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  1. 1-3 covered by UnRaid with Dockers and plugins and VMs. Remote access is also possible however secure solutions to 100% access require research and care. There is no single switch to turn this on. Parity will protect you from drive failure, but not from user error, theft, fire or water damage. Backups are still required for important data. UnRaid is a data downloaders dream and media consumption tool. Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  2. You may have been fooled by caching. My dual Xeon 2670 with 96gb ram will show wildly different write speeds depending on ram available. The first 50-75gb is being written to the ram cache and happens at a much faster speed. Also a write to a non array drive will happen significantly faster than an array drive where parity needs to be calculated. Overall I can't say I notice my encrypted drives being any slower to write than my non encrypted drives. There must be some slow down but on my system it isn't noticed. Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  3. Yes Enterprise equipment is best. Buying last generation castoffs is highly recommended. Buying new today without the benefit of Dell like buying power is going to cost more than most will want to spend. Finding the right castoffs is the challenge. Servethehome forums are a good place to find the details on the hardware hitting the market Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  4. You are on the right track. Most of this old server stuff is solid as a rock, and most will work fine. I would go one gen newer though with Intel 2670 gen E5 cpu. The power usage will be less than half and the cost will still be reasonable. Ask about the disk controllers as you won't want ones limited to 2tb. Oh and yes they will be noisy, so knowing your options ahead of the game is recommended. Some can be easily fixed some can't. Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  5. You definitely can exclude a drive from parity by making it cache as already mentioned, or if you already have a cache disk, by managing it with the unassigned devices plugin. Either way you will be doing the new config process and needing to do a fresh parity calculation process. It is recommended that you use an SSD for your VMS. They will perform better that way. Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  6. Re: 80% improvement in context switching. I run win10 vm's on my Intel 2670 dual cpu server and they seem more laggy recently. Am I one who will really notice the benefits of this plugin? Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  7. tr0910

    3x4TB Array

    Tools->New Config Will do it for you. But first note all your disks, their serials and where you want them to go. This will allow you to put anything anywhere, so be careful. Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  8. Hey, great going. I used to do this when I got a few new 4tb drives and my servers were all 3tb or 2tb. My Areca cards would create this kind of virtual parity with a bunch of spare 2tb drives. Worked great for me. You just have to manage your risk and for me, I went dual parity at the same time, so the risk was minimal. I quit using it as the Areca 1280 cards are getting long in the tooth and I got a bunch of 8tb drives all at once for the next upgrade.. But for the initial switch to larger drives it is perfectly fine especially when you will have a boatload of smaller drives sitting there doing nothing. Is this 48 bays in a 4U chassis ala the backblaze design??
  9. Can this be accomplished without a Sophos or Snort internet connection. What about those who have brain dead Comcast, Roadrunner, Verizon etc routers and can't or don't want to replace them. Can this be accomplished completely in unRaid iptables after opening up a bunch of ports on the router?
  10. Thanks for the tips. I wasn't expecting help from the expert, but only if others had tips. It seems that most have continued to use it as you recommended. I will use a VPN to get access securely for now. If the need escalates, I will revisit, thanks.
  11. Seems no one else is wondering about secure ftp??
  12. I have just updated to 6.7 and the latest proFTPd and am wondering about secure ftp configuration. Does anyone have this working? Up until now, only local access was required, there was no need to provide internet access, but now I might need to forward port 21 on my router and I am worried that this isn't secure with the default settings.
  13. Unraid counts attached drives during boot. It doesn't count network ports. Having USB drives attached during boot will cause this. Solution, unplug them at boot time. Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  14. You mean Open-WRT? What are you trying to do? Sent from my chisel, carved into granite
  15. Note when you list the SAS address, it will be formatted with dashes for easy reading. Do not enter the dashes. Enter it as follows "sas2flash.efi -o -sasadd 5001E67C1B8A0000" Adapter Selected is a LSI SAS: SAS2308_2(D1) Controller Number : 0 Controller : SAS2308_2(D1) PCI Address : 00:05:00:00 SAS Address : 5001E67-C-1B8A-0000 NVDATA Version (Default) : NVDATA Version (Persistent) : Firmware Product ID : 0x2714 (IR) Firmware Version : NVDATA Vendor : LSI NVDATA Product ID : RMS25KB080. BIOS Version : UEFI BSD Version : N/A FCODE Version : N/A Board Name : RMS25KB080. Board Assembly : N/A Board Tracer Number : N/A Finished Processing Commands Successfully. Exiting SAS2Flash.