• Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by kizer

  1. Do you utilize the Cache Drive for your work at all? If you did its instant on and never turns off. 

    I only say this because if I was working on something and I wrote it to the array it would store it instantly on the Cache before writing it to the HDD array. 


    Obviously your usage and needs may vary. In the mean time you could just leave your drives up like you said and then when your done click on the main page to shut down your drives. 

  2. Possible Feature Request. 


    A Checkbox that could be checked like the over writing one after something is completed to send you a Notification? 

    For example I'm moving a fair bit of data and I've checked though out the day to update its status. If I simply received a message. 


    Your Dynamix File Manager Operation has been completed


    Obviously it would use whatever notifications you have already established in your settings. 



    • Upvote 4
  3. To be fair anything that I've encountered that is super easy to setup is very limited in features. 


    unraid is very easy to start, but when you start adding VM's, reverse proxies, GPU Transcoding and a few other things it starts to get a bit complicated.  I've seen several people say they can't figure things out and they are going straight to VM's and trying to setup access from the outside world when they can't even figure out shares. 


    In my opinion people should install unraid and start a little slower and figure out how it works out of the box before venturing down the complicated route. Nothing wrong with going crazy, but you just can't blame the forum or the OS when you first install it. The idea of slamming it into 5th gear and going 100mph when your still trying to figure the simple things first. 


    There are several people here that will help do the craziest things and videos have been made for a lot of things. People just need to have some patience and get their foot hold first before leaping into harder things that unraid can/will do for them. 

    • Like 2
  4. This might might not be the most politically correct statement, but I'll make it anyways. 


    "We are all Stupid Newbies" when we install unraid for the first time. Just like playing a game for the first time or trying any other software. It just takes some time and patience and you'll see.


    Eventually you'll be helping out somebody else for the first time with your experience and it becomes so much easier once you grasp it all. Until then keep asking questions until it all clicks. Trust me when I say this, IF YOU DON"T ASK somebody ELSE might miss the answer later. 

  5. 2 hours ago, trurl said:

    Unraid was already on v4.7 when I first started 11 years ago.


    Joe L. was a frequent contributor on the Unraid forum then. This was before we even had plugins. He also did many addons, such as the original preclear script and unMenu with its package manager.


    I discovered he lived in my city when I discovered that AVS thread. Joe L. made many posts to that thread starting on page 4.


    I think I found the same post from Xbmx now Kodi website pointed to it. 

    I also started on 4.7 and I must admit I was very excited too. 

    • Thanks 1
  6. @Maxrad Thank you sir. I'll give it an update soon.


    Thank you for taking the time to list out the steps. I myself will use it as well I'm sure many others will too. Understanding its the Official Plex Docker we are talking about here.

  7. 40 minutes ago, Maxrad said:

    I had a straightforward and trouble-free experience resetting my Plex password and signing-in Plex servers and Plex clients.


    I maintain 3 Unraid servers with one instance of official Plex docker container on each. I successfully reset Plex password and had my three Plex Media Servers sign in to my Plex account by updating a new PLEX_CLAIM value in the Plex docker container config. All good. Indeed, it was straightforward enough to encourage me to change Plex password routinely (say, every 2-3 months) as a basic security measure.


    Other than deleting your token what else did you do? Request a Password change on Plex and then just input the new Token? 

    A lot of us run the official docker and just want to get the word out. 

  8. Just threw up my 1500 last night. Crazy amounts of reserve for my system. Not sure why I had to restart my APC Daemon just now since I restarted my machine last night, but I'll keep an eye on it. 






    Yes I'm fully aware this is while its idling. I think when it was all drives spinning doing 1 Transcode last night I saw it with 90Minute uptime. Still not going to believe that 100%, but its just amazing seeing some numbers like that.  I haven't loaded up my router on to it yet or my monitor, but taking steps. ;)



  9. The Docker I'm running has the Plex token in the Template. Can't I just edit it there?

    Or do I need to generate the token first by doing everything suggested in that link? I'm not at home so I'm questioning things before I attempt them. Lol


    Nevermind not the same thing. 



  10. Uhm, I hear it click now and then. Lol


    I've lost power a couple times and its safely shut off, but I've not put it to the test per say. Its always shut off safely under the best conditions. Meaning it was idling anyways so none of the drives was up. 

