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  1. the 5.0 beta is already subject to enough feature-creep. a big part of 5.0 was to incorporate a plugin system, and isn't Simple Features essentially a plugin? Tom has enough on his hands keeping the core code stable as he tests kernel upgrades to squash bugs. If Tom were to seriously consider adding all these extra features himself, we'd be waiting much longer for a stable 5.0 release. As far as marketing goes, unRaid's core functionality offers features that no other product does, period. For free. It's a no-brainer to set up as a basic NAS. What more do you want?
  2. Sounds like you have "php" loaded as an add-on. Okay, this php conflict gets posted several times for every beta release. Don't the docs say to disable *all* 3rd party extensions before attempting the upgrade?
  3. I'm fairly sure it does. It's one of the features on their website. I've heard ChronoSync works fine for people. I also regularly run an rsync command to shove my photography database to the server, choosing to not preserve permissions in order to cooperate with unRaid's simplified security model. (I'm on 4.7) OS X doesn't "think a folder is a file." All flavors of Unix consider a folder to be a type of file, along with most components of the running OS itself. It would be nice if there was more convenient merging options built into the filesystem commands, but the engineers know better than to make assumptions about how it should work for the user, and rsync already exists. It's also not enough to feel good about how a dialog looks before committing to a mass file merge. You should test first on a small set of data, to confirm that it will do what you expect it to.
  4. Pick up a copy of Path Finder? Maybe there's a trial version that will do all you need to do. Maybe in 10.8 Apple will finally decide this is a feature worth stealing from Windows 95.
  5. Evidently it's been fixed in 0.6.26.. related to Snow Leopard Bonjour client stuff. http://avahi.org/ticket/284
  6. There's a lot of rsync GUIs out there, if you google it. There's also Platypus, a wrapper for turning a script into an app. My "script" is literally just one line, aside from the header: #!/bin/sh rsync command Once in a while I just open terminal and type "photo-sync.sh" which is what I named my script, and placed it in /usr/local/bin. Or, you can paste the rsync command into a plain text editor, save it with a ".command" extension, and Finder should recognize it — you might need to set its permissions to executable. Then it's a double-click. You can make it automatically run at login, put it in your dock, whatever.
  7. I do this for my Lightroom catalog with this command: rsync -avhPE --delete --exclude *Previews.lrdata --exclude .DS_Store /path/to/backup/folder/ root@unraid:/mnt/user/photo Assuming I have a passwordless key login working, this is a non-interactive command. --delete keeps the unraid backup as a mirror, so files I delete locally get deleted on the backup. I have a couple filename patterns that are excluded as well, for example all the previews I don't need taking up more space. The -a archive option takes care of a bunch of metadata things I believe, but someone please suggest if you've more appropriate arguments to pass to rsync.. I'm a bit paranoid about all the right Mac filesystem attributes getting properly copied. Bombich has an article about the flags for a verifiable Mac backup but I find most of those options no longer exist or have been encompassed in other options. If you want to run this regularly, you can wrap this in a shell script and then make a LaunchAgent or LaunchDaemon for it to run at a scheduled interval.
  8. Perfectly happy with my Asus P5B VM DO board I bought used for $50. Official Limetech supported board, has 7 onboard eSATA, gigabit NIC, one 16x and one 4x PCI-E, 4 RAM slots.
  9. Interesting, I never needed to tweak this for things to work, however I did sometimes experience a hang of the login screen if there had already been another session started in a different browser. When that happened, I would just restart the vmware init.d, which was easy enough since I'm only trying to manage a single VM, at least for now.
  10. Thanks for those suggestions. I finally cracked it, and am embarrassed I didn't find the solution much, much sooner (before even trying VirtualBox). I didn't notice until now the vmware folder in /var/log, and when I checked the hostd log, I saw that PAM wasn't being loaded due to missing libraries. PAM was installed fine all along, but I needed to install five other dependency libraries it was needing to run. It's too bad it didn't log that error to syslog, considering it breaks the entire VMware management subsystem! I now have these packages running in my go script, notice that I'm using pam 1.1.0: installpkg /boot/packages/gnutls-2.2.2-i486-1sl.tgz installpkg /boot/packages/libgpg-error-1.4-i486-1.tgz installpkg /boot/packages/libtasn1-1.7-i486-1sl.tgz installpkg /boot/packages/libgcrypt-1.2.4-i486-1.tgz installpkg /boot/packages/libprelude-0.9.22-i486-1sl.tgz installpkg /boot/packages/linux-pam-1.1.0-i486-1gufo.txz I don't know if these packages would have been installed already on others systems.. or as part of a full dev system. My dev system probably was failing for the same reason, but I may have somehow left out those packages on it. VMware turns out to be the best option for me, at least for now, anyway. My main reason for needing a VM was to consolidate my music library by managing it with iTunes, so it's accessible and modifiable via iTunes shares and the smb share. My CPU is so old it doesn't support VT-x, and recent iTunes versions won't run under VBox without VT-x, at least not on my system, after trying various workarounds that work for some and not others. Under VMware the issue isn't there. Although I now realize that it's time to spend the $50 and upgrade the CPU to something more substantial
  11. Thanks, I'll move back to the other thread. Wish I had the proper hardware to run unRAID sitting on an ESXi server, if people seem to have this working.
  12. Thanks. I temporarily gave up on VMware and tried VBox when I could not for the life of me get the PAM authentication to work. Tried about four different versions of PAM, as well as some config mods that were suggested on some slackware/VMware threads. As far as I could tell nobody needed any other modification other than installing the linux-pam package, no configuring files, etc. I've posted this in the other bigger VMware thread, hoping someone may have other suggestions. I enjoy VBox's simplicity, but I'm finding that it's rather unstable. I'll frequently come back to a VM after letting it run a few hours to find that it's no longer accessible, the VBoxHeadless process is no longer running, etc. I'm running a swapfile and with my /opt and /tmp folders symlinked to a persistent drive. I'd still love to try VMware Server for comparison, if I could just log in to the web interface! I've read that in recent versions Virtualbox's Linux implementations took a dive in stability.
  13. So, having read in the other thread that SysV is supported in recent unRaid kernels: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=6939.msg69860#msg69860 I downloaded VirtualBox on my dev system. Steps: 1. Executed the downloaded .run file. VirtualBox was unpacked and modules were built once I pointed it to the default kernel source directory at /usr/src/linux, containing the matching kernel. 2. I created a Windows XP vm using a few VBoxManage commands. 3. Started the vm using VBoxHeadless. That's it. It works flawlessly so far. I'm only interested in bridged ethernet and so that's all I've tried as far as networking, but it works great. I installed VirtualBox additions later by using the included .iso file. I haven't tried running it on the stock unRaid, so I would need to look at how it's possible to manage any temp directories and possibly swapfiles. What's nice is that the install seems to keep everything in one place (/opt/VirtualBox). VM disks get created where you choose to put them, and the VM XML files get created by default in .VirtualBox in the root user directory. Seems easily manageable — the install footprint is about 100 MB. Creating VMs in command-line is probably more tedious than using a web interface like VMware, but I like the simplicity of it.
  14. It is my understanding the current unRAID kernel has SysV included. So is anyone running it on recent unRAID kernels?
  15. VMware needs the kernel source to build its modules that will insert into a given kernel. Most people are compiling the kernel so that they can bring a Slack distribution to the same kernel (with unRaid's custom kernel modifications). From there, they can test the VMware build because they are running the same kernel as the stock unRaid on a separate system. VMware's installer will test that the kernel modules load properly as part of its configuration process, so one would want to be running on the same kernel as stock.