Squazz

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  1. Thanks @tsawind! It both is hard and easy to set up unraid the first time you use it. It sounds like you need to create your own thread about the problems you are facing. I would love to be of assistance in that thread. I guess you already have made such a thread here? https://forums.unraid.net/topic/75834-trouble-with-install/?tab=comments#comment-699373 As the other person mentions there, we need something a little more concrete on what your problem is. I'll write some more on the above mentioned thread
  2. Dang it, I was afraid that was the case @itimpi But thanks for clearing that up. Now I know what not to do the next time this happens I'll just have to start recreating the data
  3. I have installed windows on an SSD, and is passing the entire SSD to a VM as a SATA device. Yesterday, after having run windows directly from the SSD and not having unRaid booted up (as is the idea for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnIn6GnA87c), I noted that one of my drives had the status "unsupported partition layout". As I had parity working just fine I just went with it and formatted the drive to XFS, think I could just rebuild the drive from parity. I formatted the drive, and now it showed up as having no data on it. I guessed this was fine, as I had just formatted it. I stopped the array, unassigned the drive, started the array, stopped the array, reassigned the same drive, and let the rebuild write to the drive in question. After this was done though, the drive was showing up empty. Are all of my data gone now? Is there anything I can do? If unraid is emulating that there's no content on the drive, is that then what will be rebuild onto the drive from parity? I've shut down the server, in order not to use the array more than needed. It is "just" movies that I have on this drive, so I will be able to recreate my data from my physical backups. but I'd rather not have to do this. As it would be a tiresome process to do so. Also this sharpened my attention to the fact that "unRaid is not a backup", and I'm happy that my most important (non-recreateable) data is safely backed up off-site
  4. I'm leaning more towards optical thunderbolt if something like that ends up being the solution. I've been looking into doing something like this. Got a friends who's working with IT for big companies, will have to pump him for details about thin-clients one day.
  5. Thank you so much! I havn't found a way yet. I havn't really had the time to play around with it (new house and IRL stuff), but the new house just makes this more needed than before. I have been thinking about making terminal-link clients in other rooms. But yeah, no real progress in that area yet. Will do a post about it if I find a way. Also please do feel free to give me a shout if you figure out something awesome
  6. If you look in the thread I have the following: But let's talk in private messages and not spam this thread
  7. I have C-states disabled in BIOS. I've been thinking about expanding my "build log" by providing information on how my BIOS is set up. Maybe I should do that if that's not something that well documented in other posts on the forum.
  8. I had quite some problems with my speed and Cinebench score of my Ryzen 1700. The first step is to use the plugin "TipsAndTweaks" to change the "CPU Scaling Guvenor" to "On Demand". In my case it was set to "Power Save" as default. This moved my from about 550 to 1170 in CineBench. A noticeable change. Looking at the at terminal with the following command, it was wasy to see that my Ryzen 1700 just wouldn't boost properly when using Cinebench: To fix this Download zenstates from https://github.com/r4m0n/ZenStates-Linux/blob/master/zenstates.py Save the script in a share under the name zenstates.py (I chose /mnt/user/appdata) Use NerdPack to install python (Needed for executing the python script) I used the UserScripts plugin to set up this script. Running every time that my array starts. I got the script from @david279 (He also made an Excel sheel to calculate the value to enter for difference zenstate entries https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1icKFa0COFFpIKmkXOXVUrTt7mnMqdYYLbtRiedat5zs/edit?usp=drivesdk) I only apply for P0 as that is the only state I'm interested in. The rest is up to CPU to downclock itself After all of these changes, CineBench score jumped from 550 to 1420. So I'd said everything worked out just fine I hope this can help somebody else with the same or similar problems.
  9. Did you ever find out something? I'm having the same problem with my Ryzen 1700
  10. I am generally seeing 5 hours pr. TB, gues something is very wrong then :/ My Parity is 2x WDC_WD30EFRX My 8 datadrives consists of a mix of WDC_WD30EFRX and WDC_WD20EARX
  11. I just had the exact same problem as @sekrit and deleting the files as instructed by @binhex was not a success. Not I got a new kidn of grayish backdrop and no way to connect to Krusader I had to delete the docker and reinstall it to get it working Edit: I just reprovoked the situation. This is the same thing that happened last time I got the gray screen. I am moving a lot of files from one disk to another. Got a popup that says I don't have the rights needed to move one of the files, so I just click "skip" to the dialogue. After that everything disappears and I end up with a gray screen. Nothing to see on the taskbar in the bottom. The files are still being moved, there's a lot of activity on my drives, and I verified that some of the files that was one one disk are now gone on disk 1 but are on disk 2 as they should be. I hope this additional information can help.
