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  1. I did a parity check last night just to make sure I wasn’t going mad: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Sorry that’s when I start a parity check every month. I’ll check my settings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I normally have to reboot after a parity check (3am). It takes dockers down... There’s enough power in the NUC for what I need, it stays at 40%. I was just wondering if I should start a new path. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. That’s true, I’m currently monitoring Plex with tautuli through home assistant to see what’s going on. To be fair the easiest thing to do is replace my router with an R7800, an Apple TV upstairs to replace the nexus player and hardwire it. Then I probably wouldn’t be transcoding at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hey all, Bare with me while I slightly ramble. I've been running UnRaid on a miniITX board in a LianLi Q25b case for about 5 years. It's a Pentium3.2ghz build with 8GB DDR3 ram, 3x3TB data, 1x3TB parity and a 120GB SSD for cache. I run a number of dockers, mainly Plex is the biggie, no VMs. I also run an IntelNUC Celeron on Ubuntu for home automation, this is also up 24/7 and runs lots of Dockers like Home-Assistant, Node-REd, Mosquitto, MariaDB etc. The reason I moved all that stuff to an NUC instead of keeping it in UnRaid was because of Parity checks taking it down which wasn't a good WAF. I'm pretty happy with the setup. I do see plex spiking the CPU, but I mainly just don't like having two places to maintain dockers and the NUC won't run Plex very well. I also need to Update my Router (a Linksys e4200....old!). So I started thinking I could upgrade my UnRaid server, run Proxmox, Virtualize Unraid as a guest and also run my dockers in another VM and even PFSense in another. This would require me to rebuild, get a Fractal Node 8, new MB, new CPU, probably another 8GB ram and a new NIC card. I'm hoping that would be all. What do you guys/gals think of this approach? Would you do it? Is it a big no-no bringing it all together into one. Any alternatives or suggestions? I'm thinking of building it slowly over a few months, so could look out for eBay deals, I'm not after blazing, just enough+. Thanks for any thoughts on the matter. Christian
  6. Hey all, I’ve been a happy UnRaid user for about 5 years now. I was thinking of upgrading my machine to an i5 for helping Plex with transcoding, but that got me thinking: CURRENT BUILD intel pentium G3420 3.2ghz ASUS H81I-Plus 1x8Gb RAM Sata card 4x3Tb WD Greens 120GB Kingston SSD 300w ST30SF Bronze PSU LianLi q25b case What are my upgrade options for getting something powerful enough to run steam? I only have a Retropie for games, not really interested in most console games (Switch is another matter), so steams indie games appeal. I thought I had two pcie ports, but looks like only one, so I’d at least be looking at motherboard+cpu+gpu. Case looks like it supports 2 cards, not sure if I’d have to update psu. At that point should I look at a new build? Was thinking of streaming over Ethernet to RetroPie as my machine is under the stairs. I’m well out of my depths with this one so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Christian
  7. That is very helpful, thank you for taking the time to reply so thoroughly. I’ll look out for an i5 I think, unless an i7 pops up that’s a steal. Regards Christian Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. To revive an old thread... ive been running this setup for a few years now. I have offloaded a lot of home automation services to a different device, but still use this for Plex, which I think could do with a bit of help with transcoding. CURRENT BUILD intel pentium G3420 3.2ghz ASUS H81I-Plus 1x8Gb RAM Sata card 4x3Tb WD Greens 120GB Kingston SSD 300w ST30SF Bronze PSU RAM never really goes above 30% CPU is both cores 100% when transcoding. Can I get away with an i5 or even i7 (socket 1150) with this build/psu? My alternative would probably be to leave this alone and upgrade my docker server to an i5 NUC. thanks for any new advice.
  9. Hey All. I have a few dockers/VMss that require access to the same USB hardware. If I unplug the device (for part of it's functionality), when I plug it in again it's at a different port. This also seems to happen when switching dockers, but I haven't confirmed that yet. So what I'd like to do is have unraid find the device and link it too /dev/myUSB or something like that, so even if it updates the containers/VMs will still be pointing at the correct hardware. Possible in UnRaid? This is usually done with udev, but I don't think it's possible that way. Thanks Christian
