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About barrygordon

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  1. barrygordon

    Upgrading from 6.1.6 to 6.5.3

    I was afraid to use the original flash as I was worried that I might render it unusable and then I would have nothing
  2. barrygordon

    Upgrading from 6.1.6 to 6.5.3

    I did follow through but got the following message: Sorry, an error (403) occurred registering USB Flash GUID 05DC-C75C-C8BD-B27D77B0F8C7 The error is: GUID '05DC-A731-AA04-013000000283' inside KeyFile was not found as a registered GUID That's when I gave up and did it the old way copying over the bz..... files to my old drive
  3. barrygordon

    Upgrading from 6.1.6 to 6.5.3

    When I first started with the new flash drive I did copy the .key file to the new drive. When I tried to boot it told me that the GUID on the new drive did not match the registration as stated in my post about 2 or 3 back. I finally did it the way I used to and I am running fine once again with the old flash drive but the new unRaid OS. If the .key file was mapped to the old flash drive, how could copying it over work? I don't understand
  4. barrygordon

    Upgrading from 6.1.6 to 6.5.3

    Trying to do the upgrade using a new clean flash, I had the following problems: I built a new flash drive containing 6.5.3, made it bootable and attempted to boot it. It booted but then stated that The registration key was missing or expired I went to the page indicated on the web gui and the top stated: The registered GUID does not match the USB Flash boot device GUID. I clicked replace key as instructed. I received the following message: Sorry, an error (403) occurred registering USB Flash GUID 05DC-C75C-C8BD-B27D77B0F8C7 The error is: GUID '05DC-A731-AA04-013000000283' inside KeyFile was not found as a registered GUID Okay, I have no idea what is going on. I believe I have been a registered user of unraid since 2010 with a properly paid for license. Well, I decided to do the upgrade the way I always have: Using my working flash drive I removed the files bzimage and bzroot I then copied in the files from my failed 6.5.3 flash drive (bzimage, bzroot, bzfirmware, bzmodules, and bzroot-gui) I then successfully booted version 6.5.3 from my old flash drive. It appears that all my shares and users are as before (as I expected they would be) and the only plugin I now had was preclear, which was the only plugin I ever used. I checked a few files (using Samba) and all was as it was before. I am happy (I think) or at least content. Is there anything I need to watch out for? Any suggestions?
  5. barrygordon

    Upgrading from 6.1.6 to 6.5.3

    Thanks for the reply Yes you are correct I would much rather upgrade from where I am now. I am just not sure what I need to do. 1) I will make a copy of my current USB drive. Will the copy be bootable? 2) I will add the five files that begin with bz ( bzfirmware, bzimage, bzmodules, bzroot, bzroot-gui) to the drive copy replacing the ones that were there. Is there anything else I need to do? (I will read the suggested document before I start)
  6. barrygordon

    Upgrading from 6.1.6 to 6.5.3

    I have been running 6.1.6 for a long long time (current uptime is over 101 days) so I get nervous when I have to do things. I am almost 79 and forget things quite easily, especially if they are detailed and over a year old. I wish to upgrade to version 6.5.3 and then install the PLEX server on my Unraid system. I saw the new upgrade utility (Upgrade.USB.Creator) but I am not sure what I need to do after I build the USB drive. In the old days, IIRC, I used to just copy in new versions of the key files (BZimage and BZroot) to a copy of my existing USB drive and that was it. I am not sure what I have to do now to keep my same configuration of shares and plugins (preclear and Dynamix WebGUI). If I want to use a new USB drive that I make with the creator, what files do I need to copy and which must leave alone. I assume I just need to copy the 'config' folder from my old system. After I get the system running 6.5.3 I will look at installing Plex. I saw some info that suggested I install Community Applications first to make the Plex install a lot easier. Any help/advice greatly appreciated
  7. barrygordon

    Http Commands

    I am no using TCP/IP to send commands from my home theater control system(a PC) to the unraid NAS. I am using the commands for Spinup Spindown, SpinupAll, and SpindownAll. I would like to know what other commands are available via Http. my trnsmission looks like : GET /update.htm?<command> http/1.1 . . . where <command> is the command I want executed. Is there a listing of what commands exist and their functions? TIA, Barry P.S. Happy new Year to all!
  8. barrygordon

