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  1. Yes, you have to careful with older server hardware, but I have some ancient TAMS 24 bay servers with very old intel and AMD cpus that suck power like crazy, but since they have ipmi, they can be shut off and only be turned on via a VPN protected IPMI script call, and then they accept backups just fine. After they are done they are turned off via IPMI. I also have some dual Xeon 2670 based hardware that I use 24x7 and power use and noise are very well controlled in an Intel P4000 chassis. Since 2670 days, the advances to Intel power and performance has relatively pathetic. Sure you need to be careful, but Intel 2670 gen 1 is good stuff and recent enough that you are OK. Just be aware of Spectre and Meltdown issues and keep your patches current.
  2. (Assuming there isn't anything important on that drive. If there is do a backup first) The only file that needs saving from the old thumb drive is the pro.key or plus.key file in your config folder. Then you can either just copy you existing 6.5.3 flash drive over top of the old thumb drive, or use the Limetech create new USB tool. Once done, place that key file you saved back in the config folder, replacing any other one copied across. The pro.key file is linked to the USB guid and is what tells unRaid you have a valid license for that USB stick.
  3. To echo what @jonathanm says, the server can have trouble shutting down when seemingly trivial things are running. Even something as simple as an open command prompt window sitting at /mnt will stop a safe shutdown. These things have gotten a lot better, but always shutting unRaid down cleanly is still a work in progress. Doing as suggested, you can see if it really did stop the array. If it stops the array successfully, there should be no issue rebooting cleanly.
  4. Yeah, I agree, there are some things being held close to the chest. It is being named 6.6 and dressed up all pretty for a reason.
  5. Google didn't clue me in that this was known and already reported. Thanks for creating a ticket.
  6. Any solution to this yet? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3010 using Tapatalk
  7. This also happens updating one of my other VMs from VNC to GPU passthrough. This is the first time I have attempted GPU passthrough on this system. But all the IOMMU groups look good. Is this just an issue with saving the template in unRaid? GPU is XFX Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 series
  8. Using 6.6rc1 I create a new Win10vm, with VNC graphics and start it up successfully. I then edit the VM passing though the GPU and the keyboard and mouse and press update and booom.... VM creation error internal error: Cannot parse <address> 'function' attribute drchina1-diagnostics-20180905-1507.zip
  9. @jonp is in full tease mode now.
  10. Don't panic. This file is stored in RAM and disappears if the server is rebooted. It is only there for convenience, allowing you to stop the array and restart without requiring you to always key in the pass phrase. There is discussion to make this optional in some way to further harden the OS for those wanting extra security. For now you can just press that button to delete that file.
  11. Any file is good so your dinner photo is fine. unRaid will use the first 8mb of the file and ignore the rest (need to confirm 8mb part), so it could even be a huge file. I like your dinner photo but Ssh keygen might be more safe from a crypto standpoint.
  12. I'm fed up with slow internet in the evening. I need to figure what is wrong and hope some of the networking experts can point me in the right direction. The connection is fiber 200/20 and at 8am in the morning, I get speedtest results of 307/36 with a 2ms ping. This is awesome, but by 8pm, the internet gets glacial. You see it especially bad when just normal web browsing. Now the connection seems to be able to download fast even in the evening. I can torrent down a Linux distro without noticing the lack of speed in the evening. But, normal browsing is painful in the evening. Rsync over SSH really shows the problem big time. If you graph download speeds of rsync over SSH you will get 5 megabyte/sec sustained transfer rates for zip files over 100mb in the morning. But by evening the rsync speed will drop to sustained rates of less than 56 kilobytes/sec. (this is rsync from China to a server in USA) How can I narrow down what the real problem is? (I am behind CGNAT on China Telecom, and since the provided modem/router is limited, I have my own router, a Netgear 6300 running DD-WRT. So I am double NATTED. I have tried Google DNS, but presently I have my router set to so I use the default DNS provided by China Telecom)
  13. Yes, this is exactly what I have run into with RDP. It's good, but not perfect. Totally depends on your expectations. If you want buttery smooth, you need to do pass through graphics (dedicated or igpu) and run USB and HDMI cables directly to your unRaid box. I am living with the RDP issues as for me direct cabling USB and HDMI are a non starter. I haven't found any remote solutions better than RDP.
  14. This can happen with connections via Microsoft RDP sometimes. Do you get the same results via an RDP connection? Agreed, direct attached to the server should be buttery smooth. Sorry can't help with igpu.
  15. I have a dual Xeon e5 2670 server that idles at 80w but Windows VM's can push it to 140w when they are updating, have a browser tab open to some spammy web pages (thats most of the pages these days), or doing something silently inside that only Microsoft knows about. It's not always though, so you should see a well behaved Win10 vm sitting silently at rest and hardly consuming any additional power. Give it time and see if it stabilizes. What does the Win10 task manager show for cpu activity from the vm? I have found that this correlates well with server power usage. It would be nice to put VM's sleep and be able to waken them remotely, even if they don't have passed through video. Presently, the only way this can happen is if you go to the unRaid GUI Dashboard or VM screen and rewaken the VM's. Sleeping VM's don't suck power.
  16. @nuhill is getting these numbers because it is inside a VM that had direct access to the disks. (not over 10gbit network) This might really twist your concept and plans, but unRaid can have multiple passed through video cards to multiple VM's. In this use case, your existing video editing workstation is no longer required as you are video editing on a Mac or Windows Virtual Machine that is running on your unRaid server. In this case you will be needing 32+ GB ram, and possibly a dual CPU on unRaid so it can share with the VM's. That way the numbers that nuhill posted are totally possible. See the Linux tech tips YouTube video about 2 gamers on 1pc. There are many gamers doing this, but not so much documentation about creatives. As nuhill states unRaid is a flexible beast.
  17. When you install nerdpack, you are only making it possible to install the things included. It doesn't automatically install anything. If you do much ssh or telnet stuff, you'll likely want utempter and screen installed, to allow background processing to continue even if the ssh or telnet session terminates. But if you don't do any geeky stuff, you may not need it. I am agreed that unnecessary software is better removed, but if you decide to keep it, it should be updated.
  18. Microsoft RDP does this real well with Windows VM's Note FAQ is reserved and wasn't meant for support. Mods feel free to clean this up.
  19. There are many exploring what might be useful from a security standpoint. At one end you have the Snowden approved solutions like Qubes, but we all don't have Snowden's problems. @jonp is suggesting that some additional features may be added to unRaid that I would love to use for increased security in the blog Maybe
  20. Most use long HDMI / USB cables as they are most cost effective. It sure will be nice when TB3 comes down to USB price levels. Linuxtechtips gets their hardware early, and without some of the costly decisions that we have to make. @SSD uses these USB and these HDMI cables for intermediate length runs.
  21. tr0910

