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  1. The (admittedly long) title says it all. When I put together my unRAID build last year I bought 4x3TB disks because I got a really good price on sale then added another 3TB disk I had on my desktop computer since the idea was to not store anything there and just use the NAS. So that leaves me with this... This might be a dumb question but... what's are the best practices/recommended procedure when dealing with extra space that I don't foresee filling up immediately?. I can move stuff from the third disk to the first and second and that would leave me with 2 half-filled disks and 2 empty ones. I'm already past the 3TB mark so I need to disks but the other two are mostly empty. Should I remove them from the array? Unplug them altogether until I need them? Leave them as-is? If I remove them from the array, do I need to rebuild parity? All the drives are encrypted too...would I need to take special precautions because of that?. The disks spend most of the day spun-down. Disk #4 only spins up when I reboot the server or parity check kicks in. Thanks!.
  2. Ah, I didn't know that. Then that's most likely the issue as the info for what I'm trying to decode says... Codec HEVC Bitrate 53049 kbps Bit Depth 10 Well, at least I got actual HW acceleration in Plex working for other stuff... I think haha. I will still look into making sure the iGPU is set as the primary device in BIOS once I figure out where I left that keyboard I had around. Thanks guys!.
  3. Thanks!. I did that but I'm not sure if it fixed anything. Playback is still a no-go. If it's any help I'm trying to transcode HEVC to H264. But I think I'm getting a bit of contradictory info from Plex (probably just me not understanding what it means). According to that, the stream is using HW encoding. From the logs, however, I get a `HW device failed` error but then it looks like it starts with hardware decoding. Maybe the 6700 iGPU isn't fast enough?. root@Vault:/config/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Logs# cat * | grep "hardware transcoding" Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.652 [0x14b1737ff700] DEBUG - Codecs: hardware transcoding: testing API qsv Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.678 [0x14b1737ff700] DEBUG - Codecs: hardware transcoding: opening hw device failed - probably not supported by this system, error: Unknown error occurred Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.678 [0x14b1737ff700] DEBUG - Codecs: hardware transcoding: testing API vaapi Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.681 [0x14b1737ff700] DEBUG - Codecs: hardware transcoding: testing API vaapi Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.682 [0x14b1737ff700] DEBUG - Codecs: hardware transcoding: testing API vaapi Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.788 [0x14b17a3fd700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: using hardware decode accelerator vaapi Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.792 [0x14b17a3fd700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: zero-copy support present Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.792 [0x14b17a3fd700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: not using zero-copy because subtitle burning is required Mar 29, 2018 15:52:56.792 [0x14b17a3fd700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: final decoder: vaapi, final encoder: vaapi There's no dedicated GPU in that server but I'll check later to see if the BIOS is set to auto or something other than specifically selecting the iGPU. Thanks!.
  4. Yes. Will give that a try. I just edit that file and add/modify that line?.
  5. Hello!. Did some searching around on this topic and found this thread but for a different CPU and old so figured I could post again instead of resurrecting it. I have a server running on a Skylake 6700 (non-K) with Linuxserver's Plex container. I've been using it for more than a year already and works great but just started running into issues when trying to transcode full quality BD movies to my TV or my computer. It just plays a bit, buffers, plays, buffers, repeat. I've set Plex's logs to DEBUG+VERBOSE and this is what I get when trying to stream content like this to my TV: Mar 29, 2018 03:59:17.133 [0x14eb2bffd700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.6 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:17.623 [0x14eb2d9fe700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.0 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:18.224 [0x14eb2bffd700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.8 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:18.787 [0x14eb2d9fe700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.7 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:19.362 [0x14eb273ff700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.8 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:19.754 [0x14eb2d9fe700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.5 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:20.288 [0x14eb2d9fe700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.7 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:20.877 [0x14eb2e3c8700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.7 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:21.365 [0x14eb287ff700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.6 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:21.851 [0x14eb287ff700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.7 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:22.388 [0x14eb2dbff700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.6 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:22.958 [0x14eb2bffd700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.6 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:23.477 [0x14eb2bffd700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.6 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:23.989 [0x14eb2d9fe700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.7 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:24.544 [0x14eb273ff700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.7 Mar 29, 2018 03:59:25.102 [0x14eb2e3c8700] VERBOSE - * speed => 0.8 From the Plex documentation a value of 1.0 or above is needed for real-time smooth playback so that's obviously the issue here. I've been trying to enable HW transcoding by doing the steps in that thread above and what I found online but to no luck. Here's what I've done so far. Set the container like this: Executed these commands and there were no errors when using the `modprobe` command. modprobe i915 chmod -R 777 /dev/dri chown -R nobody:users /dev/dri Checked the `/dev/dri/` folder in unRAID just to check all the needed files were there root@Vault:~# ls -las /dev/dri/ total 0 0 drwxrwxrwx 3 nobody users 100 Mar 29 03:43 ./ 0 drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 3800 Mar 29 03:43 ../ 0 drwxrwxrwx 2 nobody users 80 Mar 29 03:43 by-path/ 0 crwxrwxrwx 1 nobody users 226, 0 Mar 29 03:43 card0 0 crwxrwxrwx 1 nobody users 226, 128 Mar 29 03:43 renderD128 Then started the Plex container back up and -> Transcoding -> Advanced -> Enabled HW transcoding. Then I tried to stream the same movie and noticed absolutely no change so I dived into the logs and found this: Mar 29, 2018 03:12:13.909 [0x14ace6bfb700] DEBUG - Codecs: hardware transcoding: opening hw device failed - probably not supported by this system, error: Invalid argument Mar 29, 2018 03:12:13.912 [0x14ace6bfb700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: enabled, but no hardware decode accelerator found Mar 29, 2018 03:12:13.913 [0x14ace6bfb700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: zero-copy support not present Mar 29, 2018 03:12:13.913 [0x14ace6bfb700] DEBUG - TPU: hardware transcoding: final decoder: , final encoder: The 6700 has an iGPU and from Intel's site it supports quicksync so I'm clearly screwing up somewhere... any thoughts?.
