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  1. I've been using Unraid for a good 10 years now, moving from a couple of hand-me-down gaming PCs to finally building a real (for me) dual Xeon 30TB media server with 13 data drives, 2 parity drives and a couple for SSDs for cache. I run about 20 Docker containers and a couple of VMs for good measure. Last week an old drive died, and the server was down a total of 10 minutes for the drive swap with (of course) no data loss.


    Oh, and I'd love one of the badges for my server.

  2. I'm hoping that someone can help me with a potentially unusual usage model. I'm wanting to use the Emby media server docker, but I have a need to map my library to SMB shares, so that there can be a 1:1 path with Kodi clients for ISO mapping purposes. In my old Emby server under Windows, a sample media path would be \\tower\Films\, which would allow a different client to be able to easily mount an ISO from the same path.


    This means that the standard model of using the traditional mapped paths such as /mnt/user/Films wouldn't work, as it creates errors when I try and 'play' an ISO in Kodi. Streaming flies of course work fine, but I have hundreds of ISOs and the process in converting them (including all supplements) is a many months-long journey.


    So far I've tried restarting the docker container and the entire docker service, and trying privileged mode to no avail - I can't seem to get anything to show up under Network when I try and create my media library.


    Any help is appreciated!

  3. I had very bad luck with these drives on my Athalon XP system with 2 promise TX4s. They would bring down the array just about every time there were multiple read/writes. Note that this would still happen even if they were plugged into my Mainboard SATA controller (standard Sil3114). I RMA'd the drives with NewEgg (who took them back without a restocking fee) and replaced them with WD7500AACSes. No issues since then.


    Just one user's experience- and it was probably an issue with my particular config. Thought I should warn folks though.

  4. Yeah, I was quietly wondering that as well. Just for the heck of it, I tried moving the one Samsung 750 HD753LJs from the Promise SATA300 TX4 to the 1 RocketRAID 1520 SATA 2 Channel, as it seems like a few folks have had issues with HD753LJs and TX4s. No such luck- it dies on the very same back up to the very same drive (the HD753LJ). So, will I be able to carry my array to a new mainboard?

  5. And tragically, I'm back.


    after backing up a good 100GB of DVDs today, while my wife was streaming previously backed up DVDs (also from the UnRAID server) on another computer, The sever completely hung about 15% of the way into a backup. Interestingly, this was even after taking a break from backing up to go see Iron Man.


    I think this may be completely unrelated to the earlier PATA issue, as the only issue now seems to be stability - when it's up, performance is just fine.


    Annoyingly, there's nothing in the log I was collecting thru a telnet session- the last items are from this morning, after I canceled a parity check:


    May  3 10:26:27 Server kernel: can't shrink filesystem on-line
    May  3 10:26:27 Server last message repeated 2 times
    May  3 10:26:28 Server kernel: ReiserFS: md4: replayed 7 transactions in 1 seconds
    May  3 10:26:28 Server kernel: ReiserFS: md4: Using r5 hash to sort names
    May  3 10:26:28 Server kernel: can't shrink filesystem on-line
    May  3 10:26:34 Server kernel: usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    May  3 10:26:34 Server kernel: usb 2-1.1: USB disconnect, address 4
    May  3 10:26:34 Server kernel: usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 5
    May  3 10:26:41 Server in.telnetd[1832]: connect from (
    May  3 10:26:44 Server login[1833]: ROOT LOGIN  on `pts/0' from `'
    May  3 10:27:36 Server kernel: ReiserFS: md12: replayed 132 transactions in 69 seconds
    May  3 10:27:36 Server kernel: ReiserFS: md12: Using r5 hash to sort names
    May  3 10:27:36 Server kernel: can't shrink filesystem on-line
    May  3 10:28:27 Server kernel: spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ15.
    May  3 10:29:48 Server kernel: ReiserFS: md14: replayed 342 transactions in 201 seconds
    May  3 10:29:49 Server kernel: ReiserFS: md14: Using r5 hash to sort names
    May  3 10:29:49 Server kernel: can't shrink filesystem on-line
    May  3 10:29:50 Server emhttp: shcmd (18): mkdir -m 700 /mnt/user
    May  3 10:29:50 Server emhttp: shcmd (19): /usr/local/sbin/shfs /mnt/user
    May  3 10:29:51 Server emhttp: shcmd (20): killall -HUP smbd
    May  3 10:30:05 Server kernel: mdcmd (19): nocheck
    May  3 10:30:05 Server kernel: md: md_do_sync() got signal, exit...
    May  3 10:30:05 Server kernel: md: recovery thread sync completion status: -4


    So that's the last line before the sudden death tonight. Does using tail -f /var/sys/syslog capture all the same information as grabbing the syslog from the server itself?


  6. Update:

    at 8:30 this morning (according to the log) myUnRAID server choked again. Interestingly, it was about 4 hours after completing a 60GB copy operation. I replaced the irqpoll with nolapic noapic this morning, and have so far backed up another 80GB of DVDs while playing a BD backup without issue. I'll report back either a) in 48 hrs or b) after the next crash - whichever comes first. ;)

  7. Update:

    I tried moving everything to the Primary IDE channel, and then copying a few DVD backups to the server. After about 20 minutes, the server hangs hard- I have to do a hard reboot, which of course means no log from the UnRAID server. however, 15 min before the crash is the last entry in the PuTTY tail I was running:


    May  2 23:16:39 Server kernel: [  238.104645] spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.


    I've gone ahead and entered in irqpoll, so that didn't seem to help. I also tried swapping IDE cables, just in case.

  8. All-

    At first my UnRAID was working great, but then I added 2 PATA drives to it, and it has been unbelievably slow. In fact, sometimes the shares will disapear altogether from the network, often when I'm 1/3rd of the way into a DVD backup. I'd really like to know why. MY Mainboard is a DFI Lanparty NFII (Athalon XP 2500), and my drives are a combination of SATA (Samsung 750 HD753LJs and  Western Digital WD7500AAKS) and PATA (older Segate 250s). I'm using 1 Promise SATA300 TX4 and 1 RocketRAID 1520 SATA 2 Channel for SATA control, Manboard IDE for the PATA drives.


    I'm using the onboard gigabit NIC.


    My log file is attached in 2 parts here and below.


    Thanks in advance for everyone's help!