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  1. My take... You can do this as described above, but personally I would not do this if I could avoid it. The reason? One of the biggest causes of data loss, whether with Unraid or any other storage system, is human error. Unless you are disciplined in your management of the configuration files on the USB stick, you will at some point make a mistake. And while the server would not start with all the drives in the system not matching the currently active configuration, as soon as you need to do some other maintenance such as replacing a drive or upgrading capacity, there is perhaps another opportunity for things to go wrong. Another consideration is how often you might want to switch between the two servers. At some point it may just be simpler to have two licenses. You can try it and see how you get on, but I would recommend getting a separate license for the second machine in the longer term.
  2. As @JorgeB says - your CPU will be fine for basic file storage. I started out with much less. And my daughter's Unraid NAS runs perfectly fine on about the same processing power that you have there. Also, well done on testing for yourself with a test-bench set up. It's the best way to learn how this stuff works.
  3. Updated from 6.9.2 to 6.10.0-rc2 without issues. Thanks for this update. Hardware is IvyBridge generation, so relatively old, as per my sig. Despite this, compatibility seems improved vs 6.9.2 with noticeably better display support (no longer restricted to 80x25 on local monitor).
  4. The poll definitely needs a "None of the above" option. Without that I cannot vote. Although I am unlikely to be adding to my existing licenses anytime soon, so perhaps it's irrelevant.
  5. The issue is cause by incompatibility between the HBA card's BIOS and the motherboard's BIOS. That is why cards may work fine in some motherboards but not in others. I have had both scenarios in my setups at different times.
  6. Sorry - but that's not true as far as I am concerned. I have never seen the drives attached to an H310 (or H200) appear in the motherboard's BIOS, but Unraid has always seen them just fine. Drives attached to a motherboard should be visible in the BIOS, of course. And yes, I have also had to do the tape mod on my H310.
  7. Which it would do if we did not then type two and a half messages debating it... It would be nice to have the option to turn it off though.
  8. Diagnostics would help. With adapters like the H310 you won't normally see the drives at the PC's BIOS level. You may see them in the cards BIOS if you specifically enter it. The diagnostics would tell us whether Unraid can see the card and would also tell us what the card can see as far as drives are concerned. (Really annoying that I can't seem to stop the forum s/w highlighting the word "diagnostics" like that.)
  9. Just a comment as an Unraid user for over 10 years... A few times over the years I have had issues with drives glitching or dropping off the array unexpectedly. However, in every single case this was down to poor connections between Molex style plugs and sockets, mostly related to the use of splitters. What may happen is that the "tube" part of the connector opens up slightly, and makes an intermittent connection on the "pin" part of the connector. I have started replacing these, but a temporary fix has sometimes been to try closing up the tube a little with a fine-nosed pair of pliers.
  10. I posted about this a while ago... Have a read of that thread. The suggested method that I give there for recalibrating the UPS settings for a replaced battery is probably what you need. This can all be done from Unraid via a command line window or ssh session for example.
  11. Which is best for you? I honestly cannot say. So much is down to your library, any other tools that you use for control or media management, personal preference, etc. It's also possible that the media player (your Bluesound Node) might also expose strengths or weaknesses in different server programs. I am more familiar with Twonky Server than the others, I suppose, but that might require you to buy a license after a period of time. minidlna is completely free as far as I know. As said before, the best way is to try. At least being able to do that using Docker makes it relatively easy.
