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  1. You may have found it. I thought I had updated it, and while I need to go into the BIOS to be sure this is one of the update features on the second to last update they gave: I have VT enabled. I will try these BIOS updates if the server crashes otherwise I'll try them tomorrow night by gracefully shutting it down.
  2. 1) It seems the BIOS is fully updated, but I'll check again. 2) brand new PSU, replaced the original PSU. Tested the PSU on my main PC and it ran it fine for 3 days. 3) All the RAM is identical and was purchased at the same time. 4) RAM meets the mobo's requirements and is within their spec. 5) This is the one I can't decide if it is the problem. I have 4 fans in the case, one over the HDDs that's an intake, 1 more intake on the side, and 2 exhaust (back and top). I've had this issue happen with the fans in place and the case closed and with the side fan removed and the case fully open. 6) I cleaned pretty well everything before I put it in there. I moved the old PC into a new case and took that time to basically clean everything via compressed air before putting it back in. I'll follow up with the BIOS though and for heat, I figured there'd be some sort of warning or error log somewhere, but I can't find anything that indicates that.
  3. I have a monitor hooked up to it and was looking at it once when it happened, there was no shutdown procedure so it was a hard power off, the screen just went black and then the BIOS boot screen, that's where my thought of it being the PSU came from originally.
  4. Hi there, I've been trying to solve an issue with my server that seems to baffle everyone I speak to and at this point, I'm running out of possibilities. As the title says my server randomly reboots and there's seemingly no reason. I've captured logs via telnet and looked at them after the crash and found absolutely nothing. The log just stops as if I pulled the power plug. I checked my docker containers and each time there's no consistent action happening that I can point to. Below is a synopsis of my setup: Intel i7-920 EVGA X58 motherboard 12GB (6 2GB sticks) of DDR3 RAM 4 HDDs (2 4TB and 2 2TB) 1 SSD (an older 128GB Sandisk) 600W EVGA 80+ Bronze PSU (brand new as I thought this might be the issue originally) I do live in an apartment so I have a 1500VA APC UPS between the server and the wall. As I said I can't find any clear thing that causes the reboot and the only reason I know it happened is PLEX is no longer available or I hear the beep from the POST succeeding. I have found some potential contributing factors though: 1) When I'm running no docker containers the server seems fairly stable and was on for 24 straight hours where the reboot usually happens after 6hrs (rarely less, but it has happened after only 2 hours before). 2) At about 6 containers it seems to lag the web UI and then crash shortly after. 3) SabNZB seems to cause it when it's the only container fairly quickly. During all this, I am watching the system stats on the dashboard and only a few cores ever spike to 100% and memory never passed 40%, but there's seemingly no consistency on CPU and RAM usage and the rebooting. Finally, I have run memtest86 on it and after leaving the test to run for 2 straight days it never found an error so I've basically ruled out memory. I now have an error with community applications, likely corruption (I think this happened when it rebooted in the middle of trying to create a container), but even at the start, when CA was working, I was having this issue. Any help is appreciated as this is basically making it unusable. Edit: I have a telnet session into the server now to try and capture if/when the server reboots, this could take a while though.
  5. @Squid, OK, I'll try that this weekend and maybe move it to a new USB. I hope this might end up solving my stability issues, but from @trurl's comments, I'm not overly hopeful about that part...
  6. Yes, it never registered any power issues and my other PC that is also connected to it was perfectly fine. To note, it is an APC 1500 VA so it should be more than enough. At this point, I'm at a loss if it's not likely the USB. I've changed out the PSU, run memory checks, benchmarked the CPU and all the drives are reporting good health...
  7. Could this also be causing my issue where the server randomly restarts? Also is there a way to redo the flash drive but keep all my current settings and data? EDIT: Also yes the same error.
  8. I don't see any "bread" or any other types of errors after the system has come back up. Just tried to use the apps install again and it's the same issue.
  9. Wish I could tell you. After I made that post I went to bed and now I've awoken to the server having rebooted itself uncleanly again. Could that be caused by a bad USB stick? This has been happening for a while now and I've tested everything I can think of in the hardware and it all comes up fine so I'm running out of options on why this server is so unstable...
  10. Hey @Squid, I had initially messaged about an issue with CA here: but the scope of the issue seems wider than just the cleanup. Whenever I try to install a new application from the repository I get the following error: Warning: simplexml_load_file(): /boot/config/plugins/dockerMan/templates-user/my-plexrequests.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php on line 418 Warning: simplexml_load_file(): in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php on line 418 Warning: simplexml_load_file(): ^ in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php on line 418 Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function xpath() on boolean in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php:419 Stack trace: #0 /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php(448): getXmlVal(false, 'Name') #1 /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php(675): getUsedPorts() #2 /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix/include/DefaultPageLayout.php(383) : eval()'d code(17): require_once('/usr/local/emht...') #3 /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix/include/DefaultPageLayout.php(383): eval() #4 /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix/template.php(61): require_once('/usr/local/emht...') #5 /usr/local/src/wrap_get.php(16): include('/usr/local/emht...') #6 {main} thrown in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/include/CreateDocker.php on line 419 I'd prefer to not have to re-do my Docker setup as I've just seemingly got it stable. For some reason, some of the containers in the repository seem to cause my server to hard reboot with no reason given in the logs. That is a different issue for a different thread though. Am I just missing something?