  12. That's not something I have experienced yet, but if I run into the issue I now know what the solution could be Thanks for that info
  13. Thanks! It was quite some time underway, but I got there at last Thank for the inputs, I'll look more closely at your suggestions Haha, yeah I know. Wiring is always my nemesis. I will get to it at some point, but right now I just reconfigure the setup on a bi-daily basis Do trust though that I will post an updated picture when I get everything sorted out
  14. I had quite a lot of problems getting my GPU passthrough to work properly, so for reference is here the way my Win10 VM ended up being configured. I got a lot of help getting it working in this thread: But this was not enough. I still had problems with with extremely low framerates in games like League Of Legends. A little change here and there made it work in the end. One of the contributing factors to getting it to work, I think is the fact that I ended up stubbing an entire USB controller on the motherboard, and then just plug every USB device I had in there. Until I did that I had a lot of weird problems. I used the following Syslinux configuration: And I have the following system devices
  15. I will use this post to describe the software side of how I have everything set up. Unraid Plugins & Dockers - CA Auto Turbo Write Mode - Dynamix Auto Fan Control (My system is so quiet now) - Dynamix Cache Directories (Makes navigating foldes on the array faster, and possible without spinning up drives) - Dynamix S3 Sleep (Disabled now, never kicked into effect, gonna try to make this work at some time) - Dynamix SSD TRIM - Dynamix System Buttons - Dynamix System Statistics - Dynamix System Temperature - Tips and Tweaks (At little of this, and a little of that) - Recycle Bin (This one has saved me too many times) - Unassigned Devices (Used to move my VMs out of the cache, and unto an unassigned SSD) - unBALANCE (Perfect to move data between physical drives) - User Scripts (Used for Zenstates & automatic backups of VMs) - Nerd Pack (Used to install python) - Plex (Docker) - Binhex-Krusader (Docker) - MakeMKV (Docker) - SteamCacheBundle ( Docker) - Used for cache for Windows updates (I am the only gamer in the house) Plex plugins Agents to use Kodi / XBMC metadata: - XBMCnfoMoviesImporter - XBMCnfoTVImporter - Trakt Scrobbler Zenstates (Fixing the problem where gen1 Ryzen won't boost in unRaid) I had quite some problems with my speed and Cinebench score of my Ryzen 1700. I have made a post in General Support about this, but here is the post for your convenience. The first step is to use the plugin "TipsAndTweaks" to change the "CPU Scaling Guvenor" to "On Demand". In my case it was set to "Power Save" as default. This moved my from about 550 to 1170 in CineBench. A noticeable change. Looking at the at terminal with the following command, it was wasy to see that my Ryzen 1700 just wouldn't boost properly when using Cinebench: To fix this Download zenstates from https://github.com/r4m0n/ZenStates-Linux/blob/master/zenstates.py Save the script in a share under the name zenstates.py (I chose /mnt/user/appdata) Use NerdPack to install python (Needed for executing the python script) I used the UserScripts plugin to set up this script. Running every time that my array starts. I got the script from @david279 I only apply for P0 as that is the only state I'm interested in. The rest is up to CPU to downclock itself After all of these changes, CineBench score jumped from 550 to 1420. So I'd said everything worked out just fine Win10 VM related Steam Game files are on a separate share just for this. Most games runs as the administrator user. You'll have to map your share for that administrator user. Remember to map the share to the same drive-letter as your main-user has it. Dropbox, Google Drive & Blizzards Battle.NET These guys really don't want you to have your files on a network share. I created a 700Gb vDisk and assigned this one to my VM. Now it shows up as a perfectly normal drive in Windows. The vDisk is placed in a share with enough spare space. When this was set up, everything was set up as I would on any non-VM Win10 machine. Scrobbling Getting this working between different devices demands a little setup on every device / system used. Kodi: Plex: As mentioned earlier I use Trakt Scrobbler to scrobble between devices and keep Trakt updated with what I have watched. Make sure "Sync - Run every" is set to run at a fixed interval. I had to uncheck "Sync - Defer until server is idle", in order to make the sync run. It only takes 3 seconds for my setup anyway.
