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  1. Not sure how to set that up with only a single static WAN IP. Any links for that?
  2. Not sure what you mean by this. Unraid cache pools are used in 2 ways, primarily now days they are used as a higher speed location for docker containers and their data, and VM vdisks. Originally they were used as a temporary write destination for files that would be moved to the parity protected array overnight, as writing directly to the parity array is much slower. Now with modern drives and equipment, you can come reasonably close to saturating a gigabit ethernet connection writing directly to the parity array in write reconstruct (turbo) mode, so using the cache pool as a tempo
  3. That many repeated errors suggests a controller issue. A write failed, so the disk must be rebuilt with current information. The diagnostics zip file might contain some clues as to the reason of the failure. The best scenario would be diagnostics collected just after the disk was disabled and before the server was rebooted. Whether or not the disk is a good candidate to rebuild depends on the health of the disk, the SMART report contained in the diagnostics would give some indication of whether the disk is ok.
  4. Currently you must have 1 data disk assigned, but that can be a USB flash drive (not the boot drive).
  5. What do you mean by failing? Unraid disables drives if a write fails, but that's typically caused by cabling or adapter issues. Actual disk failure isn't common unless the disks are abused.
  6. Edit your first post in this thread and change the title.
  7. Yeah, removing capacity from Unraid isn't easy. Very few people shrink their servers, adding capacity is much more common. Parity works across the entire capacity of all drives, it doesn't have any concept of data or full or empty drives.
  8. Primarily because of the last visited date.
  9. I've been running a pfsense VM as my primary router / firewall for what seems like forever, it's been at least 2 years. I have a pc ready to get spun up if I need internet while Unraid is down, but I can only remember doing that once in 2 years, partially just to see if it was seamless (it was). I agree it's not for everyone, but if you have a powerful CPU with cycles available 24/7 anyway, I see no reason to not use a VM router, as long as you have failover options. My server room went from 6 discrete computers down to 2, I virtualized the router, 2 home theater instances, and ho
  10. Unless you find someone with an identical model that can give you apcupsd status report on it, you won't know until you try. The cable should have a model number on it, you use that model number as the cable type, and try apcsmart or dumb as the ups type, even though that UPS has smart in the name, it may not support the full smart protocol. You will also have to figure out which tty number to use.
  11. If it doesn't come with the correct cable, you will either need to fabricate or purchase one. It's not a normal serial cable. Otherwise, it should work properly, albeit it may not report all the parameters that a newer UPS would.
  12. Taking just this info from you that I quoted, the way to accomplish this is to go to tools, and do new config. That will allow you to change any assignments you want, and will overwrite any drive assigned to parity slot(s) and leave the data drive slots content untouched. Any new drives you add will need to be formatted after the array is started with the new configuration.
  13. When a read fails, Unraid immediately spins up all the drives and calculates what should be in that sector, and attempts to write the correct data back to the drive. If the write succeeds, the error counter for that drive is incremented, and Unraid continues on. If the write fails, Unraid disables the physical drive and marks it red, and all further reads and writes are done to the emulated drive.
  14. To try different versions, use this page as reference. For instance, if you wanted to try a 5.12 pull, you would search that page for 5.12, and pick one of the amd64 builds, the latest being linuxserver/unifi-controller:5.12.72-ls61 You need to specify which build exactly, there is no build labeled 5.12, they all have more characters in the tag.
  15. Do you think I should pin my post so it shows at the top of every page?
  16. Easy.
  17. I'm unclear by what you mean by taking a drive offline, you originally said you have a 8TB ready to go. If you have a physical and license slot available, you would add the 8TB to the array, it would be cleared and then formatted. You would then copy the data from the 10TB to the 8TB with rsync, mc, or whatever you want, after you are sure all the data is intact on the 8TB, you would set a new config and put the drives where you want them, replacing the 10TB with the 8TB. Make sure to take a screenshot of your drives before you start so you can put them in the correct slots when yo
  18. Yes, you can stop it once the errors are corrected, then you'll want to do a non-correcting check to make sure you get zero errors.
  19. Temporarily turn on disk shares, and you can connect to the individual disks like you do the user shares. Just be VERY careful to work exclusively in the disk shares while you have them active, DON'T copy or move between disk shares and user shares. Since disks and user shares show two views of the same files, it's easy to mess up and lose data, even if you think you are doing things correctly. You can move disk to disk, or user share to user share, just don't mix between them.
  20. Parity emulates the entire drive, not the data. You can't downsize a drive without rebuilding parity, so you will need to copy the data manually. Do you have a slot available to temporarily add the 8TB to the current array?
  21. Each additional disk adds a failure point and power consumption. Don't add disks unless you need the space.