    Newbie, intro.

    Someday we need to rename to the unRaid APP store.
  22. tr0910

    Newbie, intro.

    I guess I'll have to try pass through graphics someday. Since my laptop lives on my desk, and gaming is not needed, I haven't felt the need so far. Haven't you had occasions where not having a laptop handy and being locked out of your VM has been a problem? I find that VMs really need to be put to sleep to reduce server power usage. But once they are asleep they can't be woken up with RDP.
  23. tr0910

    Newbie, intro.

    I have never installed pass through graphics. The need to have a monitor attached to the server that is wailing like a banshee totally turns me off. The server belongs deep underground, buried in the bowels of the earth, where it can never be heard. The connection to it is by Ethernet cable, and RDP gives very good performance for Win clients. For remote connections to VM's in other locations, Teamviewer is what I use. VNC is great for terminal access to linux VM's but sluggish for graphics. I tried SplashTop desktop, but was underwhelmed. I need to try No Machine and see what I am missing. Overall Microsoft RDP between Windows VMs and a Windows laptop is so good and so easy that it's difficult to recommend other solutions. I'm guessing you want to be as far away as possible from the beast and connect with your laptop. If you need faster than gigabit connection, it is a bit more challenging. Others have wired long distance cables for monitor, mouse and keyboard, so it is possible, but not easy or simple.
  24. Yeah it could be blank, or it could have data. It's just that the array needs a luks drive first then unassigned devices can pick up the luks key.