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  1. Ahh - thank you @itimpi! So the key is that any old HDD CAN be moved into a "new" array so long as there is no existing Parity in the target array -that makes sense. So I will wait to create the parity in the new array until I can decommission the old array. Thanks, Bertrand.
  2. Based on this I can NOT move my disks to a new server unless I also move the existing USB drive. -Correct? Adding data drives from an existing server to a NEW server / USB forces the drives to get cleared? Is there no way to do a physical drive move / import? I have close to 8TB of mixed data on the current drives... Thanks, BR
  3. I know this has been asked before, but I am doing something a little different. I am building a new server from scratch with NEW cache, larger parity drive, CPU etc. To replace a 5 year old system. Question - I have 4 HDD's in my old server I'd like to transfer into the new along with all the data intact. Can I simply re add the folders & data from the old drives to the "new" shares (same name) on the new server? OR do I need to transfer my USB key and all the settings? I'm trying to start fresh where I can. I was planning to use a new USB key and request a license transfer. New server is currently on a trial license. I have no encryption or anything unusual... I plan to rebuild all my dockers and restore my VM's from backups. Thanks in advance, BR
  4. I am about to upgrade my 5+ year old UR server and would love some feedback on my build ideas. I will be using the new server as my home NAS, shared Plex server with HW transcoding (GTX1050), VM host for my primary Win 10 PC using GTX1060 passthrough and a long list of Dockers and smaller VM’s The new build will be based on a Asus x99 Rampage Extreme with a reliable Intel 5960x 8c/16t and 32GB Ram. I am planning on adding a new 1TB NVME M.2 drive as my new cache + a large number of existing HDD’s from my current server and some new data drives. Including standalone? SATA SSD’s for torrents and VM drives. My questions: I am not really concerned about cache "data protection" and creating a cache pool. BUT if I wanted to, can I mix NVME and SATA in the cache pool? -any pros / cons? Any pros / cons to keeping my discrete SSD’s OUT of the cache pool to be used as specific dedicated workload targets? One SSD will be dedicated to my Torrent docker. One will be dedicated for my W10 VM… OR do I put all the SSD’s including the NVME drive into the cache pool and just let all the data live in the default locations? I don’t recall if there is any sort of load balancing in the cache pool… When migrating from my old server, Can I (should I) simply put the current USB flash boot drive in the new system and start everything up? – OR should I start fresh and build up the new server with a NEW boot flash and migrate my dockers, VM’s, existing data drives etc under a trial license? Then move the license over to the new server? -not sure if this is possible… Thanks in advance! Bertrand.
  5. Hi All - sorry if this has been asked, I did search and did not see an answer... How can I reduce logging or enforce log rotation? After only a few weeks NginxProxyManager is generating and keeping a LOT of log files. especially in "appdata\NginxProxyManager\log\letsencrypt\" Thanks, BR
  6. Thanks, my little ITX based server board is already maxed out for internal drives, hence the reason I use the great UD plugin. I will soon upgrade my cache drive to 512 or even 1 tb since that hosts most of the busy workloads on my server. Is there anything I can/should be doing to make sure the usb3 connection is using the fastest/ stable config under Unraid? Cheers, BR
  7. Hi All, UnRaid 6.6.6 UD Plugin 2018.12.30a Mounting an external 8TB USB3 HDD - "STEB8000100" Freshly formatted the entire 8TB as XFS I've noticed "lately" (I think since the 6.6.6 update?) that I often loose my UD drive mount. Rebooting the entire server seem to bring it back but it is not an ideal solution. I use the UD mount for 3 main operations. 1.) A target for the latest "CA Backup / Restore Appdata" plugin - backups go into separate folders. 2.) A folder share for my "LibreELEC_Kodi" VM where I store & play very large (40-60GB) UHD/4K movies. 3.) A backup file path / location for my "binhex-rtorrentvpn" docker -mounted with the SLAVE R/W option. I have a single small 250GB cache SSD where most of my active torrents seed from. However when seeding several large torrents I sometimes move them to the UD folder to free up space on my SSD. My UD mount can have anywhere from 5 to several hundred open files - depending on the Torrents I might be seeding. In general performance from the UD mount is awesome. No problem streaming 50GB 4K MKV's to the Kodi VM. While simultaneously seeding a few torrents. My question is: Is there a practical limit to what sort of load I should expect from a decent 7K SATA USB3 drive mounted via Unassigned Devices? Is having a few hundred open files across the USB3 link too many? -And maybe causing the plugin to crash? In general if I leave it alone, UD seems fine. But If I do a large file copy to/from from my W10 PC it seems to suddenly dismount and things go sideways... Thanks for all the great work. Bertrand.
