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  1. Hello there, Recently upgraded to 6.7.2 after being on V5 for far too many years. I only have four plugins - CA, CA Fix Problems, Cache Directories, Tips and Tweaks. Since the upgrade, I have had a strange problem. My HTPC keeps freezing for about 2 minutes within the first ten minutes of turning my server on. In the KodiTV log I was getting "WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available." The unraid server log was showing nothing. Today, while writing new data to my server after turning it on, I noticed the same thing - the system would freeze after about ten minutes - and then become available again after approx 2 minutes. Looking at the unRAID log again I saw "Delaying execution of fix common problems scan for 10 minutes" It would appear the Fix Common Problems scan (after waiting 10 minutes) is the culprit. For some reason it completely locks my unRAID server system (and my HTPC) for the duration. Is there a reason it does this? Is there a way to delay the first scan even further (say to scan after 1 hour), which is a time I am not generally watching the server. At this point I think my best option is to remove the plugin to see if this issue will resolve. I thought I would ask questions first before I do so. Thanks muchly.
  2. The drive rebuild without incident and completed after 25 hours. The next step is the copy the data from my next small drive so it is free to upgrade to xfs.
  3. Thanks for this. That makes a lot of sense. So non-correcting it is. I've only started recently doing non-correcting as that has always been the default of unRAID. However, after reading many posts on the subject, I figured a non-correcting one was at times good practice. I was thinking that the new writes to the new disk needed to be checked (after the fact) to confirm that the writes were all successful. However, my thinking is probably suspect as I certainly don't know a lot about these things. If I think on it further, I guess unRAID will somehow tell me of failed writes - probably in the GUI??. I have never had one (touch wood) so I'm not sure of the process. @John_M - It is only as you've pointed this out that I realised I always thought they were the same thing. However, this is now clear to me they are not. Sometimes I realise how thick I really am! 😵 My rebuild is progressing - currently at 17.1% after 4h51m. Once this is done, I plan to copy data from a small drive, then rebuild that small drive to a larger drive using the XFS file system. This is a first for me - and even scarier than rebuilding a drive!! 😬 Really appreciate the input.
  4. When the rebuild is complete, should the parity sync after the rebuild be correcting or non-correcting?
  5. Greetings, Read the wiki and relative forum pages as it's been quite a while since I upgraded a drive. The wiki isn't absolutely clear on the exact procedure, but I followed some forum posts etc and things seemed to work. The main problem was the wiki never said anything about unassigning the old drive - or having to assign the replacement drive. Nor did it mention how long it would take the array to start once the "Start" array button was clicked. It took quite some time (many minutes) for the array to come on line. Now I'm a little confused that it says ParitySync / Data Rebuild. I think in V5 in just said "rebuild" next to the drive?? 1 - Parity sync run previously 2 - Backup Flash 3 - Install new drive 4 - Start server 5 - Assign replacement drive 6 - Start Array 7 - Watch as drive rebuilds Everything was looking great until it reached 0.6% - then the GUI stopped updating. The elapsed time is going up, but nothing out is increasing. Been sitting at 0.6% for over 15 minutes. Why?? Update: As I was typing this, the GUI suddenly updated and it is now at 1.5%. I'm new to 6.7.2 as I've only recently upgraded - so when weird things like this happen it makes me nervous. Any insights?? Need some hand holding 😳 An observation...I got a message from CA saying there was something up (red box), but I'm confident is that there is a new version available (hence the result of the message). However, I noticed the CPU was about 60-70 utilized as long as I was watching - now it's only 25-30%. Very strange. I wonder if CA was doing something in the background to cause this? I noticed the GUI had responded again by the time I had noticed the CPU utilization was down.
