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  1. Hi all Noob unraider here but i could use some help on some issues Ive been having over the past 6 weeks. I have a 10 drive system with 8 drives and 2 parity drives. 8 of the drives are the same (SEAGATE EXOS 18tb) and connected via an LSI SAS 2308 PCI-E card. The other 2 data drives are WD red 18tb drives connected via SATA to my MoBo (ASUS Z390M). I also have 2 SSDs connected via SATA and an NVMe drive (which I put in because I literally couldnt find a use for it; I dont use it and quite frankly I think im gonna get rid of it because Last month I had an issue where random drives would get disabled with either read or write errors. I took the suggestion of a few fellow unraiders and would stop the array -> "remove" drive -> start in maintenance mode -> stop array again -> "replace" drive and then do a data rebuild. But when I would do this, another drive would have errors and disable. Finally, i took the suggestion on reddit to check all the cables and took it upon myself to replace my LSI SAS card with an identical one that I had sitting on an unused unraid server that I had from long ago. During this time I had multiple panic attacks that the server was going to fail and my data would be lost. But everything worked out. Things were working well until this week when my Parity 2 drive came up with 2500 read errors and then disabled itself. I'm not sure what caused it. I'm not good at reading logs but I also noted that my system log in memory is at 100% and I see a bunch of errors. Im super hesitant to go through the method described above and wondering if some saavy users here can help me understand what to do and how to fix this, or if I need to do hardware exchange. I also want to fix my issue with the logs. Fix common problems directed me to here. My thought was to change out the motherboard thinking that its a PCIE issue but i want to ensure its not something that I can fix here before trying to convince the spouse to let me buy a new motherboard (she thinks I spend too much money on this as is :P). I'm attaching everything I think will be helpful including images ST18000NM000J-2TV103_ZR54ZAC2-20230202-1653.txt syslog.txt
  2. Hi All Newbie unraider but I had an issue and I wonder if all is lost! Im hoping not because I can see the actual data on the drives by clicking on drive view for most of the disks. 3 days ago I noticed that the server had disabled Disk 5 (red X). The contents were being emulated. I also noticed that disk 1 was getting alot of data written on it. For all my shares I use High Water so this was very surprising. I looked at help and it was suggested I stop the array, remove the disabled disk and re-start in maintenance mode. The array started no issue and drive contents were emulated. I then stopped the array again, re-selected the disabled disk and started it. Now Im undergoing a data rebuild but my disk 1 is now disabled. Oddly also, Disk 3 has alot of errors. Lastly my shares are not visible anymore Im not sure if i messed up and really could use some help! Im not writing anything new to the array (docker is off) until I can sort this. My array is a dual parity 10 disk system with Seagate EXOS 18 tb drives (8 total) and 2 WD red NAS drives 18TB. I did get the entire diagnostics before I made any moves Im attaching them and can get others (I just don't know what to get) If anyone can please help i'd really appreciate it! Disk 5 Smart pre-stopping.txt Disk 5 post stopping and connecting.txt Disk 1 post stopping and connectng.txt
  3. im using the linuxserver one that has nvidida integration. i have tried without success either
  4. Hi all, Could use some help. Recently had to change my Plex account password for security reasons. This completely messed up my unraid Plex server. I’m getting the dreaded no soup for you issue. on 6.9.2 i have a p2000 in my system. I had this issue before and learned how to fix it by rebooting the server and logging into Unraid GUI mode. This let me then boot into GUI desktop where I would login into the Plex localhost webpage at localhost webpage and then log in to fix this ( This time, im having difficulty starting GUI mode. Every time I try to do this all I get is a black screen. I can’t see any GUI. I can see the GUI by booting into safe mode but this won’t let me launch Plex due to a “bad parameter” (assuming it has to do with the nvidia plugin not being loaded. I don’t recall how I built the server back in 2016 but I don’t ever recall ever having to log in to the GUI to setup Plex. This only seems to be an issue when I need to relogin to my account. this honestly is the only app that drives me up a wall. could use a hand? Is there a way I can login to my server account on Plex? Is there a way to access the GUI mode (it used to work on 6.8.2 but I upgraded from 6.9.0 and then 6.9.2 - can I go back to what worked?) is there an easier way to fix this issue without having to login my server GUI? can anyone please help guide me? -ripping my hair out.
