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Everything posted by testdasi

  1. Are you reusing parts e.g. an existing Xeon motherboard? Otherwise, I don't see why you would opt for the dual 2014 Xeon. 5+ years is an eternity for tech stuff and old GHz is usually slower than new GHz. In terms of cost, Ryzen / Threadripper should be in similar range to dual Xeon all things considered.
  2. First try passing through both the GPU and its HDMI audio device. Passing through just one usually doesn't work. Failing that, try stubbing the 1080 by adding this to your syslinux after "append": vfio-pci.ids=10de:1b06,10de:10ef Reboot and try again (passing through both GPU and HDMI audio) Failing that, backup your motherboard BIOS then update it to latest BIOS and try again.
  3. Did you get the Fractal Design 804? It has integrated 3-speed fan controller. If you connected the case fan to the motherboard instead of the case controller then you can try the app but I have never managed to get motherboard fan controlled through a VM. If the app doesn't work then you can try Use the plugin Dynamix System Autofan - this doesn't always work, particularly with new hardware but worth a try Use fan profile in BIOS I use BIOS. Once the profiles are setup, I never touch them again.
  4. Try rescanning scsi bus. Run this command in console / ssh / script. rescan-scsi-bus
  5. Try using the rclone plugin and not the rclone beta.
  6. Team Drive as in Google Team Drive (now renamed as Shared Drive)? If so, you don't need VM. There's a rclone plugin that install rclone at boot. It's a popular option to combine Gdrive and Unraid.
  7. Not an AMD expert but I haven't heard of the 1050T, only 1055T. If it were the 1055T you were talking about then the Ryzen 5 1600 is more than powerful enough. In terms of motherboard, I recommend getting a Gigabyte board because it allows you to pick which PCIe slot as the primary display aka Initial Display Output i.e. what Unraid boots with. If you need an additional GPU (super low-end one will do) for Unraid to boot with so having that option helps save you from wasting the fast 1st PCIe slot. While it's possible to pass through an only / primary GPU, having a 2nd GPU just makes life much easier so getting a Gigabyte mobo will leave that option open for you. 16GB RAM is a decent amount, half for the Sims VM and half for Unraid. Tutorials, just search SpaceInvader One on Youtube.
  8. Please attach image files directly to the post. While you are at it, Tools -> Diagnostics -> attach zip file.
  9. When changing BIOS and machine type, ALWAYS start a new template.
  10. Are you 100% sure you got the right vbios from Techpowerup? It's pretty common on here for people reporting problem passing through GPU due to wrong vbios.
  11. Perhaps try creating a brand new USB stick from scratch and see if it boots.
  12. No idea due to lack of details. Tools -> Diagnostics -> attach zip file What steps did you follow? Did you dump your own vbios? Did you download it from Techpowerup? What is your hardware, particularly motherboard? What's your mobo BIOS version?
  13. There isn't because Plex will never update the guideline to make sure it doesn't get inundated with "why is it not working" queries. Even just considering H264, the massive variation in possible bit-rate alone would make even their 2000 passmark guideline not entirely safe. Based on my own testing (albeit anecdotal), Intel CPU from around 2015 and AMD CPU from Ryzen can handle 1 "typical" H264 1080p stream with just about 1000 passmark, H265 1080p with about 1800-2000. By typical I mean the stuff that I have, which I assume to be typical because I'm just a regular bloke.
  14. There isn't a control in UD to spin down devices on demand. Doing it through USB is also a hit-and-miss. However, most external HDD controllers will spin down on its own after a while without any user intervention. If yours isn't spinning down, it's likely that something is still accessing the drive.
  15. I have read that post and didn't like the shouty Trumpy attitude and its rubbish condescending product-placement TL;DR. The correct TL;DR is: "Only transcode if your server is capable; otherwise, get a client that supports direct play.". And no, those rules aren't rules, as to what "rules" are typically understood to be (unless you define rules as "rules are meant to be broken" sorta definition).
  16. I'm not "most" then. LOL. I have been transcoding 4k for quite some time now, without GPU / iGPU acceleration.
  17. Try creating a new template with same settings, except for: Pick Q35-4.2 machine type Point your vdisk path to /mnt/cache instead of /mnt/user Also, while your VM is hanging (wait maybe 5 minutes just to be sure anything that can be logged has been logged) Go to Tools -> Diagnostics -> attach zip file Take a screenshot of your Dashboard (make sure it shows your CPU load) Where is your video file stored? On the array? If so, I would suggest copying it down to your vdisk and try again to eliminate network-related issue.
  18. If your drive doesn't work with MakeMKV / Ripper docker (assuming settings were done correctly) then it's a more fundamental problem than whether it can be passed through or not. No amount of support will help if Linux (kernel) doesn't like the drive (or combination of drive + controller). It's unlikely to be Unraid specific (e.g. given the fact that my optical drive works seamlessly with MakeMKV / Ripper with zero effort). You might want to try booting into a Linux distro to see if it detects and works with your optical drive to begin with.