  6. Thanks. My bad. I remember reading the plugin wasn't compatible with new version but totally forgot to remove it = (.
  7. I've been having this problem for several days now but couldn't find much time to look into it. Basically what happens is that every time I update a docker container (or the update plugin does it automatically) there seem to be an error and I end up with an orphaned image of that container and losing the actual working version. From there all I can do is re-install everything and it works again... until the next update. The only error message I get during the process and the only entry logged to the syslog is this: Mar 3 15:00:27 Vault [10459]: The command failed. Error: sh: /usr/local/emhttp/usr/bin/docker: No such file or directory<br> `/usr/local/emhttp/`exists but not the rest of the path beyond it. The only two big changes I remember doing were: Encrypting my cache pool. For that I marked every share as `use cache: yes`, disabled dockers and VMs, invoked the mover, formatted/encrypted the disks and then moved every cache-only share back to it by setting it to `use cache: preferred` then back to no. Removing an unassigned SSD I had connected but wasn't being used for anything. Any ideas?.
  8. Ah, that makes total sense. Thanks!.
  9. Is there a problem with this plugin under 6.4.0_rc15e or am I screwing up somewhere?. Was trying to set a custom tab and point it to a docker running a Grafana dashboard but even though I can perfectly access it through the browser I only get a white rectangle in unRAID. Thought it was that specific container but I can't make it work with any URL pages. Only with unRAID built-in stuff. These are my settings.
  10. Weird, OK guys thanks. I'll turn off mover logging (honestly never even thought about how much noise it could introduce) and see what shows up next time I get the warning. I switched to use the latest 6.4 RC to try it out... not sure if that might have a bug on logging or not but I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks!.
  11. Got the call trace warning again and this time my server hasn't rebooted since then so hopefully these logs actually show something important... any clue what might be the issue?. vault-diagnostics-20170930-1312.zip
  12. Ah thanks. I think there was a blackout here in the area while I was away traveling so yeah, the server got rebooted. Since I kept seeing the warning I figured it was an ongoing issue but you're right, I probably never acknowledge the warning in the plugin. Thanks!. I'll post again if the issue repeats itself.
  13. Hi!, So, a couple weeks ago I started getting call traces warnings from the 'fix common problems' plugin. Had to leave on a work trip so couldn't get into it but now I'm trying to check it out and honestly have no idea where to start so could really use a hand. The server appears to be working perfectly and I haven't noticed any degradation. The only issue I'm having is one I've been having since forever (before any call trace warning) and its that docker containers' WebUI would stop working at random every few weeks/months and I'd have to reinstall it to get it working again. The containers keep working but it just timesout when trying to access the webUI if they have one. Anyway, here's all the syslogs, info and all that from the diagnostic parts. I'd really appreciate any help or being pointed in the right direction. Thanks!. vault-diagnostics-20170916-1430.zip
  14. Hey!, So, I wanna use zsh+Oh My Zsh in the unRAID shell but I'm having some issues with the setup so that it gets re-installed on every reboot. I enabled zsh using the nerd pack plugin then I can install OMZ manually and it works perfectly but I can't figure out how to make it persist after a reboot. In summary. I enabled zsh on the nerd pack and added these lines to my go script: The result is that I get zsh as the default shell correctly but the weird thing is that when I SSH into unRAID using PuTTy I don't have Oh My Zsh installed and yet in the command prompt in the actual server (as in, the video output from that computer) I see it installed correctly. Am I missing anything?.
  15. I followed the guide on the latest video using my macbook pro and vmware to install everything into the vdisk then move it into unRAID but I'm stuck on the bootloop when trying to start the VM right after the Clover menu. I'm assuming it's because I screw up somewhere with the AppleSMC/OSK Key but I can't figure out what the issue is. Here's the message I'm getting -> imgur link And here's what my XML template looks like right now -> pastebin link Any idea on where I might be screwing up?