  16. Now this build is only starting. I might expand this post in the time to come. There's a lot I want to add to the the system, but I thought I'd start out with what I got. Also, I see people thinking about building a Ryzen setup, so here's my take on it. Also, I'm using a AMD 290X GPU, for those wondering if that's working ok. I'm no big photographer, so you'll have to bear with the images. But before we begin, a warning for future Ryzen builders out there: This cannot be stressed enough. It generated me a lot of headaches that I didn't update the BIOS to begin with before I did anything else. Also: Lastly I know, I know, Ryzen LOVES memory speeds. And were you building a normal desktop computer it would be fine to cram up the speed of your memory sticks. But with unRaid, and everything else where you want reliability, you don't want to go out of the spec for your memory controller. Here is the spec for the Ryzen 1700: https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/amd/ryzen_7/1700#Memory_controller For Dual Rank memory, the memory controller on the Ryzen 1700 is only supporting 2400Mhz. The kit I have, is dual rank memory. You can check out if your memory is dual or single rank here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/649ay8/ram_collection_thread_please_post_your_ram/ Ok, with that out of the way, onwards with the build! The system is at the moment rocking the following hardware. Basics CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 (65W) CPU Cooler: BeQuiet Pure Rock Motherboard: MSI MS-7A33 motherboard Ram: 16GB (2x 8GB 2400Mhz) PSU: Cooler Master MasterWatt 750 Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Raid drive: LSI 9201-8i GPU: MSI Radeon 290X 8Gb Drives: Parity: 2x 3TB WD Red Cache: 1x 128Gb 840 EVO Data: 2x 3TB WD Red, 4x 2TB WD Red, 2x 2Tb Seagate Hybrid Drive Unassigned / VM-drive: 1x 128Gb 840 PRO (This solved SO many bottlenecks!) It's a mouthful of drives, but they are what I had laying around (I have a bunch of 2Tb drives laying around still), and it seemed stupid to buy new 8Tb drives when I had well functioning drives at hand. The drives are placed physically in the order they are shown in unRaid. It makes it SO MUCH easier when something goes wrong. The Origins My first NAS was a "ReadyNas" ultra 4 plus, nothing wild, but it got me going. For the past 10 years I have had a gaming computer. It was gradually upgraded with various components. At some point I figured I might be able to build a NAS stonger and better than the ReadyNas I had at the moment. As parts was replaced in my main gaming PC, I had enough spare parts to build myself a mini-server based on a 2600K CPU. I first tried out a Windows Server build, using storage spaces, but in the end I got too irritated at it, and my wife got tired of all of my hardware lying around. All of the hardware was sold, and the setup I have now was bought, time to combine everything into one case and save both space and power. The main reason I chose unRaid was that I needed a way to gradually expand the array, one drive at the time. Power readings 190w - Startup peak 100w - Watching movie (all drives but one spun down) 130w - Idle (Win10 Desktop open) 170w - Light use (Wathing Netflix on win10 VM) 350w - Gaming Current state The server functions as my gaming machine as well as my NAS. Nothing more at the moment. I have the following planned for some time in the future: TV server - It's about time... pfSense router - will take some reconfiguring of the home network Kodi MySQL database - I only have one Kodi machine at the moment, but I have always wanted to set it up with a MySQL database Plex - Almost done with the movie setup. Music has logistical problems. Storage expansion - I'm soon gonna run out of space Invest in more RAM Windows Server VM with Windows Server Update Services - to control all updates of my different Windows machines. This is now handled by SteamCache as that fits my needs and can run in a docker There seems to be problems with SteamCahce and Windows Update. Stopped using StamCache for now Set up webserver Find a good music streaming service tun run in a docker (maybe Plex can get me covered here) Find a way to have VMs running in other rooms Find a way to start turned off VMs without going through the unRaid interface Do feel free to write me about ideas for what to set up next, as well as plugins that I might find usable
  17. I got a new motherboard as a replacement for the old one when I sent it to RMA. So far, not problems. Seems it was the motherboard after all
  18. Forgot to get back, and forgot to tage a new photo. I ended up with over 15K errors. It's only one specific memory module in one specific slot that produces this error
  19. I just managed to get this error in MemTest. Gonna let it run for a while and see what it says in 24 hours
  20. That's propably right I was just unsure, but now that you sound so sure in that the conclusion must be that, then I'm not in doubt anymore The socket has to be bad. I'll take the next step and get in contact with MSI
  21. Sorry, yeas that was exactly what I meant There was still a lot of errors, but the sectors are spread all over the place and without any of them repeating. So it doesn't seem that the errors introduced are the same ones that are being corrected afterwards. As far as I can see. How about the 2. bullet, do you know anything about that? Or do you know anyone that might know something?
  22. After a week of parity checks, I have not closed in on port DIMMA1 (as stated earlier, I know). The previous 2 days I have run tests with my memory sticks on DIMMA2 without sync errors. Today I have now run to checks with the same memory-stick on DIMMA1, running a third now. These two runs have both resulted in errors. 1. Is there anything new in the logs? I can't seem to find it 2. If DIMMA1 is bad, would that result in errors in the first run on that dimm? It scared me a little that I got errors as soon as I used it, even after so many runs without errors on DIMMA2, I didn't expect to find anything until the second run? nas-diagnostics-20180504-0810.zip nas-diagnostics-20180504-1710.zip
  23. Another week of testing, and it is beginning to point in the direction of a specific RAM socket. I don't know how I verify this theory. I'll give it a couple more tests, but my RAM sticks seems to be fine. I'm just worried it might be the socket.