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  1. 1 hour ago, ljm42 said:

    Thanks for reporting this @bwnautilus, and for confirming that signing out and signing back in solved it. We'll work on detecting and preventing the problem for others.

     

    Thanks @kizer If the plugin install detected an issue and signed you out, then that would have disabled remote access. But it shouldn't have been an ordeal to re-enable. I'll keep an eye out for that.

     

    No problem. I'm a believer in brute force until I get something to work. Lol

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  2. 13 hours ago, 2000gtacoma said:

    Hey folks had the myservers plugin setup and running for a while. It stopped working. Uninstalled and reinstalled. Says not connected to the mothership. Cert provisioned, port forwarded in router, I can click the check button under management access and it says your server can be reached. Tried opening a terminal and typing unraid-api restart. Didn't make a difference. Any suggestions?

     

    Edit:

    Something weird I noticed is I can turn on flash backup and it will update on the myservers page. Also I am on the latest version. Its almost like maybe the myservers page is confused from the time I was running trial vs when I purchased my pro key. I'm showing 2 servers under myservers.

     

    Try running this command in console.

     

    unraid-api restart

     

    It will turn off your connection and attempt to restart the deamon and connect again. Another way I found was to logout of the MyServer plugin, which is in the same area as the "Can't connect to Mothership" area. 

  3. Just realized how old this post is. Lol Oh well. ;)

     

    I have my system setup to run Parity every 1st of the month starting at Midnight and it normally runs until 9AM. I have (5) 4TB drives so its pretty quick and done normally without me even noticing other than a message I get via my email or via the webgui that it started and when its finished. 

     

    I used to use the Parity Tuning Plugin because I was running some slower WD drives and I had it set start at Midnight and stop at 6AM and then restart the next day at Midnight and continue this repeat process until until it was done. Never had an issue and its pretty customizable. 

     

    I do have a bunch of scripts on my machine that use the User.Script plugin to move files here and there and do other various things, but have them all set to NOT run during a parity check. In User.Scripts on each script you just add a little line that tells it to check for Parity running first. 

     

    USB drive failure. Well I've heard of people having issues, but its simply a matter of backing up your /config folder literally anywhere or you could use the MyServer plugin and back it up automatically to the cloud. Don't like the cloud idea then anywhere you choose. I've been running a 2GB Cruzer stick for 9 years now and Its never troubled me once. The OS boots off the USB and puts the entire OS into Ram. Even if NUKE your OS for some odd reason it'll just reload on Bootup from the USB stick again. ;)  If your USB stick dies for some reason you simply request a new key and insert it into your drive and your good to go. There is a manual way and an automatic way to speed up recovery. 

     

    unraid started from humble beginnings and has been growing at a rapid pace from its users who request or build things, devs who volunteer a lot of their time and some paid staff who keep the wheels turning.  We have a lot of Active users who simply want to help, Moderators who volunteer a lot of their time as well.  I can nearly Guarantee you will not find this level of pride and wanting to see You successful in your build than here than with any other solution. 

  4. 1 hour ago, ljm42 said:

     

    Yes, sorry about that :) We just deployed the temporary fix to the cloud again, if you reload the page you should be good. The permanent fix @OmgImAlexis mentioned will go out in the next release of the plugin.

     

    I restarted using unraid-api restart since I shut it down remotely and it seems to be working just fine. ;)

     

    Thanks for the quick fix again. 

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  5. 7 minutes ago, OmgImAlexis said:

    So my bad on not checking before posting. Seems it was fixed immediately after the last release we pushed to everyone.

     

    The next update will include these changes. 

     

    No worries. Funny thing thou is the last time I reported it which was several weeks ago you guys put out something and it fixed it. Unless you put out another release and forgot to put the patch back into the newest. Lol

     

    I mean crazier things have happened when your dealing with 1000's of lines of code. ;)

     

    I did run unraid-api stop and now my drives are not coming up by themselves. Weird I'm still remoted in too. Must be the deamon that makes the connection, but doesn't actually control keeping the connection. Just another tid bit of info if that helps at all. 

     

     

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  6. 1 minute ago, OmgImAlexis said:

    Can you confirm you’re on the latest plugin version? This has definitely been fixed. 

     

    I'm the one that reported it when it happened the first time and then it was patched. ;)

     

    This is the version I'm running and yes I did click the check for updates

    2021.06.07.1845

  7. I just came here to mention it too. @ljm42

     

    I tried this earlier. Logged into my server and watched a drive spin up, hit refresh and one by one my drives spun up again. 

     

    Jun 30 13:30:07 Tower webGUI: Successful login user root from 208.71.163.202
    Jun 30 13:30:17 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdb
    Jun 30 13:30:24 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdc
    Jun 30 13:30:31 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdd
    Jun 30 13:30:39 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sde
    Jun 30 13:30:46 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdf
    Jun 30 13:30:54 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdg

     

    Other than hitting refresh a few times I've done nothing. So my drives are not constantly staying up, but when i login via MyServers plugin they are spinning up. 

     

    I forced all drives to sleep and logged off and a few hours later, which is now I logged back in from work and hit refresh a few times and they came up. So I'm not sure if its a refresh bug or something else, but they aren't staying up like they did last time I reported an issue only on refresh of the browser or simply logging in once. 