  6. Thanks for the comments about my CPU. I think I'll have to wait for a new server to start exploring the world of VM's. My upgrade to V6 has been working very well. RAM use is around 49-51% according to the dashboard. I have still to carry out a parity check. Not sure if this will increase use or not?? I can confirm that "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" does NOT powerdown the server gracefully as it did in the "Powerdown" plugin. It does in fact reboot the server (gracefully). I found this out one night when I inadvertently tried to shutdown the server using "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" - I have been using this for so long and I was running on auto-pilot - forgot about the power button. 🤣
  7. Disappointing. Doesn't surprise me though as my machine is fairly old. I was thinking that perhaps it would be nice to be able to run a VM of another OS or something so I don't have to run them on my pc. Oh well...who knows what will happen it the future! The next thing is still some extra RAM. As a pensioner, have to be careful of the pennies 🙁
  8. Thank you for this. Makes a lot of sense. Seems it was enabled by default. I have disabled it and there was an option to delete it in V6. I made a backup of all the other folders and files and then made them hidden. At least I don't have to see them. unRAID was reporting my Asus P5B-E does not have Intel VT-x tech - but I found a post that says it must be turned on in the bios. Could be processor dependent though?? I have setup all my security and managed to get it sorted at this point. So good to go. Really appreciate all the assistance. It's been fantastic. Thank you
  9. Hello, I need some further explanation of these extra folders placed on one of my HDD's during the V6 upgrade (appdata, domains, isos, and system.) Not sure if unRAID 6 added them, but I only noticed them after I installed CA. I was told they are part of the new system - and if I didn't want to see them, I should set export to "no" However, export is already set to "no" and they are plainly visible as a user share. Why?? The docker one has a 20gb img file in it. Do I need it? 20 Gb is like 6-10 movies of space. What happens if I delete them? Surely the system is smart enough to re-create them if or when they are needed. If ever? I don't use dockers, so that one is definitely not needed. Any further suggestions? Thanks.
  10. I thought that's what the issue was. One day I'll get changed over to xfs. I have re-seated the HDD and the cables. Probably too early to see any change if one is going to happen. I'll keep an eye on it.
  11. Thanks for telling me that. I didn't know you could see it. At least its on for me now. Good point on the RAM. I'll do some reading. Thanks
  12. @Frank1940 - MB manual is a good idea. Should have thought that myself. Doh! As the the "dockers" part - you are clear this is an English forum aren't you 😁. I have a lot to study up on. I'll try and sort out my RAM first. That'll mean some time as I'll have to import it. I've had a very quick look at the dockers (I have installed CA), but I didn't see anything that I was initially interested in. A lot of the names are meaningless to me anyway. Need to spend some time learning. I've only ever written to the disk shares (actually never thought of writing via the user shares). I like to put my content where I want it. I have thought about turning export on and off on the disk shares, but it adds another level of complexity I'm not sure I want (or remember). I'll give the login window in explorer a go without checking that box. I guess once I login into the disk share, it'll stay open for that session (meaning until I reboot). I have to setup the security levels as well., but that is a matter of time and experiment as it is still all alien to me. Never did know about the disk shares bug (but I'll try and keep it on the radar). Memory isn't what it used to be!! 😭 You will probably see I figured the signature thing and it is now on. Thanks muchly.
  13. @Hoopster - thanks to the insight. I looked for that signature setting and didn't find it. Now I have it turned on. Kudos to Frank for this as well. My server has 2x 1gb RAM sticks (2 slots still empty). I am thinking I will get 4x2Gb sticks (total 8gb) to future proof. Do I need to worry about the numbers in the RAM - like 667, 533, etc. Cost is ALWAYS a factor? As for dockers, I don't really know what they are used for - or how I can use them. Lots of people here have really tricky systems - way beyond my technical level. I always wanted something simple - but things change and perhaps a docker can offer something I haven't considered.
  14. @testdasi - all very good points. All my drive are WD (mostly green, a few reds), but the last one I brought was a Seagte as it was cheaper than the others. I've had a good run out of WD. Once the Seagate was in the server, I noticed a strange little noise when a drive spun up or down. I'm assuming it is the SGate. Currently have a high error count on the Sgate (have another post), but it's debatable if this is an issue or not. The WD drives don't have the same smart registers as the Sgate. Appreicate the input. Cheers