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  1. <sigh> That's the thing I hate, lol. Fiddle come cables, check connections, but no way to know for sure if it's fixed without running another 26 hour parity check. Thanks!
  2. Can we stay on point here re: parity issues and disconnecting drive? What IP range I use internally has zero bearing on that. In fact, there is no regulation stating you cannot use ANY IP range you want on your internal network. The IANA reserved some specifically for internal use, but I can use any I like. The only issue I'll ever have is if I needed to connect to a resource on the Internet that was using a 192.169.x.x IP....
  3. Has anyone had much experience with these ones: iStar BPN-DE350SS http://www.istarusa.com/en/istarusa/products.php?model=BPN-DE350SS I bought a case with 4 of them installed and been having weird issues. I've had one of the disk backplanes go in one and now having weird disconnect issues in another. It's strange as I've been running other brands for years, not trayless, and not a single issue, but with these ones, seems weird. I've previously remarked not a huge fan of these as the drives are not completely secure in there, but it's not like I'm moving or otherwise touching the server while it runs...
  4. OK, I'll check connections on that drive. Make sure everything is secure, etc. How do I test afterwards though without running another 25 hour parity check? Just weird it would suddenly happen.... grrrr.....
  5. I had to shut my server down due to power issues in my place. The shutdown went fine. Powered up, ran a parity check, non correcting. Found 16583 errors. Huh? Last month parity check was fine. Nothing been changed or touched on the server in the past month, Checking logs, I also see issues with ATA12, which looks to be the parity 2 disk, which is pretty much a brand new drive. I'm just wondering what could be causing the ATA errors and the crazy amount of parity errors? Thanks for help!tower-diagnostics-20210603-2051.zip
  6. Any 5x3 cage is designed specifically for that, for mounting in 3 5.25 slots and will have mounting holes and screws provided. Also, if you end up mixing various 3x5 cages in a case, keep track of which extra screws you have for each one as some are slightly different threads and depths.
  7. Given the same fan, obviously the 4 drive bay will be cooler, much more open. But, the 5x3 is still a great option and one I previously reviewed. Maintains great temps. Also looked at images of the Vortex, notice the one with the fan moved the side? I don't think you could mount this unit flush with the front of the cage, or you could never swing the fan aside to pull a drive out. You need to have the fan and a small portion of the drive sticking our the front of the case in case you ever needed access to the drives. Overall looks like a bad design. On a note, I have a similar design 3x2 cage, with that bottom only mount option. But the unit I have is all metal, so it's very sturdy when mounted and the fan is on the rear as well, so access via front is simiple.
  8. Wow, that one looks scary, lol. But I would say if that bottom piece is mounted with 2 screws on each side, should be more than secure enough. Esp if you have a decent case to bear the load. I've used two of the older models of their 5x3 and never had a temp issue. Of course it is highly dependent on ambient temperature.
  9. Do you have a link to the product page? I know most of the 3x5 cages I've used a very sturdy and just a couple of screws to secure them in had been fine in many cases. That also depends as well on the quality of the case itself and the frame. Any of the original 4 docks reviewed are all still great candidates and you can usually find them on a variety of secondary markets at a good price.
  10. Sounds good, keep up the good work!
  11. I've added three servers into the My Servers dashboard and all are showing offline. I added one just this afternoon. Was showing online... and then just as suddenly, now showing offline along with the two that have been there for about a week. I ran the unraid-api restart command on one, seemed to go through ok, but no change, all servers offline. And as I glanced back at the My Servers tab, the one I added today is now showing online, again. Edit - updated plugin on two of them, now showing online, one still offline for some reason.
  12. Replaced the two SM cards with the LSI ones I got, also had to replace a cable that was a bit short. Just finished the correcting parity check and found zero errors. I'll now run a non correcting as suggested and ensure there are 0 errors.
  13. Noted @itimpi, I'll update the monthly check now to do non correcting. Thx!
  14. Thanks @trurl In the scheduler, I have it configured for monthly and the "Write corrections to parity.." set to yes. I'm swapping the controllers this afternoon, then will run correcting parity check followed by another non-correcting one.
  15. I've just recently got some LSI cards in IT mode, so that is what I will work on, swapping out those SuperMicro cards. Hopefully that will bring some stability. All the disks themselves never show any issues any more. That one dropping offline, never shows up on the dashboard. I'll swap controllers and keep an eye on it. Thanks @John_M
  16. Hoping some others can take a look at my diag and give me some pointers on what might be going on. Started off 3-4 months ago, accidently hit the side of the unraid server. This caused over the course of a few days 3 disks to go "bad" showing tens of thousands of errors. Huh... pulled disks out, tested everything ok, removed from config, re-added, recovered data from offsite unit, etc. Got things back to where they were. I also figured out in this time about the file system check, which I also ran on the disks I was having issues with. Now though, on my monthly parity checks, it's correcting like 10K plus errors (38K+ on the last one). Which I know isn't good. I've run Short Smart tests on all disks. They all show no errors. In the logs, I see though a ton of "exception... frozen" errors, which I'm sure is not good. Most of the smart reports look ok, other than the two parity disks, probably due to all the corrections. They are both pretty much brand new. But otherwise, everything runs fine, disk shares are good, VM runs fine, dockers run fine. Just seems to be underlying disk/filesystem/hardware issue I need to deal with. Thanks for looking and any advice! tower-diagnostics-20210403-1501.zip
  17. Update, last two backups I can now browse into the folder and see the ca_backup.tar files, but still messed up permissions. Cannot copy that file. Weird as the libvirt backup is fine, USB Backup is fine. Just the tower backups are inaccessible...
  18. So turns out I did update it yesterday, running version 2020.12.27 and backup ran this morning at 1:00 am and still cannot access unfortunately...
  19. Ahh, got it. Updated it now. I'll see how the next backup works and let everyone know. Thanks!
  20. Update? You mean the new version of unraid that is in RC?
  21. This is what I have for settings If I browse to \\tower\backups I can access USB and Libvirt folders fine, but not access the subfolders under "Tower Backups". My user does have read/write. I have not done anything for permissions other than what's done on the Shares page within unraid.
  22. Permissions issue, maybe? If I browse to the folder where the Tower Backups are being stored, I can see the individual folders based on the dates completed. But if I try to browse into any of them, from my Windows computer, I get the error that I don't have permission. Yet I can browse into the USB Backups, Libvirt Backups folders without any issue.
  23. Wondering if anyone has an Antec 900 drive cage they can spare? I am missing one for my current unit. Can pay nominal fee and cover shipping costs. I'm located in Ontario, Canada. Thanks!