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  1. S80_UK

    Unraid OS version 6.6.0 available

    Minor question - I was on 6.6.0-RC4 with the Next branch selected in the update options. This stable relase is NOT flagged as an available update in the UI in this case - I learned about it from the forum. Should it have been flagged in the UI as available and then the Next/Stable switch reset to Stable after updating? Or even just flagged as available (leaving the switch where it was)? Edit - I just realised the notification was set to "Once per day" - probably the window to the next notification had not yet elapsed. Therefore this is probaby a non-issue. The update went OK, BTW. Thanks for all the hard work. Unraid continues to deliver.
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    [SOLD] Cooler Master 4-in-3 Drive Cage

    Sorry - all of them are in use as per my sig. (I thought I replied already, but maybe that got lost in the transition to the new forum.)
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    Sad to see ...

    Agree - this would be a big help.
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    Welcome to Unraid.net

    I quite like the new forum pages and look, although I am setting the browser zoom to less than 100% (actually using 80%) for just about the first time ever. And my avatar looks to be in keeping with the new colour scheme. 😉
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    Server key transfer

    This is not the case. It used to be the case that trial installations were only allowed three devices, but trial installs have not had this restriction for quite some time. So it should be possible to build the second server and then transfer the key, using the original USB device with the new server. It is true that the .key file is tied to the USB drive, and that it what forces you to take this step. You would need to take advice on the steps to use the old USB drive and key with the new disk configuration, but I believe that is perfectly doable. As @Squid mentions, trial installs have a time limit, although you are able to apply for an extension. https://lime-technology.com/pricing/
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    unRAID OS version 6.5.3-rc2 available

    Update for me also painless. Congrats on the move(s), too.
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    Question about existing feature or plugin?

    Basically, yes. I put them in pairs so I do 1 and 2, 3 and 4, etc. Buy you can do more. Note that this is very simplistic - there is no logging or error checking, so if it goes wrong somewhere you won't know if you don't watch it. So I run each script twice. The first time through it does the sync with the files being deleted / copied / updated as needed. The second time it should complete quickly because there's nothing more to do.
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    Question about existing feature or plugin?

    It may be possible to do what you suggest. But you already mention that you will have a backup server. So this is what I do... On the main server I have the user shares, and I put them on different disks as needed. Some shares are on one disk only; some big shares are on more than one disk. On my backup server I have a different share structure. I have one share for each disk on the main server. So I created some shares called "disk1backup", "disk2backup", and so on. These can be on single disks or multiple disks. There is no requirement to match the disk layout of the main server on the backup server. Then I have some simple rsync scripts to backup from each disk on the main server to each disk backup share on the backup server. I can run that one a week, once a month or whenever I need. If I lose a disk in the main server due to a hardware failure, and if parity is not enough to recover for some reason, then the disk backup share on the backup server will allow me to get back all the data on the lost disk(s) on the main server, on a disk by disk basis. Here is an example of the script command that I use to create disk copies on the backup server. In this example my backup server is named "BackupServer", and the share for the backup from disk 1 on the main serviver is called "Disk1-backup". rsync -av -W --xattrs --delete --timeout=3600 --progress /mnt/disk1/* BackupServer::mnt/user/Disk1-backup Note the the rsync daemon must be set up on the backup server for this to work in this way. Some users run a script on the backup to pull the files from the main server. It is probably safer that way around, but I haven't set mine up that way.
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    [Plug-In] unBALANCE

    Obviously if there was no parity drive then parallel operations would be faster provided there was no overlap inthe drives being used by each of the move operations. Risk could be reduced by using something like the File Integrity Plugin and checking everything afterwards. Another considerationis backups - I wouldn't even attempt this without a backup of all files being moved. Parity or File Integrity can help you identify whether there have been problems with the move, but neither can fix the data if a file was lost or became corrupted for some reason.
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    APCTEST tool crashes

    Ah yes - the battery change date discussion. Thanks for reminding me. Glad you got it sorted, anyway.
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    [Plug-In] unBALANCE

    In a system with a parity drive any moves involve reading and writing to the parity drive. I don't see a benefit in queuing and running multiple moves in parallel. In such a case, individual moves would then take longer, and since the parity drive would be modifying blocks of data possibly in very different locations, the added seek times on the parity drive would increase the total time to move all of the files quite significantly.
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    APCTEST tool crashes

    Useful summary here...
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    RocketRAID 2680SGL

    I had a 2680... Not a good experience. Binned it in the end. Support from HighPoint for other operating systems was also pretty patchy.
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    Preclear plugin

    Off topic - it's about 30 years since I was designing hard disk controller hardware and writing test software for it. In those days you had to know how it all worked, otherwise it didn't work at all.
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    System notifications bar

    The thing is, different use cases require different levels of notification. A server that is powered 24/7 certainly benefits from having the email notifications set up, although it is not always easy to get it right (depending on your ISP and email provider) and that is what I use on my main server. But emails from my backup server which is generally powered maybe two or three times a month and maybe only for an hour or so are probly not a help to me, since my workflow dictates that the first thing I look at when I power it up is the web UI. I think not making the rule strict, as it is now, is a resonable way to go. Only time will tell if that is the best option.