    But....... I've been eyeballing a 1500 for a while and decided today is the day. 

  11. I've been running that 850 for a while. Normally I'm only Transcoding 1 maybe 2 at a time with 6 Drives. I've not had any issues. However I am as I type this ordering a 1500.


    When I say I've had no issues doesn't mean nobody else will not. Seeing @JonathanM Math is pretty telling so I'm opting for something larger. ;)



  12. Well right now its summer here in the US so Here's my PC schedule.

    - 6-8AM Plex fires up and scans drives along with my Mover and a few other tasks since I knew drives would be active. 

    - My Son "might" watch some Movies through out the day since its Summer Break.

    - Between 7-11PM Its pretty common for me to catch a few TV shows or Movies. 


    So That's around 10 hours of use. Obviously when the misses is home or my Oldest son things might change. Oldest is usually out and about and the misses loves to read paper books. So I'd say my machine idles around 14hours give or take a few scripts that might fire up to do things. I'm running System Temp and Auto Fan Speed so my fans are typically off in my case too. The CPU fan is always running which does pull in air. 


    My UPS via unraid says I'm drawing 38watts with nothing but CPU, CPU fan running and rear case fan. Do I really believe the numbers. Meh, but I have to reference something. Lol 



  13. I used to use the very same on @Hoopster suggested except mine only supported two connections. I stripped off the bracket and kept it all inside the case. 

    Oddly my new board has a direct USB on the motherboard so I just plugged directly in. 


    Having the USB inside the case IMHO is so much safer and you don't have to worry about breaking it or it ever being touched. 

    • Like 1
  14. Normally if I understand correctly. 

    It'll check the drive to see how much space you have. If it has that much spaced used it moves on to the next item of how old. 

    That's why I use 5% because its as low as the settings allow and I always have at least 5% used. Then it checks files and says these are 10 days old and moves. Only files that are 10days old. 

  15. All of the sudden today I'm Noticing none of my Dockers or Plugins know what version they are. *sigh* as well two dockers can't download their icons. Moving some files around maybe a reboot will fix it or eeeeeeeeekkkkkk my ssd might be glitching. 


    Oddly I'm also seeing that the mothership api is having a problem updating....... Hmmmm Even though I'm connected via it. Lol


    Gotta love troubleshooting stuff. 


    My work connection can see the missing Icons. Gawwww has to be my system. 


    ********************* update *********************

    Reboot fixed it right up. No idea to what was stuck, but didn't feel like tracking it down. lol



  16. Ok there you go. So now it should.........

    Run every hour, look to make sure you have at least 5% and be older than 10 days. 

    Even if files are not older than 10 days old will be moved on the 28th of every month. 


    At least from what I'm looking at it should work the way you want. 😃

  17. Ok bases on your settings my understand is the following. 


    Since your set to hourly. Its to run the script every hour and look for the following:

    At least 5% of the drive must be full.

    Only move Content that is older than 10 days

    At 3AM force move all content...


    If its your goal to move everything off your drive at 3AM this will do that. If its your goal to keep items that are 10 days or less on your drive this will do that, but it would be moved at 3AM no matter what its age is. 


    I guess it just depends on what your trying to achieve. The script is pretty straight forward once you figure it out, but with all the options it does get a little confusing. 

  18. Ok the force all to move you don't want that on. You want to set your Mover Schedule which you have to every hour. That's where you want it to be 3AM. 


    Since you have your threshold set to 70% unless your drive is at 70% its not going to move anything. I set mine low so it signals the script to run to 5% I believe then I set my days to 15.  The reason I set my percentage so low it makes the script check every day at 5AM and since I know its going to have more than 5% it will only move files that are 15 days. 


    Basically the script operates on an either/or or both. Write now your telling the system  Don't move my files unless the drive is at 70% and the files must be at least 10 days old. 


    • Thanks 1
  19. - Yes, once you install a disk and assign it to the array if its not erased and formatted for unraid it will prompt you to format it using btfrs or xfs. 




    - You can insert drives into your machine and use them as an Unassigned.Device.  With this you can use your existing drives and data and you can browse to it via the network, but it will not be in a Protected array. This would allow you to copy data to other drives in the Array as well.