  5. Hi All Novice Unraider here. I have a question. Recently built a second unraid server to mainly serve as a a host for game servers/VMs. I have my main media/data server where I care most about my data. This one is sort of a working server that I use for specific actions. Should this one have issues or be lost I wouldnt lose much sleep over it. Both are connected to my APC. I have the USB cable from the APC connected to my my main server and its automatically set to shut down if power doesnt restore to prevent data loss. I'm wondering if there is a docker or program out there that I can use to send a signal over ethernet to my second unraid box to tell it to shut down. The APC only has one USB port. Can anyone point me in the right direction? TY
  6. Hi all, lurker on this fourm. I'm getting the no soup for you after I performed a fresh install of unraid on new hardware (added a new graphics card and processor as well as the fact that my flash drive died). Not sure how to claim my server again. Any help appreciated! Oddly enough this happened in november on my old hardware. I didnt really notice it as I was out of the country until when i came back to several messages from family wondering what ahppened to plex. I was strongly considering building a second more powerful server for plex anyway at the time since my current server wasn't up to snuff with concomitant handbrake use. Is there a guide I can follow for a FRESH plex install? plex forums are not helpful at all
  7. Hi All, forgive me me if this has been posted before. I’ve parsed over the forums extensively and couldn’t find an answer (and would appreciate a link if there is an answer/guide to my question). I have enough parts to build a second 8tb unraid server with parity and cache drive support from a PC given to me (literally will only need a GUID USB drive). My main server runs all of my programs with Plex, nzb, sonar, radar, makemkv and handbrake. The problem I’m experiencing is processor load. I definitely notice a suboptimal experience when I’m using handbrake and makemkv when watching on Plex. I’ve gone ahead and optimized my cpu core pinning. I have been thinking about buying a new mobo and processor to help me overcome this deficit. but with this new pc given to me, I’m wondering if I can build a second unraid box that will focus on doing some of the above tasks (mainly handbrake and makemkv) leaving my more powerful main server to do more of my entertainment things. This new server would be my secondary server. I would want this server to be accessible from the web and be subject to all of the usual controls I put on it. I would want it to know that’s it’s not my main server on my network in terms of any settings I would need to setup. I would like to set it up so that it takes files such as movies from handbrake and then automatically move said files onto my main server when it’s completed automatically. I was seeing that rsync could accomplish this goal but is there a program that’s similar to mover but to move between unraid servers? I remember seeing a space invader one video where he talks about mounting shares from other unraid servers but I can’t find it. Would anyone be able to guide me in this regard? Thank You!
  8. Hi all, have been reading the comments. Huge shoutout and thanks to Spaceinvaderone on this video. I’m posting on here to avoid duplicate threads but I realize this thread is somewhat old. I’m having some issues to get PiHole to work consistently. I followed the video to a T and noticed that the docker works, albeit inconsistently. I first tried to manually set my DNS server on my router. I am using a netgear XR500 with the DumaOS. My internet would work briefly but then it would freeze across all my devices. When this would happen i wouldn’t even have the chance to access my router Web GUI or the unraid GUI. It wouldn’t only fix after power cycle my router and then quickly log in and change router back to DNS from my ISP. I then read read the YouTube comments, tried the changes suggested (change network settings DNS to static and to the google DNS addresses). I tried to give my router 2 DNS addresses (one being PiHole and one being my ISP’s address), tried setting PiHole as my DHCP. Sadly I’m not able to get my internet working consistently with PiHole (would always have DNS errors) and I also noticed (that when it was working) that my internet seemed to be slower (my speed is 1000/800 and I was barely getting 45mbps on Finally I looked at it possibly being a server load issue (I regularly use handbrake in my 8 code i7 6700 in 2 docker instances, Plex, make mkv, deluge). I tried CPU pinning handbrake to only 25% for each running instance, I tried even just running PiHole alone with no other high intensity dockers. Sadly I’m not getting anything consistent. Lastly I tried setting my DNS manually on each of my client devices (like my PC Am am wondering if anyone here can help guide me on properly. Appreciate any advice. At this poijt here is what my settings are: 1. PiHole setup on a unique static IP. I have not forwarded any special ports on my DHCP server (xr500) 2. Network settings on unraid set to static DNS with the google DNS servers. *should I change this back to the IP of my Router? Saw on a post that i should change it to the Google DNS servers. 3. PiHole is running on a system that also has Plex and OpenVPN. Both Plex and open VPN have their ports forwarded. 4. My other intense CPU dockers are pinned to limit overall CPU usage to 25% (don’t feel like I need handbrake to be running that fast). I have other dockers that I feel use negligible cpu like deluge, duckdns, PiHole and these are all unpinned.
  9. Got the card and cables today. Installed, up and runnin without issue! Special thanks Johnnie.Black. You saved tons of hours (and $$$). Really appreciate it
  10. Thanks! Ordered it. Will let you know how it turns out. Really appreciate the guidance!
  11. Great! You've pretty much sold me. Will lean towards the 9211 or the 9300. Have been searching around on newegg and ebay...huge price differential on the eBay ones (hundred bucks!). But I'm hesitant on that price...thats what lead me into this mess to begin with. 280 from amazon or newegg vs 105...I don't know. Any thoughts on this? Thanks for answering my questions so late (4 am for the EST folks) and let me know if I'm being too much of a newb :P.
