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  1. I'm on 6.9.2 and have 8 disk in the array (almost all 8TB) and two parity disks (both 8TB). Given case size, motherboard, HBA card, SSD cache and one SSD unassigned device, I'm maxed out as far as storage devices are concerned. My longer term goal is to increase capacity by increasing the standard disk size to whatever the new sweet spot is - maybe 14TB? So the problem is that first I need to buy 2 14 TB drives to replace the parity drives, and then a third 14 TB drive for data before I get any increased storage capacity. I had a similar problem moving from 4TB to 8TB, so it's not a new thing, and given the long rebuild times with larger disk sizes, I do feel that dual parity is needed. In reality, the important things are backed up, so it's not a mission critical issue, but it would just be a huge pain to rebuild from scratch. Is there any alternative? Or is there an Unraid roadmap of where parity is going? (Apologies for not keeping up on this.) It seems that with ever-increasing hdd sizes but minimal improvement in r/w speeds, the rebuild times will just get MUCH longer and dual parity becomes even more important.
  2. I've managed to install a Win XP SP3 VM on my Unraid box (6.9.2), without too much trouble. The machine is pc-i440fx-5.1 (with SeaBIOS). I'm running two Logical CPUs and using 2GB RAM. But after installation when I check Device Manager I see some devices with the yellow exclamation mark indicating that the drivers have not been installed. So I've tried using Windows to update the drivers, searching on the virtual cd-rom, which is virtio-win-0.1.217.iso, and on the virtual floppy, which is viostor-31-03-2010-floppy.img. For some devices, like the Ethernet controller, the driver installs without a problem. But for some PCI devices and the Balloon driver (not sure what that is) there is a list of possible drivers. I believe Win XP SP3 is 32-bit, so I assume I should pick the xp/x86 ones but in the Uraid Wiki where it talks about loading drivers during installation it says to not use the x86 folder, and use the amd64 folder instead. Is this irrelevant for installing drivers after installation? Or is this because the Wiki is covering only 64-bit Windows OS's? Regardless, I've tried various drivers from and the messages I get are either that it's the wrong driver or that the installed file is newer than the one I've selected. When I've selected the older file, it installs and the yellow exclamation mark goes away, but the VM doesn't seem stable. If I leave it running, it ends up with a black screen, and I have to do a hard stop from the VM tab in Unraid. After that the VM won't boot at all. How do I get the correct drivers?
  3. During my scanning, there's a bunch of popup messages on the lower right listing things like "Processing media for album...." or the occasional "Scanner error" when there's a problem (for me, usually a weird video file).
  4. In the last few days I've had a problem with my speeds coming down substantially. I usually get around 25 MiB/s in total, but now I usually get around 6-8 MiB/s. What is odd is that if I restart the container, I get back to full speed initially, but then it comes down again. I use PIA (and Wireguard) and have tried different endpoints, with the same result. What I have noticed in the log files is that I get this line repeated every 15 minutes. 2022-05-05 20:20:48,836 DEBG 'start-script' stdout output: [info] Successfully assigned and bound incoming port 'nnnnn' I don't recall seeing this happening before, and wonder if this has anything to do with the slowing down. Or is this a PIA issue or something else? Edit: So after analysing what I could, it seems that the speed differences are probably a result of the vagaries of torrents. When I look at longer periods of total traffic, it's hard to discern any real pattern. So looks like nothing to worry about, although I'm still not sure whether the repeated log entry is expected behaviour.
  5. So I understand from this that it's not a good idea to buy a Sandisk USB flashdrive to use with unRAID. But if I already have a Sandisk flashdrive and try it with unRAID and am able to license and boot unRAID with it, am I OK? (I have an unused unRAID key and a few Sandisk flashdrives sitting around, so this is not purely hypothetical.) Or is there still a risk that there will be a licensing issue down the road? And if I try to license the flashdrive and it fails to register or boot, does this invalidate my key?
