed. based on CPU architecture.
  25. @brainbudt , @sbo365web If you switch on the help in the GUI on the isolation page, you will find this; So, when you pin a core to a VM or Docker, that core is allocated to the VM/Docker, but the unRAID OS may still access it and use it for various tasks. When you isolate a core, it is no longer accessible even by unRaid for routine tasks and should therefore be 100% dedicated to wherever it's pinned. You can pin cores without requiring a system restart. You must restart your unRaid server to effect any isolation changes.