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  1. I have been replacing drives primarily when I can double the storage capacity for less than $130 which I have been doing going from 2 to 4 TB. 8 TB drives are within the same price range if I reduce the number of drives. I have became concerned the SMART reports knew something I didn't and I would be better off adding more 4 TB drives because the 8 TB would need replacement before their useful life (filled up) ended. It would be of great interest to me if we could study users experience in drive useful life. I think that head fly time, reallocated sectors and additional info would be a better indicator than just physical age. The oldest drive in my system has power hours of 9+ months over ten years. I think it would be helpful to all to address this based on environment (business, home media, etc.) and develop a more meaningful measure of age. I believe this is available from large server farms but I am sure they use much larger drives.
  2. What constitutes an old drive. I have 6 data disks (16 TB) plus parity and cache disks. This is a simple home media server and the most exercise any one disk gets is the monthly parity check. Normally, when I add media to the server it is collected on my PC (4 TB) over several weeks (sometimes months) and added at one time. The server is shutdown for extended periods because the fans are so loud. I added three 4 TB drives (1 parity 2 data) 18 months ago and now they are suffering from old age? I have some 2 TB drives that are 10+ years old without a single hiccup. How is age determined? Even when my server is on, the drives are spun down. The only time a drive ever reaches 90 degrees Fahrenheit is during a parity check otherwise they never get above 82 when spun up individually. Drive old age is one of the first things that is pointed out when seeking any support and from what I can see it is not based on read write time nor spun up time but from the time it was installed. It appears to me that there must be a better way to determine a drives age. What I try to watch is sector reallocation. When that starts on a drive I want to know about it immediately so I can replace it. I believe most of us use this as a media server and we are not managing a server farm where you are engaged in constant read write time. Is there a better way to determine when to replace a drive? It has been my experience that if it isn't broke don't fix it.
  3. This is what I have discovered about undeleting files. I discovered the home user version after I decided to restore my files from a backup. I only had around 60 files that needed to be ripped again. I opted for this when I initially saw the price tag for the professional systems could be in $1000 range with the various modules and didn’t look further. Here is some info on the home version called “Raise Data Recovery Software.” https://www.sysdevlabs.com/services.php?tab=drserv Sysdev Laboratories UFS Explorer (Big bucks) For home users Raise Data Recovery software (undelete) All software is installed on a Windows machine. General license Windows NTFS, FAT/FAT32, exFAT 30 days 15 Euros 360 days 20 Euros Lifetime license with free updates for the duration of term renew at 50% Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS and UFS2 file systems of Linux 30 days 13 Euros 360 days 18 Euros XFS file system 30 days 13 Euros 360 days 18 Euros For all three of these packages assume about $65 for 1 year and renewal is at a 50% discount. While I do have one btrfs file system on my cache drive the rest are XFS. It would have been worth it to buy this for $65. But there was still no 100% guarantee that it would be successful. I hope this is helpful for the next person.
  4. I just rebuilt parity yesterday and was making some additions and deletions from the drive. I do have a back up but it wasn't updated in the past month or so. I remember in the DOS days you had a utility that would look into the directory structure and if you put the right character in the first position it would reverse the deletion. I did stop the array quickly. Is it possible to rebuild it or is parity immediately updated?
  5. I inadvertently deleted a major folder with 2+ TB in it. How can I fix it?
  6. As far as the disk drive firmware goes this was identified when I first bought them. The issue was with the first drives produced but not the later updated models. The error message keeps popping up because it does not distinguish between firmware versions. My error on the RAM. I have 16 GB in my PC not my server. The server only has 4GB. I haven't found any corrupt files as I have been actively engage in updating and doing cleanup of the database. I rarely leave the server running because the fans are so loud. I can't regulate the fan speed with this version. Yes, some of my drives are old but other than occasional additions, and playing a file from time to time the server has been shutdown or idle. I am doing this until I can upgrade but I wanted to see if there is a diagnostic that I can run on the parity drive. Without valid parity, I will have to rely on my external backups. Meanwhile, I will be shopping for a UPS.
  7. Here is the info requested, Last SMART test result: Completed without error tower-diagnostics-20190501-2245.zip
  8. Perhaps I am missing a big piece of the issue of an unclean shutdown. A power failure will cause an unclean shutdown. This will create massive parity errors. Does that mean if I lose a data drive in a power failure and parity is now erroneous, I won't be able to reconstruct my damage drive?
  9. Ver. 6.3.3 parity 4TB, Cache 1TB, data 2 - 4TB & 4 - 2TB and 16GB RAM. Motherboard: MSI - 880GMA-E45 (MS-7623) Processor: AMD Sempron™ 145 @ 2.8 GHz I have been getting a massive number of parity errors. I stopped the check after 16k errors and less than 20% complete. Recently I reset the parity disk and ran parity. Every thing worked fine. About 5 days later the monthly parity check started with the massive error rate. This is the same problem I was experiencing causing me to reset the parity disk. I have been moving around a fair amount of data but don't think I have filled the cache drive at any time. I check it and if there looks like there is a fair amount I will start the mover. I do not have a UPS and that may be a contributing problem. The power from Duke Energy can have some brief failures (seconds to minutes). I am looking for a means to check the parity drive to see if there is a hardware problem. If not, then I need to do some more upgrades. I need to add 4 more 4TB drives to protect my data then the motherboard, CPU etc. Next question is with this system can I upgrade UnRaid software. I am not running any dockers and do have a few plugins running.
  10. That's what happens when you look into the glass of water from the top instead of the sides.
  11. Ask Trurl, I find things that are impossible, I've been driving him crazy for weeks. I think I will need to get a room there, my bar bill in Greensboro will be HUGE...
  12. BTW how do I set this to check for updates (along with other plugins.)
  13. Share S is set for both included (disk2,disk3,disk4,disk5,disk6) and excluded (disk7) disks Share P is set for both included (disk1) and excluded (disk7) disks Cleared these.