  6. Upgraded to the latest FCP (2022.01.16), and got an error message "Docker application Docker application binhex-rtorrentvpn has volumes being passed that are mounted by Unassigned Devices, but they are not mounted with the slave option has volumes being passed that are mounted by Unassigned Devices, but they are not mounted with the slave option". So I went to the settings for binhex-rtorrentvpn and fixed that, but after running Rescan under FCP I get the same message. Not sure what I should be doing. Also, haven't changed the docker app settings for a while, so not sure why this error is being picked up now - perhaps it's a new check? [Edit: My bad. Forgot that I had two volumes mounted, and had only fixed one of them. After fixing the other one it all looks good now.]
  7. Thanks. I had already done some Googling and couldn't find anything that explains enough down at my level. Bottom line is: will there be any problems with 6.10 if I just leave things as they are?
  8. "Use SSL/TLS" was set to "Auto". "Local TLD" setting was indeed "local". I followed the instructions, but I end up with an unsecure connection to the server. In Chrome I get a warning "This server could not prove that it is tower.local; its security certificate is not trusted by your computer's operating system. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection." If I look at the Certificate I see this: "This CA Root certificate is not trusted. To enable trust, install this certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store." I realise that actually in the past I always had an insecure connection (I don't access the Web GUI other than from the local network). If I set "Use SSL/TLS" back to "Auto" I don't get a warning in the browser - but it's still an insecure connection. Just didn't think about it at the time. Sorry if it's not quite on-topic, but how do I set up a secure connection? I can't provision the Certificate as I get a "DNS rebinding protection enabled" error. I'm running the Pi-hole container, so I wonder if there's something I need to do there.
  9. I'm on FCP 2022.01.06 and I started getting this error message labelled "Invalid Certificate 1": "Your Tower_unraid_bundle.pem certificate is for 'Tower' but your system's hostname is 'Tower.local'. Either adjust the system name and local TLD to match the certificate, or get a certificate that matches your settings." I haven't received this error before and haven't done anything with certificates for years, so I suspect this is the result of a new check that FCP is doing. Should I be doing something to fix this, and if so what? I don't know much about certificates and don't want to bork the system.
  10. @Trozmagon How long was this shorter cable? I assume you mean the SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 external cable?
  11. I recently started using the plug-in again and had the warning re "Cannot start session..." I'm also on 6.9.2. Here's a screenshot: I thought that with these settings my parity check would start early this morning (17th) at 1 am and pause at 9 am, but although it did start, it's now around 12 noon here and it's still running. Not sure if this is a result of the warning or an incorrect setting.
  12. Just saw this post. No problems with the RM650x. In fact, I got another one for my then new PC build and one for my daughter's PC a few years ago, and all three run fine. (Also meant that I got to use the unused cables for my unRAID server 😉.)
  13. I'm getting lots of entries in the access.log file: nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:24:56 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 892 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:24:56 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 55 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:24:56 +0800] "GET /plugins/cpuload/action.php?_=1619845697880 HTTP/1.1" 200 14 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:24:58 +0800] "GET /plugins/diskspace/action.php?_=1619845697881 HTTP/1.1" 200 41 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:00 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 815 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:00 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 55 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:00 +0800] "GET /plugins/cpuload/action.php?_=1619845697882 HTTP/1.1" 200 14 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:04 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 704 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:04 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 55 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:04 +0800] "GET /plugins/cpuload/action.php?_=1619845697883 HTTP/1.1" 200 14 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:08 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 838 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:08 +0800] "POST /plugins/httprpc/action.php HTTP/1.1" 200 55 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" nnn.nnn.n.nnn - admin [02/May/2021:23:25:08 +0800] "GET /plugins/cpuload/action.php?_=1619845697884 HTTP/1.1" 200 14 "http://nnn.nnn.n.nn:9080/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/90.0.4430.93 Safari/537.36" This gets repeated constantly and I fill up a 10MB log file roughly every day. Is there something wrong with my setup or can I do something to fix this?
  14. Thanks for pointing out how port-forwarding will be done by PIA in future. I too will be in the same boat - and looking for suggestions for an alternative VPN.
  15. Thanks for the quick replies. OK, I might just change the SSD - or is there a chance it's a SATA cable problem?