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  1. 2 minutes ago, dumurluk said:

    I don't believe partitioning was ever a requirement when I set my servers up. The process was just format, label, unzip the files and run the make bootable script.

    It was assumed the factory would put a single partition on the USB stick. This was valid for a large percentage of sticks, but some manufacturers tried to be cute and add partitions with various functions, like U3

  2. I can't remember where I saw it, but at some point in the past I seem to remember that it wasn't always required to partition a flash drive, formatting the entire device without a partition defined is somewhat supported. How supported, depends on the implementation of the OS.


    Perhaps looking for a valid FAT system on the /dev/sd? device itself as well as parsing the partitions?

  3. 1 hour ago, ncoolidg said:

    I know you should never do file operations between the two. Like copy a file from /user to /disk. Any other risks?

    Nope. As long as you stay cognizant of the fact that a file will appear in two locations, and the computer isn't smart enough to keep you from overwriting (and subsequently erasing) what appears to be a second copy but isn't, you are fine.


    In fact as long as you are careful and don't interact with the file's twin in the same operation, you can mix user and disk shares. *(shh, don't tell anyone)* It's just easier to make a blanket statement to never do it, because most people aren't careful enough or think through what seems to be a perfectly innocent operation that ends up nuking their data. Once you are thoroughly familiar with how user shares work and how disk shares are melded together to make the user shares it's pretty obvious what is and isn't ok to do.

  4. 11 minutes ago, msryhajw said:

    Tested OK in Safe mode with GUI

    Then one of your plugins is causing it. Remove 1/2 of the plugins, test, if it's ok add back 1/2 of the remaining. If it's still messed up, remove another 1/2 of the running plugins. Use logic to determine the culprit, then post in the specific plugins' thread that caused the issue.

  5. 3 minutes ago, jimsefton said:

    I tried upgrading from rc4 to rc5 but it detects one of my array drives, my cache drive and a spare drive as "wrong". When I select them from the list the array drive says it will be re-built. Not sure why this is so I rolled back to rc4 and it all works ok now.

    need diagnostics from rc5.

  6. Would making the match fuzzier help or hurt? I get that it would be VERY BAD to get a false positive match, but is there anything you could do to make the false negatives less prevalent without introducing any false positives? Maybe parse the old device string for underscores, dashes, spaces, and only compare the alphanumeric strings between the separators? That way aaa - bbb and aaa__--__bbb would be detected as the same device?

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    The power button of my server is located on the top of my machine and my cat always accidently (in purpose?) short press the power button, resulting my unraid to shutdown.

    I can't address the acpi handler issue, but I really recommend disconnecting the power button header from the motherboard. If your case has a reset button, it's usually much harder to hit by accident, so that's a good candidate for use as a power button.


    If you don't have IPMI or some other means of powering on, you could always either set the PC to boot immediately when it gets power, or attach a slot cover button.


  8. Maybe this was mentioned earlier or in a different place, but I apparently didn't see it.


    When SSL/TLS is set to NO, port 443 still answers with a self signed certificate and a 404 error.


    This was a breaking change for me from RC2, as my NGINX server container set to use 443 failed to start with a very unhelpful server execution error with no code.


    Expected behaviour would be for 443 to be available as long as SSL/TLS is set to NO for management access.


    Please either revert the behaviour to RC2, where the settings work as expected, or provide help text to indicate the new behaviour.


    I spent way too much time troubleshooting an error starting a container with no indication in the logs or an error message that told me where to start investigating.

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  9. VM startup is easy to manipulate with scripts, I have a user script that pings an IP and starts the VM only after that IP is responding.


    I recommend disabling autostart on your VM's and script them instead, definitely keeping a way to disable startup for troubleshooting purposes. A few minutes delay to kill the startup script if you need to, or reading the presence of a specific file on the flash drive, so deleting or renaming that file keeps the VM from starting.