  8. Fantastic work! Followed instructions to a "T" and now my moderate home network is add free!!! Thank you, BR
  9. Nope but LE 8.2 is easy to install from scratch. I just upgraded to a passive GTX 1030 in my UnRAid server, rebuilding the VM from scratch took less than 5 min. Follow these steps: You don't need to mess with the XML file anymore if you follow the general idea in the following video. and these: Butter smooth video and complete HD audio pass-through. The only thing I noticed was idle VM CPU cycles seem to be higher than the old 6.02 OpenElec I was running before. Cheers, BR
  10. Great docker! Thanks for the hard work -I much prefer over CouchP... Questions: 1) Can an Indexer be weighted or preferred. When two very similar results are found from I would prefer to download from my primary private tracker (IPTorrents) 2) If I have my DL client (ruTorrentVPN docker by Binhex) configured to "move completed DL's via Hardlink" -which copy does Radarr import from? The original (still seeding) location in my /incomplete folder, or the moved & completed copy in my /completed folder? Ideally after Radarr grabs a movie I want to move (hard-link) it off my smallish SSD cache drive to a "completed" share on UnRaid. From there import the movie into Radarr & my library... The goal is to download active torrents on the SSD cache drive them move & continue seeding the completed torrent from a regular UnRaid share. (Beer fund donation sent!) BR
  11. I noticed there is a new version - any specific updates? FYI - I have started to use the Web GUI -much easier than the VNC session. BR
  12. SMTP settings? Maybe I'm just blind, but where do we put the SMTP server for email notifications?.... BR
  13. Bad news - changing the advanced settings makes little / no difference. Backups still "stop" randomly. I've opened another ticket with CloudBerry and they quickly resonded: "Hello Bertrandr,Thank you for reporting. That is a known issue. We are working on the fix and will let you know once it's ready.We apologize for inconvenience caused." I'm still on the trial version (which I like), but until this issue is fixed I'm not buying... BR
  14. Yea my backups to B2 seem to randomly stop as well. I was hoping this recent update would fix it but my backup stalled again this morning. It seems to happen with very large files over 1GB (home video archives). I have since been tweaking the options under the advanced settings. I read somewhere that Backblaze B2 stores in 100mb chunks or blocks and the recommendation was to try and match the incoming "chunk size" from Coudberry to that of Backblaze... But you also need to make sure that CloudBerry has enough RAM assigned to support the number of worker threads and chunk size... The formula to calculate the minimum RAM allocation is <threadcount*2*chunksize> Personally I am using 3 threads, 100mb chunk and 700mb RAM allocated. Read this: So far so good, I have been running a very large backup (87 GB) with many large files for over 3 hours without stalling. I'll report back tomorrow... Cheers, BR
  15. Forced an update to pull down the latest image without any issues. Still using the CloudBerry trial key and Backblaze B2 storage over my 15 mbps (upload) internet connection (Shaw 150 unlimited) Test backup is a 33GB folder on my Unraid with a couple thousand JPEGs Update looks VERY promising!!!! CPU utilization is negligible (5-6% overall) even with encryption enabled -as it should be. Upload speed is maxing out my internet link at a steady 1950+ KB/s (1.95 MB/s) Running for 20 min with little fluctuation in CPU or upload speed Next test will be to see if it stalls after an hour like the previous version. I'll report back when the test finishes... Thanks for the quick turnaround Djoss! BR