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  1. I love that unraid works with almost any hardware, and can upgrade with you. But raid is not a backup. Can you make it easy for unraid servers to back up to each other? Even better over the internet for off-site backup goodness.
  2. My HighPoint Rocket 2720SGL, also Marvell based, had a nasty habit of not detecting one of its drives at boot time. But was very happy if you plugged in the sata cable AFTER the whole system was booted up. I gave up on it and replaced with an LSI card from ebay.
  3. You can also use the 'unassigned devices' plug in. It will let you mount an SMB share, so basically its like mapping a network drive in Windows. Be sure to launch unraid server#1 (the one with unassigned devices plugin) in GUI mode. Make an SMB share on server#2, then go to server#1 and mount your new share. Then in the bottom left corner you will find MC, Midnight commander. It will happily copy files around from one machine to the next.
  4. Run the plugin 'fix common problems' and see if it finds anything. I had files on my cache drive, but the share they belonged to was not enabled to use that cache, therefore the mover never did anything with them. The good news is that the plugin caught it.
  5. So I was thinking about bit rot and the small small possibility of data files being corrupted and having no way to even know about it. Silent bit rot. I dont think XFS uses CRC checksums to detect it. Right? Wrong? And I was going to bone up on using Dynamix File Integrity plug in to guard against it. Then it occurred to me that an encrypted drive might do the same thing. A single flipped bit from a nearby magnet (or cosmic ray!) should cause a failure of some sort and you'd at least know something was wrong at the encryption level. I know at work we use an awful lot of Bitlocker full disk encryption, and seldom ever see any bit rot on the 1000's of hard drives we have encrypted. From this I know bit rot is a very minor issue. But still, it seems to me that full drive encryption is a super way to guard against it, assuming the decryption process can self detect success and failure. Would there be any reason to still use the Dynamix File Integrity tool? Is there any way to validate a drive fully decrypts OK?
  6. ICY DOCK FatCage MB155SP-B 5 in 3 cage: $90 https://www.amazon.com/ICY-DOCK-MB155SP-B-Hot-Swap-Backplane/dp/B00DWHLFMA/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=MB155SP-B&qid=1558546593&s=gateway&sr=8-3 less $25 May 2019 rebate https://www.icydock.com/product_news_info.php?id=741 brings it to $65. I am very tempted.
  7. I also have the Antec 1200 and was looking at the Icy Dock Fatcage 5 in 3 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994155&cm_re=FatCage_MB155SP-B-_-17-994-155-_-Product But I am waiting to see if there is any February promotion: https://www.icydock.com/promotions.php?type=monthly That said... I'm open to any reason to NOT do that too. This Norco server case sure tempted me. Norco RPC-4224 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219038&Description=Norco RPC-4224&cm_re=Norco_RPC-4224-_-11-219-038-_-Product This video review of it is from 8 years ago, but it appears the case is still available:
  8. FYI there were reasons SMB 1 keeps being turned off in Windows. Namely, its an old vulnerable protocol that was exploited by WannaCry virus. https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-stop-using-the-horribly-insecure-smbv1-protocol/
  9. For a single NTFS based drive, well, connect that drive to your unraid system. Use the 'unassigned devices' plug in and mount that extra drive into your unraid system. At the unraid prompt, type: mc This will run Midnight Commander, a text based front end that makes it easy to copy files around. The only gotcha I think was a few folks found it difficult to mount NTFS partitions into unraid. But if your Windows system is using some hardware RAID (even JBOD), then all bets are off. Taking a single drive out would not neccessarily be readable in any machine, let alone an unraid machine.
  10. YES!!! No more black screen! Many many thanks!
  11. Oh I certainly do know one unclean shutdown. Blinking clock radio a few weeks ago in the house tells me we lost power. Yet my other unraid server has no parity errors. I fully expected the drives were probably already spun down at the time of the power outage, since both systems were probably idle. OK, new mental note... good idea to manually run parity check after unclean shutdown.