  12. So that is a DLNA server and the options that I suggested are broadly similar and therefore should work. minidlna might be a good place to start, at least to prove that it can work. Roon is for those who want in depth information on albums, artists, etc. and offers a potentially better media browsing experience. I tried it, but decided that for me it was not worth the cost. It may claim audio quality benefits - but a good DLNA client and server can stream bit-accurate audio gaplessly, so I am sceptical regarding any additional audio benefit from Roon. One important point to note is that the media browsing and selection options are heavily determined by the DLNA server application and not by the player or the control point / media broswer (if that is separate). Thus, some DLNA software will only let you see a list of 500 artists as a single long list - whereas others (Twonky Server, for example) allow custom search trees, and indexed searches (such as A, B, C, D or ABC, DEF, GHI as a first menu level) which can make life a lot easier. There really is no substitute for trying different server applications with your own player and your own music library. I use Twonky for FLAC streaming, but not the exact version found from Community Applications. I just happen to have been running mine as a process started up from the "go" file on my Unraid flash drive, and I've been doing it that way for the past 10 years, long before Docker was available as a means of running third party applications under Unraid. I also run another DLNA server called AssetUPnP, but again I run that more or less from the command line, not via Docker.
  13. @Scancell Does the Bluesound Node support DLNA? (the product's web pages are seriously lacking in useful information regarding the network streaming protocols that may be supported, and the manual tells me even less.) If so then take a look at Minidlna or Serviio in Community Applications (install that first as a plugin if you don't have it). Also there you will find Twonky Server which may also work for you. In Community Applications just search for dlna and you should be able to find these. Edit: I also see that the player should be able to read files directly from a Samba share, in which case you may not need any additional software at all to access music files from an Unraid share on your home network. See here... https://support.bluos.net/hc/en-us/articles/360000469948--How-do-I-connect-music-on-my-NAS-PC-or-iTunes-Shared-Music-to-BluOS-
  14. It looks like the cycle of alternate good and bad releases of Windows is continuing... 95 - good 98 - bad 98 SE - good ME - bad XP - good Vista - bad 7 - good 8 - bad 10 - good 11 - ???? Ok, that's a little contrived, but from everything that I hear about it, I am getting the feeling that upgrading to 11 any time soon may not be worth the effort.
  15. You need to set it that way in the Time and Date settings - but you have control over where it goes. I also set up some other devices so they get it from Unraid, but that's just me...
  16. It's often the case that your router may offer a local NTP server. My Unraid server gets it from there, and only the router gets time from outside.
  17. Without more info we can only make wild guesses.
  18. I don't see this. How long does it run for before stopping? If it stops when scanning your library, for example, then that is most likely an issue with one or more of your media files, perhaps invalid meta-data. I have the docker running for weeks at a time without issue, and the only restarts are for version updates.
  19. There is some set up of folders in the docker settings, but the Web page is working just fine for me both for looking at the library and for streaming to some clients... http://[IP_address_of_server]:3689 For what it's worth, I have never used this with iTunes - I probably wouldn't know where to start.
  20. I would be very surprised if USB display adapters are generally supported by BIOS or by unRAID, since they often seem to have very specific drivers. One option that is PCIe x1 and full-height is this, but it's not cheap and perhaps it is overkill for your needs... https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards-Components/Graphics-Cards/All-series/GT710-4H-SL-2GD5/ https://www.ebuyer.com/982815-asus-geforce-gt-710-2gb-4-x-hdmi-graphics-card-gt710-4h-sl-2gd5 https://www.newegg.com/asus-geforce-gt-710-gt710-4h-sl-2gd5/p/N82E16814126433
  21. Just a hunch - could it be a fan failure warning? Either a slow fan, an fan not plugged in, or an incorrect BIOS setting for fan monitoring?
  22. You're welcome. I use this on both my servers to help keep an eye on things. It's especially helpful whenever I am moving / upgrading drives.
  23. The Disk Location plugin does this on the multi-disk summary display. It also displays the current temperature of each drive, regardless of whether they are spun up or not.
  24. Memory errors are probably the most likely cause of a file corruption. It could be that the file has been corrupted while being transferred, or it could be that another write to the disk has been written to the wrong place due to a memory error. Is there a possibility that your memory is being run at a higher speed than desirable? A long run of Memtest may show errors in such a case. Also, have you looked at the SMART data for your drives (via the Dashboard)? If in doubt, I suggest that you generate a set of Diagnostics (via the Tools page) and post that with your next message.
  25. I agree with @JorgeB - either that or the fact that I have been using H77 successfully for around 7 years in one of my servers is just an illusion...