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  1. I'm only initiating the move from my Windows PC. The files themselves are already on the array, so the network should not be a big issue (I believe). No VMs are running, no dockers running except CrashPlan, which is paused. But OK, let's check this out: I'm now using MC, same files from one user share to another. After a few minutes, MC is reporting a speed of 1.5MB/s. (I don't think it's because doing it via Windows is faster; I think it's because the array is becoming increasingly unresponsive.)
  2. Trurl, thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't thought about the impact of having to spin up the drives. BUT: I didn't want to exaggerate the slowness or writing, so I stated 30MB/s based on what I had remembered. So as a test I'm now moving 28GB of files of 20 TV episodes from one user share to another - so everything is on the array, no network. I'm using Windows to do the move and looking at the progress window after about 10 minutes, the speed never reaches even 3MB/s. I suppose there is some Windows interaction overhead, but even so, this is very slow.
  3. My unRAID array seems to have slowed down markedly over the last few weeks. Copy speeds are rarely over 30MB/s and sometimes down to under 1MB/s using MC (and this is copying within the array, not across a network). I always thought I had found a reason (Windows PC backing up to the array, Plex docker doing some indexing/updating, CrashPlan docker doing backup, etc.) but I'm not seeing any consistent cause. I've also tried stopping the various dockers, but write/read is still very slow. I have 6 data disks (mostly 4TB) and 2 parity drives. I have a flashed Perc H310 which has been
  4. I'm having the same problem. Anyone know how to get back the transfer status?
  5. I saw from the Web UI that a new version of PMS was available, although it said "Please install manually". I'd read somewhere that the docker installs PMS updates automatically when it restarts, so I went ahead and restarted, after which I couldn't get to the Web UI. After a few restarts and searching around, I checked the Plex log from the unRAID GUI Docker tab and saw that the log ended with a message about trying to install the latest version. I tried restarting and waiting a few minutes, but the log never seemed to go beyond that message. In the end I deleted the VERSION variable, and
  6. For anyone still following this thread... Emby was sort of OK, but doesn't automatically generate folder thumbnails in all situations, and there's nothing in the photo/video thumbnails to distinguish between photos and videos. I took a brief pass at Tonido, but the sharing wasn't quite what I wanted (and it seemed to leave Tonido .db files in every folder). It seems interesting for other use cases, but not for what I wanted to do. So I thought, why not just go back to using Synology's Photo Station? It's not particularly well-documented, but although the Photo Station Uploader g
  7. Well, after a little more hunting around, it seems that Emby might work. I saw in the Wiki for Emby that there is a content type called "Unset (mixed content)", but it turns out that this is not photos and videos, but perhaps TV shows and movies (based on some quick and not definitive googling). Just as I was about to give up on Emby, I noticed that in the content type options there was one for "Home videos & photos". A quick test showed that it seemed to work as expected, and now it's trundling through my photo/video files. Let's see how that turns out.
  8. Before I resuscitated my unRAID server, I got a Synology DS414, which has a package called Photo Station. This lets users browse photos AND videos stored on the Syno, using IOS and Android apps. It works beautifully with my folder structure, because I usually take photos and videos on my camera and import them into folders that are named by date plus descriptor. So, for example, the family knows that 2016-12-20 Holiday has the holiday photos and videos from that date, and they can easily browse there via a Syno app (DS Photo) and see the photos or videos, and the thumbnails are shown quic
  9. OK, problem solved: I was using Chrome as the browser. I switched to Edge and the cursor was there. Apparently Firefox can also be used:
  10. I'm trying to install a VM for the first time. It's a Windows 10 VM and although I eventually got it more or less done, I have a problem with the QEMU window that opens when I click on VNC Remote on the VM dropdown. Whenever I move the cursor over the QEMU window it disappears, so I have to use keyboard input to do the install, which is a pain. I'm running the install from my Windows 10 desktop, and there is nothing attached to the unRAID box in terms of mouse or keyboard, and there's no GPU passthrough. The keyboard input is coming from my desktop keyboard, but my desktop mouse cursor is
  11. I had the same problem using the downloaded Windows 10 iso, but I typed "exit", which took me to the BIOS and I selected the EFI DVD Rom drive (or something like that - it was the first boot option) and the install started.
