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  1. Still wondering if this is just me. Or is this a known issue or some setting I should change?
  2. Is anyone else experiencing slower copy speeds? Previously I was on 6.5.3 and upgraded to 6.7.2, but went back to 6.5.3 because copying speeds from my SSD cache drive to the array went down substantially: from about 74 MB/s to 52 MB/s. Now I've upgraded from 6.5.3 to 6.8.1 and unfortunately am experiencing the same slow copy speeds (in fact possibly even slightly slower).
  3. Yes, that's very helpful, thanks. Shows that it's not a VPN problem; it's just that the content itself is not working.
  4. No, I am not a VPN-adbot. I'm testing out a VPN and while it works most of the time with iPlayer, it doesn't seem to work with some, er, BBC cricket commentary archives. I realise this might have a somewhat limited appeal. I'm asking for a favour from forum members who live in the UK. Could some kind soul check whether the website is actually working? The link is 1981 - Willis seals historic Headingley win. I just get a "This content doesn't seem to be working" message in a black box.
  5. I appreciate the fact that unRAID continues to improve and extend its capabilities in relevant ways for what is effectively a one-time lifetime licence fee and provides truly useful support through its forums. (Unlike, for example - well, something that rhymes with Flex.) And I've learned a lot more Linux. (I think that's a plus 😉?) I'd love to see more guidance/documentation on how to use dockers from DockerHub that don't come pre-packaged in Community Apps.
  6. Is the Enable Reinstall option still there? I'm on unRAID 6.5.3 and Community Apps 2019.12.31a and although I've got Enable Reinstall Default set to Yes, I don't seem to have any reinstall icon on Apps, Installed Apps. I've disabled and re-enabled and don't seem to see any difference in the icons for the Installed Apps. [Edit] Ah, sorry. I see now that I have to click on the app's icon. A new window appears for that app and there's a reinstall icon in the window.
  7. So a brief update for all the avid followers of this thread: (A disclaimer: I've tried reading through the PiGallery2 documentation, and some of the things I mention below might be covered, but I wasn't able to find them.) I'd like to share some galleries with friends and family, but need to work out how to provide some security. Currently PiGallery2 password protects with admin/admin, which I should probably change. Then I'll need to set up some reverse proxy, which I've managed to do for some other dockers with a lot of online help and videos. I think this part is qui
  8. So why PiGallery2? For me the most attractive feature was being able to create galleries using existing folder structures and media on my unRAID share; as a bonus it handles (my) videos as well and can be run without any database (but I'll look into that later). Although not shown in my docker run command above, I gave the container access to /mnt/user/Photos/ by mapping it to /media/photos. Then all I had to do was go to the settings page and point the Images folder to /media/photos and it created one gallery per folder, complete with thumbnails for both photos and images. It seem
  9. Amazingly I have the container running. Thanks to @Squid for responding, which encouraged me to continue. I managed to run pigallery2 in a Debian VM, which was good, but it also led to a lot of confusion for me about what I should expect to find in the container. I thought, incorrectly it seems, that the container would have a folder structure and files similar to the VM installation. In the end it turns out I didn't need to specify any path for the config.json file. In case it's of use to anyone, here's my docker run command: root@localhost:# /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.
  10. Hmm, after looking around on the installation on the VM, where I can now get to the admin page, the container seems to be missing just about all the required files. I'm going to try reinstalling the container.
  11. So... that was... interesting. The death spiral included setting up a Debian VM, upgrading the unRAID OS to 6.7.2, downgrading back to 6.5.3, trying to install xrdp... And pigallery2 is still not working, but at least it claims it's up and running. I found great difficulty doing the container path mapping with the usual unRAID template. For example, I set the container's /demo/images path to /mnt/user/appdata/pigallery2-release/demo/images, but the log showed an error: Images folder error Images folder not exists: 'demo/images' As must be obvious, I'm no Linux/docker expert,
  12. I did try that, but ran into this error: npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/pigallery2-release/package.json' But I'll give it another try... (Also thinking about just trying to run it in a VM, but as with most of my Linux efforts I ended up in a death spiral of problems....)
