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  1. No - it said I was on the latest and I believed it. I just forced the update and working now! Thanks @CHBMB and @hernandito!
  2. Hmmm ... I tried this and it still not working. I get this error: nzbToMedia: Could not start /usr/bin/python3: No such file or directory
  3. Did some Googling and found a suggestion to run the command ... ip route add default via 192.168.1.1 which resolved the issue. Why is this necessary? Have I misconfigured something? Before running the command above: root@merlin:~# route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 172.17.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 docker0 192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 br0 192.168.122.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0
  4. Hey all - I've been away for a bit, but trying to update my server to 6.7.0 from 6.4.1. Boots fine, but the server cannot access the Internet. It does see the local network. Attempts to update plugins and dockers fail because server is unable to access the Internet. When I start my Windows VM, the Windows VM CAN see the Internet. It works fine. Any help greatly appreciated! I have attached my diagnostics. Thanks for the help!! -SSD merlin-diagnostics-20190612-2239.zip
  5. An option is to hook up the 4th 5in3 externally. You just need to run the cables out the back of the case (including a power pigtail). Depending on where the server is stored, the aesthetics might be acceptable.
  6. Looks like it would make for a good unRAID server. The 8G of RAM may hold you back slightly if you want to run VMs. You need to dedicate RAM to each VM and suggest leaving at least 4G for unRAID. That would mean 4G for your VM. If you need more, you can likely upgrade your RAM. You'll get different answers on this one. I personally recently upgraded from an ECC to a non-ECC capable build and just tested the heck out of the memory. Never had a problem. It would not be a deal breaker for me. Yes - you should be able to. I would recommend Plex Docker an
  7. Even 40 to 35 is a big drop putting cold water on top, but maybe if it was in a metal pan. I wouldn't do that BTW, could cause condensation issues.
  8. Couple things make me doubt this experience. A drive is not going to suddenly start running very hot like that. And second, a drive's heat dissipates mainly from the bottom of the drive, and cold water on top would likely have little affect. Certainly not taking it down to 35C from 55C. It's not clear whether you shucked the drive to use in unRAID. If you didn't, a high temp might be expected. But again, a cup of cold water on top is likely not going to help. But if the drive was failing, returning it for replacement is the right action.
  9. Looks like @bonienl is being paid for his services, which makes sense given that he developed and maintains the GUI (as far as I know). And your comment may be hitting him in the pocketbook! Used to be that a license came with 2 keys. This was before the easy key replacement program, and Tom's intent of the second key was to be a backup (although there were no restrictions on using the second key for a second server). But there was a reworking of the licensing structure, and with the key replacement feature in place, the second key is no longer provided (I think the license cost we
  10. Seems very doable. Depends on your CPU but I assume it is pretty good considering the GPU. I did something similar couple years back with a 4-core Xeon. You would need to consider how to migrate the physical machine install to the VM. Might look at something like Acronis which can directly create a VM image.
  11. I did a server update update and was able to move my Windows VM over and it ran perfectly. But the VM was setup for on the old 4 core server, and I wanted to update it for my new 12 core processor. So I created a VM on the new server, and looked at its XML concerning the CPU config (topology, cores, etc.) and used that to manually edit my real VM's XML. Worked fine, but afterwards, Office 2016 complained and wanted to me to re-register. Because my licenses were OEM and tied to the machine, I had issues. Windows, also an OEM license, did not complain. I was thinking that
  12. @Alfie798 / @Frank1940 - The requirement (or at least strong recommendation) if you are going to run VMs, is to have one core (both threads if hyperthreading enabled) reserved for unRAID. The remaining cores can be assigned to VMs. Not doing this has resulted in unRAID being "starved", which crashes the server. Of course this was determined a long time ago, and not sure anyone has given any serious effort into trying to determine if that is still a real concern or not. It is not necessary to dedicate cores to VMs. So you could have two VMs each sharing 3 cores. Of cour
  13. Did you buy a used 6TB disk? I would not suggest buying a used drive unless it is from someone you trust very much and you really know what to look for in terms of signs of disk issues. If I did wind up with a used drive, I would test it hard before thinking about putting it in service. Even if under warranty, I'd pass. Often warranty returns result in getting reburbs which tend to fail early. Much better to get a new good drive out of the gate, which will live a long lifetime if treated well. If it fails in early testing, it can be returned to place I bought it and get a replacement new drive
  14. SSD

    Newbie, intro.

    Good deal. Hope it is smooth sailing ahead. Community is here if you have questions or problems.
  15. I'd suggest starting a parity check, and monitoring the disk temps for at least 30-45 mins. If they stay in the low 40s, you're good. If they keep getting hotter and hotter with time, and start to go over 46 or 47C, I'd stop the parity check. I think you'd have better airflow / cooling with at least one exhaust fan. The fans on the drive cages bring in the air and PSU and exhaust fan would help force that air out, making it easier for the intake fans to bring in more fresh air. While it can be good to have a little positive pressure in the case, 3 in and 1 out might be too much. B
  16. @BillR - Maybe with the heavy "pull" of air from the case font (over the drives), there will be postive pressure inside the case that forces air out. The Newegg picture shows a fan bottom left. (See below). Is that in place? Looks like possible to have a fan on top of case just next to PSU blowing upwards. That would be awesome if you are having heat issues. Maybe a thin mount 92mm or 120mm would fit if you remove the horizontal support piece.
  17. Do you have any exhaust fan except the PSU? Looks like it might get warm in there.
  18. Love it! I've been looking for a small, portable build, and this looks pretty awesome. Looking forward to internal pictures as well.
  19. Interesting article about Intel's next generation of CPUs https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleather/2018/07/24/intels-monster-core-i9-9900k-8-core-processor-will-reach-a-massive-5ghz-with-4-7ghz-all-core-boost/#7d2fb1e57222 Appears that the new i7s are going to drop hyperthreading. They are anticipated to release an 8 core / 8 thread i7-9700K at about $350. An i9-9900K will be a similar 8 core / 16 thread CPU for about $450. Speeds are expected to be 5GHz with few cores active, and 4.7GHz with all active! Very fast. Seems they are going to solder the IHS, f
  20. Read speeds are gated by the data disks speed and the network speed. So you'd get marginally faster speed from faster data drives. Writes speeds are gated by slowest of the parity disk write speed and data disk write speed. So if your parity is slow, it will drag down write performance of every data disk. Generally people tend to prefer to have a bit faster parity as a higher priority to have a fast data disk, but it depends on your use case.
  21. The drives are not failing. The red X is often due to bad or loose cabling. Especially common when you are opening a server to add or replace a drive, and touch the delicate wiring of some other drive(s), nudging a cable just enough to cause a marginal connection. These are not spring chickens. The one called "failed" has been powered on for 3.7 years. The on called "other" has been powered on for 4.7 years.
  22. Look at NoMachine vs SplashTop.
  23. All cores are not created equal. You are comparing a new, fast 6 core i7 (presumably with iGPU and ability to do hardware transcodes with Plex) with an older 12 core Xeon running at much lower clock speed. I'd guess the 6 core could be very similar power, maybe even faster. Not sure that a file/backup server needs a ton of horsepower, but I guess if it is doing compression it might benefit.
  24. SSD

    Newbie, intro.

    I do have a Surface handy that I use when the server needs to come down or VM manually restarted. But I can go months without server or VM coming down. With UnRaid, you can suspend and resume a VM using Web GUI. Easily done on a phone or tablet. I have not made much effort to reduce electrical draw. I figure one server is going to be less than a server + a powerful desktop. I'm not a big laptop fan for frequent home use.