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  1. I'm trying to set up this Calibre-Web docker and am using the ls.io version of the Calibre docker. I can reach the Calibre web-UI easily on my ip:8080, however I cannot reach the Calibre-Web web-UI on ip:8083. What could have gone wrong?
  2. Thanks, that worked perfectly. But now, if I remove the old docker, how can I make sure that no important files will be removed? The appdata folder is within the "PlexMediaServer" folder from the old docker.
  3. I just got the warning that my PlexMediaServer docker application (limetech/plex:latest) has been deprecated in favour of other Plex containers, e.g. linuxserver, binhex or the official Plex container. 1. How do I decide whoch of those to use? Are there any advantages/disadvantages choosing one over the other? 2. How do I smoothly switch from one docker application to a different one? I have a huge database already and don't want to lose the logged plays (also from shared users).
  4. I never spin down my disks anyways, so would I have no advantage at all from gathering e.g. all old TV shows on one disk and all new TV shows on a different one? Would I be better off scattering all new TV shows on several disks to increase throughput?
  5. I'm watching some unRAID tutorials from spaceinvaderone and in his video about essential disk utilities, he mentions the unBALANCE tool. It basically is a GUI to easily scatter or gather certain shares (from) across the disks. Since I've only started using unRAID (and was only using Windows for gaming and office work earlier), I'm wondering what benefits using this tool could have? On a normal office PC with Windows, gathering would obviously advantageous since all related files are on the same disk. However, user shares seem to exactly solve this problem: The files can be scattered across disks yet still are grouped together in a "folder". Surely, there must be very good reasons to use unBALANCE. What are some reasons to use the scattering tool, and what to use the gathering tool?
  6. I just started using unRAID a few days ago and finally finished transferring all of my old data yesterday, after three days of transferring. Now, I found out that it is better to preclear hard drives before adding them to an array. I didn't preclear any drives, just formatted them with the web GUI. Is preclearing really essential and should I start over?
  7. Thanks for the reply. Short follow-up question: What will be the fastest way to copy data from my old drives onto the new data drives? Can I attach them to the same PC or do I need to attach them to a different PC and transfer them over LAN? Or is there some other, easier way? Also, about the Plex docker, how come everyone I've asked seems to be using an "unofficial" docker like binhex or linux server.io, when there seems to be an official Plex docker available here? https://github.com/plexinc/pms-docker
  8. I'm converting my current gaming PC to a full-time Plex server. I'm intending to use unRAID for the Plex server. I have three 4TB HDDs and two 250 GB SSDs. My plan was to buy a fourth 4TB HDD as a parity drive and use the two 250 GB SSDs as cache drives. Now, since I have never used unRAID before, I'm wondering what the setup will look like. Do I need another (fifth) empty 4TB HDD to set everything up, then add the parity and cache drives and then add one old drive after the other? Or can I somehow just start with cache and parity drives and add my old, already filled HDDs directly?
  9. I'm planning to build a dedicated Plex server running on unRAID. It will feature no more than 8x 4TB HDDs including parity drive/s (but I will start with less) and 2x SSDs as cache drives. I have two almost final builds (I think), but I am not sure which one would offer more advantages. This is the first build - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Huy/saved/xGd8TW - featuring an i7 6700 on a GA-Z170M-D3H. Is that motherboard even compatible with unRAID? According to wiki, some Gigabyte ones aren't. This - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Huy/saved/rDjj4D - is the second build, with an E3-1245v5 on an MBD-X11SSM. Also, it features ECC RAM which I read is better for critical applications (but not necessary for a media server). Note that the Xeon build is actually ~$100 more expensive than the first one where I'm located. Is spending extra $100 worth it? What advantages would I have with the Xeon build, what disadvantages? I've only built gaming PCs up to now so I have no experience with Xeon CPUs at all.