    Problem with spinupAll

    I finally have it working. Here is the log of the communication from my program: NAS action: Spinning Up all disks Sent To NAS: GET /update.htm?cmdSpinupAll=Spin%20Up HTTP/1.1 Host: Connection: Keep-Alive Accept-Language: en-US Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate (blank Line) (blank Line) Received from NAS: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: emhttp Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Cache-Control: no-cache (blank Line) (blank Line) The above happens asynchronously, i.e. control is returned to my program while the disks are spinning up which is just what I want. This takes between 9 and 10 seconds for my 9 drive configuration. Is there an HTTP command that I can send to the tower to see what disks are spun up i.e. get the current state of the drives; preferably asynchronously TIA, Barry
  9. barrygordon

    Problem with spinupAll

    I must be doing something wrong that I just can't see. I modified what I send based upon the above post. Here is what I send: GET /update.htm?cmdSpinUpAll=Spin%20Up HTTP/1.1 Host: Connection: Keep-Alive Accept-Language: en-US Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate To which I receive: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: emhttp Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Cache-Control: no-cache However the state of the disks (up/down) does not change I am stumped.
  10. barrygordon

    Problem with spinupAll

    Upgraded to 6.1.6. With all the new features that was really easy!! Kudos to all involved However, I am still having the same problem. The drives do not spin up and what I get back is: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: emhttp Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Cache-Control: no-cache Any help will be greatly appreciated. What I want to do is start all the drives spinning asynchronously so that I can do other things code wise while the drives are spinning up. TIA, Barry
  11. barrygordon

    Problem with spinupAll

    unraid version 6.1.3 If I send the following from a browser: All my disks spin up and unraid returns a status of 200 and a text of 'All disks spinning up' or some thing close to it If I send using TCP/IP The following: GET /update.htm?cmdSpinupAll=true HTTP/1.1 Host: Connection: keep-alive Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8 Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML like Gecko) Chrome/47.0.2526.106 Safari/537.36 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate,sdch Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8 (CRLF) (CRLF) unRaid returns a status of 200 with no payload The above TCP/IP message is exactly what I see in EtherDetect (similar to wireshark) as what my browser is sending for the http:// . . . Can someone spot what I am doing wrong? TIA, Barry
  12. barrygordon

    Interesting application.

    I do a lot of Home Automation work using Raspberry Pi's. The server room in my home has 4 of them rack mounted on the wall. The server room is not a comfortable place to work from I prefer my office with its nice hi-end PC. The unRaid system is in the same room. I just decided to add the preclear plugin to my newly setup V6 system. I downloaded and installed the plugin but was then faced with getting the preclear script on to the flash drive. With the Raspberry Pi's I use a free program called WINSCP that provides a super interface for transferring files between a PC and any Linux/Unix based system and requires nothing to be installed on the Linux/Unix system. I suddenly realized that the same program will work just fine with the unRaid Tower. It is completely graphical in operation with a drag/drop paradigm between two panes on a windows form. WINSCP makes the connection to the system using credentials (userid Password) you supply at the IP address you supply on port 22. It remembers session state even after a disconnect and when you connect again it presents the saved state. Just a very easy way to deal with linux/Unix systems when I forget so many things not being worked on.
  13. barrygordon

    The Power Supply Thread

    After about 5 years I had a power supply fail. My system was designed with redundant 2U/3U power supplies. So all that has happened so far is a whistling noise to tell me that the redundant power supply system is down to one supply. The supplies are made by Emacs (originally Zippy) and my system is R2W6500P. It consists of two independent R2W6500P-R units which are hot swapable. Everything in my case is hot swapable except the cables the Controller card and the motherboard. Perhaps some day in the future I will be able to swap the drives too if and when the unRaid software permits it. I started to hunt for a replacement. I found one new for $278.50. I then tried eBay. It seems that a lot of server farms are being upgraded and that exact power supply system is becoming available at very low prices. I picked up 3 of the R2W6500P-R units for a total of $52 including shipping. They are used but tested and guaranteed working. When they come in I will slip one into the RM case from the rear and plug the power cord in and the whistling should then stop. No down time. A nice complimentary system to the Unraid
  14. Thanks Gary, That is the Plan!
  15. Parity is being built. In the dashboard the parity drive has a fault indicator (a triangle in the fault row0 hat does that mean? Should I be concerned? One other drive in the has a red thumbs down in the SMART status row, All others are green Thumbs Up. Meaning? Concerns? The old 2TB parity drive (currently unassigned) that I am replacing with a 3TB drive: should I Preclear it? I thought that unraid did that automatically now. How do I add it back to the array as a valid drive? The same question for the 3TB new drive that has not yet been pre-cleared and is unassigned.