  12. Thanks for the feedback! That’s what I’ve been reading. Looks like the card is a bust do you have any reccs on solid LSI sata expansion cards? I’m looking for a larger number of ports for future scalability (mainly for Blu Ray backups). Ideally something with 8 points but I am looking for reliable speed. Quick search on Newegg shows LSI sata and SAS (which I’m not sure I need nor do I have drives that use this? Are sas and Sata ports identical and compatible?) for 280 ( Thanks much for the guidance Johnnie.Black!
  13. Hi all, Unraid/Unix novice here. Built a server in 2016 to house media and (for a while) all was well. Server ran well and met my needs for plex and data storage. Recently needed to expand so I bought some new hardware to help. My current build is as follows: ASUS Prime H270M Plus LGA1151 motherboard. Has 6x SATA 6 4 PCI-E i7-6700k 32GB DDR4 RAM single parity drive WD RED 8TB 4 data drives WD RED 8TB 2 cache drives in cache pool (identical samsung EVO 850 500GB) A simple Blu Ray Writer Haven't fiddled with much of the Motherboard settings other than turning on virtualization technology Had to expand in June as I was running out of SATA ports. Ended up purchasing an Ableconn PEX10-SAT 10 Port SATA 6G PCI Express Host Adapter Card - AHCI 6 Gbps SATA III Low Profile PCIe 2.0 Expansion Card. Have noticed that recently, my parity checks and mover speeds have been SUPER SUPER SLOW (talking days to move 100GB). I fill up my cache drive usually to 200GB, sometimes 500 if I'm ripping alot of old movies and backing up games. It usually does not move this slow. Checked the log and noticed I keep on getting this repeated error and warning combo. Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18.00: failed command: READ DMA EXT Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18.00: cmd 25/00:10:e0:fe:46/00:00:5b:01:00/e0 tag 7 dma 8192 in Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: res 40/00:01:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout) Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18.00: status: { DRDY } Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18: hard resetting link Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310) Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18.00: configured for UDMA/33 Nov 3 23:16:58 LinkedN kernel: ata18: EH complete Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17.00: failed command: READ DMA EXT Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17.00: cmd 25/00:10:68:55:67/00:00:5b:01:00/e0 tag 3 dma 8192 in Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: res 40/00:ff:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout) Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17.00: status: { DRDY } Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17: hard resetting link Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310) Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17.00: configured for UDMA/33 Nov 3 23:18:05 LinkedN kernel: ata17: EH complete Sadly, this is not my first issue with this. Back in July noticed this issue and just kind of dealt with it. Now with me able to spend more time on it, I ended up buying a brand new ASUS motherboard (prior board was an AS-Rock H170M Pro4) as I read somewhere that the MARVELL SATA controllers were a problem with the AS-Rock. I bought this new board thinking it would solve my problems but sadly no dice. In fact, I think the new board is slower! My drives are connected the following way: Cache 1 and 2 are connected directly to the board Parity to the board Blu Ray to the board All the data 8tb WD reds directly to the ABLECONN sata expansion card. They are are connected to ports nearby each other in an attempt to stay organized Did some background investigation by searching forums. Have found out it could be the ABLECONN card, an issue with the parity drive itself, an issue with virtualization, perhaps bad cables or shielding issue, or an issue with something else entirely that I'm missing. Maybe I'm expecting too much as well; back when I only had 3 data drives I had no problem connecting them all to the motherboard and getting good performance. When I got the 4th one, I had to get the expansion card and this is when I started having the issue. Its enough scientific proof to show me that the ABLECONN card is the likely suspect but im hesitant to just outright ditch it and spend more money without getting some input from the experts here. Wondering if you all have any clue/advice/reccs on what to do? I'm not looking for lightning fast speeds, I just dont think it should take days to move 100GB and have parity checks run at barely 30mb/second (was running at 170+ on my old board). Thanks everyone!
  14. Thanks all for the messages. Will try them this weekend (finally a full weekend off in a very long time). Was looking more into openVPN to accomplish goal of remote server access (to browse files, add stuff as needed). Is there a tutorial out there on how to set that up? Warmest nlink0714
  15. Hi All. New the the unRAID community. Just built a new server aimed for home media playback as well as file backup for various home PCs. Working well despite the growing pains (read: I'm linux illiterate, these forums were lifesavers!) I'm looking to expand upon my unraid setup to go beyond serving plex movies to my family. Another reason I built this server is to give access to PCs remotely. I'd like for this server to be able to backup windows and mac PCs over the internet and house important data (pics, music, documents) for family who are prone to computer failures. Eventually my whole goal is for the server to be repository where family can just connect via the internet and download/upload data as needed along with backups via windows file history, time machine or various other ones if superior (i/e crashplan) I'm reading about openVPN but was wondering if anyone could point me to a walkthrough on how to help me set this goal up? Being a physician limits my time to really delve into it but I am eager to learn - nlink0714