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  1. 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. ;)



  2. 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 



  3. 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. 

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  4. 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. 

  5. 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



  6. 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. 😃

  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 


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  9. - 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. 



  10. Ok, Looking at what you posted. You set your share Limit to 100Meg. Did you set your Cache Minimum space to a larger value than 0? it needs to be higher as well. 


    Share limits are designed to make sure drives that are low send files to other drives in the array. 

    I don't know why your SSD wouldn't follow those rules too since its kinda part of the Share, but not part of the Protected Array

    You need to go into your SSD settings, by clicking on it and look at the Minimum Space. I bet its zero. You need to stop the array and raise its value too. 

  11. it very well could be. I don't recall I changed mine years. ago. 


    Should say.    Minimum free space:

    If you click on it, there should be a help box that gives your some examples. I have mine set to 50GB, but your needs might need to be more or less depending on you usage. 



  12. 1. First off make sure all your shares are set to use cache:yes not only unless there are specific ones you want to stay on cache

    2. Click on your Cache and look for Minimum free space. it will be grey'd out until you stop the array to change its value. Make sure its set to at least 2x the size of your largest file so if you edit a file it has room to move. I personally have mine set to 50GB, but whatever suits you. If your going to cache a lot more I'd recommend upping the Minimum free space. 

    3. I use a 1TB SSD and I never come close to filling it. Maybe you need a larger SSD unless your constantly filling it with content and size isn't the issue. 


    You can use the Mover Plugin which you can program to monitor your cache and move files based on specific parameters. Keep in mind it follows the scheduler for the regular mover, but does extra checks prior to moving. For example mine checks daily at 5:45AM and then fires off the plugin. I don't need it to run hourly. 



  13. 2 hours ago, Jaybau said:


    Any concerns using chattr on the "user" folder (with the links/inode)?  Or do I need to use chattr on the physical drive?  Any issues with balance, moving, or other Unraid operations?


    If you Run Chattr from my perspective it will not allow you to move files or delete them. Its the reason I run it, but I only run it on items that are in their permanent spot on the array. I run it on Shares using that script I posted above. 


    From my experience you can not run chattr directly on shares you have to run them on drives, but again that script I posted above gets around that. 

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  14. 22 minutes ago, gmhall said:

    Thank you kizer. I honestly don't intend to troll or to cause grief to the Unraid community. I also don't wish to create a bells and whistles campaign defending Unraid. I've had some frustration with access from outside. Several suggest this to be "easy." Following several guides (appreciated) to the letter, it's not easy, at least I haven't had success. I accept that Unraid may not have been designed with my use case in mind. although I don't think my expectations are unreasonable. Cloudflare tunnels haven't worked for me as described. Wireguard kills my internet on outside Windows clients.


    My initial comments were only intended to suggest turco's experience may not be unique. I'll give Unraid some time and watch for solutions but I too long for the "set it and forget it" if I can reach the set it stage. 🙂


    Thanks all.


    Totally understand and all of us do too. Just a lot of proud users defending their favorite OS because its been a long run. Unraid has come leaps and bounds from when I started using it in 2009. There was no App Store, Dockers heck I don't even recall Dockers at all then. The level of simplicity that has been added is mind blowing because of users creating things or simply figuring things out and contributing to the Community. 


    When some of the Veterans say "its not that hard",  keep in mind a lot of us came from the old system and have had time to tweak on things for years and share tips and tricks along the way. We have all learned a lot over the years and our work flows depend a lot on unraid and the things it does. I can tell you its made my life a lot easier, but I don't use a lot of remote connections. Plex and a few other things other wise my system is an iron box and I want to keep others out of it. ;)

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