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  1. Successful upgrade from an old RC - my funky full encrypted disk setup moved over just fine, thanks guys! Looking forward to the next revision to support my X570 TaiChi, will test when NVIDIA supports it! P.S. Docker Swarm?
  2. I don't have active cooling on it, next I pull it out I'll see what I can do about adding some cooling. I have airflow as it's a SuperMicro chassis but it's not ducted over there. Watching things further I think the main issue could be the Mover process destroying performance when it runs. My cache drive is an M2 PCIE4 drive but when Mover fires the system becomes nearly unresponsive. Just frustrated I suppose as I bump the space limits on the 1TB cache drive moving videos around of late and performance tanks hard. I'm on 6.8 RC7 which has been stable but it looks like I'm two revs behind so perhaps there's help to be had there. I don't think I want the release 6.8 though as I think that was a kernel step backwards! Parity checks seem low as well with a speed of 113MB/s - 100+TB of space with a 10TB parity drive. Takes a day to check but other than being "slow" it doesn't impact things too badly.
  3. Purchased one of these awhile ago as I was no longer able to run 3x dual port cards. New Ryzen boards don't have the slots and I had to run a video card now (which I use for transcoding so no biggie). I've noticed that I seem to bottleneck during parity checks and when Mover strikes I see it bogging down too. Could I have made a better choice? I need to support a max of around 24 drives, I've got an expander kicking around but have never used it. Would I be better off using that somehow with an existing 8i 2 port card? I see fairly significant IOWait times in NetData from time to time when really pushing data around but some of this could be my drives. Can I do better for a reasonable cost? Edit: reading some other posts it looks like I ought to have enough speed for spinning rust. Perhaps it's simply my drives after all but seeing IOwait numbers climb from time to time is pretty frustrating!
  4. Just wanted to post and say THANK YOU!!!!!! Thanks to the efforts of the guys recompiling for the NVIDIA driver I was able to load up RC7 tonight and gve it a spin. The issues described above appears to be FIXED! My Go script no longer has to create a link to a cleartext password in order for me to boot my server - woohoo! I manually entered my password and the server started just fine - big Snoopy Dance! My thanks to the @limetech guys and to @dlandon for solvin this - much appreciated!!
  5. I've always wanted an easy way to PXE boot, this sounds promising! Thank you!
  6. You have to admit updates have been coming pretty quickly, thus far I've seen no huge showstoppers and am pretty excited about the new code! Lots of improvements and some of the speed issues of the past seem solved.
  7. I was mentioning it as an aside as it was something odd I had noticed and I'm not sure what's causing it, RC related or otherwise. You need not be so defensive.
  8. I'm now on RC5. One thing I've noticed going down is that a second drive I've got mounted with Unassigned Devices seems to hang and be forced unmounted. Each time the array comes up it forces a parity check now. This started a few RC back but I figured it had to do with other things going on. It's formatted XFS and I see errors about the XFS drive not unmounting go by as it goes down and that drive is the only one I've got formatted XFS. Not clear to me what does it, I can say I don't stop VMs or containers before rebooting but this drive isn't used for that anyway <shrug>. Just mentioning it...