  19. Posting some screenshots may help with diagnosing your problem. While you are at it, run a disk check on your USB stick. A corrupted USB stick has been known to cause weird problems. Also, do you have your server exposed to the Internet? We need to eliminate the possibility that you got hacked and had your root password changed.
  20. I suspect you will never get a straight answer because everything is highly "it depends" e.g. bitrate, HDR vs SDR, H264 vs H265, etc. Considering you seem to have the parts, just get an Unraid trial license and try it out. The guideline is archaic and is overly conservative with modern CPU's (after hardware acceleration was implemented) and very certainly not applicable to Intel Quick Sync.
  21. No, there's isn't anything that say you "cant" switch between the two. I prefer /mnt/cache for best performance (and stability e.g. I have never had the db corruption problem with Plex that plagued some Unraid 6.7.x users). But then I have a 2TB cache + my temp space is mounted unassigned + I write direct to array so I never run out of cache space (unless there's a major problem)
  22. I would advice against water-cooling. For servers, stability is more important than bling and boastability. Competent air coolers such as those made by Noctua are more than sufficient to cool even Epyc so there's really no need to increase the number of potential points of failure by going liquid. (Of course, you shouldn't be overclocking storage servers so no overclocking cooling argument here please). With regards to GPU, AMD GPU for Plex transcoding means you need to pass it through to a VM. The reset issue plaguing AMD GPU's (which AMD isn't fixing any time soon) will make your plan tricky at best and impossible at worst. If you are planning to use hardware transcoding, a better option probably is to rely on the Unraid Nvidia build from the LS.io guys + something like a Nvidia Quadro P2000. It wil also save you needing a low-end GPU for Unraid to boot with (Unraid will boot with and use the P2000 for transcoding in the Plex docker) + any VM overhead. Btw, I recommend Gigabyte motherboard to give you more flexibility to place your GPU (i.e. don't have to waste the fast 1st PCIe slot on a GPU that Unraid boots with). With regards to HDD, due to how HDD fails in probabilistic manner, it's always better (statistically) to get fewer large capacity drives rather than more lower capacity drives. And spread out your acquisition of drives to reduce the risk of buying a whole lot of drives from the same problematic batch (which makes acquiring fewer large capacity drives even more beneficial). With regards to NVMe SSD, avoid QLC like the plague. Also make sure you double check the controllers of the SSD. Some controllers don't like being passed through and/or requires special syslinux boot option etc. (Google is your bestie here). Now to your questions. 1. ZFS is not official supported although there's a ZFS plugin (which Wendell trusts enough to recommend Steve for his prod server). To be honest though, if you are not happy with Storage Space write speed then you won't be that much happier with ZFS write speed and 100% definitely won't be happy with Unraid native array write speed. What sort of speed are you expecting? Why would you want ZFS instead of Unraid native array? 2. Your concern about RAM is not valid (assuming you populate the full quad channels) due to (a) 3rd gen TR using IO die instead of the old gluing method and (b) Unraid RAM management is no different from any other Linux distro RAM management (i.e. depending on the kernel). TL;DR: no need to worry about RAM distribution. 3. The Unraid cache pool has evolved from being just write cache to being a vital part in a full Unraid experience, particularly with dockers and VM. So you will need a cache drive. How often do you copy over those hundred-GB files? (and similar to Q1 - what sort of speed are you expecting? how critical is such speed requirement?) 4. Yes to everything you asked. Dockers to Unraid is like apps for your phone / Windows. I have not heard of any diff in terms of functionality. 5. The number of USB controllers available for passing through depends on the chipset. You should be able to pass through at least 1 controller to a VM. I would not call it difficult - took me 15 minutes, 10 of which involved watching a Youtube video. 6. You can't run Unraid on an SSD. Strictly USB stick only. (not that there's any benefit). 7. There's a Youtube video for that.
  23. You have to purposely set things up with the Virgin Media router to expose your network to the Internet so unless you have done something, your server isn't visible by default.
  24. The wiring should not affect your ability to put a (true) x16 card in a x8 slot (with x16 length). Power is always wired. It's the data pipes that are not. Your card theoretically will run slower but not many things can saturate PCIe 3.0 x8 anyway so real life performance hit is unlikely to be significant. If the LSI card is currently working with Unraid then moving it around should be fine. The 1st exception is if you pass it through to a VM, which I don't think you are doing. The 2nd exception is if you accidentally stub it but you should be able to detect that very quickly since all your drives plugged into the LSI won't show up (needless to say, turn off array auto start first). No bottlenecking. In fact, you want to use CPU slots for most critical devices.