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Everything posted by ashman70

  1. The folder structure is like this: Completed====> TV Incomplete Movies Within Movies, I can create, rename and delete a folder. So perhaps it has something to do with the dockers that are putting files there, namely SABNZB?
  2. I have tried SMB or AFP, it does not matter. These are folders I created myself, however SABNZB and RADARR dumb files into sub folders within this directory.
  3. I created them I believe, where can I find the answer?
  4. Ever since upgrading to 6.7 I have encountered issues connecting to shares on one of my unRAID servers on my MAC. It used to be, prior to 6.7 I could connect to my unRAID server in Finder, go into a share, and be able to change file names. Now, I get a popup asking for a user name password, and no matter what I type in it is rejected. This is when the share set to public, so I change that to secure, or private, the registered users have full read/write, nope still doesn't work. Doesn't matter if I connect via SMB or AFP, I make the same changes to the shares in unRAID for both, doesn't work. I am on 10.14 no updates yet.
  5. Just email supermicro support, that's what I did when I bought a 36 Bay case, they were very helpful. Support@supermicro.com
  6. I am having an issue with Plex, yesterday I added some new movies, normally Plex regularly scans and updates shows and movies, I can then alter the cover art. It has added only 11 movies, of those 11, three or four I am unable to even edit, the rest won't update cover art, plex says it is downloading meta data for them, I can edit them, select match, select the right match for the movie but nothing happens. I am on unRAID 6.7 and plex version is the latest. It looks like I might have corruption in my plex database, how can I remove plex, the database, everything, and add it back and start over?
  7. Well you want to a lot of things, so you have to scale accordingly. If you go with an i7-8700 that is only six cores. You want to run a VM for work and gaming, so lets say that should at least be four cores, that leaves you with two to run unRAID and whatever else you want to do. You could probably get away with running your VM with only two cores, that leaves you with four, my point is, you are limited here, no room for growth. You want to run Plex, you will need CPU cores for transcoding, is it only for internal use or to server external users too? I understand your physical concerns, rack mount chassis are loud for sure, you can get by with a quiet tower more easily but you have to be smart about planning for future growth, so maybe consider a tower that you can use 5 in 1 hot swap bays with. If you went AMD a Ryzen 7 2700 has 8 cores and 16 threads, that would give you a lot more room to do what you want and grow, but it's not a cheap CPU. How much storage space do you want to start with and then have to grow into and then have room to grow to?
  8. I would suggest you look into a dual CPU motherboard but consider your budget, a board will run you around $200 on the low end and they go up from there, your CPU choices are many and you could start off with an 8 core XEON and add another one down the road. Now Xeon's are not great for gaming, but they can provide enough horse power for your needs, and with an 8 core CPU you would have a total of 16 threads, add a second one and you are up to 16 cores and 32 threads. unRAID doesn't do some of the fancy stuff that stablebit does in terms of migrating data around etc, unRAID is simple, you have a failed or failing drive, the data is simulated until you replace the drive, done. I run four unRAID servers, two have 30 drives in them and the other two are smaller. Once of my large servers have dual 8 core Xeons and runs Plex along with a bunch of other dockers. I seldom have to do anything to it, it just does it's thing and hums along. You can certainly build an all in one unRAID server and run a Windows vm and have the server be a media/storage/file server, you just needs to decide what kind of case you want, if you want hot swap drives, how many you want etc, but it's totally doable.
  9. You can always roll back to the previous RC you were running. Updated all of my servers, a couple from 6.6.1 no issues.
  10. Quick search finds this, might work? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157582
  11. Need to know what kind case you have so as to recommend a board that will fit. How many SATA ports do you need? What kind of fan do you have space for inside your case? Are you going to try and stick with your current CPU or upgrade? Budget?
  12. Drives will fail, it's not if, but when. I like to have at least one spare of a few different sizes on hand that I have already pre cleared ready to go just in case.
  13. I won't buy anything smaller than 6TB these days, simply not worth it for me. I also won't buy refurbed drives, while you can get lucky and get a deal, they usually come with limited warranties and I'd rather spend the extra few $$ to get the two or three year warranty. When the 8TB Seagate externals are on sale for $179 CAD then they are a deal and I'll buy a bunch, but I haven't see that price in awhile now so I am waiting. I have 17 of the 8TB Seagate's deployed between three of my unRAID servers, no issues in over three years.
  14. Computers can be funny, I don't like disturbing stuff unless there is a compelling reason to do so, I've seen it too many times when stuff is running fine for ages and you do something little and it blows up or starts behaving strangely, as in this case with the random hangs. That being said, sometimes it's a sign of a failing component or something else, it's never necessarily easy to diagnose. As for longevity, sure consumer drives don't have the lifespan of more expensive enterprise drives, but they should still last 5-6 years and other components like fans and power supplies may fail before that.
  15. It's probably greyed out because a parity sync is in process, when the drive is rebuilt you will be allowed to create a share. I've never noticed this before, so I am just guessing, but it makes sense to me.
  16. I have an Antec 1200 case with older horizontal 4 in 1 cages, I have an ATX board with a 16 port RAID controller, the cables that connect to the RAID controller plug in at the end of the card and my 4 in 1 bays hit them if I try and push them in all the way, so I have to leave them out a little which is ok as the server is a second back up server that is powered off most of the time. If you aren't using any HBA's that have cables that plug in at the end of the card, you should be fine.
  17. Not sure how you come to the conclusion that an all SSD is more realistic, for who? SSD's beyond 2TB are quite expensive and if I want a storage array greater than 10-20TB, how does using all SSD's work or even become affordable?
  18. I agree, purchase the largest parity drive your budget will allow, maybe even 10TB, then you are not limited by 4TB and can add anything from 4TB all the way up to 10TB.
  19. I would consider any of the following alternatives: Cloud based sharing A named brand NAS from Qnap or Synology Unraid is fantastic, I love it for home use, would I use it at work no. Why? Several reasons, but the biggest is that support is forum based, and you simply don't want to using something for mission critical data that has only forum based support. You need to be able to pick up the phone and call a support line or start a web chat with a support agent, anyone from your office needs to be able to do this, in case you are ill or on vacation. Putting something like unRAID in your office entrusts it's support to you and you only, not a good idea.
  20. I have a question, can you do this on an existing install of unRAID or does it require a completely new install? There are no CPU limitations with this are there? I understand on windows you have to have a gen 8 CPU, my unRAID server has Xeon CPU's, will this still work?
  21. While you can certainly do this, you could also do something a little different if you have budget. You could look at having the pc run unRAID just for storage of your media and offload Kodi to something else. Lots of devices can run Kodi as it is pretty lightweight, I run Kodi on Nvidia Shield's which is overkill just for Kodi but I use them for other things too. I like this setup because my servers just do storage and the Shield's run Kodi, works well for me.
  22. Do you have a UPS? If not consider getting one, unRAID can shut down your server gracefully in the event of a power outage
  23. I have four unRAID servers, my largest is 141TB, if I add them all up it comes to 411TB
  24. Having trouble finding the previous version so I can roll back, any help would be appreciated.