  11. Hi @Squid, This was working well for me until today when I encountered the following: Warning: DOMDocument::loadXML(): Empty string supplied as input in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/ca.cleanup.appdata/include/xmlHelpers.php on line 195 Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: [XML2Array] Error parsing the XML string. in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/ca.cleanup.appdata/include/xmlHelpers.php:197 Stack trace: #0 /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/ca.cleanup.appdata/include/exec.php(43): XML2Array::createArray('') #1 /usr/local/src/wrap_post.php(27): include('/usr/local/emht...') #2 {main} thrown in /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/ca.cleanup.appdata/include/xmlHelpers.php on line 197 Any help is appreciated as I can't currently easily clean up, this plugin was working too well ;p EDIT: Actually digging deeper, I'm getting similar issues even trying to add new applications. I can search but when I go to install it throws a similar error message.
  12. Whenever I install this image I get the following in the browser: Did I do something wrong? EDIT: After re-creating the container it seems to be working now. Not sure what happened though.
  13. Does anyone have an example config file I can reference? Also where do I save it?
  14. OK, I removed it, let's see how long it takes now. Guess I picked the wrong one out of my fathers old NAS, we'll see if he takes exchanges ;p Thanks!
  15. Can setup continue with it in there while I source a replacement?
  16. Hi there, I am just setting up unRAID for the first time using the trial key and I've run into what seems like a potential issue? I have a 2TB drive that was from another, different NAS that my father has and while it's not in the best of health (SMART passes, but see screenshot attached) I figured if unRAID didn't like it, it would just error at some point. It's been "formatting" now for over an hour and my 4TB took minutes. Is something potentially really wrong with the drive that it's unusable? https://pastebin.com/AKyYezJQ < unRAID system log Should I just leave it to continue the rest of the night/overnight or does this need to be replaced to finish setup?
  17. Fair enough, that's what I thought might be an issue. I was trying to find an eSATA version of it or something alike but I haven't found much so far.
  18. @TinkerToyTech, I don't think dual parity is really the best option for me, I'm not currently looking for a ton of extra storage (I have 4 HDDs and 3 SSDs I plan on putting in it to start), I just need the storage I do want to be network available and this is probably the cheaper option. By the time I'm at the point of going to 2 parity drives I'll likely have the money to buy 2 separate systems, one NAS and one gaming PC. @bjp999 I don't plan on using 8TB drives (I have 4 6TB drives right now), but for emergency backups, I plan on using a small application I wrote to back stuff up to Amazon Glacier. on a schedule. Maybe not perfect, but it will work for me. On another topic, I do have a question about the compatibility of a piece of hardware I was looking at. Maybe this is better suited for the hardware section, but to test everything out I was looking at something like the Thermaltake BlacX (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/thermaltake-thermaltake-blacx-usb-3-0-duet-hdd-docking-station-st0014u-c/10528502.aspx?) to use in testing unRAID out. I can find a use for this after, but it would be a good piece to use to test until I know this is what I really want and then I can spend on getting a bigger chassis and upgrading other hardware.
  19. OK, thanks all. I'll start backing up the stuff I need and I'll look at getting the new case for all the HDDs I want to put in this weekend so I can test out the evaluation version.
  20. I have an existing gaming PC as outlined above, with a GTX 1070, and I'm just trying to think if there is any large downside mainly based on the CPU as I only have 8 threads. I was thinking of doing it and giving the gaming VM the GPU, 16GB of RAM and 4 threads but in my reference was more about it not being an intended use of the feature that might be modified in some future update.
  21. I'm more referencing if I should do it pre or post system upgrades. I don't have the money at this time to get a new CPU/mobo/ram, but I do have the drives and can buy the case to house it all in. The cost of unRAID isn't a factor to me, I'm more worried about building the system and then having to wipe everything and restart from scratch when I want to upgrade.
  22. To note on this, by VMs and Docker containers I mean I plan on running a PLEX server, media procurement software, as well as smaller, lighter, containers that I make as a test environment. Nothing too major, but it needs to be accounted for I think when looking at the whole usage picture.
  23. Hey there, I have a couple of questions that I've been trying to find answers to but haven't succeeded so far and I hope you can help. I'm really interested in unRAID and it seems to be exactly what I am looking for but I'm curious about my timing in buying it. I'm currently running an i7 4770K (no OC currently) with 32GB of RAM and I'm wondering if I should put unRAID on that system and create a gaming VM like LinusTechTips went through, or if I should wait and do a CPU/Mobo/RAM (to DDR4, likely the same amount) update before installing unRAID? To keep on this like of thought, are there issues doing hardware upgrades after unRAID is installed. I do plan on getting an AMD Threadripper (assuming unRAID and it work together and it doesn't cost as much as a house) or a newer i7 or i9 with more cores (I plan on using VMs and likely lots of Docker containers as I'm a developer) so I'm curious what the process is like upgrading those sorts of components after unRAID has been in place for a little while. Lastly, I do wonder if the idea of making a gaming VM is "recommended" really using unRAID? While Linus showed it's possible and seemingly has minimal impact I do still wonder if LimeTech would say it's an intended solution. I'm not against building a second NAS server, but if I can conjoin both and save money with little gaming performance impact the better. Any help with these questions is greatly appreciated.