  12. In the end I went with a Corsair RM650X. One thing that I hadn't thought about was the number of SATA connectors that provided on the cables. There are 3 cables x 3 connectors, so I'm just OK for 5 data disks, 2 parity and in future 2 SSDs for cache/VM. But because of cable routing, it would have been nice to have another cable for more flexibility. I could do something with splitters or molex-to-SATA connectors, but the tidier solution would have been another SATA power cable. I was tempted to grab one of many (unlabelled) old cables from old PSUs that all seem pretty similar, but fortun
  13. Yes, it's been done before, though different Qnap model.
  14. Thanks for the advice; didn't know about this possible TRIM issue.
  15. I am planning on moving my unRAID to a Supermicro X10SDV motherboard and install a flashed Dell Perc H310 controller card. The mb is limited to 6 SATA connections, while the H310, which will sit in a PCIE 3.0 x 16 slot, will support 8 SATA drives. I'm intending to have 2 parity disks, 5 data disks and perhaps 2 SSDs for a cache pool. Will it make any difference whether I connect disks to the mb or the H310? My main objective is to minimise the time for parity checks. So, for example, would it be better to share the hard drives between onboard SATA and the H310, or to have, say, all the ha
  16. Thanks, that gives me some reassurance. Thanks. I have your various helpful posts to thank (blame?) for choosing this hardware (ECC, Passmarks, comparing Xeons, etc.)
  17. I'm finally upgrading my unRAID machine. The current one is running 6.19 and I'd like to upgrade to 6.2 (mainly for dual parity). I'm debating whether I should upgrade to 6.2 first and then migrate to the new machine, or shift everything to the new machine first (and make sure it's working) before upgrading. Currently I have 6 hard disks on a Supermicro C2SEA running a Pentium E6300. The new machine will be a Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F with onboard Xeon D-1541 and a Dell Perc H310. If I upgrade first, I can't add dual parity because I have no more SATA ports, but at least I'll know that
  18. I'm finally close to upgrading my unRAID setup to a Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F with 32GB ECC RAM. The board is limited to 6 SATA slots, so I'm planning on getting a Perc H310 controller, and in total using 7 hard disks and 1 or 2 SSDs. No GPU (no spare slot anyway, after the Perc). I'm guessing a 450W PSU would be enough? Unfortunately I'm not in the USA and I can't get many 450W PSUs that are Gold rated. I'm looking at a Seasonic G-450 (5 year warranty) or Corsair RM650i (10 year warranty). Although 650W is probably much more than I need, unfortunately the only bad PSU I've had to replace w
  19. (I love unRAID, but the documentation.... ) Since I couldn't find any alternative I rebooted and I'm going through a parity check. FWIW, I'm on 6.19 and the Main screen shows webGui v2016.03.04.
  20. Since powerdown doesn't seem to be, well, powering down, I thought I should look at the Wiki for guidance at Seemed straightforward enough, but failed at the first command. Wiki says: /root/samba stop My console replies: -bash: /root/samba: No such file or directory After some digging around, there IS a samba command in /usr/sbin but I don't know whether I should use that. I'm at the outer limits of my linux abilities here, and my googling only shows that there are abou
  21. This is the webGUI problem being discussed here:
  22. I've found that I can still get to the command line via telnet using the IP address, and "top" shows that there's still something doing on, but I have no idea whether the array is shutting down or restarting or something else. User "nobody" has a Time+ entry of 70:44.49, and command is - I'm guessing this means the array hasn't shutdown yet?
  23. Not having much joy here. I ran the commands in my telnet window, but after powerdown -r I was sort of surprised to see the command prompt still there for quite some time. I thought as the machine shutdown I would get some message. So after a while I typed "exit", which gave me the expected "connection lost" message. I think I heard the beeps that tell me the machine is shutting down (I'm near the server) and then I waited about 15 minutes. Now when I browse to tower/, which is what I've been doing to get to the WebGUI, the browser tells me the DNS address can't be found. Trying to ping t
  24. I'm on 6.19 and also have this problem. My question is how do I get to config/plugins/dynamix.plg to delete it? And then how do I run the powerdown -r command? I can telnet in (that's about the limit of my techie/command line/linux knowledge) and now I have a prompt....
  25. The disk is at least a few years old and has been running in the array, so I'm not sure where that number comes from. What might be of interest is that I stuck that same disk into a Windows 7 box (native SATA) and ran the WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics on it, and here's what I got (in the order in which I ran the tests): Quick Test: fail (twice) Extended Test: pass Quick Test: fail Write Zeros (short): pass Write Zeros (full): pass Quick Test: pass (twice) Now I'm not sure what to make of this! Is it possible that the writing fixed the Quick Test error?