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  1. I don't expect different browsers to behave identically, so I was surprised to find that Firefox, Chrome, Brave and Safari (the four browsers I have installed) actually do behave identically in this respect. I think the slight delay before the tool-tip appears is to avoid the mess of flashing pop-ups that would otherwise appear while moving the mouse pointer around. I find it very easy: just hover the pointer over the gears icon for a second and the state of the switches is revealed. I can't speak for other operating systems (I'd be surprised if Windows was very different in this respect) or t
  2. It looks a lot neater, making much better use of the limited space, and your efforts are much appreciated. The change took a little while to get used to but it's very worthwhile, in my opinion. I can't believe that anyone needs to change the switches often so it makes sense to move them to a secondary page. The tool-tips all work fine with my browser/OS combination (macOS/Firefox). Move the mouse pointer over an icon and it changes to a hand with a pointing finger. After one second the tool-tip appears and stays there until I move the pointer away from the icon. This avoi
  3. Well, that worked fine. It's all installed and it found a security update and a new version of Safari, which also installed without a problem. There's also an update to Big Sur offered but I'm ignoring that - other people have tried it and report that it trashes the existing Catalina VM. I don't have a suitable GPU in this server to try to pass through but I have an RX 580 in another server that works. There are a lot of steps to complete after the installation, including setting up OpenCore to make the vdisk bootable, choosing a machine type and checking t
  4. I've only just started, on a test server that has never had any version of MacInABox installed before and it's looking promising so far. I just accepted all the defaults and made sure Catalina was the macOS version chosen (it is the default). The VM icon is the default one because I don't use Ed's method. I'll add my own later.
  6. I used an early version of the container to make a Big Sur VM, though it wasn't as straight-forward as the instructions suggest and I had to re-try several times. It has since been updated two or three times and it seems not to work properly in its current state. Certainly, getting it to download the Big Sur recovery media seems problematic and the user scripts seem to take longer than expected to show up. Maybe I'll try to set up a Catalina VM from scratch on a test server and see how it goes. If I have any success, I'll report back. One thing that seems certain to cause failure is if you cha
  7. Alternatively, if you only want a 2-port SATA controller, ones based on the ASMedia chips (such as the ASM1061 or 1062) are cheap and compatible.
  8. It depends how your current cache disk is formatted and the general health of your server. You won't get any useful answers unless you provide your diagnostics. There's just too much guesswork involved.
  9. I haven't done it myself but is this any use to you?
  10. It's difficult to say, really. Your diagnostics might reveal an underlying problem or maybe you really are moving a lot of small files, in which case 16 MB/s is not unexpected. I trim mine once a day but there's no hard and fast rule.
  11. How is your server's BIOS configured to behave in the event of a power failure? There should be a choice either to reboot or to stay powered down when the power is restored. If you set it to stay powered down then you'll know if there has been a power outage. However, the system is telling you that you have a hardware problem. Memory is always a suspect when things crash or behave unpredictably. Have you run a MemTest from the boot menu? Another piece of hardware that is problematic with Unraid and with Linux in general is your Marvell-based SATA controller. Finally, since you're using a 1000-
  12. This article should answer your questions: There's a version of Plex that runs under Windows. I wasn't suggesting you use it, just explaining that some versions of Plex include some support for AMD GPUs while others don't. The note in the blue box on that page shows what I mean. You would probably get the results you want by using an Nvidia GPU, simply because they are better supported in Plex. Follow the links on that page to help you choose the card that best suits your needs.
  13. I'd try all the available options in the linked article before giving up. Have you tried option 2 (btrfs restore)?
  14. There is no support in the Linux version of Plex for hardware encode or decode using AMD GPUs, therefore there is none in the Docker version. There is in the Windows version but it's provided "as is" and it may not work for everyone. Docker containers can make use of AMD iGPUs if they are written to make use of them. For example, the FoldingAtHome container detects the iGPU in Ryzen APUs but there is no support for OpenCL built into the container so the iGPU can't be used. If OpenCL support were to be added then it could be used. Passing an iGPU through to a VM is problematic. I've never had a
  15. I don't know about VMXNET3 - is your Unraid server itself a VM? Regarding the Catalina download,