  12. Its still confusing to see 'parity valid' and also see errors listed. Diagnostics attached, thanks for looking! tower2-diagnostics-20161026-0641.zip
  13. OK thats confusing. I did a noncorrecting parity check last night. I'm told I have valid parity in one part of the web page, but also told the 'last check completed' found 396 errors. Thats confusing. Is it telling me that there is a drive with errors, and that the errors will be recreated if there is a data drive rebuilt? I have about 100 lines of this in my system log: Oct 25 18:38:53 Tower2 kernel: md: recovery thread: PQ incorrect, sector=81804808 Oct 25 18:38:53 Tower2 kernel: md: recovery thread: PQ incorrect, sector=81804824 Oct 25 18:38:53 Tower2 kernel: md: recovery thread: PQ incorrect, sector=81804840 . . Oct 25 18:38:53 Tower2 kernel: md: recovery thread: PQ incorrect, sector=81808136 Oct 25 18:38:53 Tower2 kernel: md: recovery thread: PQ incorrect, sector=81808152 That wording from the parity check is confusing. If I put a check in there to correct errors, would it help anything?
  14. Unraid 6.2.2 here, brand new install of the Crashplan Docker using the Community Apps plugin. Black screen. If it helps any: *** Running /etc/my_init.d/00_config.sh... Current default time zone: 'Etc/UTC' Local time is now: Sun Oct 23 00:27:33 UTC 2016. Universal Time is now: Sun Oct 23 00:27:33 UTC 2016. groupmod: GID '0' already exists usermod: UID '0' already exists usermod: no changes *** Running /etc/my_init.d/01_config.sh... *** Running /etc/rc.local... *** Booting runit daemon... *** Runit started as PID 53 _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6 _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/Tower1:1 _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6 _XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not be created. Xvnc TigerVNC 1.7.0 - built Sep 8 2016 10:39:22 Copyright © 1999-2016 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.txt) See http://www.tigervnc.org for information on TigerVNC. Underlying X server release 11400000, The X.Org Foundation Initializing built-in extension VNC-EXTENSION Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension Initializing built-in extension SHAPE Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension Initializing built-in extension XTEST Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS Initializing built-in extension SYNC Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA Initializing built-in extension XFIXES Initializing built-in extension RENDER Initializing built-in extension RANDR Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER Initializing built-in extension RECORD Initializing built-in extension DPMS Initializing built-in extension X-Resource Initializing built-in extension XVideo Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation Initializing built-in extension GLX Sat Oct 22 20:27:33 2016 vncext: VNC extension running! vncext: Listening for VNC connections on all interface(s), port 4239 vncext: created VNC server for screen 0 Warning: could not find self.pem Using local websockify at /opt/novnc/utils/websockify/run Starting webserver and WebSockets proxy on port 4280 Oct 22 20:27:34 Tower1 syslog-ng[61]: syslog-ng starting up; version='3.5.6' WebSocket server settings: - Listen on :4280 - Flash security policy server - Web server. Web root: /opt/novnc - No SSL/TLS support (no cert file) - proxying from :4280 to localhost:4239 Navigate to this URL: http://Tower1:4280/vnc.html?host=Tower1&port=4280 Press Ctrl-C to exit Openbox-Message: Unable to find a valid menu file "/var/lib/openbox/debian-menu.xml" ERROR: openbox-xdg-autostart requires PyXDG to be installed /opt/startapp.sh: line 21: /config/log/desktop_output.log: Permission denied DownstairsPC.home - - [22/Oct/2016 20:27:48] Plain non-SSL (ws://) WebSocket connection DownstairsPC.home - - [22/Oct/2016 20:27:48] Version hybi-13, base64: 'False' DownstairsPC.home - - [22/Oct/2016 20:27:48] Path: '/websockify' DownstairsPC.home - - [22/Oct/2016 20:27:48] connecting to: localhost:4239 Sat Oct 22 20:27:48 2016 Connections: accepted: SConnection: Client needs protocol version 3.8 SConnection: Client requests security type None(1) VNCSConnST: Server default pixel format depth 24 (32bpp) little-endian rgb888 VNCSConnST: Client pixel format depth 24 (32bpp) little-endian rgb888 Sat Oct 22 20:28:31 2016 Connections: closed: (Clean disconnection) EncodeManager: Framebuffer updates: 2 EncodeManager: Tight: EncodeManager: Solid: 2 rects, 786.592 kpixels EncodeManager: 32 B (1:98324.8 ratio) EncodeManager: Bitmap RLE: 1 rects, 160 pixels EncodeManager: 68 B (1:9.58824 ratio) EncodeManager: Total: 3 rects, 786.752 kpixels EncodeManager: 100 B (1:31470.4 ratio)
  15. I too like "Unraid to unraid automated backups should be a core feature. " Even better if the 'other unraid' server can be offsite at a friends house.