  9. Would that allow for the entry of a text passphrase? In essence that undoes the feature you've implemented but with the added benefit of deleting the file. I'm okay with that risk! I recognize other plug-ins could snatch it and that's a good catch to think of but I can't be but so paranoid 😮 You bring up a good point, I guess I'd ask - is this taking an edge case and extending it? Alternately, would it be possible to re-prompt for the passphrase when this occurs? I don't know what control you get when a drive mounts to fire a prompt. It occurs to me that if you could do that you could even use a different password for the mount maybe? This would allow for your "USB storage for backups to be attached "use case and also allow encryption. Not sure it's doable but maybe a solution? I mentioned my drive occasionally dropping out on my mobo controller, I've since moved it. In this case the issue you've pointed out would trip me up but when it's occurred I've always shut down in order to restart my containers and VMs so in a sense it's already hit me. The question would be - would this impact anyone else? So far I seem to be the only one whining, that said @SpaceInvaderOne was the one I got the idea from so others might be doing it too but not on the RC yet
  10. I originally moved my VMs and Containers off of the cache because the size of the storage wasn't enough for moving large files - not without spending a pile. This was of particular importance when running the mover began tanking performance of the entire system. Like many I move video files around and those can get BIG. Run out of space on the Cache drive while moving files around and things come to a halt. I needed as much space for actual cache as possible! I currently move files nightly but can perhaps stop that now that mover doesn't kill things. If I can use more than one drive for cache and keep it encrypted then sure, that solves the issue and hopefully moving things over will be easy. Bear in mind that if you run Plex with a decent library you're talking over a million (tiny) files for metadata. My Containers and VMs take up over 240Gig right now so yeah, I moved them off my cache drive and I'm betting others have too. Putting this on the array is a non-starter, the pause when a sleeping drive spins up and general performance of spinning media makes that clear. I didn't move my files on a whim and I encrypt them to deny a thief, get your stuff stolen a time or two and you get angry like that. Look back and guess who it was that asked for crypto to be added years ago As for backing stuff up - I'd want that encrypted too! Why bother encrypting otherwise? If I'm pulling sensitive data off for safe keeping I'd like it safe. Currently my personal backup is cloud storage and that's heavily encrypted too. Being able to plug in USB for transfer, connect to other datastores, and things I've never thought of though are awesome features but I've not been using those a much. Let me clear up how I'm currently forced to run my system. I've got a cleartext file on my USB containing my password. I have a line in my GO script that creates a link to it in the ephemeral filesystem on boot. My system currently boots hands-off and is completely insecure this way. I've left it this way to continue testing the RC. I've seen some weirdness with UD dropping drives that I've attributed to controller issues and my logs filling with crap, but otherwise it's been stable overall. I still badly need Swarm support though! I've never tried uploading a file to boot my system, doing it on mobile might not even be possible. Using a file like a JPEG or whatever hadn't occurred to me until I saw someone else mention it. Switching to something like that at least makes it less obvious what cleartext file on my system is the password but mobile is still an issue. I wonder if the browser will try to remember my file selection? I have another server I can play with so perhaps I'll use that to work things out instead of risking my primary. I'll move to the larger cache "pool" when it's available if that keeps things secured but it's sounding like that's not exactly around the corner.
  11. So if I'm remote and need to restart my computer from my phone or tablet - not a PC - I may not be able to do so? It would seem we've just lost functionality here. I'm often far away from home when I'm forced to reboot or need to enter a password to decrypt and I do it from my phone or tablet - IOS. Storing a cleartext password on my PC vs storing it ephemerally on my USB stick (with an option to remove) appears to be less secure. As it stands now I can use a phrase or pull a password from a secured app. I've seen where others have tried to use image files and things for a password file and perhaps that's better were my password not already set. How will multiple pools change this situation? If you're saying that we'll be able to have drives outside of the array for VMs and Containers that's terrific - will we be able to encrypt them?
  12. How exactly is this a "fix"?! I'm using this method now and it requires me to place a cleartext password on my drive where it's easily accessible - this defeats the encryption completely! Frankly I liked it better where a temporary file was created because at least then it would be ephemeral if power was removed. Am I somehow misunderstanding you here? If I'm understanding you correctly this completely defeats the purpose of encryption the drives - please reconsider!
  13. If you could please include the Overlay networking module for Docker Swarm it would be appreciated! Not yet checked RC4 but it wasn't in RC3, without it Swarm members cannot see other containers off the box and I'd like to include my server in a cluster To solve the crypto issue I've placed a keyfile in my config directory and added the following line to my Go script prior to the emhttp line. It creates a link file on the dynamic OS to see it on boot. -> ln -s /boot/config/keyfile /root