  10. Thanks, that worked! Can we now bind an integrated gpu to a VM yet?
  11. I'm trying to install either Ubuntu or Debian server, can't get past this screen, any advice? Here is the XML: <domain type='kvm'> <name>Ubuntu</name> <uuid>70152094-9d5e-b809-38b8-e1aa103cd8dc</uuid> <metadata> <vmtemplate xmlns="unraid" name="Ubuntu" icon="ubuntu.png" os="ubuntu"/> </metadata> <memory unit='KiB'>1048576</memory> <currentMemory unit='KiB'>1048576</currentMemory> <memoryBacking> <nosharepages/> </memoryBacking> <vcpu placement='static'>1</vcpu> <cputune> <vcpupin vcpu='0' cpuset='0'/> </cputune> <os> <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-q35-2.5'>hvm</type> <loader readonly='yes' type='pflash'>/usr/share/qemu/ovmf-x64/OVMF_CODE-pure-efi.fd</loader> <nvram>/etc/libvirt/qemu/nvram/70152094-9d5e-b809-38b8-e1aa103cd8dc_VARS-pure-efi.fd</nvram> </os> <features> <acpi/> <apic/> </features> <cpu mode='host-passthrough'> <topology sockets='1' cores='1' threads='1'/> </cpu> <clock offset='utc'> <timer name='rtc' tickpolicy='catchup'/> <timer name='pit' tickpolicy='delay'/> <timer name='hpet' present='no'/> </clock> <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff> <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot> <on_crash>restart</on_crash> <devices> <emulator>/usr/local/sbin/qemu</emulator> <disk type='file' device='cdrom'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/> <source file='/mnt/user/VM/ubuntu-12.04.5-server-i386.iso'/> <target dev='hda' bus='sata'/> <readonly/> <boot order='2'/> <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/> </disk> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-ehci1'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x7'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci1'> <master startport='0'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0' multifunction='on'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci2'> <master startport='2'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x1'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci3'> <master startport='4'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x2'/> </controller> <controller type='sata' index='0'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x1f' function='0x2'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pcie-root'/> <controller type='pci' index='1' model='dmi-to-pci-bridge'> <model name='i82801b11-bridge'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x1e' function='0x0'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='2' model='pci-bridge'> <model name='pci-bridge'/> <target chassisNr='2'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x01' slot='0x01' function='0x0'/> </controller> <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x02' slot='0x02' function='0x0'/> </controller> <interface type='bridge'> <mac address='52:54:00:04:14:96'/> <source bridge='br0'/> <model type='virtio'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x02' slot='0x01' function='0x0'/> </interface> <serial type='pty'> <target port='0'/> </serial> <console type='pty'> <target type='serial' port='0'/> </console> <channel type='unix'> <source mode='connect'/> <target type='virtio' name='org.qemu.guest_agent.0'/> <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/> </channel> <input type='tablet' bus='usb'/> <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/> <input type='keyboard' bus='ps2'/> <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' websocket='-1' listen='' keymap='en-us'> <listen type='address' address=''/> </graphics> <video> <model type='qxl' ram='65536' vram='65536' vgamem='16384' heads='1'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x0'/> </video> <memballoon model='virtio'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x02' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/> </memballoon> </devices> </domain>
  12. Hey all, I have a small build based off MiniITX that I've got an OSX VM installed on to offload some of the more RAM intensive stuff I do that my ageing MacbookPro can't handle anymore the poor thing. I currently VNC into this, but it's not ideal. What I'd like to do is hook up a Monitor and Input Devices and use it as a proper desktop, problem is I don't have enough room for a Graphics Card. So here is my current build: Lian Li PC-Q25B Asus H81I-PLUS Motherboard Intel Pentium G3420 Dual Core CPU Syba SATA III 4 Port PCI-e x1 Controller SilverStone SST-ST30SF HyperX FURY Series 8GB Ideally I'd like the least amount of money spent and time swapping out, but only if it's the best solution. So I have 8 SATA Ports with the current setup, to get that I'd have to go to a server grade M-ITX board (good solution), which would free up the PCI port for graphics card. Other option is to get a Node804 chassis, M-ATX motherboard, probably new CPU, probably new PSU, which is starting to look like a totally new build. Any other options or suggestions? Thanks Christian P.s. Is anyone currently using a OSX VM as a main machine? What do you think...
  13. Have a look at OpenHab. Also if you go ZWave you don't need a separate hub, you can just use a USB transmitter/receiver in your UnRaid machine.
  14. Ahh so in the XML it was trying to use core 1 & 2? I only have a 2 core Pentium, so have cores 0 & 1... I'm at work at the minute so can't get access through the VNC port, but I've updated that and will check it out tonight. Thanks Christian