  13. Unfortunately I couldn't get it running. The repository downloading is fine, but I had problems getting the container to start. I think part of the problem was needing to specify config.json as a file and not as a directory. So I'm giving up on this for now.
  14. Thanks for the help. Travelling now, but will try this out when I’m back.
  15. I've been looking for a suitable photo gallery docker, and came across PiGallery2 ( It's on Dockerhub, and I'm able to get it via Community Apps. There is a docker run command provided on the container page in Dockerhub: docker run \ -p 80:80 \ -e NODE_ENV=production \ -v <path to your config file folder>/config.json:/pigallery2-release/config.json \ -v <path to your db file folder>/sqlite.db:/pigallery2-release/sqlite.db \ -v <path to your images folder>:/pigallery2-release/demo/images \ -v <path to your t
  16. In the perhaps not unlikely event that the kids want to play games or watch Youtube be careful to check out the sound capabilities of any thin client software. Lots of thin clients including, I think, VNC, don't handle sound well, or at all.
  17. Yes, that was exactly the problem. Docker humming along nicely again. I did try to see whether PIA has some status page for their gateways, but didn't find anything. Next time I should just test via the desktop app.
  18. I suddenly found that there was no activity on the docker (no uploads or downloads). So I tried restarting the docker, and now I can't get to the WebUI. The browser error message is ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. I'm on 6.5.3 and am using PIA. I tried force-updating the docker, but same result. I'm getting these lines in the log, repeating continuously: 2019-08-14 00:20:33,812 DEBG 'start-script' stdout output: Wed Aug 14 00:20:33 2019 NOTE: the current --script-security setting may allow this configuration to call user-defined scripts 2019-08-14 00:20:33,813 DEBG 'start-script' stdo
  19. That would be the "better the devil you know" approach?
  20. I missed those reports; at least it's not just me. I'll stay on 6.5.3 for now.
  21. I recently upgraded from 6.5.3 to 6.7.2 and noticed that copying files from my cache drive (SSD) to the array has slowed down significantly. Previously I got transfer speeds of around 74 MB/s, now I'm getting 52 MB/s. I copy the files using Teracopy from my Win10 PC. This was very noticeable over a few file transfers. To verify this, I copied a 6GB file under 6.7.2 and then downgraded back to 6.5.3 and copied the same file, and saw the speed difference. Is there anything I need to change under 6.7.2? I've attached the diagnostic files under 6.7.2 and 6.5.3. tower-dia
  22. More experienced network people will give you better answers, but I think there's a problem with your DHCP connection. If you're getting IP addresses that are in the form 169.254.x.x it usually means that the machine/system has issued its own internal IP address because it hasn't connected to a DHCP server to get a "normal" internal network address. For example, a common internal network address is of the form 192.168.x.x. Look at your router config to see what range of IP addresses it gives out; you should also be able to see what clients are connected to the router (via MAC ID at
  23. Long-time unRAID user: amazed to see that I joined this forum (well, the old Lime-technology one) in 2006! With great support from the forum I've moved from a barebones file server to running VMs and dockers.
  24. I hesitate to offer this as a "solution", because I'm sure there are better ways, but what has helped me a lot with Linux permissions problems is WinSCP. It's a bit like a Linux-oriented file explorer that you run on Windows (it's actually much more than that). As a Windows person I struggle sometimes with Linux permissions. The useful thing about WinSCP is that you get to see permissions and owners on files and folders in unRAID in a Windows GUI environment, and even better, you can change those permissions and owners very easily. This is perhaps the dangerous part, so please proc
  25. I'm no expert, but I do have Minimserver running. It might help if I share my settings. From the docker template for my Minimserver docker: the repository I'm using is nielsdb97/docker-minimserver, network type is Host and I have two container ports: 9790 and 9791. For the container path /media I have /mnt/user/Music/. You need to have the docker started and running so that Minimwatch on Windows can connect to (and configure) Minimserver. My recollection is that the T&C acceptance is done from Minimwatch. Right-click on the Minimwatch icon and perhaps under Propert