  8. Re-installed and no drive spin ups anymore. Success!!!!!

     

    Great job everybody. I did have a little glitch where I re-installed and it seemed to take forever for MyServers on unraid to turn green. Could literally be anything I'm sure, but I was worried I messed something up. After making a cup of coffee and returning it was sitting there green. ;)

     

    I do wish I had of waited for your patch to see if it would of fixed its self like intended, but I'm often impatient. 

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  9. 1 hour ago, zspearmint said:

    @kizer I've deployed a hot fix.

     

    It does not require a plugin update 👍

     

    Thanks for bringing to our attention.


    I uninstalled, but I’ll reinstall soon. No problem on the letting you know. Problems arise and we are all in this together in the end. ;) 

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  10. Just now, OmgImAlexis said:

    We think we've found the issue, currently working on a fix. 

     

    I knew you guys would figure it out. ;)

    I figured a little *poke*poke*poke* would help. 

     

    Removed plugin and now my drives are sleeping and refresh isn't spinning them back up. So its very related and thank you for reaching out to me. Well all of us. ;)

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  11. Hmmm, another odd thing.

     

    My drives was all spun down until I hit refresh on the Main page then I heard all my drives spin up. 

     

    Uninstalled plugin and now my drives are not starting up from the refresh and are not spinning up on their own all of the sudden. 

     

     

  12. Ah

    5 minutes ago, Squid said:

    Someone else already is

     

     

     

    Ahhhh, Thanks..

    Here I am shutting down all my dockers so I can do some testing. Lol

     

    Thanks for the heads up. 

     

    Can we get a roll back to stop that? I shut off auto Flash backup and used a script to turn it on and off daily, but I can't live with my drives spinning up and down all day for no reason at all. My OCD will drive me crazy. ;)

     

    I suppose I could temporarily uninstall the plugin and re-install it later when its updated. 

     

  13. So I just updated to the newest Plugin and all my drives spin up? Whats up with that?

     

    Jun 10 14:42:32 Tower flash_backup: adding task: /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.my.servers/scripts/UpdateFlashBackup.php update
    Jun 10 14:42:33 Tower root: No PID found in cache for unraid-api
    Jun 10 14:42:34 Tower root: Loading state paths
    Jun 10 14:42:34 Tower root: Daemonizing process.
    Jun 10 14:42:34 Tower root: Daemonized successfully!
    Jun 10 14:43:19 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdb
    Jun 10 14:43:26 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdc
    Jun 10 14:43:33 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdd
    Jun 10 14:43:41 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sde
    Jun 10 14:43:49 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdf
    Jun 10 14:43:56 Tower emhttpd: read SMART /dev/sdg

     

     

    Ok weird now my drives keep spinning up for no reason. Nobody is even at my house. My drives have been sleeping for hours. I don't want to blame this plugin, but something is going on all of the sudden after I've installed this Update. 

     

     

  14. You can have an Array which is a parity protected grouping of devices. 

     

    You can have pools which are either mirrored devices in either SSD, NVME or HDD, but not protected by a Parity drive. 

    - You can have multiple pools which you are calling arrays up above.

     

    Now if you want to have different folders say 

    -TV

    -Movies

    -Security

     

    Which are known as Shares and each share in the array will have its own security and access settings. 

     

    You can also attach drives such as USB and use a Plugin called Unassigned.Devices so you can connect and disconnect when ever you need, but keep in mind they are not in the protected array. 

     

    What I would seriously do is download a USB Trial copy and simply plug it into your PC. Disconnect all your drives of course and simply play with the interface. 

     

    I have the following in my machine. 

     

    Array

    1 Parity drive

    5 x 4TB drives

    -Tv Shows

    -Movies

    -MP3

     

    SSD Cache Pool for my dockers such as Plex, Handbrake, Filebot and others

    SSD Cache Pool number 2 which I call ssdBackup which is basic backup of my dockers and such. 

  15. Yes in MY experience when ever I've encountered an unclean shut down it has always fired off a Parity Check. 

    Like I said if I know what the problem was I've often just said cancel and haven't felt any repercussions as long as I know I wasn't performing a write. 

  16. I always look at it this way personally. 

     

    Was I writing any data to the array when I shut down my machine? If not then the Difference between the Data Drives and the Parity should be the same and it shouldn't throw up an error when you run it again. 

     

    If your not sure it doesn't hurt to let it go, but often I just cancel and move on. 

  17. More food for thought during your build:

     

    You can view your data on the Unassigned.Devices Plugin, but anything you put in the array will be erased and prepped for unraids use. 

     

    Expansion Card.

    4 Sata Connections + whatever your adding via your expansion card. Make sure its running in IT Mode not Raid mode. 

     

    Sata Drives already allocated:

    - 1 Parity

    - 1 SSD if you plan on running Dockers. You don't have to run SSD if you simply don't care that a drive will be spun up all the time, but Plex and other Dockers run so much better        on an SSD or NVME if you have one. 

    - The rest of your data drives. 

     

    Also if you do Run SSD plug that into the Motherboard directly because most of the time Expansion cards do not support Trim and your SSD's performance will degrade. I know there are some exceptions and different Bios updates for cards, but I don't recall all that info at this current time. 

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  18. Totally fair. I was just going to manually rename my chattr file from what it is now and set the new name in the script so it could function and change to whatever I set it to. 

     

    I knew you couldn't be held accountable for every name change simply because you can't read our minds. 

     

    I honestly didn't expect you to enable a name change via command line. I just figured we would plug it in via the script. 

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