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  1. The ability to configure shares' schedules such-that, their security settings shift from, say, SECURE <-> PUBLIC during scheduled windows....possibly only for certain users. My use-case; I routinely copy new movie/TV files onto my server from my PC. Each time, I have to manually change my shares' settings from SECURE to PUBLIC to give myself write access.....and revert the setting when I'm finished. The remaining 99% of the time, I want my server to DENY write access to everyone, including myself. I do this to help keep my server safe from any ransomware that might infect any machine on my network. For some operations, I circumvent the need- by copying directly to the cache drive, but for some things, whose directory structure is nested, or when I'm renaming files already ON the array, it's a very manual affair. It would be nice if, for example, my server knew to change my MOVIE share from SECURE to PUBLIC from 10-11pm for user "johnny," and at 11:01pm it reverts back to SECURE. That would allow me to add/delete/rename files each evening but leave it secured otherwise. Thanks!
  2. Go to: SETTINGS | NETWORK | List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth Add the IP addresses you wish to have UNauthenticated access (to work when PLEX servers are down) Example; 192.168.1/255.255.255.0 to allow anything in-house to access regardless of PLEX site condition....if your internal network is 192.168.1.xxx
  3. +1 for the idea. .....even something so basic as the ability to RENAME files in the array, would be helpful. To help protect my server from ransomware, I keep my shares set to prevent even ME from easily changing the files. And I'm not a fan of Midnight Commander, especially with longer filenames.
  4. What's the one thing you WISH you could change about unRAID?
  5. I wonder- Is that first licensee STILL using UnRAID? THAT would be quite the testament!
  6. +1 for the 'intermittently stops while unpacking' issue. For me, this is a longstanding problem- many months. I've gotten into the habit of deleting the download and later telling nzbget to 'download ramaining files' to return it to the queue. Still, it stinks knowing that I MUST check the docker at least once a day, or things will pile up. I REALLY hope something shakes-out on this situation soon, because I know I suck at configuring/understanding dockers. And I KNOW... that if I have to switch to another docker, I'm gonna have a devil of a time making it play nicely with binhex's sonarr. In case any info helps: I'm still running 6.3.5, but I DO keep my dockers up-to-date.
  7. Any plans for adding support for LTO backup? Speaking as a data hoarder, I know my server has grown to a size such-that a catastrophic failure would be almost impossible to recover from, yet 1:1 backup options are limited IF you want LONG TERM storage. Hard drives don't last for decades in cold storage, and I suspect many of us are only one good power surge away from disaster. A UPS and power conditioner transformer only protect you so far.
  8. Neither. I run it on a micro Dell (Inspiron 3050), whose only purpose is to back up my array. I figure- it uses almost no power, it saves me the headache of setting up a VM (which I've not proven very good at doing), doesn't impact my server's performance, plus it gave my 3050 a purpose...I had the thing, but couldn't decide how to use it. I have it physically atop my server, sharing a small, dedicated 5-port switch, so that mountain of data doesn't have to move across my entire network during backups. I start a backup (using remote desktop) then log in periodically.
  9. I'd like to leave my shares set to SECURE 99% of the time, with an easy way to allow myself access on-the-fly to edit filenames, move files, replace files, etc..... but return the system back to a secure state with a click. Ideally, I'd like something as simple as a button I could click, that would open-up write-access on my /movie & /TV shares so I can do what I need to do, then just as easily....click a button and return things to SECURE. -I- am the biggest security risk on my network, but -I- also need to frequently fix filenames and replace files with better copies. A click-ON click-OFF or toggle arrangement, preferably with a timeout feature, that returns to SECURE either after X-minutes or whenever it detects no activity...
  10. Currently, my server is set up with most shares set to 'SECURE'. When I add a movie to my server, I begin the process by launching a batch file that creates the \movie share on my cache drive (if it doesn't already exist), and I copy the movie directly to the cache drive. The movie then gets moved into the array overnight by the mover script. This effectively isolates my array's movie files from ME. I figure IF I were to ever become infected with something nasty, only my cache drive contents could be at-risk. This works well for single-level shares like \movies or \documentaries or \appz..........but it's just not practical for \TV.........which has countless sub-folders. I can't think of a way to handle that share with my current method, short of creating ALL my TV shows' folders on the cache drive every time. That doesn't seem like an elegant want to handle this. Has anyone else found a better way to handle keeping the server secure during the 99% of the time you're NOT manually copying/renaming/moving/interacting with the shares? (That doesn't involve manually toggling the shares' security via http interface every time you need access)
  11. Seems like a big step backwards (producing a kernel that only works with older/smaller drives), but I [am] inclined to believe the issue exists; not between controller <-> drive but between O/S <-> drive.....or between O/S <-> controller. That is, until your reassurance.
  12. I don't believe any incompatibility exists between the controller and my drives. Since last year's attempted update, three of my drives have been upgraded to 8Tb models- without issue. Out of curiosity, is there a specific reason you're still at 6.5.3? I (do) notice that my current 6.3.5 only tells me that 6.5.3 is available for update......wondering why it doesn't say 6.6.7; coincidence or is it some line in the sand, for reasons I'm not aware-of?
  13. I'm running 6.3.5.....mostly because I hit a brick wall w/ a 6.5.3 upgrade attempt last year. Back then, I learned the SAT2-MV8 had compatibility issues with the kernel. IS anyone successfully using the SAT2-MV8 (PCI-X) controllers in their 6.6.x system? Don't wanna go down that rabbit hole again if it's still a hopeless effort. Thanks!
  14. Something's still squirrely. The HTTP interface is unresponsive when I issue the command to take the array down, power down.....or even click the HISTORY button. It just sits there. The "Uptime" counter is continuing to advance, despite the fact it's ignoring the commands. I'd attributed this to the failing drive yesterday, but that drive's disconnected. The entire time I've been typing this, I've had a blank 'Parity/Read-Check History' window atop my system's normal main screen, which I now cannot access. On a whim, I opened another browser and went to my server's IP (just in case Chrome's the real problem), and the IP address never answered. I was able to telnet into the server and issue a reboot command, but the reboot never happens. Going to my server's IPMI screen, I see it's stopped at the same location as I've seen earlier; -the last 3 lines onscreen for reference- Sending all processes the SIGKILL signal. Saving random seed from /dev/urandom in /boot/config/random-seed. Turning off swap. And that's where it will apparently sit until I hit the server's RESET button. (At least that's where it's been for the last 10 minutes.) UPDATE: I tried twice to boot into my normal config and begin a rebuild..never could take the array offline- it hung every time. Restarted into safe mode and started the rebuild. So I'm on a road with no turns for the next 2 days while it writes. I suspect I'll have other issues to address once the rebuild finishes. One fire at a time... Thanks for the response, johnnieblack
  15. Diagnostics attached. tower-diagnostics-20190422-0645.zip