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  1. thanks man. is there any point in doing the parity now?
  2. Hey guys, hope i didn't screw up too much, wasn't thinking. I took out disk 3 of my array to replace it. I replaced it with a new 4tb drive but selected new config by mistake. So basically my parity is rebuilding, disk 3 shows nothing on it, but i still have the working disk 3 in my hands. What is the best way to recover from this? I was trying to deal with my kids and don't know what i was thinking. Like i said, i still have a working disk 3 that is out of the machine so the files are there. Do i have to wait until it rebuilds parity, then put this disk back in to get the data off?
  3. maybe i will just replace the disk and put into my backup server.. thanks so much for your time johnnie..
  4. Johnnie, thanks man for having a look.. what specifically was worrisome about disk 3? would it be ok to move to my 2nd server or time to retire it? The thing I don't understand is, is my data ok on the other disks too since disk 3 is involved in the whole parity calculation.
  5. that is the type of info I am looking for.. i have some errors as well..
  6. here is my diagnostic zip.. any way someone could have a quick look at it and rank my drives? server-diagnostics-20180919-0848.zip
  7. I will post them for sure, that will help. wanted to be able to do it myself in the future. I have so many drives, I want to tier them. ie. good for main server, good for backup server, good for nothing.
  8. hey guys quick question. I have my main server and a backup server. I just bought a couple 4tb drives to upgrade a few drives in my main server. how do I go about figuring which of my drives are most needing of replacing? which are able to move to my backup server, and which should be trashed? the smart reports are so complicated with I'm sure some unimportant info. Also how do I tell what are old errors after I acknowledge them?
  9. I have a coffee lake CPU, is there a guide you followed to get the hw transcode working?
  10. are you talking still with unRaid?
  11. yup, stay safe.. up here in Canada, on the West coast, we don't have storms like that.
  12. Trurl, thanks for that. I didn't realize that, i thought that the parity was everything. What stat is the best for monitoring disk condition? does my diagnostic file show anything? Someone said disk 1 doesn't look good so I am going to replace it as well. I guess i am just struggling with how do i know when to replace and is that disk ok to put in my backup server or do i just take a hammer to these disks?
  13. do i have to look at all disks? or mainly just the parity and the ones replacing the parities?
  14. how does this diagnostic look? what are the important parts of the smart report? i know i have some CRC errors. also, after clearing for a couple days, i should rerun a parity before I swap out a parity disk? Thanks for your help, appreciate it. server-diagnostics-20180915-1315.zip
  15. hey guys, just bought 2 4tb WD Reds to upgrade my 2tb parity drives. Just pre clearing them now. How do i know if it is safe to rebuild parity? Anything I should look for?
  16. I'm just guessing here but I thought your 2 2tb drives would both have to be parity drives and the 1tb drives would have to be data. someone smarter than me I'm sure will chime in.
  17. don't both parity drives need to be larger than the data drives?
  18. thanks guys, that worked great. What a great forum this is, appreciate it.
  19. so /mnt/cache/appdata/Plex? ps. thanks for the quick response..
  20. hey guys, got Plex working but everytime I reboot, i lose my library, thumbnails, etc and basically have to start from scratch. here is my config page.. Any ideas?
  21. thanks man.. will take it out of my main server, move it to my backup server.
  22. building a second unraid box for backup with my plus licence. Would that drive be ok for that or is it time to take the hammer to it?
  23. I just built a coffee lake i5-8400, seems to run nice and smooth. Don't have much more info as I just set it up. Still need to get my VM and Plex going but so far so good.
  24. sounds good, thanks for looking into that for me, appreciate it..
  25. hey Johnnie, thanks for the response man.. So in your opinion, my hard drives are all fine? I am building a backup unraid server with my Plus licence, if there were 2 drives to replace, are two any worse than others?